Month: May 2017

Special Services


Sunday 4 June – 6pm Evensong

A special choral Evensong celebrating Sir Edward Elgar’s stay in Stopham (see above)

Sunday 16 July – 11am Holy Communion

We are delighted that Archdeacon Fiona Windsor will be joining us to bless the new organ during our morning service. It will be an opportunity for us to thank her for her help in facilitating the speedy installation of the new organ in time for our Christmas services last year.

Stopham Festival


Sunday 3 September
A wonderful day out in Stopham, including tours of the Winery.
(Further details to follow.)

Elgar in Sussex

ELGAR IN SUSSEX: A village weekend of Chamber Music, 2 – 4 June 2017

A series of concerts will be held in and around Fittleworth and Stopham commemorating Sir Edward Elgar’s stay at Brinkwells on the Stopham Estate between 1917 and 1919. The Elgars spent two years enjoying the peace of West Sussex as Sir Edward found living in wartime London a trial both to his health and his creativity. It was during his stay in this idyllic location that he wrote some of his finest music, including the wonderful Cello Concerto.

Friday 2 June
18.30 The Mill House, Fittleworth
An Evening with Elgar
Reception with live music

Saturday 3 June
15.00 St Mary the Virgin, Fittleworth
String Quartet Opus 83

19.00 Leconfield Hall, Petworth
Violin Sonata Opus 82 and Piano Quintet Opus 84

Sunday 4 June
13:30 Village Hall, Fittleworth to Stopham, via Bedham School
Concert Walk

18.00 St Mary the Virgin, Stopham
Choral Evensong

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