Please continue to bring what you can: non-perishable food and toiletries for women, men and children, please.
Donations can be left in the church porch. Financial donations and donations through online supermarket shops can also be made – please see their website:

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal
I will again be supporting the Christmas 2021 Appeal and hope that you can help with a ‘gift-wrapped’ box and goods for
me to box up or a donation for goods and transport. Please ask me for a leaflet or ‘phone 01273 303 236. The last date to ensure delivery to Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Bulgaria by Christmas is 31st October 2021. David Hunt

Quiz Night
We’ve booked a Quiz Night in the village hall (with fish and chips!)
on Saturday 23rd October, so please put that date in your diary. Watch this space for details of other events that are being planned.

Confirmation Service at St Margaret’s
The Bishop of Lewes, The Right Reverend Will Hazlewood, will be with us at 1800 on Sunday 21st November this year for a service of Baptism and Confirmation. We have two definite candidates for this. If you – or anyone you know – might be interested in being prepared for Baptism and/or Confirmation please let me know. Fr Anthony

Licensing Service
Mthr Lucy Sullivan is to be licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Aldwick and Pagham on Monday 6th September at 1930 at the church of St Thomas à Becket, Pagham. Anyone is welcome to attend: no notice is required. Please pray for Mthr Lucy as she continues her ministry in those parishes.

The late William Bailey RIP
We have received notice of an extremely generous legacy
of £169,106.89 from the late Bill Bailey. The money is restricted
to the repair of the church building and will cover much of the repair element of the Development Plan. Other funds will come from the sale of St Margaret’s Cottage which will be on the market very soon, another legacy of which we have been notified and a generous donation from two members of the congregation. We hope that others may wish to make some contribution, perhaps by purchasing a chair in memory of a loved one: more to come on that when we are more certain of details and timescales.

Ready to sing again…?
We will be reintroducing congregational hymn singing in church next Sunday, 5th September. You are strongly advised to wear your face mask, especially when singing, please. Several other churches are making this move on the same Sunday. Thank you for your continued patience as we continue to navigate through uncertain times.

Monthly Ecumenical Prayer Group on Zoom
Last Monday in each month at 2000 (next meeting 30th August) for 40 minutes free Zoom time. Everyone is welcome especially members of local churches and anyone is welcome to lead the Group if they want to – just let me know. It can include Ignatian Meditation, Lectio Divina, and any other ideas around prayer. If you would like to join us please email me for a zoom link at Please feel free to join as and when you can, there is no commitment. Tracy Stickland from Our Lady of Lourdes Church

James 2:1-10, 14-17; Mark 7:24-end
Related readings: Isaiah 35:4-7a; Psalm 146