Join us for Harvest Festival!

We have three Harvest Festival eucharist services this year:

Findon:  on Sunday 20th September at 9.30am, supporting Turning Tides

Clapham:  on Sunday 4th October at 10.00am, supporting the Littlehampton Food Bank.

Patching:  on Sunday 20th September at10.00am, also supporting the Littlehampton Food Bank.

Donations of tins/packaged goods will be greatly appreciated.

For more information on the charities we are supporting, follow the links to their websites below.

Helena's Induction as Vicar of Findon with Clapham and Patching

Following her Licensing on 5th May, Helena’s Induction will take place on Sunday 25th October in Findon Church at 9.30am. Everyone very welcome. If you do not normally attend Church, but would like to attend the Induction, please let us know so that we can make sure sufficient safe seats are available.  Email: findoncprectory@gmail.com

Please note that we are now required to wear face coverings/masks in church.

There is social distancing in all three Churches; please remember to sanitise your hands when entering and leaving.

Church services are currently not affected by the latest changes and advice from the Government.

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Sunday worship

Services this Sunday, 20th Sept:

traditional communion at 8.00am at Findon; Harvest Festival Eucharist service at 9.30 am at Findon and at 10 am at Patching.

Online worship

For those unable to come to church, a short service of Morning Prayer is available via the link above.

Worship & Praise

Our next Worship & Praise service is at 10am on Sunday 4th October.  This is a service for all ages.

Evening prayer

We will be holding a service of Compline via Zoom at 8pm on Sunday. If you would like to join usplease send an email to:

findoncprectory@gmail.com

(If you have joined before, you

will receive an email invitation.)

Findon News

Community newsletter for Findon, including the Church Parish of Findon, Clapham & Patching. Please click on the link above for

the latest issue (Sept 2020).

News from Chichester Cathedral

The Bishop of Lewes and the Bishop of Horsham were officially welcomed at Chichester Cathedral on 13th September. The services were live streamed so everyone further afield could join in the celebrations. More information at:

https://www.chichester.anglican.org/liveservices/

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

The light of Christ be with you to protect you

and to give you courage and hope. Amen

All activities and groups are cancelled until further notice.

Turning Tides

One of the largest providers of homeless service for adults in West Sussex:

https://www.turning-tides.org.uk/

Littlehampton Food Bank

Helping local people in crisis:

https://littlehamptondistrict.foodbank.org.uk/

Universal Credit

The Together in Sussex website has important information about Universal Credit. At this time many people are trying to claim and may be having difficulties understanding the system. Please share this resource - you may never know

who you have helped.

https://togetherinsussex.org.uk/whats-new/universal-credit

Faith in Sussex  - the Diocesan publication for church communities in Sussex.

The Autumn issue of Faith in Sussex is now available online. It can be found on the Diocesan website: 

https://www.chichester.anglican.org/faith-in-sussex/

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: findon.rectory@btinternet.com.

All musicians welcome!

Flowers

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

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. 

We are working on our website and our new Facebook page and more information will be added over the coming weeks. 

"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.

 For more information follow the link above to our weekly Pew Sheet.

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

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. 

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