It is with sadness that we share that Mary Haybittle, who celebrated her 104th birthday on the 11th June, has sadly passed away Tuesday 15th December peacefully at home. Mary and her late husband John moved into North Mundham back in 1999 to be nearer to their children Rebecca and Colin. Both and Mary were dedicated members of St Stephen’s Church. Mary will be missed by her friends in the village. I am sure you would all like to join us in sending our condolences to Rebecca, Colin and their families. Lynn and Robert, Churchwardens St Stephen’s Church
Please remember that you need to book your place:for St Stephen’s with Lynn Mears (537190) and for St Leodegar’s with Joan Duberley (787801). Don’t assume that you will have a space because you have been coming to church regularly – you still need to book!
If you are not able to attend for any reason, PLEASE let Lynn or Joan know! They keep a waiting list for services that have been fully booked, and can let people know they have a place if you cancel your booking in time.
A wonderful Christingle Service on Sunday morning. Alistair continued his series on Jesus’ “I am” sayings and very appropriately today’s was “I am the light”. We had a giant Christingle instead if sharing individual ones (though everyone got a sweet to take home). Great that so many families were present and to see the children involved with the service! The Christmas tree and cross in front of the church are decorated too.
Stephen led the 2nd Advent Holy Communion Service. Jane and Naomi lit the advent candles. It was SO GOOD to see people again, albeit in relatively small numbers, socially distanced and sanitized to our teeth!