CANDLEMAS SUNDAY – 4 February
Candles are lit during the 10 am Family Service on this day to mark the presentation of the infant Christ to the Aged Simeon and Anna in the Temple at Jerusalem, “to be a light to lighten the Gentiles.”
LENT COURSE 2018 – Inspiring Vision
During this new Year of Prayer we will be using the diocesan Lent Course ‘Inspiring Vision’. The course will give us an opportunity to use art as a way of seeing salvation and opening windows onto God. Each week well-known public figures will reflect upon a piece of art that has inspired them and helped them in their journey of faith and prayer. The reflections will be available on podcasts along with copies of the works of art and some questions to help everyone involved to explore the themes in greater depth and to reflect on how they engage and resonate with our own experience.
The six sessions are:
Week 1 Inspiring Vision: Prayer and the Trinity, introduced by Bishop Martin
Week 2 Prayer in Challenging Times, introduced by Revd Lucy Winkett, Vicar of St James, Piccadilly
Week 3 Prayer and Discipleship, introduced by the Archbishop of Canterbury
Week 4 Prayer as life evolves, introduced by Dame Patricia Routledge
Week 5 The Joy and Excitement of Prayer, introduced by Charles Harrison, Director of music at Chichester Cathedral
Week 6 Prayer, Repentance and Forgiveness, introduced by Dame Caroline Spelman, First Estates Commissioner
In Storrington, there will be a whole-church Lent Group on Wednesday evenings, beginning on 14 February, Ash Wednesday. The session on 14 February will begin at 7pm with the service of Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes. The other sessions will begin at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Storrington.
ASH WEDNESDAY – 14 February
The main service to mark the start of Lent will take place on this day at 7pm – Sung Eucharist with imposition of ashes. There will be a Prayer Book Holy Communion (said) with Ash Wednesday readings on Thursday, 15 February at 10.30am.
St Mary's Church, Storrington has a long tradition of music as part of worship. We are looking for an enthusiastic organist to plan and lead our services. The clergy and congregation are very supportive and enjoy a wide range of musical styles. The adult choir (up to 16 people) is made up of competent singers - most sing in local choral societies. We have a Johannes 350, 3 manual organ with full English specification, installed in 2013.
are an experienced and competent organist;
have experience of working with a similar choir;
have knowledge of music suitable for Anglican church services
we would like to meet you.
For more information about the Church and parish, visit our website www.storringtonparishchurch.org.uk
Closing date for applications: 9 February 2018.
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