NOTICES - 14th APRIL 2024

Confirmation Service - Monday 15th April 7:00 pm

Please pray for those who are to be confirmed on Monday. The Service will be on Monday 15th April at Holy Trinity Bosham at 7:00 pm.

Thursday 18th April - Shared Eucharist

Service at 10:30am at St.Wilfrid's Nutbourne with Canon Bruce Ruddock.

Sunday 21st April

8:00 am - Eucharist, St Mary's Chidham with Canon David Nason

10:00 am - Eucharist, St Mary's Funtington with Canon David Nason
10:00 am - Morning Prayers, St Andrew's West Stoke with Colin Ottewell
10:00 am - Morning Prayers, St Mary's Chidham with Edward Mynors

The Bible Course

The Bible course will run every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm in the Funtington Church Room starting on 17th April 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 and give it a try. Please see Anne Maddock or Neil Watt for more details.

Tuesday Evening Home Group

This term the Home Group is going to do the Alpha Course starting on 16th April at 7:30 pm at 10 Lynch Down. Everyone welcome. Please see Eloise Rank or Neil Watt for more details.

Chidham School are still in need of a Governor

If you are interested please talk to Jessica Reid (Rural Dean)

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The APCC Meeting was held in the church room St Mary’s Funtington on Thursday 21stMarch during which reviews of the accounts and other reports took place. Paul Wren, Caroline Noble and Pippa Kerr were re-elected as Church Wardens for the parish, and the other officers and members were elected onto the PCC.

Extraordinary PCC Meeting - 5th March Update

A meeting was held with Archdeacon Luke and our Rural Dean, Mother Jessica, during which the PCC were able to discuss the future options for our Parish and gain a thorough understanding of our collective perspective and needs for the future. 

At the end of the meeting the PCC voted on the intent to work towards "A United Benefice of two Parishes with One Priest". This vote will allow the Archdeacon to work towards the next step which is the formal proposal. Meanwhile the PCC will begin to write the Parish Profile to which everyone can contribute. We are planning dates in May to meet anyone wishing to help with ideas for the Profile. More details to follow. - The Church Wardens on behalf of the PCC

Invitation to try Bell Ringing

On 21st April (the 3rd Sunday of every month), at St Mary’s Funtington. After our 10:00 am service you are invited to have a go at Bell Ringing. Anybody from 10 years old upwards can ring. Come and see if you would like to take up this wonderful activity.

Save the Date - 11th May

Plant sale, with cake and coffee. St Mary's Funtington.

Save the Date! Thursday 6th June - D-Day 80th Commemoration

Evening BBQ & lighting the beacon; details to follow 

Data Protection Update

So that we are compliant with the Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) please would everyone complete the "Consent to Share" form at the back of each of our churches and return them to Deborah Hughes or the church wardens.

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 the Parish in the New Year. No previous experience is needed. Please contact any members of PCC or Carolyn Watt for an application form.

Contactless Giving by Debit/Credit Card

We now have contactless giving machines in St Mary's Funtington, so you no longer need to bring cash to put in the collection plate. The St Andrew's West Stoke machine is having teething problems,  being sorted out. You can donate by using your debit or credit card which will also help reduce Parish administration. If you are not sure how it works, please speak to one of the Churchwardens.


Please let Neil Watt know if you know of anyone who may benefit from any logs now that the weather has deteriorated (

During the Interregnum the website is being regularly updated and any changes and future events will be there so please check from time to time. We also have a “WhatsApp” phone group to which information is also added. If you want to join this group please let Carolyn Watt know.

Sussex Historic Churches Trust - Ride and Stride 2024

Background to the Sussex Historic Churches Trust - Ride and Stride

Message from The Venerable Luke Irvine-Capel, Archdeacon of Chichester

Agenda for the PCC meeting in January 2024 and the vacancy process


More news about the availability of fibre optic broadband in the Parish

Parents and Toddler Monday Group

Temporary Cancellation - see website for updates


Prayers for Growth in our parish.

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