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Thursday, 1 April 2021
 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians.


I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, 
that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed 
took a loaf of bread, 

and when he had given thanks, 
he broke it and said, 
“This is my body that is for you. 
Do this in remembrance of me.” 

In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, 
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood. 
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, 
you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

John 13:1-17

Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

Now before the festival of the Passover, 
Jesus knew that his hour had come 
to depart from this world and go to the Father. 
Having loved his own who were in the world, 
he loved them to the end. 

The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot 
to betray him. 
And during supper 

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, 
and that he had come from God and was going to God, 

got up from the table,
took off his outer robe, 
and tied a towel around himself. 

Then he poured water into a basin 
and began to wash the disciples’ feet 
and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. 

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, 
“Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 

Jesus answered, 
“You do not know now what I am doing, 
but later you will understand.” 

Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” 
Jesus answered, 
“Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” 

Simon Peter said to him, 
“Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 

Jesus said to him, 
“One who has bathed does not need to wash, 
except for the feet, but is entirely clean,
And you are clean, though not all of you.” 

For he knew who was to betray him; 
for this reason he said, 
“Not all of you are clean.”

After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, 
and had returned to the table, 
he said to them, 
“Do you know what I have done to you? 

You call me Teacher and Lord—
and you are right, for that is what I am. 

So if I, your Lord and Teacher, 
have washed your feet, 
you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 

For I have set you an example, 
that you also should do as I have done to you. 

Very truly, I tell you, 
servants are not greater than their master, 
nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. 

If you know these things, 
you are blessed if you do them. 

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


  • 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.

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