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Diocese of Chichester ebulletin – June 2011 - from Chichester Communications Team Comment from… News Diocesan activities YES news Wider Church News Resources Cathedral News People Adverts Events Welcome to the Chichester Diocesan ebulletin! If this is your first time receiving the ebulletin then you can access previous editions by visiting the website here. We try to take account of everyone‘s views so if you have any constructive comments that would help us improve then let us have them. To send us news, information or items for the ebulletin click here. Please say how many months you would like items displayed for, although we may have to take an editorial decision if we are being overloaded. If you want to register with all your details simply click here. If you do wish to unsubscribe- please click here. Best Wishes Lisa Williamson David Farey Diocesan Communications Officers PS Rev David Farey is available to come and conduct services and preach, and to speak particularly about Communications. He is based in Lewes so service cover would ideally be in the vicinity. Comment from…. Bishop John. Don‟t despair At the July meeting of the General Synod in York there is always an address by a prominent ecumenical guest. This year it will be given, God willing, by Archbishop Anastasios, the Orthodox Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania. The Archbishop is one of the Presidents of the World Council of Churches and a very significant figure in the life of the world church. During my recent sabbatical journey, Janet and I had a precious meeting with him in Tirana and I am glad of the opportunity to share something of the story of the resurrection of Albania over the past 20 years. The dictator Enver Hoxha declared Albania a God-free country in 1967 and all the churches and mosques were closed. Faith largely remained an underground activity until the early 1990s. One young Christian we spoke to told us how the only overt religious observation possible in his house during childhood had been the sharing of painted eggs at Easter, and even this was potentially such a dangerous exercise that the family had to crush the eggshells up very small before throwing them away in case any neighbours discovered them in the dustbin. So it was that when Archbishop Anastasios arrived in 1992 church services had to be held in the open air; the church community and the ministry had to be built up from next to nothing and even believers needed to rediscover the language of faith. Step by step however not only has the church been reborn in Albania, but also in the wider community civil society has grown. What a message of encouragement from the persecuted church. In our own society we sometime complain that past respect for Christianity is rapidly eroding. Don‘t despair! It has always been the case that out of the darkest experiences, God can and does bring new possibilities. +John News Back to Top Out now! The new edition of the Chichester Diocesan Magazine is out now. Make sure you pick up your copy. Features on the Holy Spirit and healing, starting a youth group from scratch and a report on Bishop Mark‘s visit to Cameroon. Our next edition is due out next month and will have features on Son Worship – looking at beach missions/holiday clubs and a focus on Gatwick airport. We welcome contributions to our new letters page – tell us what you like/don’t like! Email firstname.lastname@example.org Calling all newly appointed Church Treasurers! If you‘ve recently been appointed to the role of PCC Treasurer – or if you‘ve been in post for a while – this evening workshop is for you. It will be held at Church House in Hove (BN3 4ED) on Wednesday 6 July at 7.00pm. There is plenty of Car Parking space. The session will be led by Karen Young (Finance Officer for the Diocese of Chichester) and will introduce John Sherlock (Local Church Resources Officer). Douglas McKittrick (Archdeacon of Chichester) will open the evening. The session aims to give a general overview of church finances and the treasurer‘s role and is a vital introduction for NEW Treasurers as well as an opportunity for experienced treasurers to catch up on the latest changes and ask questions. All welcome! (A message about training will be sent to all treasurers later this month. In the meantime, if you have just taken on the treasurer‟s role, or are considering doing so and would like information on what is involved, please contact Karen Young at email@example.com or 01273 425797) DON‟T LET THIS PASS YOU BY! Registering now for Back to Church Sunday (BtCS) 25th September 2011 www.backtochurch.co.uk For one-off bespoke training session on Welcome and Getting the Most from BtCS contact Gordon Banks at Church House on 01273 425686 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org Register NOW! And a golden opportunity for a bit of training - Seminar run by Michael Harvey „How to Double Your Congregation in a Day’ 11th July, 2.30pm-4,30pm. St Swithin‟s Church Hall, Church Lane East Grinstead RH19 3BB. On September 26th 2010 thousands of Christians across the UK invited their friends to church, many people accepted that invitation. Across the world 100,000 Christians had 100, 000 accepted invitations. Surveys also show that people would consider going to church if given an invitation. The Seminar offers simple and effective ideas for increasing the number of people gathered to invitational services. It is specifically designed for church leaders and lay people who want to see their church grow. Topics include: The reasons Christians don‘t invite; Hidden attitudes in our churches; How to overcome the wounds of the past?; How welcome plays its part?; What is church in 2011?; The keys to adding to the church; 12 steps of kicking the habit of being an uninviting church or (How to Double a congregation in a day) Diocesan activities Back to Top The Games are coming! More than Gold is