ST MARY THE VIRGIN, HASTINGLEIGH
1st Sunday at 9:30am
On the first Sunday of the month a joint group service takes place in rotation at Waltham (January, May and September), Elmsted (February, June and October), Hastingleigh (March, July and November) and Petham (April, August and December)
3rd Sunday at 11am
Holy communion service using the Common worship liturgy.
4th Sunday at 11:00am
Holy communion service using the traditional Book of Common Prayer liturgy.
UNITED BENEFICE SERVICE
5th Sunday at 10:30am
When there is a fifth Sunday in the month a 10:30am United Benefice Service will be held at one of the eight churches - please see the Calendar for details. The form of the service is typically either Modern Communion or Morning Prayer.
St. Mary the Virgin is situated in a beautiful quiet valley about a mile from the village centre of Hastingleigh. Worship is recorded from 1293 but there was probably a church here prior to 1066. Today in its well kept and florally decorated interior there are some fine pieces of craftsmanship from local sculptor, Michael Rust and local artist, the late Gordon Davis. There is also a very symbolic and attractive all seasons altar frontal.
Hastingleigh is part of the United Wye Benefice and one of the four “up the hill” parishes; hence there are close links with Elmsted, Petham and Waltham. Services are at 11 a.m. on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays. On the 2nd Sunday there is a joint family service in Bodsham C of E primary school, which is shared with the parishes of Elmsted and Waltham.