Thine be the Glory / How great thou art / Great is thy Faithfulness / Tell out my Soul 

In Christ Alone / Guide me O Thou great redeemer / To God be the Glory / And can it be

A Big Sing!

Come and join in our service of Worship & Praise in Findon Church on Sunday, 1st August at 10.00 am.

Simon Whitchurch, one of our top organists, will be playing for us, and we have chosen a selection of hymns which we believe will really celebrate the return of singing to our churches.

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Update to Coronavirus measures in our churches

Although government restrictions have been lifted, we would still advise caution in our buildings. Wearing a mask is up to each individual but we would ask that everyone is mindful of other people and respects social distancing unless invited by another to come closer. Please continue to use hand sanitiser on entry and we would advise signing in, although this is no longer mandatory.  Singing will gradually resume in our services but please only exchange the peace with a smile or wave with the people nearest you rather than moving around the building. The situation is constantly under review and further updates will be posted.

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Save the date!

Our Christmas Tree Festival takes place this year at Findon Church on 

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December.

Findon's beautiful parish church will once again be filled

with Christmas trees decorated by local groups and societies.  

If you would like to have a tree in the festival,

please email Graham Langford at fishponds185@tiscali.co.uk

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Sunday Worship 1st August

 8.00am Traditional Communion at Findon

10.00am Worship & Praise at Findon

10.00 am Said Eucharist at Patching

 8.00pm Compline - Zoom service 

If you are unable to attend church and would like a visit, please contact the Parish Office.

There is a said Eucharist in Findon Church

at 10.00am every Tuesday.

As from 1st August, the 10am services at Clapham and Patching are changing places.

Findon News

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

Christmas Tree Festival - 4th/5th Dec

We are collecting homemade decorations, and Christmas arts and crafts - anything we  can sell on the craft stall. Also homemade jams, chutneys and preserves needed.  For

further information, or to arrange

collection, please contact Gill Gostick: 01903 873955  or gill.gostick@yahoo.co.uk

St Mary the Virgin Clapham

Thank you to all who attended our recent open afternoons. You can still donate towards the cost of the stonework repairs. Click here for more information.

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.

Flowers

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

Resources

Please visit our Resources page for links to information and resources provided by the Diocese and other organisations, including the latest edition of Faith in Sussex, the Diocesan publication for church communities in Sussex.

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

The light of Christ

be with you to protect you

and to give you courage

and hope.

Amen

Refreshments - volunteers needed

If you feel you would like to be part of a team offering refreshments in church after one of the services, please contact the Parish Office. 

 

Messy Church

Would you be interested in helping at 

Messy Church?  Do you fancy cooking for a large number of children and their parents/

carers?  How about helping with the actvities?
Do you know children who would like to

come along?

Messy Church meets in Findon Village Hall 

from 3.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month during term time. If you can help in anyway; please contact Hilary  Langford: 

fishponds2@hotmail.co.uk.

To find out more about Messy Church, click here.

 

Youth Club

Youth club has now started again after over a year’s absence. Every Thursday, in Findon Village Hall, 4.30-6.30pm.  Everyone aged 11 and over welcome!

More helpers needed – please speak to Helena for details.

Turning Tides - Homeless Crisis

Turning Tides, the largest provider of support for homeless men and women in West Sussex, are starting to see the real economic impact of Covid, as increasing numbers depend on them.  Please consider donating to help Turning Tides provide vital support. Click here for more information.

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!

News from the Cathedral

Lunchtime concerts have returned to the cathedral. In light of ongoing Covid concerns, places must be booked in advance.  Further details available here.

For details of services live-streamed from the Cathedral, click here:

Live-streamed Services | Chichester Cathedral

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

the church family and the community in our parish as we look forward to our churches opening up again.

"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
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(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, 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.

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.