Christmas Tree Festival 2023
Thank you to everyone who contributed
to the huge success of our Festival,
especially to all those who came to support us.
It was wonderful to welcome so many people
into our church and, judging by the smiling faces,
the event was much enjoyed by everyone.
More news, photos and the names
of the winning trees to follow!
Worship & Praise
will be on Sunday, 7th January.
The Goring Music Group
at 10am in Findon Church.
Sunday, 10th December
8.00am Holy Communion at Clapham
9.30am Eucharist at Findon
Sunday, 7th January - please note!
There will be a service of Worship & Praise at 10am in Findon Church, not a Eucharist at 9.30am as indicated in the Findon News.
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, or to take part in it, please speak to Jean Burden or Helena, or contact the Parish Office.
If you feel able to help with this, even if only on an occasional basis, we would be incredibly grateful. Please speak to
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:
If you enjoy singing or playing an instrument and are interested in joining our parish band, please contact Graham at email@example.com
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.
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.
For babies, toddlers and their parents/ carers. In Findon Village Hall on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am.
For more information contact Sue Stone:
Light Lunch @ 1pm
The last Tuesday in the month in Findon Village Hall, £6. Profits to the Macmillan Cancer Fund. 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!
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.
Thank you to everyone who has delivered the Parish Christmas Card across our three villages. Your help is really appreciated.
Love in a Box
Thank you to everyone who filled a shoebox for the Mustard Seed Relief Mission for children in Moldova. We were able to send 65 boxes. Why not start gathering goodies for next year?
Offington Park Methodist Church
Offington Park is seeking to employ a
Community Development Manager for The Lighthouse @ Offington Park (Soft Play & Cafe). Details here.
From 3rd December an exciting programme of services, music, events and activities arrives at the Cathedral. Many of these are free and booking is not required, unless otherwise specified. For information on Advent and Christmas events at the cathedral, click here.
Faith in Sussex
In the Autumn issue, available here,
introduced by Bishop Ruth, read about the recent Order of St Richard awards, and news and activities from churches across the diocese.
We continue to pray for the situation in Ukraine. For information about how to help go to:British-Ukrainian Aid
There are currently two defibrillators in the village. For details, click here.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
(Please note that Helena's rest days are Mondays and Fridays.
On these days enquiries should be made through the Parish Office.)