Contact:

Click on the appropriate link shown below:

Rector Revd Canon Kathryn Windslow   Hon. Assistant Priest Revd Charles Hadle   Church Office

Please note that telephone numbers should be prefixed with 01903.

FOLLOWING LAST SUNDAY we are again going 'live' with the Online Parish Communion for Easter and are inviting you to join us next Sunday. 
Click here for more information and click  Online Sunday Service for the Service Sheet.

NOTE: Our organist Ian has an exciting Whitsun toccata, 'Tu Es Petra' ('Thou art the Rock') by Henri Mulet.
To listen and watch click 'Ian's Interlude'

Here is another interesting link to: 'The Blessing UK'. Please note that it is preceeded by an advert that can be skipped if you wish.
 

For your prayers:
Maxwell Smith; Annette Cole; Jim Wells; Ron Ham; Sue and John Taylor; Cathy McAllister; Peter Buchanan; Rachel Martin; Caroline Anne; Betty Moss; Anna Burt, Nancy Parsons; Val Cafferkey; Jack Stone; Harry Gee; Monica Walter; Sheila Ward; Hilda Holt; Elsie Winning; Dorothy Gill; Pam Tunnell; Victoria Fox and family (Bradbury Court).

Remember with thanksgiving: 
Hugh Francis, Gordon Rowlands, Sylvia Humphries, Joyce Chacksfield and Don Sherwood

Sundays:
Kathryn would like all the congregation to spend some time in prayer at 10am on a Sunday morning, so that we are all praying together even though we are apart. 

Please note the new links on the left hand side of this page beneath the 3 Heralds cover.
There are several links to streamed Sunday services at Chichester Cathedral, Radio 4, the BBC “Daily Service”BBC1 Songs of praise and also details of Chichester Cathedral Holy Week.

Please note also that we now have a new 'History' page, written by Martyn Freeman.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Friday, 29th May 2020

 

The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, BUT on building the new.

~ Dan Millman

 

So then, we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.

~ Romans 14:19

 

From MARITTA TERRELL: Thoughts for the Day Blog  - Thoughtsaday.blogspot.com


Bible Quiz

Who said this (2 points), To Whom (2 points) and When/Why (5 points)?

Week 3

3.1 Here comes this dreamer. Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits…

3.2 My father made your yoke heavy, but l will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but l will chastise you with scorpions.

3.3 And this is the writing that was inscribed: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, and PARSIN.

3.4 Not so, he shall be called John.

3.5 Do you understand what you are reading? And he said: How can l unless someone guides me?

3.6 Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, “Speak, Lord, for thy servant hears.”

 

Missing Word

2 points for the word(s); 3 points for which book of the Bible

Week 3

3.1 immediately the father of the child cried out: I believe; help my …

3.2 Thus Joseph who was surnamed by the apostles, Barnabas, son of …

3.3 James, the son of Zebedee and James the brother of John whom he named , sons of

3.4 Remove this from me; yet not what l will

3.5 And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people: Shout for the Lord has given you the …

3.6 And David said: O Lord, l pray thee, turn the counsel of into foolishness.

 

 

Who Said Week 2 Answers

2.1 Bless me, even me also, O my father!

Esau to Isaac after Jacob had tricked his father into giving him the blessing. (Gen 34.7)

2.2 What have l done to you, that you have struck me these three times?

Balaam’s ass to Balaam after the angel blocked the road (Num 22.28)

2.3 You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin; but l come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

David responding to Goliath’s challenge (1 Sam 17.45)

2.4 Am l my brother’s keeper?

Cain to Yahweh after killing his brother Abel (Gen 4.9)

2.5 For where you go l will go, and where you lodge l will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.

Ruth to Naomi when the bereaved Naomi decides to leave Moab (Ruth 1.16)

2.6 How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Jacob (to Yahweh?) after his dream of angels ascending and descending (Gen 28.17)

 

 

Missing Words Week 2 Answers

1. The Lord is my shepherd, l shall not want. (Ps 23.1)

2. Even these may forget, yet l will not forget you. Behold l have engraved you on the palm of my hands. (Is 49.1)

3. The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the midst of the valley; it was full of bones (Ezek 37.1)

4. My God, my God, why you have you forsaken me? (Ps 22.1)

5. Even the sparrow finds a home and the swallow a nest for herself; (Ps 84.3)

6. In the year that King Uzziah died, l saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up. (Is 6.1)


Week 1, answers.

Do not come near; put off your shoes from your feet; for the place on which you are standing is holy ground. (Ex 3.5)
Yahweh (God) to Moses, call to lead people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt.

Who told you that you were naked? (Gen 3.11)
Yahweh (God) to Adam & Eve after serpent tricked them in Garden of Eden.

Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could l not wash in them and be clean? (2 Kings 5.12)
Naaman the Syrian to Elisha after being told to wash in the river Jordan to heal his leprosy.

Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that l will show you. (Gen 12.1)
Yahweh (God) to Abraham to leave Haran and become a great nation.

