This Week






Thurs 10th


Paulinus, Bishop of York, Missionary, 644



Said Eucharist in BMW



Church Coffee Morning in E.Ho

Fri 11th


Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675

Sat 12th


Wilfrid, of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709



White Cliffs Symphonic Winds Concert in St Mary’s

Sun 13th

Trinity 17

Services as usual   



Readings next week

8.00: Eph. 4.1-6/Luke 14.1-11

9.30/11.00: 2 Tim. 2.8-15/Luke 17.11-19

Mon 14th





Funeral Service for Daphne Pettett in St. Mary’s



Downs Upper School Harvest in St M’s

Tues 15th


Teresa of Avila, Teacher of the Faith, 1582



Christmas Market Meeting in E. Ho

Wed 16th


Nicholas Ridley, Bp of London & Hugh Latimer, Bp of Worcester, Reformation Martyrs, 1555



Eucharist & Coffee Morning in St. Saviour’s



Study Groups at E.Ho/3 Balfour Road

Thurs 17th


Ignatius, Bp of Antioch, Martyr, c. 107



Said Eucharist in BMW



Church Coffee Morning in E.Ho

Fri 18th


Luke the Evangelist

Sat 19th


Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scripture , 1812

Sun 20th

Trinity 18

Services as usual N.B. Download @ Kingsdown

3.00pm – Welcome Tea in Elizabeth Ho


Readings next week

8.00: 1 Cor. 1.4-8/Matt. 22.34-end

9.30/11.00: 2 Tim. 3.14-4.5/Luke 18.1-8




All Souls’

If you have a dearly departed loved one that you would like remembered during our All Souls’ services on Sunday 3rd November, please add their name to the list available at back of churches.

School Bibles – If you would like to contribute towards the cost of Bibles for pupils in Yr. 3 at The Downs Church of England School, please put it in a clearly marked envelope and place in the usual collections or deliver to Elizabeth House.  Thank you. 

(See magazine for more details).

Harvest Decorating – Thank you to everyone who helped decorate St Mary’s church for Harvest.  It looks wonderful.  Thank you, Lesley.

Welcome Tea – There is a Welcome Tea at 3pm on Sun 20th Oct at Elizabeth House.  If you are new to the life of our churches (of just want to come and meet new people) you are most welcome.  Seth

‘The Friends’ Messy Messiah

Sunday 3rd November

6pm in St. Mary’s 

See poster at back of churches for more information.

Christmas Market Meeting

There will be a meeting to discuss the arrangements for the Christmas Market on Tuesday 15th October at 2.00pm in Elizabeth House.  We would like to invite anyone who has shown an interest in helping on the night.  (There will be homemade cakes & tea).

Christmas Market – Festive Drink Hamper  We intend to run a Festive Drink Hamper on November 15th however it needs replenishing. Please look out those unwanted bottles of wine or spirits and leave at the back to the church.

Thank you.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

A fantastic sum of £465.00 was raised at the recent Coffee Morning at St. Saviour’s.  Thank you to everyone who attended, supported and helped on the day.  We couldn’t have done it without you – Sylvia Bowley

The Undercroft sale on Saturday 5th October raised £611.00 for church funds, and we express thanks for the help received on the day.  It was a community event and there was a continuous stream of people coming to look at the displays.  We did particularly well with cake sales and the tombola which between them raised £239, and Tina raised £110 for her soft toys and decorative goods.  Books, bric-a-brac, and plants all did well and grateful thanks to those who did so much preparation to make the morning a success.  Thanks to you all.  Chris & Jerry.

Charity Variety Concert

Sat 26th October, 6.30pm

in St Georges Church.  Tickets £10

Raising Money for the Homeless

(See poster at back of churches)

Deal & Walmer Handelians

Haydn Harmony Mass Fauré Requiem

 Sat 16th November, 7.30pm in St. Mary’s, Tickets £12.00 on the door

The Collection

If you are a UK Tax Payer we would encourage you to use the Gift Aid envelope for your collection.  Please ensure you complete all sections.  The parish will be able to reclaim an extra 25p for every £1 placed in the envelope.  Envelopes are available on the pews or with the hymn books.  Thank you.