South Coast Challenge

Please pray for Ric and Rhiannon who, in memory of their son Winston Arthur Preece, will be taking the South Coast Challenge on 26th August 2017 attempting to walk 100km from Eastbourne to Arundel in 24hrs (or as close as they can get ! ) to raise money for

If you would like to donate you can do so via the Virgin Giving page:

We completed all 100 km of the South Coast Challenge in 30 hrs 7 mins! 

We started out on Saturday morning at 8.30am and after walking through the night, finished up on Sunday afternoon at 2.37pm. We had tremendous support from our family and friends on the day and couldn't have done it without them. 

Huge thanks to everyone who has donated - with gift aid included the current total raised for Chestnut Tree House is an astounding £6850! We have been overwhelmed by your support, donations and messages which kept us going - especially at around 3am on Sunday when things felt pretty bleak. 

Thank you so much for helping us to continue to celebrate Winston and all the joy he brought to this world, and still brings to us and our family every day.

Rhiannon & Ric 



Isla Rose Matthewson was baptised on 6 December 2015 by Revd Kathryn Windlsow, with Revd Christine Spencer lending a hand.
The proud parents, Derek and Jenny, were supported by godparents Anthony Gould and Nicola Fenney, with Maya Gunn as supporter.
Isla wore a dress that was first worn by Jenny's grandmother, Rosemary Agabeg, who was also at the service. Rosemary lives in Storrington, normally attends St Mary's, Sullington, and is 93 years young! Jenny, her mother, her sisters and her female cousins also wore the dress when they were baptised, so it was a very special outfit, and wonderful for her great grandmother to see Isla wearing it at her baptism.
Isla was a star throughout the service, smiling at everyone! Congratulations Isla, and we welcome you to our family in Christ.


Diamond Wedding
Clive and Pat Granger
married on 6 August 1955 at All Saints Church, Belvedere.

On Sunday, 9 August, everyone at St Mary’s, Storrington, celebrated Clive and Pat's Diamond Wedding Anniversary and they had the pleasure of having their children at the service.

They met as junior clerk and secretary at a firm of solicitors in London when aged 17 and 16 years old.

After National Service Clive eventually joined the Crawley Development Corporation and was involved in the development of the new town, and on 6 August 1955 they were married in All Saints Church, Belvedere, Abbey Wood.

On completing a Diploma in Municipal Administration, Clive's final job was in the Education Department of the Union NALGO (now UNISON) eventually becoming Assistant Education Officer. 

They happily settled in Crawley and in due time Mark, Stephen, Ann and Emma arrived.  While the children were growing up Clive trained as a Church of England Reader and was licensed in 1962.  His ministry was principally based at Worth where the family worshipped at the time.  He also, through private study, gained a Bachelor of Divinity in 1969. 

When they moved to Gossops Green Clive was a Reader at St Albans.  In addition to caring for her family Pat was also involved for many years in voluntary work, transporting people from the Crawley area to hospital and also organizing the Christian Aid collections, and, of course, as here, helping distribute the church magazine. 

Clive and Pat moved to Storrington in 1992, dividing their church affiliation between Storrington and Sullington.   They love reading, music, gardening and Clive is a keen woodworker.  They also enjoy their extended family which includes five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Congratulations, Pat and Clive, on your Diamond Celebration. 

Kathryn Windslow