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Sunday, 16 February 2014
This morning we came together under blue skies with no wind, a glorious change, for Matins.
Some 40 people, choir and congregation sang the Canticles, the first eight verses of Psalm 119, and three hymns. Readings from the King James version were from Ecclesiasticus and St Matthews Gospel. Father Stephen talked about our straight and narrow path of the Christian Life, leading between wisdom and innocence, likening it to walking on a narrow ridge on a mountain, and pointing out that these tests or choices that we have to make along the way, are as St Paul tells us, watched over by God, who never tests us too much. The Choir sang 'Lord for thy Tender Mercy's Sake' words from J Bull, Christian Prayers and Holy meditations (1568) music by Farrant edited by Anthony Greening, as the Anthem.

The Churchyard in the winter sunshine

Flowers to appreciate before we start Lent

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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