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25 March 2019
This morning our 10 am Service was Sung Eucharist. Father Stephen was the celebrant. On a lovely spring morning we came together to praise God and continue our Lenten contemplation.

The Gospel was from St Luke Chapter 13, the story of the unproductive fig tree. The gardener persuades the owner to allow him to mulch and cultivate the fig tree for another year even though it is unproductive.

In his sermon Father Stephen talked about our approach to Lent, we usually give things up for Lent, and perhaps the discipline we need to apply is one of restraint!

The Choir sang 'O Saviour of the World'  by John Goss (1800 to 1880) as the Anthem.

After the service there was coffee in the parish rooms.

Please note the services for the next few weeks are out of our usual pattern.

Next Sunday the 31st of March is Mothering Sunday and will be a Family Service.

The Following Sunday the 7th of April will be Mattins

The 14th April will be a Eucharist with the Passion Gospel for Palm Sunday. This will be followed by the Annual Parish Meeting at 11:30 in the rooms. In the afternoon/evening there will be a come and sing performance of The Crucifixion by John Stainer. If you would like to sing -- all are welcome, the rehearsal will be at 3:30, with the performance at 6 pm please come and listen. It is a great start to the Holy Week devotions.

For services in Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter Saturday and Sunday, please see the calendar.
more details will be posted here in due course.

Spring in the Churchyard

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.

Please note that St Mary's are not responsible for the contents of external links

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