Lent4Good - supporting our homeless community
Turning Tides, the largest provider of support for people experiencing homelessness in West Sussex, are asking us to join with them in reflection and prayer during Lent. The numbers of local people accessing their services are rising and it is only through the collective efforts of the community that they can continue to support those most vulnerable. For some ideas for acts that you could undertake at home during Lent and into Easter click here. For more information on Turning Tides and Lent4Good click here.
28th February Communion at 8.00 am
in Clapham. This service will alternate between the Findon and Clapham churches for the time being. A short
pre-recorded service of Morning Worship is available on this website and on our Facebook page. There is a service of Compline via Zoom at 8pm.
Service times are constantly under
review, so please continue to check this website or our Facebook page, or contact the Parish Office.
Message from the Archbishops
The Archbishops invite the nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’. Read their letter here.
Community newsletter for Findon, including the Church Parish of Findon, Clapham & Patching. Please click on the link above for the latest issue.
We need volunteers to help with the flowers at Findon Church on a rota basis. Please speak to Helena for more details.
The Light that no darkness can quench
has come into the world.
May your faith bring you comfort
and hope as we begin a new year.
Helena and Colin
are praying for you all, and
wish you a happy, healthy new year.
As part of our Lenten
devotions we will be
holding a series of 5 meetings via Zoom on Friday afternoons. Each meeting will last a maximum of one hour and we will be using the Diocesan offering 'Cracked Wide Open'. If you would like to join us, please contact the Rectory by phone or email. All are most welcome.
Christmas Tree Festival - thinking ahead!
It is early days in the planning of the 2021 Christmas Tree Festival but, in order to make the most of lockdown and the fact that people may have time on their hands, we are already collecting homemade tree decorations, Christmas decorations, Christmas arts and crafts - anything we can sell on the craft stall. For further information, collection or delivery, please contact Gill Gostick: 01903 873955 or
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:
All musicians welcome!
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.
"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, Curate
c/o The Rectory, School Hill, Findon BN14 0TR
Tel: 01903 873601 - email:
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.
Baptisms / Weddings / Funerals
Please contact the Parish Office
for the latest information.
Tel: 01903 873601