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Wednesday, 22 February 2012
On February 5th we had a fantastic concert, in church, with works by Rheinberger, Mendelsson, Stanford, and some Madrigals all performed by the St Richards Singers  in aid of the New Rooms Project. The programme also included instrumental items and solos by members of the singers. £651 was donated, with gift aid to be added to this sum! Many thanks to the St Richards Singers.

Coming up we have an afternoon recital by Tom Cooper Price, a very talented young pianist, on Saturday 3rd of March at 2:30 in the afternoon, followed by Tea. Also do get your tickets for the Pudding Tasting Evening on 17th March from the Church Wardens £10 each.

We have talked alot about the Fundraising aspects of the New Rooms, but behind the scenes your committee have been working on the plans for the rooms. We are hoping to have a set of drawings both outline and perspective drawings of the proposed project from the Architect before the end of March to display in the Church for everyone to see what we are getting for your kindly donated money
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Last Sunday was Plough Sunday at St Mary Our Lady. We had a plough ( thanks very much to the Lyttons) and seeds to bless, and a guest speaker from Farming Crisis Network, Leslie Vokes who told us about the work of this Christian Charity supporting isolated farmers in difficult times. After the service we were treated to a Ploughmans Lunch of fresh home made bread, cheese, wonderful chutney and pickled onions!! Keep an eye out for our next themed eucharist on the fifth Sunday of April 2012.

Coming up before that we have the St Richards Singers and Players in church at 6:30pm this Sunday, Tom Cooper-Price will give a piano recital in the afternoon of 3rd of March followed by tea, and do buy your ticket for the Pudding Tasting evening on the 17th of March, available now from the Church Wardens, all in aid of the New Church Rooms!!
Snowdrops in the churchyard

Service Times

First Sunday in the Month:
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Family Service

Second Sunday in the Month
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Parish Eucharist

Third Sunday in the Month
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Sung Matins

Fourth Sunday in the Month
08:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Parish Eucharist

Variations can be found in the Parish Magazine or the Calendar at the bottom of this page.

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. 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.
  6. COVID-19 advice from the Diocese of Chichester here.

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