At a recent meeting we discussed how we might help the increasing numbers of homeless people that there are locally.  We agreed that a good start would be to put out the collecting tub for Stonepillow in church so it is more visible and will hopefully jog our memories to bring a tin or two to contribute.  This follows on from the session that Stones and Pebbles had recently with Ben from Stonepillow when they continued their theme of “Caring” by learning how to care for people in our area who are not known to them, through supporting Stonepillow.  We will put the tub out for the All Age service, at both churches, together with a list of items which are needed.

Many thanks in advance for your generosity.

Remembering Loved Ones

St Stephen’s, North Mundham – Sunday 8th March at 3pm

On Sunday 8th March at 3pm, in St Stephen’s North Mundham, we will be holding a special service which will provide us with a quiet space in which to remember those we love who have died. Please put the date in your diary and also spread the word amongst your neighbours and friends, as we would like as many people as possible from our communities to share in this service with us. We look forward to you joining us.

Stephen and Kat

Board Games & Social Afternoon

We do hope that you can join us for an afternoon of board games, drinks and cakes on Sunday 9th February from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in Hunston Village Hall. Why not bring your favourite game and share it with us? Whether you are a Scrabble enthusiast, a Banagram fan, a Jenga tower builder or like to complete a Jigsaw, we are sure there will be something that will appeal to you and hopefully there will be time to try your hand at several games in the time available. There is no need to let us know that you will coming. Just turn up – it will be great to see you.

Jane and Stephen Everard

Prayer Hub : Relaunching our churches’ prayer link

St Stephen’s Church and St Leodegar’s Church, as a Benefice, would like to reinstate a prayer support ministry in our churches. We believe in the power of prayer and want to be able to pray for one another.

If you have a prayer request and would like people to intercede for you, please contact me so that I can initiate the prayer hub. To ensure accuracy in passing on your prayer requests, it is preferable that concise requests are submitted in writing (email and text messages will be acceptable). If you are submitting a request on behalf of someone else, please ensure that you have their permission to do so. First names or initials can be used for sensitive issues. If you have asked for prayer, when appropriate, please send updates so we can keep praying specifically or give thanks when prayers are answered.

Prayer requests will be treated confidentially. Only the intercessors on the prayer hub will know about needs and will never discuss it with anyone. The church leadership team is part of the group. You don’t have to be part of our churches to submit a prayer request.

We are also looking for more people to join our prayer chain as intercessors (people who pray). If you are interested in becoming an intercessor, please contact me,

Linda Fitzmaurice