A Big Thank You

Thank you so very much for the lovely 50th birthday celebrations that both churches gave me last Sunday. I was so touched by all your kindnesses and good wishes. You gave me such generous gifts and lovely cards and I am extremely grateful and humbled. The Stones and Pebbles birthday banner is hanging on my study door and it makes me smile every time I look at it. Bless you all and thank you again.



We had a lovely Confirmation Service at St.Paul’s on Thursday evening. Bishop Alan Chesters took the service beautifully and it was a joyful and meaningful occasion. Please do keep our candidates: Lily-Rose Bonney, Matthias Budd, Jake Lott, William Leppard, Clara Prince and James Rainsford, in your prayers as they take this next step of faith.

Prayer Vigil for Missionaries

You are invited to pray for the work of missionary societies, in particular for CMS and USPG, at a prayer vigil in the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel on Thursday 30th November, 11:00 – 3:30. There is always plenty of material available to pick up and guide your prayers. You are very welcome to come at any time during the day and stay for just a few minutes.
Jenny Blamire (On behalf of a local mission prayer group)

Remembering our loved ones

We’d like to invite anyone who has suffered bereavement to a special service remembering our loved ones.

Sunday November 19th in St Stephen’s Church, North Mundham at 4pm. Followed by refreshments.

The service will follow a simple format of music, readings, prayers and reflection. We will create an opportunity for your loved ones to be remembered by name and a candle lit in their memory.

If you would like to come, please contact James (russell.j760@gmail.com or 782003), Tineke Zwinkels (willow2@madestein.co.uk or 536184) or Mary Smith (779115).

Reading and leading intercessions at St Stephen’s

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to read the lesson or lead intercessions.  I have put the sign-up sheets at the back of the church again for anyone who has been thinking about it but has been side-tracked en route to putting pen to paper!

Guide-lines for leading intercessions are now available, also at the back of the church.  Please take one if you think it would be helpful.
Thank you,    Katrina Walker