Help mainain our heritage!
Come and help tidy up Patching Church and Churchyard
Saturday 16th October 9.30am till lunchtime
Organised by Friends of Clapham & Patching Churches - for more details, click here
Sunday Worship 24th October
8.00am Traditional Communion at Patching
9.30am Eucharist at Findon
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 at
10.00am every Tuesday and Morning Prayer every Wednesday and Friday at 9.00am.
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
We are also collecting raffle prizes. If you are able to donate a prize, it would be very much appreciated. Please drop off at the rectory.
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.
News from the Cathedral
The full return of lunchtime concerts from 14th Sept has been announced. To keep everyone safe socially distanced seating will be maintained. Book places in advance through Ticketsource. Find out more>>
For details of services live-streamed from the Cathedral, click here: Live-streamed Services | Chichester Cathedral
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
The light of Christ
be with you to protect you
and to give you courage
Messy Church is back!
We meet 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 about Messy Church, click here or contact Hilary Langford:
Sadly because of lack of support, Youth Club is now closed.
Communion may again be received in two kinds: bread and wine. It is up to each individual to decide whether they wish to take the chalice. Intinction (‘dipping’ in the wine) is not allowed. Please tick the notice at the back of the church to indicate whether you might wish to receive from the chalice in September, so we have an idea of numbers. Thank you.
We are delighted to be able once again to 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 the Parish Office.
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: email@example.com
All musicians welcome!
Update to Coronavirus measures in our churches
Although government restrictions have been lifted, we still advise caution in our buildings. Wearing a mask is up to each individual but we ask that everyone is mindful of other people and respects social distancing. Please continue to use hand sanitiser on entry and we 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.
The situation is constantly under review and further updates will be posted.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.