Lent4Good - supporting our homeless community

Turning Tides, the largest provider of support for people experiencing homelessness in West Sussex, are asking us to join with them in reflection and prayer during Lent. The numbers of local people accessing their services are rising and it is only through the collective efforts of the community that they can continue to support those most vulnerable.  For some ideas for acts that you could undertake at home during Lent and into Easter click here.  For more information on Turning Tides and Lent4Good click here.

Latest News

Latest News

Sunday worship

28th February Communion at 8.00 am

in Clapham.  This service will alternate between the Findon and Clapham churches for the time being.  A short

pre-recorded service of Morning Worship is available on this website and on our Facebook page. There is a service of Compline via Zoom at 8pm.

Service times are constantly under

review, so please continue to check this website or our Facebook page, or contact the Parish Office.

Ash Wednesday

Our pre-recorded service  which includes short videos from Bishop Martin and Bishop Will, speaking on the subjects of penance and prayer respectively, can be viewed here.

Message from the Archbishops

The Archbishops invite the nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’.  Read their letter here.

Findon News

Community newsletter for Findon, including the Church Parish of Findon, Clapham & Patching. Please click on the link above for the latest issue.

Flowers

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

The Light that no darkness can quench

has come into the world.

May your faith bring you comfort

and hope as we begin a new year.

Helena and Colin

are praying for you all, and

wish you a happy, healthy new year.

Lent Course

As part of our Lenten

devotions we will be

holding a series of 5 meetings via Zoom on Friday afternoons. Each meeting will last a maximum of one hour and we will be using the Diocesan offering 'Cracked Wide Open'. If you would like to join us, please contact the Rectory by phone or email. All are most welcome.

Christmas Tree Festival - thinking ahead!

It is early days in the planning of the 2021 Christmas Tree Festival but, in order to make the most of lockdown and the fact that people may have time on their hands, we are already collecting homemade tree decorations, Christmas decorations, Christmas arts and crafts - anything we  can sell on the craft stall. For further information, collection or delivery, please contact Gill Gostick: 01903 873955  or gill.gostick@yahoo.co.uk

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral remains open for services, prayer and reflection.  Share in the life and worship of the Cathedral by joining a live-streamed service.  Further information on our Resources page.

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: 

findon.rectory@btinternet.com.

All musicians welcome!

 

All activities and groups are cancelled until further notice.

We may not be able to access our churches in the way we are used to, but we continue to function as a community. 

Now more than ever we need the love of God and each other.  We are working hard to develop ways in which

we can continue to worship and to meet the needs of the church family and the community in our parish. 

"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, Curate

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.

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.
Amen.

 

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

Do you know?

There is a community support group

for Findon, Clapham and Patching.

It responds to calls for help

from anyone in need.

Safeguarding

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

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