Thine be the Glory / How great thou art / Great is thy Faithfulness / Tell out my Soul
In Christ Alone / Guide me O Thou great redeemer / To God be the Glory / And can it be
A Big Sing!
Come and join in our service of Worship & Praise in Findon Church on Sunday, 1st August at 10.00 am.
Simon Whitchurch, one of our top organists, will be playing for us, and we have chosen a selection of hymns which we believe will really celebrate the return of singing to our churches.
Update to Coronavirus measures in our churches
Although government restrictions have been lifted, we would still advise caution in our buildings. Wearing a mask is up to each individual but we would ask that everyone is mindful of other people and respects social distancing unless invited by another to come closer. Please continue to use hand sanitiser on entry and we would 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 rather than moving around the building. The situation is constantly under review and further updates will be posted.
Save the date!
Our Christmas Tree Festival takes place this year at Findon Church on
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December.
Findon's beautiful parish church will once again be filled
with Christmas trees decorated by local groups and societies.
If you would like to have a tree in the festival,
please email Graham Langford at email@example.com
Sunday Worship 1st August
8.00am Traditional Communion at Findon
10.00am Worship & Praise at Findon
10.00 am Said 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 Church
at 10.00am every Tuesday.
As from 1st August, the 10am services at Clapham and Patching are changing places.
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 - 4th/5th Dec
We are collecting homemade decorations, and Christmas arts and crafts - anything we can sell on the craft stall. Also homemade jams, chutneys and preserves needed. For
further information, or to arrange
collection, please contact Gill Gostick: 01903 873955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mary the Virgin Clapham
Thank you to all who attended our recent open afternoons. You can still donate towards the cost of the stonework repairs. Click here for more information.
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.
Please visit our Resources page for links to information and resources provided by the Diocese and other organisations, including the latest edition of Faith in Sussex, the Diocesan publication for church communities in Sussex.
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
The light of Christ
be with you to protect you
and to give you courage
Refreshments - volunteers needed
If you feel you would like to be part of a team offering refreshments in church after one of the services, please contact the Parish Office.
Would you be interested in helping at
Messy Church? Do you fancy cooking for a large number of children and their parents/
carers? How about helping with the actvities?
Do you know children who would like to
Messy Church meets in Findon Village Hall
from 3.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month during term time. If you can help in anyway; please contact Hilary Langford:
To find out more about Messy Church, click here.
Youth club has now started again after over a year’s absence. Every Thursday, in Findon Village Hall, 4.30-6.30pm. Everyone aged 11 and over welcome!
More helpers needed – please speak to Helena for details.
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.
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!
News from the Cathedral
Lunchtime concerts have returned to the cathedral. In light of ongoing Covid concerns, places must be booked in advance. Further details available here.
For details of services live-streamed from the Cathedral, click here:
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 as we look forward to our churches opening up again.
"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: email@example.com
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.