WELCOME TO ST MARY’S ….. The Church is now be open on Thursday mornings (9.30am – 12.30pm) for private prayer, and on Sundays at 8am for Holy Communion and at 10am for the Parish Communion Service.
We need to continue with all the health and safety measures of hand sanitising on entry, keeping a 2m distance and having to sit where designated, and no singing or afterChurch coffee. Also, it is now compulsory to wear a face covering as we are indoors.
Message from Kathryn:
Dear friends, I am pleased to be able to let you know that the church will be open for Sunday 8am Holy Communion and 10am Parish Communion. Church will be a bit different as we will all have to keep to the health and safety measures of hand sanitising on entry, keeping a 2m distance and so having to sit where designated, and no singing or after church coffee. Also you may wish to wear a mask as we are indoors. It will be great to see you in reality, rather than on the screen!
With love and prayers, Kathryn
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Please note that telephone numbers should be prefixed with 01903.
The Rectory Office is now open on Thursday mornings 10am - 12 noon
Those in need in body, mind and spirit: Jeannie Watten; Gabriella; Trevor Taylor; Bob Minter; Sara Harden; Mollie and Colin Williams; Roger Powell; Wendy Cliffe, Dorothy Gill, Penny; Laurence Hardy
Those who have died recently:
Rest eternal grant unto the, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.
Monday, 19 October Henry Martyn, 1812
Tuesday, 20 October 7.30 pm Deanery Synod at Steyning Church with the Bishop of Horsham
Wednesday, 21 October 10 am – 4 pm ‘Abraham’ Course at Chemin Neuf Community (see Notices)
Thursday, 22 October 9 am – 12.30pm Church open for private prayer
All Saints and All Souls
We will not be able to have our usual Service of Light, Hope & Remembrance this year but we will display in Church a board with all the names entered in our Book of Remembrance and of those whose funerals have taken place over the last three years. The board will be in Church and can be seen on Thursday, 29 October, Sunday, 1 November and Thursday, 5 November. If you wish to include an additional name on the board please inform Viv Stuart by 27 October at the latest.
Abraham (A course for those 70-ish plus)
A series of 5 days with the Chemin Neuf Community to look at the possibilities as we age. At The Priory, School Lane, Storrington RH20 4LN
10am – 4 pm Wednesdays 21 October, 4 November, 18 November, 2 December and 16 December.
Church of England phone line
The Church of England has a free phone line of comforting hymns, reflections and daily prayers, entitled ‘Daily Hope’. Just ring 0800 804 8044.
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.
Please note also that we now have a new 'History' page, written by Martyn Freeman.