Important Anniversaries in 2025

Please go to the News and Events section for more information about the 1,700th Anniversary of the Nicene Creed and the 950th Anniversary of Chichester Diocese and Cathedral. 
Funtington D-Day Tribute Thursday 6th June

This was a most enjoyable and well-run event.  A huge amount of work was done by numerous people under the leadership of Andrew Hughes and Neil Watt.  To mention more names would run the risk of forgetting someone, but thanks to all who helped in any way.  Exact details are not known at this stage, but around £1,700 was taken for food, drink and the tombola.  Once expenses have been accounted for, the remainder will be distributed to our chosen charities for this year. 

Church in our Community - Canon Rob Dillingham 10th June

Rob gave an inspiring presentation, full of ideas how we can preserve all the good things we are doing while encouraging us to look more closely at the different communities in our Parish, how we can engage successfully with them and demonstrate the relevance of the church in their lives. There are good opportunities to follow this up which will be discussed at future ideas and PCC meetings. More information in due course.

Please refer to the 'News and Events' section of this site for other notices.

Monday 17th June

11:00 am - Churchers Founders Blessing

Thursday 20th June

10:30 am - Shared Eucharist at St Wilfrid's Nutbourne with Mother Jessica Reid.

Sunday 23rd June

9:00 am Eucharist - Book of Common Prayer, St Mary's Sennicotts with Canon David Nason

10:00 am - Eucharist, St Mary's Chidham with Canon David Nason

Sharing the Chalice during Communion

We have been reminded by our visiting priests that Bishop Martin instructed the Diocese last year that we should all be sharing the Chalice during the Act of Communion and not to intinct (dip our wafers in the wine). This is because drinking from the silver Chalice is less of an infection risk than dipping the wafer. We have been told that if we do not wish to drink from the Chalice we can take communion by sharing the bread only.

The Bible Course

The Bible course is running every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm in the Funtington Church Room. It started on 17th April and runs for 8 weeks. This is an excellent course, providing an overview of the Bible using video presentations and group discussion. It is of a high quality and highly recommended. Everyone welcome. Please come along at any point during the course and give it a try. Please see Anne Maddock or Neil Watt for more details.

Dates to save!

18th June - 5:30pm Chichester Cathedral Choral Evensong with Chichester Pride

12th - 14th July - Guardians of the Earth Flower Festival. St Mary's Chidham. See Notices for further details.

14th September - Sussex Historic Churches Trust - Ride and Stride

2025 - Important Anniversaries in the Diocese (see under News and Events)

Tuesday Evening Home Group

This term the Home Group is running the the very successful Alpha Course every Tuesday at 7:30 pm at 10 Lynch Down. Everyone welcome. Please see Eloise Rank or Neil Watt for more details.

Interregnum News

The informal consultation meetings have come to a close and the results are being collated and will be part of the Parish Profile. Once the Parish Profile draft is written it has to be agreed by both PCCs and then submitted to Archdeacon Luke. There is then a formal consultation period before the actual recruitment process can start.

Parish Magazine Support Needed

The Editorial Team of our much loved and widely respected Parish Magazine needs support from a volunteer to help gather local news and prepare it for the printers each month. Please see the Parish Magazine section for further details.

Vacancies on the PCC

We now have vacancies on the PCC if you think you may like to be more actively involved in the running of the Churches and Parish in the New Year. No previous experience is needed. Please contact any members of PCC or Carolyn Watt for an application form.

Please see the News and Events section for all other updates

Back numbers of the Parish Magazine are now available online from February 2024 back to April 2021 - see the menu above

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