What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears and the lowing of the oxen which l hear?
(1 Sam 15.14)
Samuel to Saul after Saul’s defeat of the Amalekites and hoarding some of the spoils.

These are your gods O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. (Ex 32.4)
Aaron to the Israelites who have made golden calves when Moses has been up on Mt Sinai a long time

  

If you would like to help populate this page with brief but uplifting contributions, please send suggestions to Charles Hadley.It could be a proverb, a Bible text, an anecdote, a snippet of good news…Max length 75 words.

"Charles thanks everyone who has contributed to the Thoughts for the Day which began on March 26th. If anyone wants to know where a particular quotation came from, he has kept a record. God, Father, bless us all as we enter into a brave new world (but with Jesus alongside us and his Holy Spirit within us)."  
Peace and joy to you,
Charles

 

Contact:

Click on the appropriate link shown below:

Rector Revd Canon Kathryn Windslow   Hon. Assistant Priest Revd Charles Hadle   Church Office

Please note that telephone numbers should be prefixed with 01903.

 

For your prayers:
Maxwell Smith; Annette Cole; Jim Wells; Ron Ham; Sue and John Taylor; Cathy McAllister; Peter Buchanan; Rachel Martin; Caroline Anne; Betty Moss; Anna Burt, Nancy Parsons; Val Cafferkey; Jack Stone; Harry Gee; Monica Walter; Sheila Ward; Hilda Holt; Elsie Winning; Dorothy Gill; Pam Tunnell; Victoria Fox and family (Bradbury Court).

Remember with thanksgiving: Hugh Francis, Gordon Rowlands, Sylvia Humphries and Joyce Chacksfield.

.

Sundays:
Kathryn would like all the congregation to spend some time in prayer at 10am on a Sunday morning, so that we are all praying together even though we are apart. 

Please note the new links on the left hand side of this page beneath the 3 Heralds cover.
There are several links to streamed Sunday services at Chichester Cathedral, Radio 4, the BBC “Daily Service”BBC1 Songs of praise and also details of Chichester Cathedral Holy Week.

Please note also that we now have a new 'History' page, written by Martyn Freeman.

 

Online Sunday Service

Sunday, 24th May                                                                                Ascensiontide (7th Sunday of Easter)
10.00 am Online Parish Communion

Celebrant: the Revd Charles Hadley
Sermon: the Revd Charles Hadley
Gospel: Canon Kathryn


New Testament Reading: Acts 1 vv. 6-14
Holy Gospel: John 17 vv. 1–11

Hymn: Crown him with many crowns                                 Stephen Bloxham

Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne;
hark, how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own!
Awake, my soul, and sing of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless King through all eternity.
Crown him the Virgin's Son, the God incarnate born,
whose arm those crimson trophies won which now his brow adorn:
Fruit of the mystic Rose, as of that Rose the Stem;
the Root whence mercy ever flows, the Babe of Bethlehem.
Crown him the Lord of peace, whose power a sceptre sways
from pole to pole, that wars may cease, and all be prayer and praise:
his reign shall know no end, and round his piercèd feet
fair flowers of paradise extend their fragrance ever sweet.
Matthew Bridges (1800-1894) DIADEMATA

Welcome

Alleluia.  Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed.  Alleluia.

Invitation to Confession

What God has prepared for those who love him, he has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything.
Therefore, let us in penitence open our hearts to the Lord,  who has prepared good things for those who love him.

Lord Jesus, you raise us to new life.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you forgive us our sins.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you feed us with the living bread.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy upon you.  Pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis
Glory to God in the highest
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, Heavenly King, Almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit.
In the glory of God the Father.  Amen.

Collect…
 

First Reading…Acts 1 vv. 6-14

Gospel…John 17 vv. 1–11

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people and kindle in them the fire of your love.  
Alleluia.

Sermon


Affirmation of Faith
Let us affirm our faith in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Christ died for our sins
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he was buried;
he was raised to life on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures;
afterwards he appeared to his followers,
and to all the apostles:
this we have received, and this we believe.  Amen

Prayers of Intercession

The Peace

God has made us one in Christ. He has set his seal upon us and, as a pledge of what is to come, has given the Spirit to dwell in our hearts. 
Alleluia!

The peace of the risen Christ be always with you
and also with you.  Alleluia!

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

Preparation of the Table
Be present, be present, Lord Jesus Christ, our risen high priest; make yourself known in the breaking of bread. 
Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.

It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give you thanks, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For he is our great high priest who has entered one for all into the heavenly sanctuary, evermore to pour upon your Church the grace and comfort of your Holy Spirit.
He is the one who has gone before us, who calls us to be united in prayer as were his disciples in the upper room while they awaited his promised gift, the life-giving Spirit of Pentecost.
Therefore all creation yearns with eager longing as angels and archangels sing the endless hymn of praise:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory,
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

We praise and bless you, loving Father, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, and as we obey his command, send your Holy Spirit, that broken bread and wine outpoured may be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.

On the night before he died he had supper with his friends and, taking bread, he praised you.
He broke the bread, gave it to them and said:
Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.

