Year: 2022

A wonderful evening with The Hanover Band and Chorus

A magnificent performance of Handel’s Messiah delighted the audience on 15th December in Steyning Parish Church. The internationally acclaimed Hanover Band and Hanover Chorus gave this seasonal masterpiece to more than 200 people, to create a very special and memorable evening – despite arctic weather outside. The church lighting, which was installed just last year, meant…

Fun with the Tudors

A great deal of fun was had yesterday when over 40 children from Steyning and beyond visited the church and celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Steyning Screen. The afternoon consisted of various games, craft activities, dressing up and dancing – all with a Tudor theme. Even King Henry VIII put in an appearance! Parental/Carer…

Glissando – World Premiere

On 23rd October 2022, a fabulous concert from the four-harp ensemble, ‘Glissando’, played to a 100-strong audience in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the carved Tudor oak screen which can be seen in the church. The programme included the premiere of ‘Catalina Suite’, composed by Sussex-based Alex Rider who was inspired to write the piece by the…

Celebrate 500 years of history

The 500th anniversary of a carved Tudor screen in Steyning Parish Church is being marked by a series of community events, including a world premiere performed by local harp quartet, Glissando. An intricately carved Tudor oak screen in Steyning Parish Church is the inspiration for a series of special events for children and adults this October. This…

Graveyard Gossip

Steyning history. Graveyard gossip: hear about the lives of our forebears Steyning’s social history is being brought alive through a new project, organised entirely by local volunteers for the community. The Friends of Steyning Parish Church, together with the Steyning Museum, are launching a brand new app giving insight into the lives of people who…