Authorised Lay Ministry Training 2023/24
Applications for the Diocesan ALM training course are now open. In 2023/24 there will be training in: Chaplaincy, Care for Creation and Eco Church, Mission Enabler, Pastoral Care, Preaching, Small Group Leader, Rural Mission and Ministry, and Worship & Liturgy. Full details, application forms and the course prospectus can be found on the Diocese of Chichester website. Closing date for applications is 6th October 2023. If you would like to explore any of these areas of lay ministry please have a word with Fr Anthony.

Post-Service Coffee – Donations
All are welcome to stay for coffee after our Sunday services. Please note that there is a suggested donation amount of just £2 for coffee and biscuits. In recent weeks, the takings have not reflected the amount consumed. It’s an ‘honesty box’ system…

A Bit of Byrd
To help celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of the Tudor composer William Byrd, a group will come and present a short recital of his music on Saturday 23rd September at 1545. Details to follow.

Macmillan Coffee Morning…
… after church on Sunday 24th September, the day of our Harvest Festival. A raffle is being organized.

Quiz Night…
… in the Village Hall on Saturday 11th November at 1800 for 1830. Fish & Chips too! Details to follow.

Brighton Guitar Quartet…
… is booked to give a lunchtime concert in church on Saturday 7th October. More details to follow.

Parish Christmas Lunch…
… at Ye Olde Black Horse on the High Street on Tuesday 5th December. Details to follow. Three courses for £25 per person, plus drinks. (Bible Study at 1000 in church – Scripture and Sprouts?!)

Church Flower Arranging Schedule
Duncan Ward has very kindly agreed to lead further workshops and oversee flower arranging for the following Festivals:
Harvest Festival – workshop on Saturday 23rd September at 1000.
Remembrance – workshop on Saturday 11th November at 1000.
Christmas – workshop on Saturday 23rd December at 1000.

Our Lady of Walsingham Festival
Please see the poster in the porch for details of the Festival to be held on Saturday 14th October at St Bartholomew’s, Brighton. Registration is at:

Coffee Mornings at The Plough
The Deans Senior Tea Club is holding another coffee morning at The Plough on Thursday 7th September from 1000 – 1200. All welcome. Perhaps have a coffee there before coming to the 1200 Eucharist in church?

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 – you don’t have to commit to attending every week.

Jeremiah 15:15-21; Matthew 16:21-end
Related readings: Psalm 26:1-8; Romans 12:9-end

Colossians 1:9-14; Psalm 98:1-5; Luke 5:1-11