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Sunday, 21 May 2017
This Sunday morning our 10 am service was Mattins. It was also the 50th anniversary of Father Roger becoming a Deacon, quite an achievement! Father Stephen conducted the service and Father Roger preached. The Choir and Congregation sang the Venite (chant by J Turle), and the Benedictus, (chant by S Wesley) and Psalm 66. The Choir also sang the Te Deum in the setting in B Flat by CV Stanford . The Anthem was 'O for a closer walk with God' also by CV Stanford.
In his sermon, Father Roger, who produced an hour glass to ensure his sermon did not run over time, rather than speaking on the readings for today, he told us something of being a deacon and a priest. Starting in the Diocese of Portsmouth on Hayling Island, via the Dioceses of Guildford and St Asaph to mention but two, to his happy association with us at St Mary our Lady. It has been a long and fruitful ministry which we are delighted to be celebrating with Roger and Christina. Following the service we enjoyed a piece of cake and a glass of 'Fizz' and were able to present Father Roger and Christina with tokens of our appreciation, Many Congratulations to them both!








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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