Our new Vicar is keen to meet you!

Reverend Meg Harvey, installed as Vicar of Amberley Parish in August 2022, is settling in to the role and into the township of Amberley where she now lives. Spring is in the air and our spirits are rising as we look forward to warmer weather and the continuing weakening of the pandemic in our community and the world. We also look forward to welcoming back all our old regulars, anyone who hasn’t been to church for a while, and all visitors and passers-by. Whoever you are, we would love to see you.

Please see the Church Services menu above for church services and times.

Good Friday and Easter Sunday

A quiet service to reflect on the Stations of the Cross will be held at 9.30am on Good Friday (15 April 2022) at Holy Innocents Church, Amberley. This will use a series of images on screen combined with short readings and prayers to help us go deeper into solemn reflection on the passion of our Lord Jesus.

At 9.30am on Easter Sunday, we gather again to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus in a service of Holy Communion, with guest presider and preacher Rev’d Felicity O’Brien. There will be activities offered for any children attending. This service will be followed by morning tea in the parish hall.

Parish news in brief

A fond farewell… a winter break from evening family services… and a warm welcome to our new Priest in Charge. Read more…

At the end of June we farewelled our Vicar the Reverend Stephanie Clay as she left after an association with us of five years to take up a new role as Chaplain of St Margaret’s College, Christchurch. Rev’d Steph goes with our love and blessings – for herself and her family, and our gratitude for all she had given and achieved in the parish.

What with winter nights closing in early and the cold weather, we have put our 4.30pm Family Service on hold for now. Watch this space (and the parish Facebook page) in the Spring, when we hope to resume these relaxed family-friendly services.

From 1st August we welcome our interim Priest in Charge, Reverend Canon Mandy Neil. Many parishioners have already had the pleasure of meeting Rev’d Mandy this week as she was called on before her official starting date to conduct a funeral in the parish. It’s great to have you with us, Mandy!

Come and join us for Holy Week

Pentecost

All are welcome to join us at this most special time of the year. The following Holy Week services are all at Holy Innocents Church, on Church Street, Amberley:

Thursday 29 March, 7.00pm — Maundy Thursday Holy Communion

Friday 30 March, 9.30am — Good Friday Reflection Service

Sunday 1st April, 9.30am — Easter Day Celebration