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Sunday, 3 January 2016
The first Sunday of the New Year, we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany at our Family Service. The Eucharist was celebrated by Father Stephen, and the Sunday School with Mrs Field read us a piece about the arrival of the Wise Men, but transferred to modern America. Read by members of the Sunday School, this treatment of the Magi, suggested the gifts bought by the Wise were not always easy to receive and foretold the Passion to come. During the offertory, whilst the congregation sang 'We Three Kings' other Sunday School members in costume, presented gifts at the crib.

We were most grateful for Alan Thurlow playing for us this morning, as Joanna is taking a short break. The Choir is also not is session, Choir Practice resumes next Friday. There was coffee after the service.

Events in January include an Evening of Venetian Art with Father Stephen, in the Church Hall on the 28th January, including nibbles and a glass of wine, a retiring collection will be taken up. On the 30th there will be an Italian Supper also in the Church Hall. Tickets for the supper are £10 available from the Church Wardens, Proceeds from both these events towards the new Church Rooms.

Happy New Year to every one, may 2016 bring peace and a wider knowledge in the world of the Good News of Christ's love for us all!










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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