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Monday, 9 March 2015
We met for our 10:00 am Eucharist on a grey and wintry day. We are now well into Lent and the church is  decked in purple and bare of any flowers, the mood matched the weather!
Non the less we continue our joyful and penitent celebration of the Eucharist. In his sermon Father Stephen discussed how we deal with anger, an emotion that can be useful if controlled as is shown in the Gospel account of Jesus clearing the moneylenders from the Temple. It can also be toxic if not controlled and lead to extreme views which are dangerous in any faith.
The Choir sang 'Teach me oh Lord the way of thy statures' words from Psalm 119, setting by Thomas Attwood  as the anthem. There was coffee after the service.

There was also some BIG NEWS on Friday last week we heard that we had been granted Planning Permission for the New Parish Rooms!!!!! there are still a few administrative hurdles to jump but this is a great piece of news and means we have moved closer to actually building by quite a long way. Many  congratulations to the committee, and especially to Church Warden Chris Field and our Architect Jane Jones Warner who has been fantastic!!

Next Sunday will be a family Eucharist to celebrate Mothering Sunday, but if you are a regular at Mattins, please note this will take place the following Sunday!



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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