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Reports of Activity in 2015

Last year, Churches together organised and hosted Hustings to give local people an opportunity to meet the candidates. Here is a report describing the event


posted 27 May 2015, 05:14 by Charles Rothery   [ updated 11 Jun 2015, 23:43 by Ctla Webmaster ]

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Questions should be sent to Caroline Pybus either:

by email to carpyb@gmail.com

or to her at Flat 4, Cliffe Leas, Farncombe Road, Lewes, BN7 2UH, 

to be received by Saturday 18 April. Please include your name, name of 

your Church or Organisation (if any) and your question.

Questions should be clear and concise, and the person sending them 

must attend the Hustings meeting in order to put the question. 

Report on Hustings

From Sussex Express 1 May 2015

NOTABLY COURTEOUS HUSTINGS in Lewes last week. The five Lewes Parliamentary Candidates came together in Kings Church, to answer questions from a full house (standing room only) in Hustings arranged by Churches Together in the Lewes Area (CTLA). The panel was ably chaired with firmness and humour by His Honour Judge Michael Kennedy.  The five candidates had about 5 minutes each to answer questions which they had seen in advance: there were 12 questions covering the Living wage, Assisted Suicide, NHS funding and competition, tuition fees, the carbon footprint, Israel, the Independent Living Allowance, detention of asylum seekers, electoral reform, educational priorities and even whether candidates were christians or not. Questions were often asked by local organisations with a specific issue as well as by individuals.They were answered briefly, intelligently and courteously and often candidates referred favourably to what other members of the panel had said at previous hustings. It was a very informative evening, finishing almost dead on the advertised end time and the organising committee has received may favourable comments. One compliment said, “Hustings are usually heated arguments…It was a change to attend one where candidates had thought through what they wanted to express. - a useful way of giving voters a chance to see how candidates think and respond.” Another said, “the questions were fair but probing; I certainly learned a lot.” The large open space and excellent technology at Kings Church also helped. CTLA, the Chair, questioners and all the candidates are to be thanked for a very civilised and useful evening. 


posted 2 Dec 2014, 05:58 by Charles Rothery   [ updated 5 Jan 2016, 00:48 by Ctla Webmaster ]

Ecumenical Services and The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015

posted 27 Nov 2014, 05:55 by Charles Rothery   [ updated 30 Dec 2014, 04:32 by Ctla Webmaster ]

Please Note the following events and services scheduled to mark and develop Christian Unity around the Week of Prayer in 2015. 

Sunday 4th January: 6.30pm United Service at St Anne's with induction of new Chair of CTLA.

Thursday 8 January: 7.30pm Open Meeting (Venue not yet decided)

18th January: 6.30pm Service at Christ Church to mark the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

21 January: 12.30pm Quaker Meeting for Worship (half an hour) within Week of Prayer - Friends Meeting House, Friars Walk

Seniors’ Christmas Day Party: 2014

posted 5 Nov 2014, 09:42 by Charles Rothery   [ updated 3 Dec 2014, 05:58 by Ctla Webmaster ]

This Social event is supported by Churches Together in the Lewes Area. 

There is a report of last year's party further down this page of News and events. It resurrected a tradition which seemed to have run out of steam. However,  there was quite a protest when people realised it wasn't  happening, and CTLA stalwarts re-launched it. 

CTLA now believes that this year it will have found its feet completely and continue to serve a valuable purpose - bringing company and the Christmas spirit to people who might otherwise be on their own.

Annual General Meeting: Thursday 30 October- 7.30 p.m.

posted 6 Oct 2014, 13:12 by Charles Rothery   [ updated 6 Oct 2014, 13:15 by Ctla Webmaster ]

The Churches Together AGM is on Thursday 30 October at 7.30 pm. and takes place at

Southover Church Hall
St James Street

The speaker is John Lyttle from Hastings Churches Together.  

Please Note. This event is intended for a wider attendance than just clergy, ministers and representatives. An Agenda will be posted later on in October.


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Remembering the First World War

posted 6 May 2014, 08:48 by Charles Rothery   [ updated 6 May 2014, 08:48 by Ctla Webmaster ]

 6th July   United Service of Holy Communion. 6.30pm  at Eastgate Baptist Church. Revd Steve Smith, of Eastgate,  will preside. The preacher will be the Revd Canon Richard Moatt, Rector of St Anne's, St Michael's and St Thomas's.

10th July  Open Meeting in Cliffe Hall at which Canon Paul Oestreicher will speak on "The Politics of Peace."  The programme for this meeting will be: 7 p.m. arrive, coffee, etc;  7.30 p.m. Paul will speak with time for discussion.  This will be followed by our usual sharing of news and views.

Christian Aid Week 11th - 16th May 2014

posted 25 Apr 2014, 04:05 by Charles Rothery   [ updated 25 Apr 2014, 04:10 by Ctla Webmaster ]

The annual Christian Aid Week service will be held

at Christ Church, Prince Edwards Road, Lewes

on Sunday 11 May at 6:30 pm. 

                                    Please attend to show your support. Everyone is welcome.


ThinkTank Reminder

posted 25 Apr 2014, 01:30 by Charles Rothery   [ updated 1 Jan 2015, 02:41 by Ctla Webmaster ]

Christ Church Lewes United Reformed Methodist

Wednesday 28 January 2015 7.30 - 9 pm

Professor Martin Yeomans

What determines how much we eat: from myth to reality?

Martin Yeomans is associated with Southover Church. He is Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex and heads a research group that considers questions like ‘How do we develop liking for certain foods?’ and ’How do we avoid unwanted weight gain?’ He is currently writing a book on Eating Behaviour.


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