Reading and leading intercessions at St Stephen’s

I have now taken over preparing these rotas. It would be very helpful if people who are able to, willing to, could be persuaded to, be on either / both rotas would sign the sheets at the back of church please. Please sign up whether you are already performing this role or volunteering for the first time. I will also need your contact details please. I will leave the sheets out for the next few weeks.
I know leading the intercessions can seem a bit daunting. I have some printed guidelines in preparation, plus I have several books of prayers which can be loaned out to help you.
I look forward to full rotas!

Many thanks,
Katrina Walker

Hope in Action Weekend

We are looking for volunteers for this year’s St Stephen’s Hope in Action Weekend which is on 14th & 15th October. (please note change of date!).Following last year’s success, we hope to reach out to even more people, bring the community together and have fun! We anticipate similar jobs like gardening, cleaning, litter picking etc.

If you are able to take part, please sign up on the list at the back of the church or email Tineke Zwinkels – willow2@madestein.co.uk. Any help much appreciated.

We will close the weekend with a BBQ where everyone in the village is welcome to join us.

More information to follow in due course,

Tineke

St. Leodegar’s Harvest Festival

Thank you to all the flower arrangers for making our church so beautiful on this special day, Thank you also to those who brought tins, dried foods, fruit etc. which were all taken to the Chichester Food Bank by Ray & Kym Sharman. A particular thanks to Terry Blaza who assists us all in his special gentle way. And also a huge thank you to Sue Waite for supplying & managing the cream teas. The cream teas and raffle raised the grand sum of £97 which will go to church funds.

Thank you all again, Doreen

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