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Sunday, 8 January 2017
This morning our 10 am Eucharist was celebrated by Father Roger, as Father Stephen is taking a short break.Now we are in Epiphany we traditionally look at the events of the life of Our Lord and  this morning we  looked at the Baptism of Our Lord by John the Baptist by water and the Spirit. Father Roget in his sermon took up the theme of the Spirit in supporting and inspiring us in our Christian Life. These are difficult times with much uncertainty in the world, but the Christian faith leads us to trust in God for guidance, the Church is active in these times both Pope Frances and Archbishop Justin are working to bring peace to the world, and the spirit takes us along the path of a true christian life if we let it guide us.
The Choir sang the Ave Verum Corpus in the setting by WA Mozart as the anthem. There was coffee after the service.

A new year brings new Parish activities for your diary, Our next event is a Mexican Supper, once again magnificently prepared by Hilary Platts. This will be on the 28th January in the Church Hall. Tickets £12 from the Church Wardens.
A little further off, we are holding a 'Knitathon' at which we shall be knitting hats for the Mission to Seafarers, this will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 5th of March, 3.00pm to 5.0pm. Sponsorship forms will be available in the Church soon keep a look out!!



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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