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Sunday, 25 January 2015
Today our 10 o'clock service was Sung Eucharist.The Bible readings were from The  Revelation of St John, and St Matthew's Gospel. In his sermon Father Stephen told us that the New rooms project is making progress, with hopes of some activity on the site by the end of the year! He asked us to pray for guidance and encouragement for  a member of our congregation to come forward for ministry,  as we shall have eventually to think about how we go forward when Father Stephen retires! The choir sang 'The Crown of  Thorns' words by A.N. Pleshcheev translated by G. Dearmer, music by P.I.Tchaikovsky. There was coffee after the service.

Next Saturday the 31st of January we are having our Silent Auction with cheese and wine in the Church Hall, there are some interesting items in the Auction, do come along, tickets £10. On Valentines night the 14 of February there will be a Casserole evening tickets also £10, available from the Church Wardens. Both events will be in aid of the New Rooms project. Do come along to either event or both!

Lovely Flowers,even in the depth of winter

Fellowship after the service

Monday, 5 January 2015
A new year and our first Sunday was our Family Service.  Today we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany, on which three events are remembered, the arrival  of the Magi, the wedding at Caana in Galilee and the Baptism of Our Lord. Today we concentrated on the arrival of the Magi. We sang 'We Three Kings' a traditional Carol, whilst  our own three kings processed to the front of the Church and proceeded to tell us something about the gifts they bought with them and the traditional significance of Gold, Myrrh and Frankincense. After communion the Choir sang 'The Nativity Carol' by John Rutter. The service was followed by coffee and soft drinks in the North Transept.

Tickets for the Silent Auction with Wine and Cheese to be held on the 31st January are on sale from the Church Wardens.

A Happy New Year to everyone, from all at St Mary Our Lady!

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.

Please note that St Mary's are not responsible for the contents of external links

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