Thursday, 24 October 2013

Sabbath in Eastbourne

Last Sunday we attended church at the Eastbourne Ward.  It was a beautiful old building that used to be a school for an Episcopalian church.  The people were delightful and the Spirit was strong.  I especially liked Relief Society where the sisters you could tell, were all very good friends.  Because the ward covers a large area, they decided to meet once a month for what they call "Choc n Chat".  They just meet at the church for hot chocolate and a chance to just visit with each other.  Don't we all need a little more chocolate and connecting with friends?

Outside of chapel in Eastbourne. A former Episcopalian school.

Inside the chapel.  We loved the beautiful high ceilings.
(The Bishop said it was ok to take the pictures) 
 Afterwards we took a lovely afternoon drive down to the English Channel.  It was SO WINDY! And cloudy and gray and rainy, but at least we could say we saw it.  We stopped at the "Seven Sisters" (  They were beautiful as well.  I guess they have used them in the making of several movies.  I find myself using the word beautiful a lot, but there really is no other way to describe these things.
Seven Sister in East Sussex, England
Then the rain really started coming down, so we just drove through Brighton. Brighton is kind of known as a "party town", but they have a very strong young adult program there.  Below is a drive by picture of the Brighton pier.
The pier in Brighton.
 Finally on our way home, we made our way to the most precious little town called Alfriston.  It is like stepping into a Thomas Kinkade painting.  The roads were so narrow, the shops so quaint, and the roofs to the homes were actually thatch.  I wish we would have had time to wonder around.  Maybe another time. . .
Beautiful home with thatched roof.
Loved this little town! One and a half cars fit on this road.



  1. Love these pictures!! Can't wait to hear about the next chapter!

  2. Oh my goodness I SO WISH my chapel looked like that!! And it's funny - I was just listening to Jane Austin's Persuasion and thinking I needed to look up photos of Brighton and Bath. Look how helpful you are!