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Lavant News - Nov 17

posted 31 Oct 2017, 05:05 by Richard Ryder   [ updated 31 Oct 2017, 11:04 ]

Lavant News is now out and copies are being delivered to subscribers.  If you would like a copy then they are available in both Churches.


posted 20 Apr 2017, 04:50 by Richard Ryder

The Fete committee have been meeting regularly and plans are well underway, Posters, Raffle tickets and programmes are rolling off the machines at the printers, BUT much of the time and energy put into this preparation will come to nought without YOU, the wonderful people of Lavant and its immediate surroundings.
The lists for helpers for the various stalls, games, teas, cakes etc will be in both of our churches from April 23rd, next Sunday. The Fete is supported by local organisations and friends, and all profits ploughed back into the village so PLEASE sign up or offer to help, if only for half an hour, and continue the tradition of fellowship and caring which is the hallmark of this wonderful village.
Thank you,
Elizabeth Woodford (Chairman)

Saturday Brunch at St Nics

posted 20 Apr 2017, 04:44 by Richard Ryder

This new initiative will begin on Saturday 6th May, 9.30-11.30am. There will be such delights as bacon rolls, pastries and lovely coffee available. Also there will be craft activities for younger people. Come along and enjoy this new monthly event and make St Nicholas a place for all the community to socialise. More details to be found in the May issue of Lavant News

La Petit Folie String Quintet presents the Dancing Master.

posted 20 Apr 2017, 04:41 by Richard Ryder

La Petit Folie String Quintet presents the Dancing Master.

Featuring dance music by Playford, Purcell and Praetorius. 6th May at 7pm, st Mary's. £10 adult, £5 child/student. Funds in aid of the church choirs funds. Refreshments will be available. People can contact me to book in advance should they wish. I will be able to book specific places in the church as per Novembers concert, so specific seating goes to whoever grabs it first! 

St George’s Day Concert

posted 20 Apr 2017, 04:39 by Richard Ryder

St George’s Day Concert

SUNDAY, 23rd APRIL, 2017, 6.30pm at St Peter & St Mary’s Church Fishbourne.
A Musical Feast for the whole family.  Including Classical, Musicals, Noël Coward and Flanders & Swann
Featuring: Kenton Budd, Gordon Egerton & David Russell
Clarinet, Flute, Harp,
Organ, Piano, Piccolo, Trumpet
Adults £11, Children free, light refreshment included.
Tickets from Eventbrite online - enter ‘music’ in the box 

News from Jaco, Corrina & Family

posted 26 Dec 2016, 02:19 by Richard Ryder

We feel blessed to be in Arnhemland now and we received our working visa this week!!! A great answer to prayer.

It has been a very busy time. We are settling in, but also know we will need to move house in 2 month. We hope and pray that after the next move in 2 months, we can settle because all the moving does take lots of our energy.

Thanks for your ongoing prayers and support! It helped us through an very intense but also very exciting 2016. God is faithful.

Merry Christmas,

Jaco, Corrina & the kids


posted 23 Dec 2016, 06:39 by Richard Ryder

In aid of St. Wilfrid’s Hospice

What better way to spend a dark January evening than to join
a very merry evening at Lavant Memorial Hall?
Saturday 7th January
7.00 for 7.30 pm start
Admission £12.50 – children £6
Supper included – Cash bar
Tickets from:  Penny Hawker (937052), David Sparrow (781097), or Rob Whyte (527194)

Cathedral Prays For Lavant

posted 23 Dec 2016, 06:37 by Richard Ryder   [ updated 23 Dec 2016, 06:38 ]

During Evensong in Chichester Cathedral they have a rolling programme to pray for each parish in the Diocese.  On Saturday 7 January it will be the parish of Lavant and it would be good for a number of us to be there.  The Cloisters Café will stay open later than usual for any of us who wish to have tea there before the service but they do need to know numbers.  There is also an opportunity to look round the Treasury (at 3.30).  If you'd like to visit the Treasury and/or go for tea and cake at 4.30, please sign the sheet in the churches or phone Betty Smith, our Cathedral Link, on 543446 before 3rd January.  You can, of course, go along to Evensong which starts at 5.30 without signing up.


posted 23 Dec 2016, 06:36 by Richard Ryder

The Children's Society will benefit from donations totalling £355.30 from the children's candle 'pots' brought to the Christingle service and the Primary School Carol Service, both held recently in St Mary's church. Warm thanks to you all.
Elizabeth Woodford

Men's Breakfast – Each Month

posted 23 Dec 2016, 06:35 by Richard Ryder

Immanuel Church at Graylingwell have started holding these meetings as an opportunity to gather together and share whilst also listening to an inspirational speaker. And they have a great breakfast as well!! They have kindly invited men from our church and others in the area to attend whenever we want to.   The meetings are usually on the 4th Saturday of the month, starting at 9.00am, at the Dolphin and Anchor (Weatherspoons) opposite Chichester Cathedral.  The next is on 28th January when the speaker will be David Campanale.

David Campanale

David CampanaleDavid Campanale has worked for 25 years for BBC News both as a broadcaster and producer, beginning his journalism reporting at the end of communism in Eastern Europe. As a Christian, David is the founding President of the Christian Peoples Alliance which is linked to other Christian Democrats across Europe. He is an elected member of the NEC of the National Union of Journalists. David is also closely involved in the community of Kingston upon Thames, where he served eight years as a local councillor. He’s campaigned on religious liberty issues, keeping Sunday special and is active as a trade unionist. David was until recently a director of Tearfund. With his wife and family, David is a Mission Partner with Church Mission Society.

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