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Christmas Tree Festival - Findon Church - 2nd/3rd December

How do you fancy getting creative with a Christmas tree? 

Would you would like to enter a tree, decorated to express something about you and yours?  Entry forms need to be returned by 9th October, and places will be allocated on a

'first come, first served' approach, so there's no time to lose! 

Please contact Graham Langford for a form, email: fishponds185@tiscali.co.uk

We would like to welcome you to a 

Taizé service

led by our Austrian student, Laura Schellenberg,

on Sunday, 24th September, at 5.30pm in Findon Church

Saturday 15th June 2024 - Save the date!

Graham Kendrick is coming to Findon Church to give a concert.

More details to follow.

Please put the date in your diaries.

For more information about Graham Kendrick click here.

Notice Board

Sunday, 24th September

8.00am Holy Communion at Patching

9.30am Eucharist at Findon

5.30pm Taizé service led by our Austrian student, Laura Schellenberg

 

Christmas Tree Festival in Findon Church 

Saturday & Sunday, 2nd/3rd December

Planning for the Festival is now in full swing. We particularly need pledges for homemade jams and preserves. 

Prizes for the raffle and contributions for the craft stall would also be welcome.

For more details, please contact Gill Gostick: gill.gostick@yahoo.co.uk.

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 about it, 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

We start again on Tuesday, 3rd October!

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; every third Tuesday

in Findon Church,11.00am-12.00 noon. 

For more information contact Sue Stone:

belgiumsue@hotmail.com

Light Lunch @ 1pm

The last Tuesday in the month in Findon Village Hall, £6.  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.

Harvest

Thank you to all who contributed to the Clapham Harvest Service appeal. £40 and a large box of food was donated to Turning Tides.  The Harvest Service at Patching will be on Sunday 1st October, with an auction in aid of Prostate Cancer after the service. Donations of produce, baked, tinned and packeted goods welcome on the day.

Love in a Box – Shoebox Appeal

The shoebox appeal is resuming this year. Please fill a shoebox with necessities and toys for a child in the poorest countries of Eastern Europe. For more information, please see Church notice board or email Hilary: fishponds2@hotmail.co.uk

 

'Visit My Mosque' - Sunday 24th Sept

You are invited to Worthing Mosque as part of their #visitmymosque Open Day. Drop in for a cup of tea, a tour and a chat.

 

Quiet Day, Wednesday 11th October

A Day of Refection at St Michael and All Angels, Lancing, led by Revd Canon Michael Hart. For details click here.

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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