When supper was ended he took the cup of wine.  Again he praised you, gave it to them, and said:
Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.  Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

So, Father, we remember all that Jesus did,
in him we plead with confidence his sacrifice made once for all upon the cross.
Bringing before you the bread of life and cup of salvation, we proclaim his death and resurrection until he comes in glory.

Jesus Christ is Lord:
Lord, by your cross and resurrection you have set us free.  You are the Saviour of the world.

Lord of all life, help us to work together for that day when your kingdom comes and justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth.
Look with favour on your people, gather us in your loving arms and bring us with St Mary and all the saints to feast at your table in heaven.
Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours, O loving Father, for ever and ever.
Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer
Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us: ‘Our Father’

Breaking of the Bread
We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread.

Agnus Dei
Jesus, Lamb of God; have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins; have mercy on us.
Jesus, redeemer of the world; grant us peace.

The ministers receive the sacrament

Alleluia.  Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
Therefore let us keep the feast.  Alleluia.

Post Communion Collect…

Thanksgiving Prayer
Almighty God, we thank you for feeding us
with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ.
Through him we offer you our souls and bodies
to be a living sacrifice.
Send us out in the power of your Spirit
to live and work to your praise and glory.  Amen.

The Blessing

The Spirit of truth lead you into all truth, give you grace to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, and strengthen you to proclaim the word and works of God; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Dismissal
Go in the peace of Christ.  Alleluia, alleluia.
Thanks be to God.  Alleluia, alleluia.


 

Following the announcement on Monday 23rd March by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Chichester Cathedral has closed until further notice.

In direct response to the Government’s instructions all Church of England churches have closed in order to support the national effort to limit the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).Dean of Chichester, The Very Reverend Stephen Waine has issued the following statement:

“The Cathedral’s witness to the love of God for his people has endured for 900 years, and today, despite being closed, Chichester Cathedral remains a strong symbol of God’s presence alongside us.In these unprecedented times, we will continue to offer prayer individually away from the Cathedral. Reiterating the message released by Archbishops and Bishops on Monday (23rd March 2020), all churches, including Chichester Cathedral, will ‘continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable’.We are already developing new ways to continue in our duty. We encourage you to visit our website www.chichestercathedral.org.uk to see the many resources we are developing for worship, and soon for learning and pilgrimage.We urge you to stay at home, and know that God is with you there.”

 

Message from the 3 Heralds Editor, Amanda Hislop.

Firstly, I hope you are well and surviving at home under these very trying and unprecedented times.

Although the April edition of 3 Heralds has been printed, due to the government restrictions announced yesterday, we are unable to deliver at this time. The magazines will be kept in the Church office and we will hopefully be able to deliver at some time in the near future.

The magazine will be put live on the Church web site from 1 April: https://www.storringtonparishchurch.org.uk/

I am also sorry to say the magazine will not be published from May issue until further notice. This is due to the fact we will have no content and will not have anyone to make the deliveries.

Subscriptions will be adjusted next year to compensate for the missed issues.

I truly hope you understand the situation and am sorry to have to make this decision as I know many of you really enjoy the magazine, as much as I love putting it together.

In the meantime, whilst you are all at home, you may like to take the opportunity to write an article, on a subject of your choice, for future publication!

Please feel free to contact me by email if you wish: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

With God’s blessings, and stay safe

Amanda Hislop

Editor 3 Heralds

Parish Magazine for Storrington, Sullington and Thakeham

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The parish church of St Mary, Storrington, exists to serve the whole community. There has been a church here for more than a thousand years. The building is, in parts, ancient and historic, but its purpose to provide a spiritual centre for Storrington and a place set apart for worship, is timeless. It is a place where people are enabled to draw nearer to God and experience the grace of Jesus Christ in their lives.

It is here that so many members of our community over the centuries have celebrated their marriages and the arrival of children; here they have shared their sense of loss while celebrating the lives of the departed; and here, week by week, the ministry of Word and Sacrament is offered.  We cherish the best of the Church's tradition whilst incorporating that which is fresh and new. Whilst the dignity of worship is important there is also a time for light-heartedness and informality.  We aim to be outward-looking, friendly and welcoming, and to proclaim a balanced Christian faith based firmly on the three Anglican foundations of Scripture, tradition and reason and are glad to collaborate with our sister churches in Storrington in the vital task of promoting the Christian gospel.

The church is open every day from about 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Clergy team lead our support network offering pastoral care, comfort and guidance and a listening ear.

St Mary's has a broad range of activities, courses and home groups, some serious in purpose, others entertaining; but all with enjoyment and fellowship along the way.

The Parish of St Mary, Storrington, is in the Deanery of Storrington, the Archdeaconry of Horsham and the Diocese of Chichester. The clergy appreciate the opportunity of meeting new residents in the parish. Please get in touch soon after your arrival to arrange a convenient time for a visit.

We aim to keep in contact with as many people as possible through the Three Heralds Parish Magazine: for more information please click as shown on the left hand side of this page.