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Monday, 11 July 2016
This Sunday we met for our Parish Eucharist at 10 am at the end of a week in which our Country has taken a momentous decision. It was most appropriate that today the Gospel reading was the story of the Good Samaritan, and Father Stephen took up this theme in his sermon. He explained that the Samaritans were close relatives of the Jews, but had remained in Israel and intermarried with the local peoples when the majority of the children of Israel had been deported to Babylon. On their return the Samaritans were held as different and pagan, causing a dramatic split. It was however the Samaritan that came to the aid of the injured man, not the religious Jewish passers by. What a good lesson for caring and loving between people who see themselves as different!
The Choir sang Brother James' Air as the Anthem.


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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