ebulletin – June 2011
- from Chichester Communications Team
Wider Church News
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Lisa Williamson David
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.
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.
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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
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
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)
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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
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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
YES // Network Pages
Our ―network‖ pages on the YES website are active . . . ! If not, go and have a look:
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
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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
email@example.com 01273 425694 www.yesonthenet.org.uk 07818
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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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
St. Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Rd London NW1 5LT
Ring Sue Duncan, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Tel: 0207 235 2351 for more
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-
‗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
Angel Week Monday 11 – Friday 15 July Main Speaker: Revd Dr Andy Angel.
Angels in the New Testament and their meaning today.
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
“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
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:
email@example.com 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:
The new Archbishops' Council Communications Training programme is now
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
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London Christian leaders and Billy Graham association to join in London 2013
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:
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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:
Monday 11 July 2011 at 6.30pm, „Lancelot Andrews: the Scholar-Bishop of
By Professor Graham Parry, Emeritus Professor of English, University of York. Free
Monday 10 October 2011 at 6.30pm, „How should the Bible function in Today‟s
By Professor James Dunn, Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, University of
Durham. Free entry.
To find out latest what’s on go to
For more information on events at the Cathedral contact Ruth Poyner, Visitor
Services Officer, 01243 782595, www.chichestercathedral.org.uk
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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%)
Richard Coldicott, AC: Apsley, Southwell & Nottingham TV : Horsham, St
Lisa Barnett, C: Patcham, All Saints PinC (50%)
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
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
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.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org or all other
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
'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 "
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:
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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
―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:
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 /
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 email@example.com Cheques payable to "Friends of St Mary, North
"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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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