Church Flowers 2023 – Remembrance Sunday
Many thanks to Duncan and the group for arranging the beautiful flowers for today. There are two themes: red for remembrance and white for peace, for which we fervently pray at this time.

to Diane Kirkup who was baptised and confirmed, and to Mark Arkwright who was confirmed by the Bishop of Lewes at a service at Brighton, St Matthias on Tuesday. Wonderful to see the Church grow!

‘All shall be well…’
St Wulfran’s Church, Ovingdean is putting on a service to celebrate the 650th anniversary of Mother Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love next Sunday 19th November at 1800. All are welcome.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal
What a result! £572 in donations and 145 filled boxes which are now in the warehouse ready to be loaded onto an articulated lorry. I’ve tried to thank people individually but please excuse me if you’ve been missed. David Hunt

Melody Magpies
A return visit by this popular group for a lunchtime concert in the church on Saturday 2nd December at 1300. 3 singers and a pianist. Beautiful songs, arias and ensembles by Purcell, Gluck, Mozart, Schubert, Lehar and others. Tickets at the door £5 in support of Church Funds. Refreshments will be available before the concert.

Parish Christmas Lunch…
… at Ye Olde Black Horse on the High Street on Tuesday 5th December at 1230. Three courses for £25 per person, plus drinks. Please sign up on the list at the back of church and let Heather Butler have payment in cash in advance.

Fundraising Open Morning
Christopher Stringer’s are holding an Open Morning on Saturday 9th December from 1000 to 1200 at their funeral home on the High Street. There will be mulled wine, coffee and mince pies. All welcome. There will be a raffle with all proceeds going to the Development Project Fund for St Margaret’s Church. There will also be an opportunity to write a remembrance tag to be placed on their Memorial Christmas tree. (Thank you, Christopher, for your support!)

Christmas Music & Readings by ‘Resonance’
Lunchtime concert sung by a newly formed choir directed by Greg Moore on Saturday 9th December at 1300. Works by Tallis, Byrd, Vaughan Williams and others, and carols. Tickets £5 on the door.

Shepherds Arise!
Another return visit on Saturday 16th December at 1430. Old Sussex Carols from Sussex Church Manuscript Books and Oral Tradition with voices, flute, fiddle, bassoon, serpent, clarinet and concertina. Dance Tunes and Readings from Sussex sources. Sussex Mummers Play. Free admission with collection for Church Funds.

Knit & Natter
The group meets on Wednesdays at 1900 in church. New members always welcome. Some of us knit, and we all natter. Just come along!

Bible Study
The group meets in church on Tuesday mornings at 1000 for an hour or so of discussion, reflection and fellowship, currently working through the Gospel of John. Do feel free to dip in and out.

The Deans Senior Tea Club
Coffee morning at The Plough Inn on 7th December from 1000-1200.

Zephaniah 1:7, 12-end; Matthew 25:14-30
Related readings: Psalm 90:1-8; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

1 Maccabees 2:15-29; Psalm 129; Luke 19:41-44