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Sunday, 18 August 2019
The third Sunday of August, and we arrived for Mattins at 10 am in a downpour! However by the time we went across to the Parish rooms for coffee the sky was blue and the sun was out. This morning, we were delighted to have James Roriston playing for us, as Joanna was having a very well deserved break. We sang the Psalm, canticles, and Hymns to his accompaniment, but again there was no anthem as the choir is also on holiday!

Father Stephen spoke about the passage in the Gospel referring to the division that Our Lord tells us his message will bring. This is a difficult idea that division even in families will be a result of the Kingdom, but we must keep our hearts and minds on the message of Our Lord.

After the service we had coffee in the rooms before returning home in sunshine


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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