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Sunday, 11 May 2014
This Sunday, the fourth Sunday after Easter is known as 'Good Shepherd Sunday' This is because the Gospel for this Sunday is John 10,1-10, in which Jesus addresses the Pharisees, describing himself as the Shepherd of the sheep. Father Stephen told us in his sermon about the role of the clergy as Shepherd of the flock of souls in their charge. This image of the priest as Shepherd goes back as far as Aaron in Exodus, and is continued today with Bishops and Archbishops carrying a Crosier, shaped like a shepherds crook. We too must shepherd our resources, and offer them up to God so that he may use our talents for his work.
The Choir sang a setting of the 23 psalm, 'Brother James Air'. There was coffee after the service.

On the recent trip to the Ordination in Southern Turkey, we saw many sheep being moved to different pasture by their shepherds, which made this week's service particularly relevant, Her are some pictures of those sheep!!

In Turkey, Sheep have priority and cars just have to wait!

There will be an evening of pictures and stories from the trip to the Ordination in the Church Hall, all are welcome to come and hear all about it. Date to be arranged, but most likely a Thursday in June, look out for more details soon!!

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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