St Catherine's Church, Sedgehill

Sedgehill ChurchSedgehill is the smallest of the Benefice parishes, and as a village, very spread out. Anyone visiting for the first time invariably gets lost. But we try to make up for this by organizing lots of events that bring us - and anyone else who wants to join in - together. Events that have varied from Bangers and Mash evenings, BBQs, Christmas film shows (two classics - It's a Wonderful Life, and White Christmas), an amazing flower display, tennis tournaments to name but a few. 

Dedicated to St Catherine in 1395, St. Catherine's is an understated, beautiful church with wonderful views to the north.  It really does seem as if the peace of the Lord is with us when we congregate there.

Sunday Services

Two services are normally held in the Church each month:

  • Second Sunday of the month: BCP Communion at 8.30 am
  • Fourth Sunday of the month: Evensong at 6.00 pm

Additionally, on the fifth Sunday of the month (when it occurs), a Benefice Sung Eucharist is held at 9.30 am.

The dates and times of forthcoming services in the Church can be found in the right-hand margin of this page, and on the Calendar page of this web site.

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St Catherine's Church, Sedgehill - Evensong 10th July 2022

ayla lepine

Please join us for

Evensong on 10th July 2022 at 6.00 pm

where we are delighted to welcome as our guest speaker

Revd Dr Ayla Lepine

Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion at the National Gallery

Ayla is the rarest combination of art historian and ordained Anglican priest and is about to take up the Assistant Rectorship of St James’ Piccadilly.
Refreshments will be served following Evensong, with the opportunity to meet Ayla
(with thanks to our sponsor for providing the wine, Gardner and Beedle Wine Shop Tisbury)

There will be a collection in aid of the St Catherine’s Church Fabric Fund.

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This summer’s guest speaker at Sedgehill Church is the Revd Dr Ayla Lepine, at Evensong on Sunday 10th July. Not only is Ayla a curator at the National Gallery in London (Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion), she is also an Anglican priest. She grew up in Canada and moved to Britain in 2003, studying theology at Oxford and art history and architecture at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where she later taught, holding fellowships both there and at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University.

She trained in theology at Cambridge, has worked with homelessness charities and social justice initiatives, and has travelled widely, including to India, Nicaragua and Georgia, be-j fore becoming a curate at Hampstead Parish Church. Since then, she has combined her passion for art history with her deep Christianity, currently lecturing on an interdisciplinary MA in Christianity and the Arts at the National Gallery, while curating an exhibition focusing on love, joy and peace in partnership with nine UK regional museums. While she has published mainly on 19th Century art, her knowledge is wide-ranging. She believes strongly in the spirituality of art, and she is currently working on a new interfaith and curators’ network.

Ayla is an articulate and witty speaker. She is currently an Assistant Priest at St Martin’s Gospel Oak, but has just been appointed Associate Rector at St James’ Piccadilly, wholly appropriately as this is the Artists’ Church (opposite the Royal Academy). She takes up her new role at the end of July and so it is wonderful she can come to us at Sedgehill, where she will share the service with our Reverend Kate. We do hope you will come and join us that evening.