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Sunday, 25 March 2018
This morning we met at 10 am for the Palm Sunday Service, having managed to remember to change our clocks! We started the service with a reading of the Palm Gospel from St Mark, and then we processed outside and around the church to the singing of 'All Glory Laud and Honour' carrying our palm crosses and were greeted by members of the Sunday School, waving Palms and shouting Hosanna! We reentered the church for a reading of the Passion Gospel by Father Stephen and members of the congregation. Following the intercessions we celebrated the Eucharist.
During Communion James Bell sang 2 verses of 'All things Bright and Beautiful' as a solo from the Organ loft. The whole Choir then sang 'God so Loved the World' set by J Stainer.

After the Service we had our annual parish general meeting, for the first time in the Parish Rooms. This was well attended and there was lively debate about domestic arrangements and outreach to newcomers to the village. Many thanks were given for the continued work of Mrs Harland and Mrs Field as Church Wardens, and to all who contribute to the worship and family life of the Church here is Sidlesham.





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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