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.
Renewal of subscriptions for the connect magazine is due at the end of March 2021. Our payment options this year will include online bank transfer, cheque or cash. Bank transfer is the preferred method, but cheques and cash can still be collected by the distributors.
Some of you know that my mother sadly passed away on Christmas Eve. She had a fall while my sister, Margaret, and I were with her, and was admitted to hospital where she died several days later of Covid pneumonia. She had been getting more and more frail, with worsening dementia and she was nearly blind so we knew her end was approaching but it was still a shock when it happened. Mum had a strong faith so we can be sure that she is now with the Lord and at peace. Her funeral was at the end of January in her local church, then at the crematorium. I led a short time of prayer at the crematorium – it was a privilege to be able to do that last service for her.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in prayer over the last couple of years as Mum deteriorated and to thank everyone who has sent messages of sympathy. Many thanks.
A monthly online Youth Discussion Group on Wednesday evenings to Explore Life to the Full For school years 7+ 7.30pm this week on 24-02-21 For more info contact: Alistair Ghinn: 07780 875837 email@example.com
The March 2021 issue of ‘connect’ magazine is out now and will be in your hands soon!
Read… – Stephen Everard’s letter, reminding of God’s presence – Churchwarden reports from both our churches – Easter lilies at St Stephen’s Church – News from the WI, the Brownies and the Mundham Gala and Flower Show – Subscriptions to connect magazine – Prayer diary- daily prayer requests that will bind us together in praying for needs in our communities and our world – Report from North Mundham Parish Council – The monthly Nature Notes about our local bird life and more – History tells its tale – interesting story about a relative of Old Chestnut – The church calendar which is usually distributed at the back of church – Lots of various items to make you smile and ponder about! – Advertisements for local services
As is our usual custom, we will be decorating the church for Easter with lilies. These are given in memory of a loved one and their names will be read out at the service on Easter Day. It is uncertain if we’d be able to meet in church on the day as the current lockdown will only be reviewed after this magazine has gone to print. Even if we can’t meet in person in church, we’ll still be having an Easter Day service online. We shall remember our loved ones, as is our custom. Our online services are public, so if you want to keep the name of your loved one private, please indicate this on your envelope. As the church is closed at the moment, if you would like to have a name included, you can put your donation in an envelope with the name clearly written on the outside and deliver it to Many Wells, School Lane, North Mundham PO20 1LA . Should you have any queries please do ring me on 537475 or Lynn Mears on 537190. The last date for this is Tuesday March 22nd. Many thanks
Alistair’s next All Age service in March is looking at John 15, Jesus the True Vine. Would you be willing to video yourself sharing any experiences or thoughts about vines etc. If you’re like most of us, the thought of seeing yourself on video is not your go-to but it’s lovely for others to see you and hear your thoughts, so please go for it. J If you need any guidance, advice or more info please get in touch with Alistair. firstname.lastname@example.org or 07780 875837