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Sunday, 10 February 2019
We came to our 10 am Eucharist through a very soggy churchyard, having been battered by storm Eric over the last 24 hours. Father Stephan was the celebrant, and the Gospel told the story of Simon Peter and his fishermen colleagues, under instruction from Our Lord, catching so many fish the nets nearly broke. This miraculous event occurs just after Jesus calls the fishermen to be 'fishers of men'. In his sermon Father Stephen pointed out that such great blessings often come to people who come to love Jesus, and can occur along our journey of faith, as we are encouraged along the way. 

We were very happy to welcome James Roriston to play for our service this morning, the Choir sang 'Lead me Lord' by Samuel Sebastian Wesley as the anthem. The sunday school joined us for the communion, and there was coffee after the service.

After the Service there was a sale of jewellery in the new rooms thanks to Hilary Platts, all profits to go to the church.

We are all looking forward to the French Evening next week.

As many may know, the Churchyard at St Mary Our Lady has a number of war graves. This week the War Graves Commission has put up one of their signs on the North gate to the Churchyard, nearest to our War Memorial. The Stones of Remembrance, painted by the Sunday School children, are still at the base of the Memorial, a link between those who died in 2 world wars, and the future.

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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