Welcome to our Parish Website

St John the Baptist

Findon

St Mary the Virgin

Clapham

St John the Divine

Patching

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Morning Worship

This Sunday we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit filled the disciples and launched them full to overflowing on an unsuspecting crowd at Jerusalem! Join us for our service of morning

worship.  

Thy Kingdom Come (21-31 May)

The Bishop is praying for every Deanery in the Diocese between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Each day there is

live streaming of intercession, worship and silence from the Bishop’s Chapel in Chichester at 12.00 noon. Our Parish will be prayed for on 29th May. Joining details on the diocesan website:

https://www.chichester.anglican.org/

Findon News

Community newsletter for Findon, including the Church Parish of Findon, Clapham & Patching. Please click on
the link above for the latest issue (May 2020).

Online Resources

The Church of England and Diocese of Chichester websites are a good source of podcasts, prayers, etc, including Family Worship, Worship at Home

and activities for children. https://www.chichester.anglican.org/resources-for-worship-at-home/ 

Our church buildings may be closed

but we are still very much functioning as a church.

Our online services are accessible at any time. 

We hope you can be with us in spirit if not in person.

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

The light of Christ be with you to protect you

and to give you courage and hope. Amen

All groups, including Light Lunch@One, Messy Church 

and the Youth Club are cancelled until further notice.

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Evening prayer

This Sunday there will be a service of Compline via Zoom at 8pm. If you would like to join, please send an email to:

findoncprectory@gmail.com

(If you have joined before, you will receive an email invitation.)

Faith in Sussex 

The Diocesan publication for church communities in Sussex.

Due to the current situation, the May issue of Faith in Sussex is available solely online. It is available

to read here:

It can also be found via the Diocesan website. 

(www.chichester.anglican.org/faith-in-sussex-past-issues/)

Worship & Praise

When our churches re-open we will be 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!

Flowers

When our churches are open again, we will need volunteers to help with the flowers at Findon Church on a rota basis. Please speak to Helena for more details.

Worship resources at the end of the phone !

A prayer for all those affected by Coronavirus.

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

The Church of England has launched its free

phone line of hymns, prayers and reflections. Call at any time of the day or night.

Where is God in all this?

 

Following advice from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York all churches are now to be kept locked.

Our church buildings are therefore closed for public worship, private prayer

and all other meetings and activities until further notice. 

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

We are still very much functioning as a church.  At this challenging time we are united in our prayer

and in caring for vulnerable members of our community through practical acts of service.

To join our online worship, follow the link above.

Helena and Colin continue to pray for everyone.

If you have any specific prayer requests, please contact the Rectory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For more information follow the links above

to our weekly Pew Sheet and to our new Facebook page.

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

A Prayer

O Lord Jesus Christ, since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, 

I humbly pray Thee that Thou wouldest come spiritually to my soul.

Come, Lord Jesus, come and cleanse me, heal me, strengthen me,

and unite me to Thyself, now and for evermore. Amen

(From the Oxford Movement Centenary Prayer Book)

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. 
Parish Giving Scheme
The Parish Support Group - part of the Parish of Findon, Clapham and
Patching Parochial Church Council "PCC" - wish to say a tremendous
thank you to all those who have signed up to this new regular form of
church giving. The response has been extremely positive, increasing
our monthly income to cover outgoings and helping us along the road
to becoming fully self sufficient by 2020.  We still have some way to go 
but with 40 forms completed so far and with cause for optimism in
reaching our year end target of 60, there is "light at the end of the tunnel".
If you haven't signed up so far and wish to do so, please have a word
with either our treasurer - Michael Drakeford 01903 873601 - or our
PGS administrator - Ian Hollyhomes 01903 872475.
Together we can make this happen and ensure our three churches
thrive for generations to come. 
 
Thank you again. 
The Parish Support Group Committee 

You can now support

The Parish of Findon, Clapham and Patching

by shopping online!

 

Every time you shop online via easyfundraising at one of the 3,300 retailers, including John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Booking.com, a

donation will be made to the Parish of Findon, Clapham and Patching,

and it won’t cost you an extra penny.  It’s really simple to get started. 

Go to:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/parishoffindonclaphamandpatching/

Sign up for free.  Get shopping.  Your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to the Parish of Findon, Clapham and Patching.  It couldn’t be easier!  There are no catches or hidden charges and The Parish of Findon, Clapham and Patching will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

Reverend Helena Buqué
Vicar

The Rectory

School Hill

Findon

BN14 0TR

 

Tel: 01903 873601

Email: findoncprectory@gmail.com

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