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Understanding China - Life & Religion in a Communist State

posted 7 Dec 2017, 06:24 by Richard Ryder

St Nicholas’ Church. Saturday 9th December, 7.30pm

Benton Cade has been living in China for the past twelve years. Principally his work has been as a TV host for the state media in Beijing. He has now returned to England and can share some of the extraordinary occurrences that he has both witnessed and been involved in, shedding light on what it is really like to live in China today.

Chichester Homeless Project

posted 7 Dec 2017, 06:22 by Richard Ryder

The churches in Chichester and surrounding areas are working to add provision for homeless people in Chichester, namely by providing a night shelter during the winter. Funding is needed to make this possible and Lavant PCC has committed £250 from its funds, together with any donations given at next Saturday's talk on China. If you would like to make your own donation to the project there are 2 options. You could make a bank transfer to: Chichester Deanery Synod, Nat West sort code 60-05-24, a/c no 96221275. Please include the reference on the transfer as 'homeless project', and send an email notification to It would be helpful if you state that you are from Lavant Churches. The alternative is to give a cheque (to Lavant PCC) or cash to our Treasurer (James Pickford), one of the church wardens or the Rector and this will be passed on, with Gift Aid added. Thank you.

Chichester Food Bank

posted 7 Dec 2017, 06:20 by Richard Ryder

For two weeks of the Christmas holidays, children who may not have a nourishing meal at home are given a voucher by their school which can be exchanged at the Food Bank for a 'lunchbox' which contains a good variety of food. To provide this, the Food Bank is in need of items, especially: tins of meat, soup, fruit and vegetables, as well as cartons of fruit juice. Today, 3rd December, is the final day we'll have a collection bag in church but there are also collection points in Waitrose, Tesco (Fishbourne Road East) and the Co-op (Parklands and Spitalfield Lane). For items needed at any particular time, see:

British Legion Poppy Appeal

posted 7 Dec 2017, 06:17 by Richard Ryder

The total raised for the Poppy Appeal through Lavant Churches was £446.57.

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

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