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A January Messsage from Helena


Wishing you all a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.

I look forward to seeing you all when I get back from Australia,

and sharing what I’ve seen and done while there!

Blessings and prayers.


Helena is currently away on her 3 month sabbatical in Australia. Please continue to contact the Church Office as normal. On the days Wendy is not in the office Colin will pick up messages and reply to enquiries. Please be aware that Colin only works in the Parish part-time and lives in Rustington, so you may not get as quick a reply as when Helena is living at the Rectory. 

Winter Warmer - Tea and Biccies!  

The Findon Village Hall Committee invite villagers to the Village Hall

for a Winter Warmer every Monday in January.

Tea/coffee and biscuits and a chat, from 2 to 4.30pm, 50p donation.

23rd January - Live Entertainment!

The Four Fivers and the Two Ronnies at 2pm.

The Friends of St John the Baptist

are holding a Quiz Night in Findon Village Hall

on Saturday, 11th February.

Tickets are available from Peckham's Butchers

£15 per head to include a Fish & Chip Supper,

with fund-raising raffle for FoSTB.


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

Sunday, 22nd January

 8.00am Traditional Communion at Patching

 9.30am Eucharist at Findon


Sunday, 29th January - Fifth Sunday

Bishop Ruth will be presiding at the Parish Eucharist at 10am at Clapham.


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.



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

Cornerstone will be leading the music at the Worship & Praise service at Findon on Sunday 5th February.


Chichester Cathedral

You can follow services streamed live from the cathedral  here.  For information of events and special services, click here.

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:

West Sussex: Support for the Vulnerable

Free essential toiletries kits are available at every WSCC library across the county and require no referral or criteria.  For more information, click 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:



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:


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.

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.


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

Re-starts on 7th February

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: 

Go to our Gallery for photos from our sessions.

LambsTails - please note!

LambsTails will not meet on Tuesday 10th January and whilst Helena is away, there will be no Lambstails on the third Tuesday of the month.

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:

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: 

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:

Please stay safe and well

and be assured of our prayers for you and your families.

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