Our thoughts and prayers are with the Queen and the Royal Family
on the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
May he rest in peace.
Our churches are open daily and candles are available in all three churches.
We are unable to offer a Book of Condolence due to Covid restrictions but
the Church of England has opened an online Book of Condolence
Here is an opportunity to try ‘Alpha Online’. Explore the things you never quite got, or have wanted to ask about having a faith, with no commitment or pressure, and all from the comfort of your own home! It's open to absolutely anyone; with a faith or none at all. Completely free, it runs from Tuesday 20th April at 7.30pm for 10 weeks. Very simple to connect and no more than eight of us in the group. You meet in the group for an intro/ catch up, the video is aired at 7.40pm, and then we come back into our group for a chance to chat together about the issues raised.
Karen and Nick Sellors will be hosting this group. If you want to ask anything else
about this course, please contact us on email@example.com, or call us on 877853
(leave a message; if we are out and we will call you back).
Sunday Worship, 18th April
8.00am Traditional Communion at Findon
9.30am Said Eucharist at Findon.
10.00am Said Eucharist at Patching
As the churches are open, we are not
posting an online service. If you are unable to attend church and would like a visit, please contact the Parish Office. Compline on Zoom will continue at 8.00pm.
There is a said Eucharist in Findon Church
at 10.00am every Tuesday
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 - thinking ahead!
We are planning to organise the biennial Findon Church Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of 4th/5th Dec 2021 and we are already collecting homemade tree decorations, Christmas decorations, Christmas arts and crafts - anything we
can sell on the craft stall. For further information, collection or delivery, please contact Gill Gostick: 01903 873955 or
We need volunteers to help with the flowers at Findon Church on a rota basis. Please speak to Helena for more details.
God of our lives,
we give thanks for the life
of Prince Philip,
for his love of our country,
and for his devotion to duty.
We entrust him now to
your love and mercy,
through our Redeemer
Update from Chichester Cathedral Friends
Over the last year, the Cathedral has faced many challenges and developed new means of staying connected with the wider community and providing means of support and resources. Read a letter from Cathy Clark, Communications Assistant here.
Holy Week from the Cathedral
Join Chichester Cathedral in the week leading up to Easter, following the last days of Jesus, from his entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, through the Last Supper to his crucifixion and resurrection.
Turning Tides, the largest provider of support for people experiencing homelessness in West Sussex, are
asking us to join with them in reflection and prayer during Lent. For more
information on Turning Tides and Lent4Good click here
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:
All musicians welcome!
All activities and groups are cancelled until further notice.
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.
"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, Curate
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.
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.
Baptisms / Weddings / Funerals
Please contact the Parish Office
for the latest information.
Tel: 01903 873601