Services and Occasions


Sunday Services Under the Downs

We hold regular services in all three churches across the benefice, as well as special services to celebrate Easter and Christmas.

This is the usual pattern, but there are sometimes changes – please check the church noticeboards. This is especially important at festival times such as Christmas and Easter.

Please note: changes to services and special services for October to December 2016 can be found here.

St Mary Bepton

 11.15 am 1st Sunday of the month Matins BCP

2nd, 3rd and 4th SundaysMatins with Holy Communion BCP

St Catherine of Siena Cocking

Every Sunday:

9.30 am 1st Sunday of the month Family Communion CW

2nd, 3rd and 4th SundaysHoly Communion CW

St James Heyshott

 11.15 am 1st Sunday of the month Family Communion CW

9.30 am 2nd Sunday of the month Holy Communion BCP

9.30 am 3rd Sunday of the month Matins BCP

11.15 am 4th Sunday of the month Holy Communion CW

6.00 pm 1st 2nd and 4th Sundays Evensong BCP

3rd SundayCompline

On a 5th Sunday of the month, there is a joint service at 10.00 am at one of our churches – you can find out information here, on the notice boards or in our newsletter.

Common Worship CW is the modern language service

Book of Common Prayer BCP is the traditional service



The Church is here for you at all the important times in your life:


small candleBaptisms and Thanksgiving

Baptism (or Christening) marks the start of a lifetime of discovery about the Christian faith and how life-changing that can be.

A special church service, different from a baptism, can be used as a way to say thank you to God for your child.

You can find more information on Baptism and Thanksgiving services in one of our churches here


wedding smallWeddings

If you would like to get married or renew your vows in one of our churches, you can find out more here




small funeralFunerals

Whether the funeral service is in church or at the crematorium, you can find out how we can support you at this sad time here