the organisation that is coordinating Church involvement with the Olympics and Paralympics. Your church should be looking for ways to be involved and have your representative register your church. We also want to know if you are, or know anyone who is or was an Olympic or nationally known sportsman or woman living in Sussex. ‘On Your Marks' tour - for more information and to reserve places visit morethangold.org.uk/onyourmarks Contact Gordon Banks at Church House on 01273 425686 or email on email@example.com Sussex Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Ride & Stride Each year the SHCT organises a sponsored Ride & Stride across Sussex to raise funds for essential repairs to Churches and Chapels of any Denomination over 100 years old. This major fund raising event enables it to award grants for the restoration of Churches and last year raised over £55,000. Half of the money raised goes to the Church of their choice and the other half to the Trust. Join us on Saturday 10 September. For details contact Graham Pound on 01243 788265 or visit www.rideandstride.org.uk YES news Back to Top Training Day & Praise Party with Ishmael Saturday 9 July 2011 at Christchurch & St Mary Magdalen, London Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea (On street parking only or car park in Cross Street) 11:00am— 12:30pm Training seminar for adults on All-Age Worship; 3:00pm—4:00pm Praise Party for all ages, Followed by tea and cake. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Admission free but please contact: Irene Smale (Diocesan Children‘s Work Officer) for booking on Tel: 07980 617584 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org YES // Network Pages Our ―network‖ pages on the YES website are active . . . ! If not, go and have a look: www.yesonthenet.org.uk/network/ So far we have 24 churches and organisations on our map – it is easy to get yourself added – just follow these simple steps: 1. Email me the following information – contact name for children‘s (and or youth work) // their email address // church website address (if you have one) // any activities you are running with children and young people (I need age group / day of the week / frequency / group or activity name) // info about any special ―one off‖ events coming up . . . 2. Once I have received that information, I will add you. Benefits? Well, you are publicising your work across the Diocese, you are able to flick through other peoples entries to see who is doing similar stuff to you, others can get in contact with you (and you can get in contact with them). You can see where everyone is and network with those nearest to you. DO it now! As an added incentive: For the 50th church / organisation there will be a ministry gift from the YES Team! YES // Link Up ! What is Link Up? Link Up is a chance for you (as a church leader, youth worker, children‘s worker etc) to meet with others who are keen to develop and build on community links around their churches . . . the church is the largest provider of youth work in the voluntary sector and there are opportunities for your church to engage right across your area (by tapping into support from some national church based agencies and local voluntary or statutory sector provision) in ways that will: increase the profile of your parish / church; build relationships of trust with other agencies in your community; enable you to see opportunities for partnership; help you develop innovative ways of connecting with children and young people. We have two key events coming up as part of our “Link Up” programme: Link Up “Round Table Discussion” Tuesday 28th June 2011 (10.30am – 2.00pm) St Marys Church, Slaugham This will be an open discussion. Bring your questions and ideas as we seek to share and equip each other. Anything can be explored that will help you ―link up‖ with others in your community from working ecumenically to setting up a detached youth work project to starting an after school club to making best use of your building for youth and children‘s work to when would be the best time to run new courses and events to how to find out who else is doing stuff on your patch . . . there will be ―take aways‖ including: 25 places to seek funding for youth and community work; Starting a Youth Group from Scratch Crib Sheet; Key agencies you MUST link up with. To book for this event: http://linkupjun.eventbrite.com/ Link Up “Equipping” Thursday 13th October 2011 (10.30am – 2.00pm) St Johns Church, Southover, Lewes A fantastic line up of guests for this day, including: CPAS // Growing Young Leaders. Andy Castle from CPAS will be joining us to talk about how to discover, nurture and equip young leaders (with an emphasis on those aged 14+). Scripture Union // YWAM Forever Team. The team from Scripture Union and YWAM will be talking about how you can develop a strategy for engaging with the Olympics and sport in general in a way that will connect with children and young people in your community. Frontier Youth Team // Street Space. Richard Passmore, from Frontier Youth Trust will be speaking about ―Street Space‖ a model for engaging with young people where they are and taking a Gospel presence to the edges of contemporary youth culture. To book for this event: http://linkupoct.eventbrite.com/ Both events are free and include tea / coffee on arrival and the YES Department will be providing lunch. It is ESSENTIAL that you book in advance for both days so we can cater effectively and give you a great day. If you cannot attend, please consider sending someone on behalf of your church / deanery who can then return and share and equip others . . . YES // May Camp 2012 Advert for the Advert is out! May Camp 2011 was amazing . . . we continue to hear stories of what God did and has been doing in the lives of young people . . . well, we are already gearing up for next year. May Camp 2012 is going to be called ―Run the Race‖ and is happening from 1st – 4th June 2012 (yes, I