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 (and any 5th) Sunday of the month. On the 2nd Sunday of the month we have an informal ‘All Age’ service and then an informal ‘Morning Praise’ service on the 4th Sunday. We also have a very informal service of praise and worship called ‘The Beacon’ on the first Sunday of the month at 6.30pm.

For our children and young people we run three different groups – Lighthouse (School Years 3-5), Solid Rock (School Years 6-8), and Roots (School Years 9+).

Our united benefice consists of three beautiful churches and are ministered by the Reverend James Russell. St Stephen's and St Leodegar's churches work closely together, while services at St Giles ceased in 2010 due to urgent roof repairs.

A message from Gabrielle

I would very much like to thank all the people who supported me with my fundraising for the Grassroots charity trip to Tanzania. It has been amazing and with the £300 that was donated at the concert held last Sunday I now have the £1500 I needed.

I am sure the trip will be both a wonderful and worthwhile experience,

Thank you once again,

St Stephen’s Church Fund

For anyone who loves Haribo Jelly Babies this is for you. The ladies at Cornerstone have been filling various size jam jars and you can now buy one.

The price varies from 50p – £1.25 depending on the weight. Once you have eaten them we would like you to fill the jar with any odd change and then return them to the church. You then have a choice, you can exchange the jar for an empty one to refill, or buy another one full of jelly babies and start again.

Many thanks

Understanding Yourself, Understanding Others Day

Sat 17 September 2016, 9.30am-4pm Waverley Abbey House, Surrey £49.50 if we book early.
Understanding our personality and our preferences is invaluable for personal and spiritual growth.
This course uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® to explore each person’s unique, God-created personality. Developing a greater awareness and appreciation of our preferences and differences can help us in relating to others, in the problems we face and in the choices we make.
If you are interested in joining me for this day let me know – Annabel Russell tel.782003. More information can be found at www.cwr.org.uk under courses.

St Leodegar’s ‘Gift to the Church Day’ – Sunday 10th July

In past years many of us have given time and resources (prizes, cakes, donations etc) in the running of the church fete which raised approximately 5 – 10% of the annual income of our church. It has been suggested that we have a ‘Gift Day’ to provide a replacement opportunity to all for giving financially as a means of offsetting the loss of the fete income. Full details of the Gift Day and how you can donate are in the July ‘connect’. There will be a Gift Day box at the back of the Church next Sunday July 10th or you can drop your gift into James at the Rectory, Sue at 14 St Leodegars Way or Mike at 33 Foxbridge Drive.

August issue of ‘connect’

Holidays play havoc with deadlines! I am on holiday when the deadline for the August issue of ‘connect’ comes round! I have to move it forward a few days.

Please note that the deadline for the August 2016 issue of ‘connect’ is Tuesday 5 July, at the very latest.

My apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Linda Fitzmaurice, Editor.