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Our grateful thanks to Ellie Bond for the artwork.

 

Click here for a Christmas message from Helena and Colin,

with details of our Christmas services and celebrations.

Christmas Tree Festival 2023

Thank you to everyone who contributed

to the huge success of our Festival,

especially to all those who came to support us.

It was wonderful to welcome so many people

into our church and, judging by the smiling faces, 

the event was much enjoyed by everyone.

More news, photos and the names

of the winning trees to follow!

Our next

Worship & Praise

will be on Sunday, 7th January.

The Goring Music Group

at 10am in Findon Church.

Everyone welcome!

Notice Board

Sunday, 10th December

8.00am Holy Communion at Clapham

9.30am Eucharist at Findon

Sunday, 7th January - please note!

There will be a service of Worship & Praise at 10am in Findon Church, not a Eucharist at 9.30am as indicated in the Findon News.

 

Parish Home Group

We have a Home Group where a number of people meet to grow in faith in a relaxed setting and to get to know and support one another. If you would like to know more, or to take part in it, please speak to Jean Burden or Helena, or contact the Parish Office.

 

Church Cleaning

If you  feel able to help with this, even if only on an occasional basis, we would be incredibly grateful. Please speak to

Helena.

 

Refreshments

We meet in fellowship after the service for a chat over a cuppa.  If you would like to be part of the 'refreshments' team at Findon, please contact Tessa McCormick: 

tessa909@btinternet.com.

"Cornerstone"

If you enjoy singing or playing an instrument and are interested in joining our parish bandplease contact Graham at fishponds185@tiscali.co.uk 

Treasurer Role

We are still looking for two people to take on the finance role in the Church. Contact the parish office for more information.

Access to Findon Church

The gates to Findon Church are locked automatically overnight. Pedestrian access through the side gate is still available.

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.

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. If you would like to know more, or if you feel you would like to join our band of helpers, click here.  

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. 

For more information contact Sue Stone:

belgiumsue@hotmail.com

Light Lunch @ 1pm

The last Tuesday in the month in Findon Village Hall, £6. Profits to the Macmillan Cancer Fund. Everyone welcome.

Tea @ 2

Clapham & Patching Village Hall, 

every Tuesday from 2-3pm. £1

Please join us for a cuppa and a chat.

If the weather is fine, this will now be at Dulaney House. All welcome!

Pastoral Group

Our Parish Pastoral Group is there for anybody within our parish. We also keep in contact with baptisms, weddings and the bereaved. Please contact the Rectory if either you or anyone you know needs a visit.

Grateful thanks

Thank you to everyone who has delivered the Parish Christmas Card across our three villages. Your help is really appreciated.

 

Love in a Box

Thank you to everyone who filled a shoebox for the Mustard Seed Relief Mission for children in Moldova. We were able to send 65 boxes. Why not start gathering goodies for next year?

 

Offington Park Methodist Church

Job Opportunity

Offington Park is seeking to employ a 

Community Development Manager for The Lighthouse @ Offington Park (Soft Play & Cafe). Details here.

Chichester Cathedral

From 3rd December an exciting programme of services, music, events and activities arrives at the Cathedral. Many of these are free and booking is not required, unless otherwise specified. For information on Advent and Christmas events at the cathedral, click here.

 

Faith in Sussex

In the Autumn issue, available here,

introduced by Bishop Ruth, read about the recent Order of St Richard awards, and news and activities from churches across the diocese.  

Ukraine

We continue to pray for the situation in Ukraine.  For information about how to help go to:British-Ukrainian Aid 

Findon Defibrillators

There are currently two defibrillators in the village. For details, click here.

Useful links

For information about other organisations in the Parish, click on Useful Links in the menu bar.

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 work hard to develop ways in which we can meet the needs of the church family and the community.  

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 note that Helena's rest days are Mondays and Fridays. 

On these days enquiries should be made through the Parish Office.)

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