Welcome and thank you for visiting St Stephen’s Church, North Mundham. St Stephen’s is part of a strong and vibrant community in the Parish of North Mundham, south of Chichester. This is a popular church, with a large congregation, attracting people from near and far.
The services during the month offer an opportunity to praise God in different ways. The Church runs a Sunday School on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. We welcome children to all our services with a monthly All Age Service. Children and youth groups meet in the Village Hall for games, singing, activities and Christian teaching.
St Stephen’s and St Leodegar’s churches work closely together as a united benefice and are ministered by Revd. James Russell.
Holy Communion was led by Stephen Everard this morning. It is the Feast Day of St Luke today, and Stephen incorporated this into his sermon. It was so good to see everyone, albeit behind a visor or mask. We are a lovely church family
St Luke, author of the third Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles, was a native of Antioch in Syria and a physician, and one of the early converts from paganism. He accompanied Paul on a considerable part of his missionary journey. He was also his companion while in prison at Rome on two different occasions. His account of these events, contained in the Acts, is firsthand history.
St Luke is the patron saint of artists, physicians, bachelors, surgeons, students and butchers.
Due to the coronavirus we will not be holding this event this year – as you will no doubt have gathered.
On behalf of all the volunteers who have helped in the past we wish each and every one of you a very
HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
We do hope that the Seniors’ Christmas Lunch will continue, as soon as it is safe to do so, as it is such a happy occasion bringing so many of our parishioners together to start the Christmas festivities. * * * * * * * TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE HELPED
Many thanks to each and every one of you for all the love and goodwill you have shown in helping to make this such a very special and happy occasion for so many of our residents. It has been the greatest pleasure for me to be involved with you all and I hope you will agree, it has been fun.
I do hope that someone else will take over as coordinator as I step down after 7 very happy years.
Anti-Slavery Day is Sunday 18th October. On this link you can find prayer resources and articles/videos about Myths and Facts about Modern Slavery, including real examples of Modern Slavery happening in Sussex in 2020! https://togetherinsussex.org.uk/whats-new
Together in Sussex is partnering with the Mothers Union to raise awareness and we are asking one person to tell another person about Modern Slavery. Modern Slavery is largely invisible unless you know what you are looking for. So the more people who are able to spot the signs of Modern Slavery the greater chance we have to respond and report it.
Alistair Ghinn led the All Age Worship service. It was all about Jesus’ “I am the bread if life” message. He was ably assisted by 4 young ones who did readings. The music was great and complimented the message. It was great to see so many families again today!