Partnerships

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The Church and the Village

There are strong links between the church and the key organisations in the area. There is a close working relationship with Lingfield Primary School; the clergy take regular assemblies and go in during the school day, as well as school pupils coming for tours of the church and regularly attending Messy Church. The church also has a good relationship with Lingfield College (formally Notre Dame School), again with regular visits to the school.

There are close links between the church and Orchard Court Nursing Home in the village, together with other residential and care homes including Charters Court and Charters Village. Clergy and authorised lay people take Communion to its residents and there are warm relationships between church members and the staff.

Staff and residents from Cavendish House, a residential home for adults with learning disabilities, come to church.

Links with other organisations

CARE - a charity founded in 1988 by the churches in East Grinstead, Lingfield and Dormansland. Providing volunteer transport to medical appointments, chemist, dentist, chiropodist, or other practitioner. Website

College of St Barnabas - a community of retied Anglicans united in faith and care based in Lingfield. Website

Crawley Open House - providing support and services for those suffering the effects of homelessness, unemployment, loneliness, discrimination, or other forms of social exclusion. Website

Christians Against Poverty - helping families from poverty through award-winning debt counselling and community groups. Equipping and empowering local churches to reach out on their doorsteps. Website

East Grinstead Foodbank - part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Website

Fairtrade Lingfield and Dormansland - supporting small holder producers around the world and helping to ensure that they receive a fair days pay for a fair days work. Lingfield Parish Church is classified as a Fairtrade church. Website

The Children’s Society - a national charity that working with the country's most vulnerable children and young people. Website

Welcare - working with children and families across South London and East Surrey and helping parents and carers use their strengths and skills to nurture happy and confident children. Website

Young Epilepsy is the only UK charity dedicated to creating better lives for children and young people with epilepsy and related conditions. Website