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 – reminder
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 from Sunday 7th April. 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.

Exodus 20:1-17; John 2:13-22
Related readings: Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Jeremiah 7:23-28; Psalm 95:1-2, 6 – end; Luke 11:14-23