Our churches have re-opened for public worship; please see our 'Services' page for details.
Following guidance from the Church of England, in order to keep everyone safe,
we have made certain changes to the way in which our services will be held.
Click here for more information:
For those unable to attend church or who prefer to stay at home, we will continue
to post a pre-recorded service on this website and on our Facebook page.
We also hold a Zoom service of Evening Worship at 8pm each Sunday.
Our churches are open for visitors and private prayer; opening times are on the 'Services' page.
There is social distancing in all three Churches; please remember to sanitise your hands when entering and leaving.
Please note: Findon Church will be closed for private prayer on Tuesday, 14th July, because of a recording session. There will however be a Communion Service there at 10am that morning.
Patching Church is closed for the time being due to organ maintenance work.
EXCITING NEWS! We look forward to welcoming the Bernardi Music Group to St John the Baptist Church,
on Tuesday, 14th July, to record music for the Shipley Arts Festival. Twenty socially distanced seats will be available; you will be able to be part of their first live concert in Sussex since March. After the recording, the musicians and supporters will move to Findon Place for Nyetimber sponsored sparkling wine and canapes.
For further details visit the Bernardi Music Group website: https://bmglive.com/
click Shipley Arts Festival (forthcoming events)
Our service on Sunday 12th July
is a short service from the Lady Chapel of Findon Church.
It will be available here from 11pm on Saturday
is now open for private prayer
and reflection. Public worship will resume from Sunday 5th July. Details of opening times, and information on the measures introduced to ensure the safety
of visitors and staff can be found on the cathedral website.
HD Tribe has introduced a new free bereavement counselling service. For further details,
Community newsletter for Findon, including the Church Parish of Findon, Clapham & Patching. Please click on
the link above for the latest issue (July 2020).
When our churches are open again, we will need volunteers to help with the flowers at Findon Church on a rota basis. Please speak to Helena for more details.
Our service of Sunday Worship is available on this website and via our Facebook page.
Our online services are accessible at any time.
We hope you can be with us in spirit if not in person.
Evening worship at 8pm this Sunday will have a Celtic feel.
If you would like to join us via
Zoom, please send an email to:
(If you have joined before, you will receive an email invitation.)
South Downs Awakening
Will you Prayer Walk this summer for Revival in the Church of
England? Visit the website for more information.
Faith in Sussex
The Diocesan publication for church communities in Sussex.
Due to the current situation, the latest issue of Faith in Sussex is available solely online. It can be found on the Diocesan website.
Worship & Praise
When our churches re-open
we will be looking for groups of musicians to take part in our
Worship & Praise Service. This
takes place on the 1st Sunday
of the month. If you are interested in taking part, please email the parish office:
All musicians welcome!
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
The light of Christ be with you to protect you
and to give you courage and hope. Amen
All activities and groups are cancelled until further notice.
We may not be able to access our churches in the way we are used to, but we continue to function as a community.
Now more than ever we need the love of God and each other. We are working hard to develop ways in which
we can continue to worship and to meet the needs of the church family and the community in our parish.
We are working on our website and our new Facebook page and more information will be added over the coming weeks.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . .
Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
At this challenging time we are united in our prayer
and in caring for vulnerable members of our community through practical acts of service.
Helena and Colin continue to pray for everyone.
If you have any specific prayer requests, please contact the Rectory.
For more information follow the links above
to our weekly Pew Sheet and to our new Facebook page.
Rev Helena Buqué, Vicar, and Rev Colin Cox, Curate
c/o The Rectory, School Hill, Findon BN14 0TR
Tel: 01903 873601 - email:
O Lord Jesus Christ, since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally,
I humbly pray Thee that Thou wouldest come spiritually to my soul.
Come, Lord Jesus, come and cleanse me, heal me, strengthen me,
and unite me to Thyself, now and for evermore. Amen
(From the Oxford Movement Centenary Prayer Book)
A prayer for all those affected by Coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Baptisms / Weddings / Funerals
Please contact the Parish Office
for the latest information.
Tel: 01903 873601