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Sunday, 28 April 2013
Our 10'oclock service today was Parrish Eucharist. A sunny, but still chilly morning saw a good congregation summoned to the service by the bell, and joining in with some well known hymns. Father Stephen told us a sad story from early in his ministry, which illustrated the Gospel story from St John, where Jesus tells of his coming glory at the lowest moment just before his arrest. Whatever our sadness Christ is with us. The Choir sang 'Blessed be the God and Father' words from 1 Peter, music by Samuel Sebastian Wesley. The anthem asks us to 'Love one another with a pure heart fervently'. The service was followed by coffee.

Stop Press the Sunday School children and parents have got up a team for the Swim-a -thon being organised by the Lions on the 18th May, they need sponsors!!
We now have 30 woollie hats for the Mission to Seafarers, Sea Sunday will be on June 30th when we hope to have a speaker from the Mission to Seafarers. Come and see the Hats modelled and blessed before they are sent off.

Next week we are having our Rogation Walk and blessings, Do come prepared with suitable footwear/clothing and keep praying for dry weather!


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Ringing the Bell



Anyone for Coffee


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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