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Monday, 25 March 2013
Palm Sunday bought weather more suitable for Christmas, very cold with a biting east wind. Non the less those of the congregation who were able joined the procession of Palms around the  outside of the Church, holding up their Palm Crosses and singing 'All Glory Laud and Honour' . the Procession was lead by Father Stephen and the Acolytes and Crucifer accompanied by a real donkey, closely attended by his owner, local farmer and ice cream maker Caroline Spiby and her sons. The congregation was glad to return to the warm church, where the service continued with a reading of the Passion Gospel by several members, young and old, lead by Mike Fowler.  The choir sang 'Ave, Maria' by Edward Elgar Op 2 No 2. The service was followed by coffee and the Annual Meeting.
At the Annual Meeting the Church Wardens, Janet Harland and Chris Field, were unanimously re-elected, Father Stephen thanked Janet and Chris for all their hard work throughout the year. A new PPC was adopted unopposed, and the annual report presented and accepted. Mike Fowler presented his Treasurers Report, warning us that costs are likely to rise in the future.

Palm cross, All glory Laud and Honour'
And so we enter Holy Week, and follow Jesus to the Cross and onwards to Resurrection and Joy. Please do look at the calender for services during Holy Week and Easter and we hope to see you at the services. 

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.

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