know that is not in May . . . but June Camp just sounded wrong!) Check out the advert for the advert for next year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY9q2g3nAJs&feature=channel_video_title We hope to have the actual promotional video sorted really soon . . . ! If you have NEVER brought a group to May Camp, or have thought about it but want some support / want to chat through how to make 2012 your first year – get in touch with us at email@example.com – we would love to visit you and your youth group, chat through what is involved and help you to get there. Special discounted price: For 2012, we have stated on the publicity that if you book in (and pay in full) by 1st December then you only need to pay £35. Let me know if you want a load of flyers to hand out to your young people and get some promotion going in your church – do let me know too if you want us to come and chat to your church leadership, PCC about the event before you commit yourselves . . . Ali Campbell, Adviser for work with children and young people firstname.lastname@example.org 01273 425694 www.yesonthenet.org.uk 07818 574693 Resources Back to Top The Anglican mission agency USPG has launched a new campaign – based on the popular TV show Come Dine with Me – that is bringing congregations closer together. Entitled Come Dine with USPG, the campaign was inspired by members of Holy Trinity Church, in Eltham, London, who were looking for new ways to fundraise for USPG‘s work with Anglican Churches in developing countries. Launched with a Sunday Eucharist and a bring and share meal for the whole church, the congregation was then encouraged to spend the next three weeks hosting their own culinary fundraising events. Fr Brett Ward explained: ‗Come Dine with USPG gave us an opportunity to take advantage of something we are good at – hospitality – and use it for the kingdom.‘ You can find out more about Come Dine with USPG, and order free resources, at www.uspg.org.uk/comedine Churches Together - Mental Health Seminars A programme of two half day courses (with a maximum of 20 people per session) which will focus on raising awareness of mental health within the church communities of Brighton & Hove. The training is suitable for those with key responsibilities within church family life, along with others who wish to increase their awareness, and have an interest in supporting those with mental illness. For details contact Steve Luff by email - email@example.com or telephone 07853 384568 Minding the Gap! Where is the support for those in the Caring Professions? Burrswood Christian Hospital, Groombridge, Friday 1st July 2011 from 10am-4pm, Tickets £25 (to include lunch) Guest speakers: • Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali • Revd Dr Russ Parker • Revd Canon Edward Pogmore • Dr Jane Bywater. Burrswood Christian Hospital, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9PY Tel: 01892 865984 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.burrswood.org.uk Doctors, Clergy and the troubled soul: two professions, one vocation? - a conference open to doctors and clergy, held jointly by the guild of health and the spirituality and psychiatry special interest group of the royal college of psychiatrists in association with the royal society of medicine. 2nd November 2011 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. St. Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Rd London NW1 5LT Ring Sue Duncan, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Tel: 0207 235 2351 for more information. Retreat Weekend at St John‟s College Nottingham Friday 15 to Sunday 17 July 2011, 'Under the hands of God' Led by The Revd David Runcorn. An opportunity for Clergy, Readers and anyone who would enjoy a weekend of retreat at St John‘s. The weekend will include worship, silence and relaxation. Book in for the whole weekend and take the opportunity to meet the experienced team members for prayer and spiritual direction. Price: £175 per person. Groups of 5+ at £160. The price includes lunch, evening meal and refreshments and overnight accommodation. To book contact David Hilton on 0115 968 3224 or email email@example.com Looking for a cheap but high quality break this summer? Join us at St John‘s Nottingham for a stimulating summer school! Top Up Your Theology Week Monday 4 – Friday 8 July Listen to Ven Bob Jackson, Revd David Runcorn & members of Faculty sharing the latest developments in their subject areas, including Going for Growth & the gospel in today‘s church. Book in for the whole week or select single days.http://stjohns-nottm.ac.uk/events- calendar/2011-07-04 ‗Myers Briggs: Leadership and Teamwork‘ Weekend Friday 8 – Sunday 10 July Main Speaker: Ms Denise Owen. Explore how personality type affects relationships with others, in a Christian context. Price includes on-line testing, feedback and supporting book. http://stjohns-nottm.ac.uk/myers-briggs-and-leadership/ Angel Week Monday 11 – Friday 15 July Main Speaker: Revd Dr Andy Angel. Angels in the New Testament and their meaning today. http://stjohns-nottm.ac.uk/angel-week-angels-in-the-bible-and-now Hebrew in a Week Monday 18 – Friday 22 July Revd Dr David Firth. An introduction to reading the language of the Old Testament. For anyone who wants to read the Bible more! http://stjohns-nottm.ac.uk/hebrew-in-a-week For further details for the above or other courses in theology and counselling to St John‘s Extension Studies, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3RL Tel 0115 925 1117 www.stjohns-nottm.ac.uk firstname.lastname@example.org Also - Foundation Degree in Community Based Pioneer Ministry Beginning in September 2011. For further information please contact Gill Benson in the MCYM office: Tel: 0115 968 3222. e-mail: email@example.com www.centreforyouthministry.ac.uk www.stjohns-nottm.ac.uk “Come and See” Looking for Jesus in the Holy Land Today A Familiarisation Pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel, 