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Sunday, 10 November 2013
This Sunday was  Remembrance Sunday. Our service of Remembrance started at 10:45 to include the 2 minutes silence at 11:0'clock. The service included readings from the Prophet Malachi and St Luke's Gospel. Prayers were said and after the silence the Roll of Honour of the names of those from Sidlesham  who died in the 2 world wars was read. The Choir sang 'And I saw a new heaven' words from Revelations music by E L Bainton. The Congregation sang 'Jerusalem'and the National Anthem, among other Hymns. The wreaths of poppies were blessed by Father Stephen and representatives of various organisations in the Village collected their wreaths and were led to the War Memorial by the Church Wardens. We were blessed with a fine sunny day. The congregation followed by Father Stephen and the altar party moved to the War Memorial and the wreaths were laid. This moving act of Remembrance, was choreographed by Dan Bailey with Father Stephen and the Church Wardens. Today's collection will go to the British Legion who are aiming to raise 37 million pounds this year for the care an support of the wounded military personnel of all conflicts.
Poppies in our church flowers


The wreath laying party leads the congregation to the War Memorial

The Wreath Layers await the arrival of the altar Party

Children from Sidlesham County Primary School and St Mary's Sunday School laid posies of poppies






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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