Short Advent Reflection

Starting Wednesday, 30th November, 10.30am at the Rectory for 4 weeks.

All welcome!

On Saturday 19th Novembe

over 80 people enjoyed

a wonderful and uplifting

concert given by

The Brighton Male

Voice Choir.

For a taste of the evening,

go to our Gallery

to view a short video.

 

Christmas Music

Friday 9th December

The Parish Card should now have been delivered to every house in our villages; please let the Office know if you haven’t received one. If you live outside the Village, cards are available at the back of each church. You can also view the card here.

We continue to pray for the situation in Ukraine: for those affected by the violence; for those in leadership positions; for God’s power and love to be revealed through the church; for the wider global impact; and for peace. British Ukrainian Aid provides medical and humanitarian assistance to the victims of war. For more information go to: British-Ukrainian Aid 

Notice Board

Services Sunday, 4th December

 8.00am Traditional Communion at Findon

10.00am Worship & Praise at Findon

10.00am Eucharist at Patching

See the 'services' page for more information.

Access to Findon Church

Please be aware that the gates to Findon Church are locked automatically overnight.

Pedestrian access through the side gate is still available.

 

"Cornerstone"

If you enjoy singing or playing an instrument and are interested in joining our new parish bandplease contact Graham at

fishponds185@tiscali.co.uk 

Advent & Christmas at Chichester Cathedral Details of special services and events, to which all are welcome, can be found here. Many of these will also be livestreamed. Details of Cathedral Carol Serivces are in the Pew Sheet (see link above).

Graves in our churchyard

The Church of England has a strict policy on what is permitted in Churchyards.  Please follow this link for more information.

Faith in Sussex

The diocesan publication for church communities in Sussex includes parish  stories and covers the missional activities from Church House departments and news from key partners. You can read the online version here or download the PDF here.

Chichester Diocesan Pilgrimage

The Ven Dr Edward Dowler, Archdeacon of Hastings, is to lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in February 2023. Full details are on the diocesan website here:

Monarch's Way Singers

Findon village community choir is always looking to invite new members.  No

singing experience or audition needed.

Contact Carole Thomas:

carole@carolemusic.co.uk

 

Refreshments

We 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.

Flowers

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

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.

Safeguarding

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

Messy Church

Crafts, activities, a talk and

songs, all linked to a bible

theme. Come and join in the

fun on the first Tuesday of the month (term time only), in Findon Village Hall from 3.30-5.30pm. 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. 

Go to our Gallery for photos from our sessions.

LambsTails

For babies, toddlers and their parents/ carers. In Findon Village Hall on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am; every third Tuesday

in Findon Church,11.00am-12.00 noon. 

For more information contact Sue Stone: 

belgiumsue@hotmail.com

Toddler Group Clapham & Patching

Sadly, due to lack of support, there is no longer a monthly Lambstails session at Clapham & Patching Village Hall. We will try again after Easter.

Light Lunch @ 1pm

The last Tuesday in the month in Findon Village Hall, £6.  Everyone welcome.

Community Support Group

There is a community support group for Findon, Clapham and Patching which 

responds to calls for help from anyone in need. Click here for more information: 

 

Baptisms ~ Weddings ~ Funerals
Please contact the Parish Office.
Tel: 01903 873601  Email: findoncprectory@gmail.com 

The Church of England website is a source of helpful information on these life events.

                                                      

We continue to work hard to develop ways in which we can worship safely and meet the needs of the church family

and the community in our parish.  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.