7th - 16th February, 2012. INCLUSIVE TOUR COST - £595 (The tour cost is fully refundable against your own group.) Scheduled flights between London and Tel Aviv. All airport departure & passenger taxes (UK & Israel). En Suite accommodation at Christian Pilgrim hotels in Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Galilee. Half board throughout (breakfast & dinner daily). All entrance fees and local government taxes. State licensed English speaking guides throughout. All touring in modern air-conditioned tourist coaches.THE ONLY ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE- Single Room supplement (very limited) £225, Travel Insurance £39, Gratuities £70, Lunches, and any items of a personal nature. SPOUSE/PARTNER RATES - It may be possible to bring your Spouse/Partner along with you at the special rate of £895 (please call 01992 576065 for details). Lightline has worked with clergy and church leaders across Britain and the United States who have chosen to work with us because of our approach to pilgrimage: Coopersale Hall Farm Epping Essex CM16 7PE, Tel: 01992 576065 0845 610 6447 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.lightline.org.uk Christmas Services Workshop George Cockman, a Lay Reader in Steyning since 1984, was deputy head and chaplain of Steyning Grammar School. For many years he organised special Christmas services which included readings from various sources – over the years he built up a large collection of such readings on various themes. He also prepared and ran a Sussex Festival of Christmas in Chichester Cathedral 2003 and Horsham Parish Church 2004. Again, he has a large collection of Sussex based readings. He would be pleased to run a workshop on preparing Christmas services in the early autumn. If you are interested, please contact by email: George.Cockman@horsham.gov.uk The new Archbishops' Council Communications Training programme is now available Specially designed to help churches, clergy, staff and volunteers use a variety of tools to speak to their communities. There are a variety of new courses on offer, including a half day session helping local churches connect with their local media, inspiration for church stands at wedding shows, hints and tips on using Visual Liturgy Live, and a workshop on personal communication skills. The full programme is available at www.churchcommstraining.org , where you can also sign up to receive regular updates about our training programme. Bespoke training for small groups or individuals also available. A selection of forthcoming courses: Your church and the media - 22 June or 7 October 2011, 11am-3:30pm, £30 for delegates from Church of England churches. Mission in the Wedding Show marketplace - 20 July or 29 November 2011, £40 for delegates from Church of England churches Dealing with Challenging Interviews - 10 November 2011 10am-5pm, £140 for delegates from Church of England churches. Social Media Strategies - 20 September 2011 2pm-5pm, £50 for delegates from Church of England churches All at Church House, London SW1P 3AZ. Contact Suzanne Gray, Communications Training, Archbishops' Council. Direct line: 020 7898 1465 Teaching Material from “Serving Africa Mission” Rev Jim Smith, director of the "Serving Africa Mission" writes all the material for use on the mission base in Ghana. The latest material, written for the summer team, which consists of Western and Ghanaian leaders is "1 Thessalonians‖. The material has to be both simple and clear, but also able to tackle some of the issues, including some of those raised by the Greek text. 1 Thessalonians is available to download, for anyone who wants to see what we teach in Ghana, or who wants a basic commentary on this text. Go to the BIBLE TEACHING page of www.visionworld27.org Wider Church News Back to Top "LONDON 2013" London Christian leaders and Billy Graham association to join in London 2013 initiative. Reverend Stephen Gaukroger to Chair Planning Group. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has accepted the invitation of more than 30 of London‘s Church and Para Church Leaders to join in hosting a major evangelistic Mission in Greater London in 2013. Further information will be available in mid- September when background work on Format, Structure and Leadership has progressed further. For further information, contact: Harvey Thomas at: email@example.com Cathedral News Back to Top A series of Lectures to mark the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible From Monday 13th June, the Dean of Chichester will be hosting a series of lectures to mark the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible. The series will take place at Chichester Cathedral and will include famous speakers such as the author and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, and Professor James Dunn, Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham. All are welcome at the lectures, which will take place in the Nave and are free of charge (with the exception of Melvyn Bragg‘s lecture). This thought-provoking series of lectures promises to be a fascinating exploration into a book that changed the world. ‗To read it is to feel simultaneously at home, a citizen of the world, and a traveller through eternity.‘ Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate 1999-2009 Monday 27 June 2011 at 7.30pm, „The Book of Books – The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011‟ By Melvyn Bragg, Author and Broadcaster. Tickets £12 and £14. This lecture is part of the Chichester Festivities programme - book online www.chifest.org.uk or tel: 01243 780192. Monday 11 July 2011 at 6.30pm, „Lancelot Andrews: the Scholar-Bishop of Chichester‟ By Professor Graham Parry, Emeritus Professor of English, University of York. Free entry. Monday 10 October 2011 at 6.30pm, „How should the Bible function in Today‟s Church?