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Monday, 27 April 2015
This Sunday we met at 10 am for the Eucharist. Father Stephen was the Celebrant, and in his sermon he referred to the fact that this Sunday is often referred to as 'Good Shepherd' Sunday. He started off by telling us something of the life of a shepherd as described by Thomas Hardy in Far From the Madding Crowd. Jesus describes himself as the Shepherd of his sheep, and this Sunday is traditionally one where people are asked to consider if they have a vocation to the priesthood, or indeed to any other form of service to God.
We prayed for the people of Nepal as they struggle to cope with the earthquake. The Choir sang Ave Verum Corpus in the setting by Charles Gounod. There was coffee after the service.

Next Sunday at our Family Service we are considering baptism, all are welcome, but particularly the newly or recently Baptized



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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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