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Monday, 15 November 2021

 This morning our service was an act of Remembrance for all those lost in conflict since the first World War.

We met at 10:45 in order to incorporate the 2 minutes silence at 11:00 am into our service. The Service was lead by Archdeacon Luke who also gave the homily, reflecting on our confidence that all sacrifice is founded on the hope we are given by our faith  in Jesus Christ our Lord. The Roll of Honour of those from Sidlesham who died during the 2 world wars was read by Mike Alliston.

The Choir sang 'So they gave their bodies for the commonwealth' set by Peter Aston as the anthem. after readings, prayers, reflections and hymns we sang the National Anthem, and then processed to the War Memorial where wreaths of poppies were laid by representatives of Church and Community organisations.

There was coffee after the service.

Next week our 10 am service will be Mattins.

representing those who were lost

 Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25

A reading from the letter to the Hebrews.

Every priest stands day after day at his service, 
offering again and again the same sacrifices 
that can never take away sins. 

But when Christ had offered for all time 
a single sacrifice for sins, 
“he sat down at the right hand of God,” 

and since then has been waiting 
“until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.” 

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time 
those who are sanctified. 

Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence 
to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 

by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain 
(that is, through his flesh), 

and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 

let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, 
with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience 
and our bodies washed with pure water. 

Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering,
for he who has promised is faithful. 

And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, 

not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, 
but encouraging one another, 
and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Mark 13:1-8

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

As Jesus came out of the temple, 
one of his disciples said to him, 
“Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 

Then Jesus asked him, 
“Do you see these great buildings? 
Not one stone will be left here upon another; 
all will be thrown down.”

When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, 
Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, 

“Tell us, when will this be, 
and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?” 

Then Jesus began to say to them, 
“Beware that no one leads you astray. 

Many will come in my name and say, 
‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, 
do not be alarmed; 
this must take place, 
but the end is still to come. 

For nation will rise against nation, 
and kingdom against kingdom; 
there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. 
This is but the beginning of the birth pangs"

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. 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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