‟ By Professor James Dunn, Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, University of Durham. Free entry. To find out latest what’s on go to http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/dyn/pages/whats-on/ For more information on events at the Cathedral contact Ruth Poyner, Visitor Services Officer, 01243 782595, www.chichestercathedral.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org People Back to Top Amendments to moves in May Maureen Young, NSM Curate: Roffey now NSM Curate: Rusper with Colgate John Wright PinC : Whitehawk to be Inc: Whitehawk Clergy Moves for June: Terence Stratford, C: Shoreham Old & New PinC (50%) Kingston Buci Richard Coldicott, AC: Apsley, Southwell & Nottingham TV : Horsham, St Mark Lisa Barnett, C: Patcham, All Saints PinC (50%) Scaynes Hill David Beresford, C: Lancing C: Bury with Houghton & Coldwaltham Daniel Smith, C: Bexhill, St Peter R: West Blatchington, St Peter Heather Howell, PinC (NSM) Fletching Retiring Rachel Gouldthorpe, DinC: Moulsecoomb Team Ministry TV: Moulsecoomb Team Ministry (Coldean) as from 01/05/2011 Ordinations Neil Coleman, C: North Mundham with Hunston and Merston Felicity Davies, C: Wadhurst Mark Lyon, C: Brighton St Michael and St Paul Talisker MacLeod, C: Hove, All Saints Michael Maine, C: Willingdon, St Mary Adam Pymble, C: Lindfield Sue Sampson, C: Haywards Heath, The Ascension Paul Stephens, C: Forest Row Andrew Smith, C: East Dean with Friston & Jevington NSM: Graham Atfield, C: Rye, St Mary‘s Helen Garratt, C: Southover, St John the Baptist Penny Giles, C: Angmering Jill Hartman, C: Upper St Leonards, St John the Evangelist Norman Jones, C: Southgate, St Mary Natalie Loveless, C: Horsham Team Trevor Marshall, C: Bognor, St Wilfrid‘s Peter Pannett, C: Brighton, St George Hilary Pownall, C: Eastbourne, St Mary the Virgin Jill Preece, C: Eastbourne, St Elisabeth June Terry, C: Uckfield Merriel Woodward, C: Eastbourne, St Richard Langney NB If you are aware of someone who contributed something notable to the Diocese do please let us know. Adverts Back to Top Surrey based organist Available as relief in North Sussex area for Sunday evening services (1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays each month) and for weddings with immediate effect. Contact James Bryant Tel: 0783 463 8800. Fee & mileage. Stonepillow within the community Stonepillow is the local homeless charity in the Chichester and Bognor Regis areas of West Sussex. The charity provides services for rough sleepers and vulnerable people. Stonepillow‘s latest project Restore is a furniture re-use warehouse that aims to provide good quality furniture and home start up kits to disadvantaged people, create work experience opportunities for long-term unemployed and regenerate our community by encouraging recycling. Restore collects household items such as beds, wardrobes, washing machines, electric ovens, chest of drawers, sofas, in Chichester and surrounding area.The previous warehouse in Rustington will be used for storage only. Please visit Restore at Unit 3, Plot 27 Terminus Road, Chichester, PO19 8UE, (The charity‘s signature event the ‗Big Sleep Out‘ is happening again this year at the Chichester Cathedral on Saturday 29th October 2011starting at 2pm. They are looking for volunteers so if you would like to get involved please contact Emma on 01243 537934.) Contact no: 01243 698547, email@example.com or all other enquires firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE to schools – They would welcome the opportunity to come along to your school/church/youth group to give a brief talk on the Sleep Out. If this is something you would be interested in please contact Dawn Ingram on 01243 537934 or email@example.com 'Miracle at Crowhurst' Now Available Re-Print of George Bennett's book 'Miracle at Crowhurst'. The remarkable story of the development of Crowhurst Christian Healing Centre during George Bennett's time in the late 1950s and 1960s. Cost is £5.00 plus postage and packaging. Please phone 01424 830 204 or visit our website www.crowhursthealing.org.uk (link through to our website) Looking for a getaway? Quietly situated in the Sussex village of Hurstpierpoint with views of the South Downs, the Torch Holiday & Retreat Centre is the ideal setting in which to refresh mind, body and spirit: a wonderful location for a small church's week-end or day away; a suitable venue for church leadership teams' planning or retreat; a lovely setting to place an Alpha Day/ week-end. Scenic countryside walks in the South Downs National Park start from the garden gate.The house offers double, single and twin bedded rooms as well as a couple of family rooms. All rooms have washing facilities and are comfortably furnished. Contact Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre 01273 832282 or TorchHRC@torchtrust.org " Job Advert A vacancy has arisen for a part time assistant housekeeper at the Dalesdown Christian Conference Centre near Dial Post, close to the Old Barn Nursery. As part of a small friendly team you will help provide a clean, positive environment for the Churches and Schools that use our facilities throughout the year. The vacancy is for 15 hours per week on a flexible rota, with the opportunity of additional hours during busy season + staff holidays etc. Travel allowance payable. Own transport essential due to location. For further information, contact the Office on 01403-710712 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Events Back to Top Talk by Revd Peter Owen-Jones Friday 17th June at 7pm at Litlington Church when he will be reading from his new book Extreme Pilgrim. Tickets from email@example.com or phone no 01323 870764 and also Claire 01323 870383. Church of St. Michael the Archangel LITLINGTON FLOWER FESTIVAL June 2011 ―Cuckmere Country Life‖ Friday 17th - Sunday 19th 10.00 – 5.30, Monday 20th 10.00 – 4.30. Lunches & teas, free parking; stalls - produce, plants, books, bric-a-brac, etc. Festival Service on Sunday at 5.30pm. Brighton Voices In Exile Open Day 2011 Saturday 18th June 2011, 