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Sunday, 30 March 2014
This morning at our 10:00am Eucharist we had a special service to mark Mothering Sunday. The Church was full of families, coming together to thank God for all our mothers, our own Mothers, Mother Church and Mary the Mother of Our Lord. 
The Old Testament lesson and the address, read by Harriet Fowler covered the story of Hannah and Samuel. The Gospel gave us the story of the Annunciation. The Junior Choristers sang 'We thank you for our Mothers' a specially composed song for Mothering Sunday words by Dr L Bromley, Music by Miss B Rodd.
During communion the whole choir, Adult and Junior, sang 'Ave Maria' in the setting by Edward Elgar.
At the end of the service Father Stephen blessed the posies of flowers that had been prepared by the Sunday school, and they were distributed by the children to their Mothers. 

Coffee and Squash were served after the service accompanied by the most delicious ginger biscuits kindly donated by The Lytton Family. there was a slice of Simnel cake, prepared by the Sunday School for each member of the congregation to take home.

Two weeks today, on the 13th April, the Annual Parish Meeting after the Palm Sunday service, please do come and vote in a new PCC and Officers.

The posies

Distributing posies to the children

Gratefully received

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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