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Saturday, 20 March 2021

Unless there is a very sudden change in circumstances , we are delighted to be able to say that St Mary's will be restarting services on Easter Sunday.

We will be holding a l0am service every Sunday and on the third Sunday of the month when this is a Mattins service, we shall also be having an 8 am Holy Communion service (Please check the Calendar here for more detail). The regulations for social distancing, the wearing of face masks, hand sanitising, no singing will all still be in effect. We will also still only be able to receive the bread and not the wine at communion and the ‘one- way system’ for communion will continue to apply - up the centre aisle and back by the side aisles. We must also continue to minimise the use of microphones and movement and so sidesman duties and reading will continue to be carried out by the churchwardens. Regrettably, we will still be unable to meet for coffee after the service. But, it is another small, but very important, step towards ‘normality’!

Service Times

First Sunday in the Month:
10:00am Family Service

Second Sunday in the Month
10:00am Parish Eucharist

Third Sunday in the Month
08:00am Holy Communion (said)
10:00am Sung Matins

Fourth Sunday in the Month
10:00am Parish Eucharist

Notes:

  • The 8:00am said Holy Communion will recommence for all Sundays beginning Sunday 2nd May 2021

  • 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. Chichester Cathedral will be live streaming services. For the Eucharist and order of service Click here before 10:00am Sunday and follow the instructions.
  2. The BBC Daily Service is available here.
  3. Prayer for today.
  4. The C of E youtube channel.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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