12.00pm – 4.00pm, St Mary Magdalens Community Centre, Upper North Street, Brighton. Brighton Voices In Exile: Enabling, accompanying and supporting those seeking asylum, refugees & migrants. Mary - Jane Burkett, Director, 01273 328598, firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.brightonvoicesinexile.org/ The Boundstone Chorus present The Glory of Vienna, - a special concert as part of the Adur Festival with the Sinfonia of Arun and professional soloists on Saturday 18th June, 7.30 pm at St Michael and All Angels Church, South Street, Lancing. Programme includes Schubert's Mass in G and Beethoven's Mass in C along with an Adur premiere of Mozart's Symphony No. 40. Tickets £8 (centre) £6 (aisles) are available from the Box Office 01903 851827 / email@example.com St Mary the Virgin North Stoke, near Amberley, BN18 9LS Saturday 18th June at the Church at 3pm. Crispin Truman, Chief Executive of the Churches Conservation Trust, speaks about the past, present and future of the Trust. Admission free. Collection for CCT. Sunday 19th June 3pm to 5.30pm. The Great Midsummer Party in aid of the Churches Conservation Trust. Hurston Warren, Golf Club Lane, Wiggonholt, Pulborough RH20 2EN (just past the West Sussex Golf Club). In an idyllic garden, courtesy of Kate & John Glazier. Come for tea, cake and a surprise. Information from Janet Aidin, The Old Rectory, Wiggonholt, Pulborough RH20 2EL tel 01798 872531 firstname.lastname@example.org Cheques payable to "Friends of St Mary, North Stoke". "PRACTICALL MUSICKE" Early Baroque Music Concert Saturday 18 June 7.30 p.m. St Mary and St Peter's Church, Wilmington, East Sussex. This recently restored beautiful downland church provides an ideal setting for this talented group which has been exploring early music for over 20 years. Using combinations of viols, baroque violins, recorders, harpsichord, organ and voice they bring to life the expressive sounds of this exciting period of musical renewal and development in an informal and informative way. They will include music by Telemann, Scheutz, Boxberg, Locke, and Jenkins and their recently released CD will be on sale. Tickets: £8 at door, £7 in advance (by ringing 01323 488824). Under 18's free. Further information from website www.myspace.com/practicallmusicke. Flower Festival BUGS INTHEBIBLE The Church of All Saints, EastDean, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2011. Open between 10am and 4pm each day. Refreshments - coffee, tea and homemade cakes. All proceeds in aid of a new heating system for the Church. Burrswood Christian Hospital, Groombridge Saturday June 18th – Burrswood Garden Party – 1pm – 4.30pm A lovely fundraising day at Burrswood with Live Music, fabulous stalls, hog roast, bouncy castle, children‘s entertainment, cream teas, falconry, storytelling, archery, beer & Pimms and even more …Why not bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds and all the entertainment that is going on? Friday 1st July – Minding the Gap! Where is the support for those in the Caring Professions? A conference for all those in caring roles – including healthcare professionals, clergy and pastoral carers. Hosted by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali with Rev Dr Russ Parker, Revd Canon Edward Pogmore, Dr Jane Bywater speaking. Tickets £25 to include lunch – please call 01892 865984 to book. Everyone is welcome to this very worthwhile day conference. In addition, we would be very interested to have contact details for your parish magazine. Please email email@example.com , www.burrswood.org.uk St. Mary's Church, Stopham Flower Festival ―The Creation" It will be held on June 24th, 25th, and 26th. The Church will be open 10.0am - 6pm. Light refreshments in the hall with plant, cake and handicraft stalls. On Sunday 26th June at 11.15am we will have our Festival Matins using the Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bible. All Welcome. Anne Waters‘s firstname.lastname@example.org Flamer Flower Festival St Laurence Church BN1 9PB June 25th & 26th, 10 - 5pm. Flower arrangements are judged by the public, this year's theme - Proverbs Stall & Refreshments in the Parish Hall by the Pond. The New Season of Recitals at St Saviour's, Eastbourne has started. The programme is as follows:- June 6th Organ Recital David Force July 4th Song Recital Susan Winged & Shirley Silliness Aug. 1st Organ Recital Geoffrey Lester Sept. 5th Organ and Flute Brian Steer & Christina Lynn Oct. 3rd Organ Recital John Eady Nov. 7th Organ Recital Paul Collins All Recitals start at 1pm. Followed by coffee. St. Nicholas Church, Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3JN. 8 - 10 July 2011. Festival of flowers and music celebrating the Holy Sacraments. Concerts and refreshments. For information: www.stnicholasbrighton.org.uk email: email@example.com Tel: Parish Office 0774 619 8026 FLOWERS AT BOXGROVE – The newly re-ordered Priory Church will host a magnificent flower festival on 8th, 9th and 10th July 2011 with a preview evening on Thursday 7th July. Over thirty displays will show off the beauty of this Benedictine foundation where Sussex folk have worshipped for more than 900 years. Details are available on the Priory‘s website (www.boxgrovepriory.co.uk ) – follow links for The Bugle, May Edition. 