Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

The light of Christ be with you

to protect you and to give

you courage and hope.

Amen

Calling Musicians & Singers!

St Matthew's Church music group from Worthing have kindly offered to help us form our own music group . If you are interested in joining, please come to an exploratory session in Findon Church

at 7.30 pm on Thursday, 19th May.

If would like to know more,

please contact Graham at fishponds185@tiscali.co.uk 

Saturday, 14th May

Invicta Voices

Concert at Arundel Cathedral

This is a very special concert

in aid of two local charities,

Turning Tides and St Barnabas.

A magical evening of stunning choral works, including Eric Whitacre’s

'When David Heard', Elgar’s 'Lux Aeterna' and much more!

All in the magnificent setting

of the Cathedral.  

See the pew sheet (link above)

for more information about the event

and how to book tickets.

Sunday, 5th June 

Queen's Jubilee

"Songs of Praise"

10.00am

in Findon Church

We will be singing hymns from the coronation, some of the Queens' favourite hymns and hymns written in the last 35 years.

Join us for this uplifting service.

We continue to pray for the situation in Ukraine: for those affected by the violence; 

for those in leadership positions; for God’s power and love to be revealed through the

church; for the wider global impact; and for peace.

The Diocese in Europe and USPG have launched a joint emergency appeal to support humanitarian work

both in Ukraine and with refugees fleeing into neighbouring countries. Click here for more information.

Brighton Welsh Male Voice Choir

The concert in Findon Church on Saturday, 11th June,

has been postponed to a later date.

Watch this space!

Notice Board

Sunday 15th May

 8.00am Traditional Communion at Findon

 9.30am Eucharist at Findon

10.00am Eucharist at Clapham

There is a said Eucharist in Findon at

10.00am every Tuesday and Morning Prayer every Wednesday and Friday at 9.00am.

Worship on Zoom

Zoom Compline is no longer taking place, although it may re-start at a later date.

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: findoncprectory@gmail.com

All musicians welcome!

Chichester Cathedral Services  

Details of the cathedral services can be viewed on their website: chichestercathedral.org.uk.

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.

Flower Festival, 2nd & 3rd July

We now have 15 display pledges for the Flower Festival at Clapham Church. It would be great to have at least 20 so don't forget to get your entry in! For more details contact:

focpcflowerfestival@gmail.com

Ukraine

The Sanctuary Foundation, which  promotes refugee welcome and welfare, is offering a short introductory online course for everyone in the UK who is hosting, volunteering or supporting refugees: The Sanctuary Course (sanctuaryfoundation.org.uk)

Arun Community Transport

An organisation run by volunteers to drive people who find it difficult to access public

transport. For more information, click here.

 

We need You!

We need volunteers for the following roles:

Church Warden, Sidespersons, PCC Members.  If you are interested, please speak to Helena or Colin.

Refreshments

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: 

tessa909@btinternet.com.

Flowers

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

Messy Church

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:  fishponds2@hotmail.co.uk.

LambsTails

Lambs Tails, for babies, toddlers and their parents/carers is 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: 

belgiumsue@hotmail.com

 

Light Lunch @ 1pm

The last Tuesday in the month in Findon Village Hall.  Everyone welcome. £5

Community Support Group

There is a community support group for Findon, Clapham and Patching which 

responds to calls for help from anyone in need. Click here for more information: 

 

Safeguarding

We wish to promote a safer church where everyone feels welcome and safe. To see
our policy for a safe Church, along with details of whom to contact with any
concerns, click on this link:  

 

Baptisms ~ Weddings ~ Funerals
Please contact the Parish Office for the latest information.
Tel: 01903 873601  Email: findoncprectory@gmail.com 

The Church of England website is a source of helpful information on these life events.

                                                      

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

and the community in our parish.  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.