Vergers needed for Sunday mornings at St. Stephen’s!

If you feel that you could help us with this important task do please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church. Once names have come forward we will put a rota in place. This is the job description:
• Open the church by 9am.
• (In Winter check that the heating has come on & switch on the door heater above the front door)
At the end of the service
• Check all the lights are turned off.
• Lock up St. Stephen’s room and place the key back under the sink in the vestry.
• Ensure that the church is left in a reasonable state for the next event.
• Lock up the church as you leave.
If you are able to help it would make a big difference to our Sunday morning’s.


Confirmation Service

There will be a Deanery Confirmation Service in Fishbourne Church on Thursday, November 23rd at 7.30pm. If you would like to be confirmed please do speak to James or Stephen. In my time here our Confirmation candidates have ranged from ages 11 to 80 – my only stipulation being that children must be at Secondary school before they are confirmed. So if God is prompting you to take this step please do! Confirmation classes for candidates from our Benefice will begin sometime in October. We are likely to be meeting on a mid-week evening in the St. Stephen’s room. James

Charity Abseil!

As many of you already know, on the 24th June I will be abseiling down the UK’s highest freefall abseil tower, the ArcelorMittal Orbit in London in aid of The Pituitary Foundation, a charity I have been supporting since my Pituitary Tumour when I was 16. The charity provides much needed support for those affected by Pituitary disorders and their loved ones including support groups, information leaflets, an advice line and awareness seminars.

I want to thank everyone who has already donated so far for their generosity and remind people that there is still time to donate should they wish to do so. Sponsorship forms can be found at the back of both churches and you can also sponsor me through my online justgiving page: and searching for Jo Hutchinson. Any donation would be gratefully received.

Thank you, God bless,

Jo Hutchinson


ROOTS youth group is on this Wednesday at the Cabin, St Leodegars Church, Hunston.
6.30 – 8pm for school years 9 – 13
All are welcome, £1 subs
Contact Alistair for more info 07780 875837 or

Special Cornerstone Activities in the next few weeks – Everyone welcome

• 19th June Film Matinee – Please note change to 3rd Monday of Month!!
Originally planned film “Philomena” was shown on BBC 2 not that long ago, therefore we will be showing “Eddie the Eagle” instead.

Starting time 14.00pm. Refreshments include popcorn and ice cream.

• 26th June North Mundham School Choir
We are looking forward to another great performance from the school choir,
led by Naomi Lott. Performance will start around 14.30pm
Refreshments served before and after the performance.

• 3rd July St Wilfrid’s Hospice Ambassadors Talk at 14.15pm
A team of volunteer Hospice Ambassadors are reaching out to the local community to increase awareness of their services and to highlight the importance of planning end of life care – a topic which affects us all.
The Ambassadors will deliver a short presentation which is informative, interactive and thought-provoking, designed to provide a brief insight and overview of the work of St Wilfrid’s and aim to encourage a discussion about end of life.

Lighthouse and Solid Rock

Lighthouse and Solid Rock youth groups are on this Wednesday at The Annexe, North Mundham Village hall.
Lighthouse 5.45 – 7pm for school years 3 – 5
Solid Rock 7 – 8.15pm for school years 6 – 8
All are welcome, £1 subs.
Contact Alistair for more info 07780 875837 or