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Monday, 10 March 2014
On Ash Wednesday we met at 7:30 for a service of imposition of Ashes and Eucharist. Father Stephen, in his address, pointed out that this was the service where we contemplate our own mortality, remembering that we are dust and to dust we will return, a solemn start to the Lenten season. Lent is followed by Passion tide and then by the promise of Resurrection. The first Sunday in Lent, a gloriously sunny spring morning, we found the church bare of any flowers and our Lenten purple in place. The Gospel recounted the story of the Temptation of Christ in the Wilderness. Father Stephen discussed the problems of temptation!  The choir sang 'Hide not thou thy face' Words from Psalm 27, setting by Richard J Farrant (died 1580) arr Greening, at both services.

early spring sunshine

Flowers in the churchyard, but not in the church

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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