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Monday, 19 September 2016
Another lovely Sunny Autumn day for our 10 am Mattins this week .  The service was taken by Father Stephen. The Psalm for this Sunday was psalm 113. The Benedictus was sung by the Choir in the setting in C major by C V Stanford. The Gospel this week, continuing our readings from Luke, was the parables of the dishonest manager, which has a surprising ending, with apparent reward for dishonesty!  Father Stephen explained that Biblical scholars interpret the apparent discounting of the debts by the manager as a reduction of his own commission to help the debtors, not an attempt to swindle his master! The message remains you cannot serve God and wealth.
The Choir sang 'Teach me Oh Lord the way of thy Statutes'  setting by Thomas Attwood as the Anthem.

There was coffee after the service.

Dont forget to buy your Harvest Supper tickets fromt he church wardens.

Do come to the Cathedral ot 10:30 am on the 1st of October to support the Choir as they sing the
Prayer Book Society Service.




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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