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The Circuit Diary, Plan, Spotlight Magazine, Managing Trustees' Privacy Notice, Circuit Safeguarding Policy and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Here you can find details of events in the Circuit Diary and view or download a copy of the current Circuit Plan, Spotlight Magazine, Managing Trustees' Privacy Notice and Circuit Safeguarding Policy.

The South East District of The Methodist Church recently appointed Deeptima Massey and Daniela Warr Schori, who jointly share the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer role. Please see below for further information.

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The Circuit Diary

Dates for Your Diary in 2022

Coronavirus Update - Our churches are all open and covid safety measures are in place. Dates and events are subject to covid regulations. Some midweek activities have resumed, please contact individual churches for further details.

21st May9amSafeguarding Training - Advanced Module, at Calvert Memorial Church
25th May12pm for 12.30pmCircuit Lunch Club at Fairlight Lodge Hotel
28th May10.30am to 1pmMay Fayre at Little Common Church (in aid of Ukraine and Cancer Research)
29th May10.30amChristian Voices, the Musical Drama Group, present "Esther" at Christchurch. The play is based on the story from the Old Testament that tells how Esther risked her own life to save the life of all the Jews. The play was written by Alan Young and songs composed by Dave Chamberlin
29th May4pmEaster Offering at Trinity Church
9th June7.30pmLocal Preachers' and Worship Leaders' Meeting at Pett Church
11th June7pmChristchurch Singers Jubilee Concert at Christchurch
14th June7.30pmCircuit Meeting at Trinity Church
18th June10.30amChurch Safeguarding Officers Meeting, venue tbc
19th June2.30pmSinging workshop followed by 5pm worship led by Rev. Philip Wagstaff at Winchelsea Chapel
2nd July9.30am to 3.30pmCircuit Away Day, venue tbc
10th July2.30pmSussex Harmony singing workshop followed by 6pm service led by Rev. Cynthia Park at Christchurch
16th July10am to 12noonRecycling Sale at Pett Church
17th July2.30pmWinchelsea 237th Anniversary with hymns under the Wesley Tree followed by 3pm service led by Rev. Tricia Williams at Winchelsea Chapel
24th July4pmFarewell Service for Revd Tricia Williams at Little Common Church
20th September7.30pmCircuit Meeting, venue tbc

The Circuit Plan

The Circuit Plan is published every three months and contains the complete list of Methodist Church Services, with dates, times, locations and Ministers, for the Hastings, Bexhill and Rye Circuit.

Download a copy of the Circuit Plan (pdf format will open in a new window).


The Spotlight Magazine

The Spotlight Magazine is published quarterly and is the newsletter of The Hastings, Bexhill & Rye Methodist Circuit, containing news and views from our churches and members.

Download the latest copy of Spotlight Magazine (pdf format will open in a new window).


Managing Trustees' Privacy Notice

Churches, Circuits and Districts within the Methodist Church in Great Britain respect your privacy and are committed to protecting all personal information (personal data).

The Methodist Church privacy notice lets you know how we look after personal data which either has been provided to us or we obtain and hold about people and explains privacy rights and how the law protects people.

This privacy notice is available online - please click here


Circuit Safeguarding and Circuit Safeguarding Policy

Should you wish to contact the Circuit Safeguarding Officer, please

This is the Safeguarding Policy of the Hastings, Bexhill & Rye Methodist Circuit.

Download the Safeguarding Policy (pdf format will open in a new window).

The Circuit Plan, Spotlight Magazine, Managing Trustees' Privacy Notice and Safeguarding Policy have been created in .pdf format. To view the plan, magazine, Privacy Policy or Safeguarding Policy click on the appropriate link above. In order to magnify the print, type a zoom percentage or click the menu and choose a preset magnification.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officers - South East District

The Methodist Church adopted the Strategy for Justice, Dignity and Solidarity in 2021. The aim of the Strategy is to help churches to become as fully inclusive as possible and address matters of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), recognising this to be a crucial witness to the Gospel of God's love for all in Christ.

The South-East District, in order to support and implement various strands of the Strategy, has appointed Deeptima Massey and Daniela Warr Schori in joint voluntary roles. They will help churches, circuits and the district to uphold EDI values of dignity, respect, inclusion and love for all, and promote good relations and practices in the life of the church. Through this role, the District will also shape the culture of the churches to become a place of belonging and inclusion for everyone and celebrate diversity.

Deeptima is based in the Brighton and Hove Methodist Circuit. In February 2020, she was accredited as a local preacher. She is passionate about EDI values as besides its theological underpinning, it challenges her to step outside her comfort zone and accept and embrace everyone just as they are creating a sense of belonging for one and all.

Daniela (Dan) is based at Trinity Methodist Church, Woking in the Wey Valley Circuit. She is the church administrator, and coordinator for the Foundry project, supporting community development activities. The project is part funded by the District. Dan has an interest in the language of Gender, and has worked in EDI roles for many years.

If you'd like to get involved with our work please contact Deeptima or Dan at