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Sunday, 19 June 2022
For those attending the 8 o'clock, there was glorious sunshine, the 10 o'clockers had to suffer cloud, but at least it didn't rain! At Matins, the choir sang Never Weather Beaten Sail, music by Charles Wood and words by Thomas Campion.


The Sunday school were busy making chocolate truffles as a gift for their fathers. I wonder how many dads got the gift or did it get scoffed on the way home? Here are some of the happy truffle makers with lovely cut out gift boxes holding their truffles.



We are still desperate for volunteers for the Summer Fete, in particular car park attendants. Also, the store holders are now willing to take offerings for their various stalls. Details are in the June edition of the Parish Magazine but for those who do not have it to hand:-

Bathroom and Beauty     Joanna Chivers 

Books    Colin Field

Bottle Tombola    Jenny Trimble

Boutique   Anwyl Allistone, Gloria Jupp and Val Shrubb

Cakes and Preserves   Suzanne Bone (Cakes will need to be delivered much nearer the fete for them to be fresh)

Green Fingers   Jane Robinson

Jewellery  Rosemary Aldridge and Louisa Robson

Magpie including China and Glass   Alison and Emily Bell

Toystall  The Pym family

I am reliably informed that for the Cake stall, whole cakes are best and for refreshments, tray bakes, but I am sure both will accept anything tasty.



8am Holy Communion

Galatians 3:23-29

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Galatians.

Before faith came, 
we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. 

Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, 
so that we might be justified by faith. 

But now that faith has come, 
we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, 

for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. 

As many of you as were baptized into Christ 
have clothed yourselves with Christ. 

There is no longer Jew or Greek, 
there is no longer slave or free, 
there is no longer male and female; 
for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. 

And if you belong to Christ, 
then you are Abraham’s offspring, 
heirs according to the promise.


Luke 8:26-39

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

Jesus and his disciples arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, 
which is opposite Galilee. 

As he stepped out on land, 
a man of the city who had demons met him. 
For a long time he had worn no clothes, 
and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. 

When he saw Jesus, 
he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, 
‘What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? 
I beg you, do not torment me’— 

for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. 
(For many times it had seized him; 
he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, 
but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.) 

Jesus then asked him, 
‘What is your name?’ 
He said, ‘Legion’;
for many demons had entered him. 

They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss.

Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding;
and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. 
So he gave them permission. 

Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, 
and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

When the swineherds saw what had happened, 
they ran off and told it in the city and in the country. 

Then people came out to see what had happened, 
and when they came to Jesus, 
they found the man from whom the demons had gone 
sitting at the feet of Jesus, 
clothed and in his right mind. 
And they were afraid. 

Those who had seen it 
told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed. 

Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes 
asked Jesus to leave them; 
for they were seized with great fear. 
So he got into the boat and returned. 

The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; 
but Jesus sent him away, saying, 

‘Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.’ 
So he went away, 
proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.


10am Matins

Deuteronomy 11:1-15

1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.

2 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,

3 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land;

4 And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this day;

5 And what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into this place;

6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:

7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the LORD which he did.

8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;

9 And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:

11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:

12 A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.

13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.


Acts 27:1-12

1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.

2 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,

3 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land;

4 And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this day;

5 And what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into this place;

6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:

7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the LORD which he did.

8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;

9 And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:

11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:

12 A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.

13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.

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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  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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