Down Your Way: Stone Cross

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ST LUKE’S Church has stood at the Stone Cross crossroads, opposite the Red Lion public house and the Stone Cross Memorial Hall, since being built in 1924.

The church has a large parish covering all the village of Stone Cross and all of Langney, north west of the shopping centre, and is officially known as the Parish of Stone Cross with North Langney.

St Luke’s is in the Diocese of Chichester. Sadly, the Church became derelict in 1974 and stood unused and unloved until being re-opened in the Spring of 1988.

St Luke’s is now a thriving, lively church, worshiping in an inclusive modern catholic tradition.

The church has a wide age range of worshippers and children and families are especially welcome and welcomed.

They are particularly proud of the excellent congregational singing, and their warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Building of the Parish Centre, adjacent to the church, was started in March 2001 and the official opening of the centre took place in April 2002, although use was made of it during the previous month.

THERE are hust a few tickets remaining for the Pevensey Bay Flower Club’s demonstration evening with Angela Turner on Tuesday, September 18, at 7.30pm in Westham Village Hall.

Entitled ‘Party in the Park’ to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary - price of admission is £9 which includes refreshments. Tickets are available from Sandra Hyde on 01323 763130.

THE next meeting of Eastbourne Moviemakers is on Wednesday September 19 ,starting at 7.45 pm. All are welcome to attend.

SINGING for fun! A new, informal group starts in the meeting room in St Luke’s Parish Centre, fortnightly on Sunday evenings, 7.30pm-9pm, beginning September 23. They plan to sing a broad range of styles and genres and there is no need to sing on your own or be able to read music. Further details online at :www.themadfishsingingstudio.co.uk or call Emma on 01424 216411. All welcome just turn up and sing!

JUMBLE Sale at St Luke’s Church on Saturday, September 22, from 9.30am-11am (with setting up from 8am). These events are always great fun but the organisers do need lots of help. If you can help contact 01323 767020.