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Monday, 25 November 2013
The Feast of Christ the King marks the last Sunday of the church's year with a joyful festival. We celebrated our  Eucharist with a festal frontal on the alter and with Father Stephen in festal vestments. The theme of the service was Christ as King in glory, and Father Stephen told us in his sermon about the process of anointing as a mark of dedication to Christ, used at Baptism, Confirmation and on becoming a Priest, this tradition goes back to the anointing of Aaron in the Old Testament and is also mentioned in Genesis. it marks out  Christians as priests and witnesses to Christ's glory, and unites us all.
The Choir sang Ave Verum in the setting by Edward Elgar as the anthem, and our closing Hymn was 'Christ Tiumphant'

Next week on Advent Sunday we will have our Family Service which will incorporate the Christingle service. Please bring back any Children's Society boxes you may have at home.

On Sunday Afternoon the Advent Wreath making and Tea is from 2:30 to 5:30 in the Church Hall. Sign the list in Church if you would like to join us!

The last of the Autumn Leaves

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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