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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.

A Christmas Present for your Church

With Christmas fast approaching, it is time to get on with some shopping for presents. Some of you might well have finished already? Have you forgotten something? A gift for the Church maybe? We are launching “A Christmas Present For The Church” at the Carol service on the 23rd and would be delighted if you could bring a donation to our Carol Service this Christmas.

Sorry to have to talk about money but our expenditure far exceeds our income (in 2017 we had a deficit of £5745, 2018’s is greater than that at the moment). We are trying to reduce costs where we can. The biggest expenditure is the Diocesan Parish Contribution that that stands at £35,493 (up from 2017), followed by staff cost (Organist, Youth Leader and Cleaner) and running expenses (water, electricity – high in the winter months for heating). One way to improve the money situation is to increase income from giving, which is why we are launching “A Christmas present for the Church”. Please help to keep our church open for everyone in our community.

EARTHQUAKE and TSUNAMI – 28th SEPTEMBER 2018

EARTHQUAKE and TSUNAMI – 28th SEPTEMBER 2018 – SULAWESI, INDONESIA,

in which it is thought thousands have perished.

Donate to BEATS* by one of the following methods:

1. Cheque (UK sterling only): to ‘BEATS’, 47 Arnold Way, Bosham. PO18 8NJ. (Write ‘tsunami’ on back of cheque)
2. BT My Donate: www.btplc.com/mydonate (or via the BEATS website homepage).
3. Cash given to one of the BEATS’ trustees.
4. Direct transfer, email or phone for details enquiries@beatscharity.co.uk
Tel/Text/WhatsApp: 07940 454420

*BEATS will not necessarily use this money in the initial aftermath of this disaster. It will collect and save in order to help in the months and years ahead, after the larger NGOs have helped with the clean-up operation. BEATS will find trusted Christian partners, with whom we can have good communication, who can administer our funds wisely and appropriately, keeping careful records of financial out-goings. We aim to help with longer term support; we will evaluate the impact of this disaster and what regeneration is needed. Any monies

ROOTS Youth Group

ROOTS youth group is on this Wednesday at the Cabin, St Leodegar’s Church, Hunston. (Please note we are now staying at the Cabin venue for the remainder of 2018)
6.30 – 8pm for school years 9 – 13
All are welcome, £1 subs
Contact Alistair for more info 07780 875837 or akghinn@gmail.com

Shoe Box Appeal 2018

The wrapped-up shoe boxes can be collected from church to be filled up with the appropriate gifts. Details what is appropriate will be provided with the shoe box.

Please deliver the filled-up shoeboxes to Shoe Zone, 31 London Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1PQ.

If you are unable to deliver them due lack of transport, you can drop them off to St Stephen’s church. Someone has offered to deliver them to Shoe Zone. The last delivery date is 14th November 2018.

Thank you,
Cornerstone Team

Chichester Homelessness Project

Please do come to a meeting to hear about the plans for Chichester churches to provide shelter and care for the homeless in Chichester over the winter months. The PCC is committed to helping to support and resource this new local initiative.

Please do join me at the meeting it will be good to hear more.

Date: Wednesday October 17th Venue: St.Pancras Time: 7.30pm

EARTHQUAKE and TSUNAMI – 28th SEPTEMBER 2018

SULAWESI, INDONESIA,
in which it is thought thousands have perished.

Donate to BEATS* by one of the following methods:

1. Cheque (UK sterling only): to ‘BEATS’, 47 Arnold Way, Bosham. PO18 8NJ. (Write ‘tsunami’ on back of cheque)
2. BT My Donate: www.btplc.com/mydonate (or via the BEATS website homepage).
3. Cash given to one of the BEATS’ trustees.
4. Direct transfer, email or phone for details enquiries@beatscharity.co.uk
Tel/Text/WhatsApp: 07940 454420

*BEATS will not necessarily use this money in the initial aftermath of this disaster. It will collect and save in order to help in the months and years ahead, after the larger NGOs have helped with the clean-up operation. BEATS will find trusted Christian partners, with whom we can have good communication, who can administer our funds wisely and appropriately, keeping careful records of financial out-goings. We aim to help with longer term support; we will evaluate the impact of this disaster and what regeneration is needed. Any monies donated that are surplus to requirements will go into BEATS general fund, to help victims of other disasters. 100% of your gift will reach South East Asia.