10.00am- 6.00pm (Friday and Saturday), 12 noon – 6.00pm (Sunday). Admission by souvenir brochure - £6 (£5 concessions). Preview evening - £15 (to include champagne and canapés). Preview evening – details from Mrs Jean Collyer (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Chichester (01243) 773661. The Gift brings art to a Church near you Local artists plan to show their work in four Churches between Chichester and Emsworth. The Churches involved are: Immanuel at Graylingwell Chapel, Chichester; New Life Church at Emsworth; Holy Trinity, Bosham; and Westbourne Baptist Church. The event‘s website is at www.thegiftarttrail.co.uk where you‘ll find examples of some of the work that you‘ll see shared among the seven local Churches. More from Rosie Morgan on 01243 573 921 or email@example.com Penhurst Retreat Centre Open Day Saturday 2nd July. Opens at 11 am and finishes with a 4 pm Service. Please put the date in your diary and let us know if you are coming [for catering purposes] either in person, by phoning 01424 892088 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org There will be a display and sale of local artwork, stalls with locally sourced and fairtrade goods, [including a WI table], 3 short presentations during the afternoon in the Broomhall room on: ‗Christian Outreach and mission‘, and ‗The value of retreat‘. Ploughman‘s lunches available at a small cost from 12.30pm. Music from the Boxwood Trio in the church from 1.30pm. Cake and Tea from 3pm. A Thanksgiving Service in Penhurst Church at 4pm with an address by Bishop Ken Barham. Do bring your holiday spending money as a proportion of the proceeds will go towards helping us to pay off the loan for the Orchard Rooms www.penhurst.org.uk St Mary Magdalene Lyminster Summer Fete on July 16th commencing 2.00pm at the Paddock, Church Lane, Lyminster. Many stalls, games, afternoon teas, and music, plus entertainment for the children from Robbie the Magician. Grand draw will take place at 4.00pm. Entry by donation. Organ recital by the internationally acclaimed organist Thomas Trotter will take place in the Church on Thursday the 21st July at 7.30pm Tickets £10.00 each and are available from the Vicarage, 3 The Paddock, Lyminster, BN17 7QH. Cheques should be made payable to Lyminster PCC. The proceeds from both of these fund raising events are used to help maintain the lovely church of St. Mary Magdalene. Blood, Guts, and Fairy Cakes – Midsummer Tea Parties with a Twist this June Hosted by The Churches Conservation Trust the Midsummer Tea Parties aim to raise tens of thousands of pounds, which will go towards the upkeep of individual churches as well as the Trust‘s conservation and regeneration projects. A feast for the spires: events are FREE with visitors asked to donate for a cup of tea and cake while they are there. Each will centre around a traditional summer tea party and will be unique to the community that created it – special events taking place for 2011 include Mad Hatter-themed teas, cake-making demonstrations, bell-ringing and organ recitals, art exhibitions and art fairs. Midsummer Tea Party - events in Sussex: full listings at: www.visitchurches.org.uk ) Matt's Comedy Club Worthing – which started out in 2008 as a one-off gig organised by St Matthew's Church - presents Andy Kind, who has his first book out published by Monarch - Stand Up And Deliver. He will be supported by Rob Thomas, and we also have a Q&A session with Andy from 6-7pm, invaluable for aspiring comedy writers or performers, at The Dome Function Suite, Marine Parade, Worthing on Thursday 23 June (8pm). Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions) from usual Worthing outlets. See Facebook fan page or call 077200 40456 for more details. Towards 2015 – The Lewes Passion Barn Dance Saturday June 25th 2011, 7.30pm, St John‘s Sub Castro Church Hall, Talbot Terrace, Lewes. Adult:£7.50 Child:£5 Family(2+2):£20 including Ploughman‘s Supper (Bar Available) CONTACT: Tel: 01273 475438 email: email@example.com St Pancras church, Chichester - Bible Exhibition St Pancras is hosting an exhibition to commemorate the 400th Anniversary King James Bible which will open on Saturday 25th June and run from 10.00-6.00 on week days and 2.00-6.00 on Sundays until Saturday 9th July. The exhibition is the work of Christians in Chichester. It will look at why/how the KJ Bible was created and its impact on our language and country; it will also look at Bible translation and the Bible as the Living Word of God. We are in the process of finalising the contents of the exhibition and putting together some activities to with the exhibition; one of these is a fringe event of the Chichester Festivities and is an evening of professional performance using words and music to celebrate the KJV. It is hoped to have some 'interesting' Bibles and other artefacts on display, for example we have a camouflage Bible someone used when she was doing mission work in the Falklands or those in other languages. As Part of the exhibition we hope to include people's response to the question: What does the Bible mean to you? Contact Rebecca Fardell on 07792 722445 for more details or if you have anything to offer. (The exhibition may be available to other venues to use. Contact Rebecca if interested.) Wivelsfield Parish Church Patronal Festival Weekend Saturday 25 June at 7.30 p.m. Summer Music in a Country Church. Organ, instrumental & vocal music in aid of the Organ Fund. Light refreshments during the interval. Tickets £6.00 from David or Jenny Billam (01444 459551), firstname.lastname@example.org or from Church officers; or at the door. Sunday 26 June - 10.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist with Rev Canon Kerry Thorpe; 6 p.m. - Festival Choral Evensong with augmented Choir You are invited to the launch of a very special new book Diamonds in the Darkness, written by the late Revd. Dr Pat Nickson OBE at St. John‘s Church, Polegate, BN26 5BX on Sunday 26th June. Book Launch & Afternoon Tea 4.30-5.45pm Followed by Celebration Service at 6.30pm, preacher: Peter Markby. For information on the book: www.diamonds-in-the-darkness.co.uk for information about the book launch 01323 841249 or MaggiPratt@aol.com St Nicolas Church, Pevensey, An evening of classical music by the internationally acclaimed "Florin Ensemble" of Charles Mutter, violin, Alistair Scahill, viola and Catherine Rimer, cello, with Neil McLaren, flute. On Sunday 3rd July, the event begins at 5.00pm with a flute recital of works by Vivaldi, CPE Bach and Debussy. Between 6 and 7pm you are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy in our tranquil