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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
I hope that most members of the congregation are aware that we are working towards building a new Parish Room on the south side of the Church, between the Church and the Vicarage gate. The rooms will include much needed facilities including a Kitchen and some Lavatories. Also a large room in which meetings can be held and coffee and other refreshments served.
But what about the Money!!!
Well we have already had two highly successful concerts in St Mary's The first one back in June from a choir called Off Centre and last month a marvellous evening of music from Alex Palmer and friends. Between these two events alone over £1ooo has been raised, and more to come as much of the donated money was Gift Aided ( how sensible!) We have received money from other initiatives, 'buy a brick' and donationtions from other events organised in the Village have also been very successful.
Our next event on Sunday 27th of November is an afternoon of Advent Wreath making, (£10 per wreath) with tea. We provide the raw materials, so that you can come along and enjoy putting your wreath together with your family and friends. At the end of the afternoon Fr Stephen will bless the wreaths and we shall all enjoy a traditional Sidlesham Afternoon Tea. Please sign the sheet at the back of the Church if you would like to come, as we need numbers for tea and materials. See you there!!
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
21st December Carol Singing
  • Highleigh.Fields 6:00pm
22nd December Carol Singing
  • Church/ Mill Hamlets.7:00pm
21st January Silent Auction/wine & cheese
  • Church Hall. 7:30pm
5th February St Richard’s Singers Concert.
  • Church. 6:30pm
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Useful links


Here are some links to resources you may find helpful:


  1. Chichester Cathedral will be live streaming services. For the Eucharist and order of service Click here before 10:00am Sunday and follow the instructions.
  2. The BBC Daily Service is available here.
  3. Prayer for today.
  4. The C of E youtube channel.
  5. We will be updating Fr Stephens Message page on a regular basis.
  6. Hearing You is a new phone help line launched by the Diocese of Chichester in partnership with Together in Sussex in response to the impact that Covid 19 has had on Just about the whole community. It aims to provide pastoral support and a listening ear to the recently bereaved and people directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
  7. COVID-19 advice from the Diocese of Chichester here.