Two funerals
Julia Elliot RIP on Tuesday 30th January at 1300
Maureen Robins RIP on Monday 5th February at 1130

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.

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!

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.

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.

From the Whitehawk Foodbank
‘Many thanks for the 35 kg of food that I collected from St Margaret’s this morning (Thursday). This is very helpful as we are getting busier with new clients that are struggling every week: 90 orders feeding approximately 200 last week.’ Ron White

NEXT SUNDAY’S READINGS
28TH JANUARY – CANDLEMAS
Malachi 3:1-5; Luke 2:22-40
Related readings: Psalm 24; Hebrews 2:14-end

READINGS FOR THURSDAY WEEK – 1ST FEBRUARY
1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; Psalm 145; Mark 6:7-13