country churchyard. Tea coffee or a glass of wine is provided. The main recital, starting at 7.00pm includes works by Beethoven and Dohanyi. Tickets will cost £15.00 for the whole event or £12.50 for the evening only. Telephone 01323764449 to reserve your seats or visit www.florinensemble.co.uk for more information St Cuthman's Open Day and 'Friend's of Arundel Cathedral' Open Air Concert Sunday 3rd July, 1.30 - 3.30pm. Visit St Cuthman's Retreat Centre and tour the main house, 25 acre grounds, and the Garden Rooms day facilities. Details of our work, facilities and programme will be available. Tea, coffee, homemade biscuits and cakes, cream teas, jams and chutneys will be on sale. In order to help us ensure adequate parking space, organise refreshments and to co-ordinate house tours please let us know in advance (details below) if you wish to attend the Open Day. Please note that children have to be accompanied by adult and supervised at all times, and that no dogs are permitted on site except guide dogs. If attending the Open Day you may wish to buy a ticket to attend the Celebration of Music in the Chapel and by the lake 4.00 - 7.00pm. There is a full programme, bring your own picnic, wine and chairs. Tea & coffee will be available. Tickets for the Concert are £12.50 per person. Please note that Open Day visitors will need to purchase a ticket in advance. Please send cheques (payable to 'The Friends of Arundel Cathedral) and s.a.e. to: The Friends Office, Cathedral House, Parsons Hill, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AY. Tel: 01903 884567 St Cuthman's Retreat Centre, Cowfold Road, Coolham, West Sussex RH13 8QL Tel 01403 741220 (Mon - Fri 9.45am-6.00pm) Email: email@example.com Flower Festival on the theme of the King James Bible St Nicolas Church, Church Lane, Pevensey, Saturday 27th - Monday 29th August 2011 (Saturday 10 - 6pm, Sunday 12.30 - 6pm, Monday 10 - 6pm) with Festival Service, Sunday at 11am to include hourly readings throughout, from the KJV. Floral arrangements representing well-known texts from KJV, refreshments, Fete on Saturday 11am - 4pm. For more information contact Jan Say, Pastoral Assistant, St Nicolas' & St Wilfrid's, Pevensey, 01323 472721, 07941 077574 CPAS You and Ministry weekend A still small voice? A tap on the shoulder? A question from a friend? Is God calling you? CPAS You and Ministry weekends are designed to help people explore a variety of vocations in the Church of England: ordained leadership, Church Army, Reader or pioneer ministry (lay or ordained). Date: Sept 16 - 18, 2011. Venue: Green Pastures, 17 Burton Road, Poole, BH13 6DT. Cost: £160 per person or £310 for couples includes all accommodation, meals, materials and sessions. Non-residents £110. Led by CPAS staff and local ministers, sessions include: Understanding vocation; Ministry in the New Testament and the Church of England today; Selection and training for ordained and other authorised ministers; How God guides; Questions to local ministers; Finance and lifestyle in Christian ministry. More information and online booking is available at www.cpas.org.uk/exploringcall The Annual Conference of Chichester Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship Thursday, 22 September 2011, from 9.30am to 2pm at All Saints Church, High Street, Lindfield, RH16 2HS. Theme: Gospel ministry in Post-Christian Culture: the challenge for the local church Speaker: The Revd Steve Hollinghurst is the Researcher in Evangelism to Post- Christian Culture with the Church Army. His latest book is called ‗Mission Shaped Evangelism: The Gospel in Contemporary Culture.‘ Cost: £5 (free for members of CDEF) Refreshments Please bring a sandwich lunch – drinks provided. This is an open meeting to which anyone can come. The AGM of the CDEF will take place at 1.40pm. Further Information to follow - Please note the date in your diary and make it known to those who exercise leadership in your church. Flower Festival at Wivelsfield Parish Church (off B2112) Haywards Heath/Ditchling Road, RH17 7RD. Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. Escape to the Country - a Harvest Celebration. Sat 24th 10am - 6pm - Morning Coffee, Ploughman‘s lunches, afternoon teas. Evening Concert. Sun25th - Morning Services. 12noon - 6pm - refreshments and afternoon teas. Evensong 6pm. Craft and plant stalls both days. Enquiries: Sheila Lay 01444 471482 Summer Jazz night Come for a summer evening of relaxing jazz by the Tim Wells Jazz Band, and featuring a talk by Glen Scrivener on the subject "Why bother with Jesus?" As well as a real life story of someone who did bother with Jesus. Friday 24th June - 7.30pm till late. Tickets £6 - including wine, soft drinks & puddings. More info and tickets from the Bishop Hannington Church Office: (01273) 732965 - www.bhmc.org.uk St Anne‟s church, Western Road, Lewes - Big Book Sale Saturday 6th August, 10 am – 2 pm. Coffee. For information ring 01273 474964 £1 Parking at County Hall, behind the Church. Thanksgiving Day on Saturday 16th July at Crowhurst Christian Healing Centre - with guest speaker Russ Parker, Director of the Acorn Healing Foundation: Programme 11.am Thanksgiving Communion Service, led by Rev Kath Battee, and guest speaker Russ Parker. 12.30 bring a pic-nic lunch in the grounds/marquee - drinks provided. 2pm (in the marquee) Finding Home, the journey we must all take 'A talk by Russ Parker. 3.15pm (large chapel) Praise the lord in song, picture, music and word. 3.45pm Tea & departures. All are welcome. Crowhurst Christian Healing Centre, Forewood Lane, Crowhurst, East Sussex, TN33 9AD Tel: 01424 830 204 (Link through to our website) www.crowhursthealing.org.uk If you have something you would like included in future e- bulletins then please contact us, Lisa Williamson or David Farey on firstname.lastname@example.org The next edition is planned for mid July. Send us your contributions by 8th July.
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