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Monday, 28 January 2013
The snow having all melted away, our service of Parish Eucharist this Sunday was accompanied by a promise of spring, with the first snowdrops flowering in the church yard. The Gospel, from St Luke describes Jesus first declaration of his ministry following his baptism. At the Synagogue at his home town of Nazareth, moved by the power of the spirit, he explained that he is the fulfilment of Isaiah's prophecy. In his Sermon Father Stephen encouraged us to be open to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit and to be changed by our faith in Jesus. Our hymns continued the theme of Epiphany, and the choir sang a communion hymn, 'Ubi Caritas' from the Latin liturgy for Maundy Thursday music by Dom Gregory Murray, an ancient text of christian love and unity.
Monday, 21 January 2013
This sunday our service of Mattins was attended by some 30 hardy souls who had battled through the snow and ice! We heard Isaiah's wonderful prophesy for the future, and St John's account of the changing of water into wine at the wedding at Cana. We start the week of prayer for Christian Unity, and in his sermon Hans Florin asked us to strive for spiritual unity rather than worrying about cannonical detail. Our closing hymn was 'The Church is one Foundation'
Here are some pictures of St Marys in the snow!
Monday, 14 January 2013
On Sunday January 13th the gospel recounts the story of Jesus baptism by St John the Baptist in the river Jordan. Our 10:00am Service was Sung Eucharist, during communion the Choir sang  ' This Christmas Night' words by Mary Wilson and music by Malcom Williamson.

Tickets are now on sale for the Pie and Mash night to be held in the Church Hall on Saturday 9th February at 7 pm, You may choose which pie you would like, Steak or Chicken or Vegetable pie are available, your choice served with Mash and veg! Tickets are £10 per person, profits to go to the New Rooms Fund. Thanks to Hillary Platts who is making the pies!!! Bring your own Ale or other suitable drinks.Buy your ticket from the Church Wardens!

Don't forget to put in your Diary the 31st of January 7 pm, our next slide show and talk from Rev Stephen Guise entitled 'The Good the Bad and the Holy'  The Art of Roman Ravenna, renaissance Urbino and other Italian Cities.

Look out for details of our March event, a Knitathon!! more information to follow.
Monday, 7 January 2013
This Sunday, the Feast of Epiphany, was also our Family Service. The arrival of the Three Kings was marked by readings from two grandparents in the Congregation, accompanied by a representation of the presentation of the gifts of Gold, Myrrh and Frankincense by three members of the sunday school. 'We Three Kings of Orient Are' was the Offertory Hymn. During the communion the Choir sang 'Away in a Manger' melody by W.J. Kirkpatrick arranged by David Willcocks, and 'In the Bleak Midwinter' words by Christina Rossetti, music Harold Darke. Our thoughts and prayers go with all those returning to School, College, and Work this week.

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. St Mary's Facebook page
  2. Chichester Cathedral will be live streaming services. For the Eucharist and order of service Click here before 10:00am Sunday and follow the instructions.
  3. The BBC Daily Service is available here.
  4. Prayer for today.
  5. The C of E youtube channel.
  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.

Please note that St Mary's are not responsible for the contents of external links

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