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Monday, 26 August 2013
This morning we met for our Parish Eucharist on a cooler and greyer morning than we have had of late,but the sun was shining again before the service was over. The Sundays of Trinity are mounting up, and we continue our readings from St Luke's Gospel. This morning we heard the story of Jesus healing the old lady who's back was bent over in the Synagogue, and how the president of the Synagogue objected to healing on the Sabbath. Father Stephen explored this theme in his sermon, discussing the role of healing in Christian life, and how we should strive towards inner calmness and well being in our busy lives. We sang a communion hymn as the Choir are still officially 'off duty' for August.
There was coffee after the service, and soft drinks for the children.
Wishing everyone a restful and restoring Bank Holiday!
A cool green and white theme in our flowers 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.

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