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Sat, 03 Aug


Warbleton Church

206. The Pattern of the Year

Sussex Harmony This enthusiastic group, dressed in the costume of the period, will perform the sacred and secular music that was heard throughout the year in our local churches and chapels, harvest gatherings and at funerals.

206. The Pattern of the Year
206. The Pattern of the Year

Time & Location

03 Aug 2024, 15:00 – 17:00

Warbleton Church , Church Hill, Warbleton, East Sussex, TN21 9BD


About the event

Tickets Free event, with suggested minimum voluntary contribution of £5

Sussex Harmony was formed to keep alive the music

performed in rural parishes before 1850.  Written for and by

amateur musicians, singers and instrumentalists joined in

psalms, hymns, canticles and carols that can be florid and

joyful, or soulful and melancholy. This is called West Gallery

music, so called because it was often performed from a

gallery at the west end of a church, like the one at


In co-operation with the Sussex Family History Group, the

Sussex Harmony will intersperse the music with readings

transcribed from the early 19 th  diaries of Nicholas Oxley who

farmed at Bodle Street and Rushlake Green.  As a devout

non-conformist he attended the local chapels with his

workers, many of whose descendants still live in this area



  • Pattern of the Year [206]

    Pay what you like. Suggested donation £5-£10. No ticket required for entry




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