Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday 4th December 10am-5pm - Sunday 5th December 11am-4pm
A wonderful way to herald the start of the festive season!
As well as colourful trees, there are refreshments, crafts, and musical entertainment from Becca Lieu
and her pupils (flute, Saturday 10.30am), the Littlehampton Players’ Operatic Society (Saturday, 1pm) Emma Greaney (guitar, Sunday, 11.30am) and the Monarchs Way Singers (Saturday & Sunday, 3pm).
Please walk if possible – parking is limited. Entry by donation.
For more details please contact Gill: email@example.com
Over the CTF weekend we will be asking people to please wear a mask
when entering the church and while walking around.
Worship & Praise - 5th December
Join us in Findon Church at 10am on Sunday, 5th December,
when we will welcome back "Canticle" to lead the music.
Come along to this informal service to see the magical trees and stay to enjoy
the Christmas Tree Festival after the service.
This year we are holding an informal short series of meetings to look at some themes of Advent.
They will take place on Monday mornings at 10:45am, first meeting on Monday, 29th November.
More information on the pew sheet (above).
Sunday Worship 5th December
8.00am Traditional Eucharist at Findon
10.00am Worship & Praise at Findon
10.00am Sung 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 at
10.00am every Tuesday and Morning Prayer every Wednesday and Friday at 9.00am.
Chichester Cathedral Carol Services 2021
Dates of the cathedral carol services can be found in the pew sheet (above). Tickets are free but need to be booked. This can be done via the Cathedral website:
chichestercathedral.org.uk or by telephone 01243 813586. For more information or help with booking, contact Claire Kersley (Cathedral Link): firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
All musicians welcome!
Communion may again be received in two kinds: bread and wine. It is up to each individual to decide whether they wish to take the chalice. Intinction (‘dipping’ in the wine) is not allowed.
We are delighted that we can once again 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
We need volunteers to help with the flowers at Findon Church on a rota basis. Please speak to Helena for more details.
God the Father,
help us to hear the call of Christ the King
and to follow in his service,
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, one glory.
Findon Christmas Cards
Now on sale at the back of the Church
and in the Village Shop.- £2 each, all
profits going to the Church. We are again
grateful to Maggie Martin for her beautiful
Skydive for Care for Veterans
Irene Adams has completed her skydive and would like to thank everyone who has donated to Care for Veterans; she has raised over £600 so far. Donations can still be made via her Just Giving page:
We meet in Findon Village Hall from 3.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month (term time only) for crafts, activities, a talk and songs, all linked to a bible theme. To finish the session we sit down for a meal together. To find out more, click here or contact Hilary Langford:
Parent & Toddler Group for babies, toddlers and their parents/carers on Tuesday mornings, 10.30am in Findon Village Hall, every third Tuesday in Findon Church,11.00am - 12.00 noon. For more information contact Sue Stone: email@example.com
Light Lunch @ 1
In Findon Village Hall at 1pm on the last Tuesday of the month (except August and December).
Everyone welcome. £5
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.
Faith in Sussex
Click here for the latest issue of Faith in Sussex which features not just one but two pictures of Colin, along with our faithful friends of the 4 legged variety, taken at Findon's Pet Service on 3rd October.
Although government restrictions have been lifted, we still advise caution in our buildings. Wearing a mask is up to each individual but we ask that everyone is mindful of other people and respects social distancing. Please continue to use hand sanitiser on entry and we 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.
The situation is constantly under review and further updates will be posted.
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 .
"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.
Rev Helena Buqué, Vicar, and Rev Colin Cox, Associate Vicar
c/o The Rectory, School Hill, Findon BN14 0TR
Tel: 01903 873601 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Do you know?
There is a community support group
for Findon, Clapham and Patching.
It responds to calls for help
from anyone in need.