Living Faith Course
The Diocese of Chichester Diocese is running a course for lay people who are active in church life and who want to grow in discipleship. The course is designed to help people find and grow in the ministry to which God is calling them which may be Reader ministry, Authorised Lay Ministry, or using other gifts as a volunteer in church. It is an exploratory course, so you’re not committing to anything! Information is available online by searching ‘Chichester Living Faith’. Highly recommended, especially as the church of the future will rely less on ordained ministry (i.e. the clergy) and more on lay minsters.
Knit & Natter
The group meets on Wednesdays at 1900 in church. New members always welcome. We knit and we natter. Just come along!
Sue Leaney – 07803 179 617
Come along to a jazz concert in church on Saturday 16th October at 1930. ‘Work in Progress’ Swing sextet (including our very own Mark Danieletto) play and sing Big Band classics. Tickets £7.50 (inc. refreshments) from Dawn (07808 170 117), Heather (07932 958 116), or Ewart (07584 496 190)… and on the door.
Quiz Night in the village hall (with fish and chips!) on Saturday 23rd October. Please sign up on the notice in the church porch or be in touch with Elaine Eardley to book a place: 01273 302 255. Tickets (including food) are £10. Liquid refreshments will be available, as will raffle tickets.
Preparing for Christmas – The Gospel of John Study Course
I shall be running a 6-week study course on the Gospel of John as preparation for Advent and Christmas. Saturday mornings at 1100 on 13th, 20th, 27th November and 4th, 11th 18th December. Please let me know by e-mail or a written note if you are interested. Fr Anthony
Harvest Festival Flowers
Many thanks to Duncan Ward for the beautiful pedestal of flowers gracing the church today!
Daphne Read RIP
Daphne’s funeral will be held in church on Tuesday 26th October at 1430.
Harry Denby RIP
Some of you will remember Harry Denby who moved away to Cambridgeshire. He has died, aged 105. His funeral will be held in his home church in Willingham on Thursday 14th October at 1030. David Hunt will be in church here at that time with a copy of the Order of Service and would be glad to be joined by anyone who would like to come and remember Harry in prayer.
Confirmation Service at St Margaret’s
The Bishop of Lewes, The Right Reverend Will Hazlewood, will be with us at 1800 on Sunday 21st November this year for a service of Baptism and Confirmation. We have two (possibly three) candidates for this. If you – or anyone you know – might be interested in being prepared for Baptism and/or Confirmation please let me know.
to everyone who organised and participated in last Sunday’s surprise celebration of my 50th birthday, and to those who made a special effort to be with us in church. I have been overwhelmed with cards, messages and gifts from members of the congregation and residents and traders in the village. I am also extremely grateful for the cheque for £1,300, some of which will be spent on getting my dear Godfather’s clock repaired – I remember it from my early childhood.
As I said at the time, you are a very lovely and loving congregation. Thank you so very much. Fr Anthony
The next two weeks…
There will be no Eucharist this coming Thursday at 1000 (although see above re Harry Denby). The services next Sunday and on Thursday 21st October will be taken by Fr Dominic Keech, Vicar
of Brighton, St Nicholas of Myra, to whom I am extremely grateful.
Monthly Ecumenical Prayer Group on Zoom
Last Monday in each month at 2000 for 40 minutes free Zoom time. Everyone is welcome especially members of local churches and anyone is welcome to lead the Group if they want to – just let me know. It can include Ignatian Meditation, Lectio Divina, and any other ideas around prayer. If you would like to join us please email me for a zoom link at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to join as and when you can, there is no commitment. Tracy Stickland from Our Lady of Lourdes Church