Church Services and Christmas Celebrations

Click here for information about our church services in December,

and Christmas celebrations around the villages,

including Nine Lessons and Carols, Live Nativity and Carol Singing.

Christmas Tree Festival 

Saturday 4th December 10am-5pm - Sunday 5th December 11am-4pm

A wonderful way to herald the start of the festive season! 

As well as colourful trees, there are refreshments, crafts, and musical entertainment from Becca Lieu

and her pupils (flute, Saturday 10.30am), the Littlehampton Players’ Operatic Society (Saturday, 1pm) Emma Greaney (guitar, Sunday, 11.30am) and the Monarchs Way Singers (Saturday & Sunday, 3pm). 

Please walk if possible – parking is limited.  Entry by donation. 

For more details please contact Gill: gill.gostick@yahoo.co.uk 

 Over the CTF weekend we will be asking people to please wear a mask

when entering the church and while walking around.

Worship & Praise - 5th December

Join us in Findon Church at 10am on Sunday, 5th December,

when we will welcome back "Canticle" to lead the music.

Come along to this informal service to see the magical trees and stay to enjoy

the Christmas Tree Festival after the service.

Advent Course 

This year we are holding an informal short series of meetings to look at some themes of Advent.

They will take place on Monday mornings at 10:45am, first meeting on Monday, 29th November.

More information on the pew sheet (above).

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Sunday Worship 5th December

 8.00am Traditional Eucharist at Findon

10.00am Worship & Praise at Findon

10.00am Sung Eucharist at Patching

 8.00pm Compline - Zoom service 

If you are unable to attend church and would

like a visit, please contact the Parish Office.

There is a said Eucharist in Findon at 

10.00am every Tuesday and Morning Prayer every Wednesday and Friday at 9.00am.

Chichester Cathedral Carol Services 2021 

Dates of the cathedral carol services can be found in the pew sheet (above). Tickets are free but need to be booked. This can be done via the Cathedral website: 

chichestercathedral.org.uk or by telephone 01243 813586. For more information or help with booking, contact Claire Kersley (Cathedral Link):  claire.kersley@waitrose.com

Worship & Praise

We are 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: findoncprectory@gmail.com

All musicians welcome!

Communion update

Communion may again be received in two kinds: bread and wine. It is up to each individual to decide whether they wish to take the chalice. Intinction (‘dipping’ in the wine) is not allowed.

Refreshments

We are delighted that we can once again meet

in fellowship after the service for a chat over a cuppa.  If you feel you would like to be part of the 'refreshments' team, please contact Tessa McCormick: tessa909@btinternet.com.

Church Cleaning

Following lockdown, some members of the Findon cleaning team have decided to hang up their dusters! If anyone feels able to help, we would be incredibly grateful. Please contact one of the Churchwardens or Helena.

Flowers

We need volunteers to help with the flowers at Findon Church on a rota basis. Please speak to Helena for more details.

God the Father,
help us to hear the call of Christ the King
and to follow in his service,
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, one glory.
Amen.

Findon Christmas Cards

Now on sale at the back of the Church

and in the Village Shop.- £2 each, all 

profits going to the Church. We are again
grateful to Maggie Martin for her beautiful

painting.

Skydive for Care for Veterans

Irene Adams has completed her skydive and would like to thank everyone who has donated to Care for Veterans; she has raised over £600 so far. Donations can still be made via her Just Giving page:

 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Irene-Adams.

 

Messy Church

We meet in Findon Village Hall from 3.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month (term time only) for crafts, activities, a talk and songs, all linked to a bible theme.  To finish the session we sit down for a meal together. To find out more, click here or contact Hilary Langford: 

fishponds2@hotmail.co.uk.

Lambs Tails

Parent & Toddler Group for babies, toddlers  and their parents/carers on Tuesday mornings, 10.30am in Findon Village Hall, every third Tuesday in Findon Church,11.00am - 12.00 noon.  For more information contact Sue Stone: belgiumsue@hotmail.com

 

Light Lunch @ 1

In Findon Village Hall at 1pm on the last Tuesday of the month (except August and December).
Everyone welcome. £5

Turning Tides - Homeless Crisis

Turning Tides, the largest provider of support for homeless men and women in West Sussex, are starting to see the real economic impact of Covid, as increasing numbers depend on them.  Please consider donating to help Turning Tides provide vital support. Click here for more information.

Faith in Sussex

Click here for the latest issue of Faith in Sussex which features not just one but two pictures of Colin, along with our faithful friends of the 4 legged variety, taken at Findon's Pet Service on 3rd October.

Coronavirus

Although government restrictions have been lifted, we still advise caution in our buildings. Wearing a mask is up to each individual but we ask that everyone is mindful of other people and respects social distancing. Please continue to use hand sanitiser on entry and we advise signing in, although this is no longer mandatory.  Singing will gradually resume in our services but please only exchange the peace with a smile or wave with the people nearest you.

The situation is constantly under review and further updates will be posted.

We continue to work hard to develop ways in which we can return to worship safely

and to meet the needs of the church family and the community in our parish .

"Let the door of our heart be open to receive, O Christ,
the soul of our being unlocked, to welcome you;
and the gate of our life flung wide, for your entering in
."
(Ambrose of Milan)

 

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.

Rev Helena Buqué, Vicar, and Rev Colin Cox, Associate Vicar

c/o The Rectory, School Hill, Findon BN14 0TR

Tel:  01903 873601 - email: findoncprectory@gmail.com

Please stay safe and well and be assured of our prayers for you and your families.

God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid, in isolation 
or concerned about their jobs and businesses
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

Baptisms / Weddings / Funerals
Please contact the Parish Office
for the latest information.
Tel: 01903 873601
Email: findoncprectory@gmail.com
 

Do you know?

There is a community support group

for Findon, Clapham and Patching.

It responds to calls for help

from anyone in need.

Safeguarding

 
We wish to promote a safer church where everyone feels welcome and safe.  Please click on the link below to see our policy
for a safe Church, along with details of whom to contact with any concerns.