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Tuesday, 22 October 2019
This Morning our 10:00 am service was Mattins. Father Stephen took the service, and preached the sermon. The lesson from the Old Testament concerned the story of Jacob wrestling with the Angel of the Lord, and having his hip dislocated, and the New Testament reading was about the dishonest Judge who gave a Judgement to the lady who pestered him. In the sermon Father Stephen spoke about the lesson from St Luke that God would always listen to our prayers and that we should bring things to him, because if the corrupt judge listened eventually, how much more would our Loving Father listen to us.

The Choir sang The Te Deum in the setting by C V Stanford in B flat. and the anthem 'O Lord increase our Faith' by Henry Loosemore.

There was coffee after the service.

In the Afternoon at 3:00pm we were treated to a fantastic concert of piano music by Tom Cooper. Tom played works by Bach, Clementi and Beethoven, but the main focus of the afternoon was the work of Chopin. Tom's virtuoso performance of some extremely complex works was a delight to all who heard him. We were give a real treat. This was followed by a traditional Sidlesham Tea, also a treat of a different type. We were very grateful to Tom for coming to play and were able to dedicate this concert to the memory of Guy Borer, a choir member who recently died.






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.

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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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