Music @ St Margaret’s
Saturday 16th March at 1300: Resonance conducted by Greg Moore. A concert of music and readings for Lent and Easter by Tallis, Purcell, Farrant, Rheinberger, Palestrina and others. £5 on the door.

Sunday 24th March at 1700: Ovingdean Choral Society conducted by James Geer. A programme of music by Elgar, including a new setting of his well-known work ‘Sea Pictures’ arranged in four parts. £12 on the door.

Church Development Project
We have been granted a Faculty by the Chancellor of the Diocese to carry out what we hope will be Phase 1 of a two-phase project. The current Faculty permits the following: removal of existing pews and pew platforms; removal of the existing temporary kitchenette; installation
of a new kitchenette in the office/vestry; provision of a mobile servery; installation of a new underfloor heating system and floor finish; installation of new wall mounted radiators; construction of a new platform at the east end of the Nave; installation of a ramp at the east end of the south aisle; removal of existing, and installation of new, power and data services; installation of new drainage services; redecoration throughout.

Work will begin after Easter and it is anticipated that the church building will be closed from the beginning of April until October/November, so we will be able to celebrate Easter and Christmas this year in the church. Sunday services will be celebrated in the Village Hall at 1000
by permission of the Bishop. On a very few dates, the service will need to be at 1700 because of prior bookings. Bible Study on Tuesdays and a service of reflection on Thursdays will be held at the Plough Inn. Knit & Natter will be held at the Vicarage on Wednesdays at 1900.

We have lodged a Planning Application with Brighton & Hove City Council for Phase 2 of the project, that is the creation of a modest extension on the north side of the building to allow for better toilet facilities (including an accessible toilet and baby change facilities), a working kitchen, a new office and a meeting room which can be used, heated and lit independently of the main building. If successful, we will need to apply for a further Faculty seeking the Chancellor’s permission to carry out that additional work.

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Mark 8:31-end
Related readings: Psalm 22:23-end; Romans 4:13-end

Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; Luke 16:19-end