Diocese of Chichester - July Bulletin 2012

posted 18 Jul 2012, 13:54 by Richard Ryder   [ updated 23 Feb 2015, 10:03 ]

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Chichester Magazine
August/September issue out soon!
Featuring the recent open meetings with the new diocesan bishop, Dr Martin Warner, and the St Petertide Ordinations.
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Ordination Photo

Browse photos of the St Petertide Ordinations.

Youth Work at Bible on the Beach

Visit the YES website for the latest jobs supporting Children and Families around the diocese.

The Olympic Torch

Share your photos of the Torch Relay

Ride and Stride poster

Sussex Historic Churches Trust's Annual Ride and Stride.

Parish Moves...
Patrick Beresford, from the Diocese of Somerset; is to be Team Vicar at St John’s, Broadbridge Heath
Lee Duckett, from Diocese of Southwark; is to be Incumbent at Christ Church, Ore
Robert Mulford, from Diocese of Peterborough; is to be Incumbent at Westfield and Priest in Charge at Guestling
Ann Waizeneker, Assistant Curate at Chichester St Paul with Westhampnett; is to be Priest in Charge at Shoreham New and Shoreham Old
Lionel Whatley, Priest in Charge at Highbrook and West Hoathly; is to be incumbent at Highbrook and West Hoathly

James di Castiglione, was Assistant Curate of Mid-Sussex Network Church; has left for Chaplaincy post
Chris Maclay, Incumbent at Ashington, Washington and Wiston With Buncton; is leaving for Diocese of Europe
Stephen Sheridan, Assistant Curate at Stone Cross; is leaving for the Diocese of St Asaph, Wales
James Waddell, is leaving as Assistant Curate at Slaugham

Chris Beard, Priest in Charge at Donnington; is retiring
Richard Bromfield, Incumbent at Woodingdean; is retiring
Francis Cumberlege, Priest in Charge at Ashburnham with Penhurst; is retiring
Andrew Robinson, Priest in Charge at Stanmer with Falmer; is retiring

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St Andrew, Didling. Photo by Geoffrey Claridge

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July 2012

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Comment from... 

Nicholas Frayling, Dean of Chichester Cathedral

‘Summertime and the living is easy’ goes the old song. Well, not at the Cathedral it isn’t! June and July are pretty hectic at the best of times, but this year has seen the biennial Festival of Flowers, including a Royal visit; the formal ceremony of ‘Election’ by the College of Canons of Bishop Martin Warner; the packed ‘moving on’ services for children in Church Schools in the Diocese; two Ordinations on consecutive days, followed without a break by Chichester Festivities – the well-known annual arts festival, at the heart of which are eight major concerts in the Cathedral, this year augmented by a magnificent open-air exhibition of sculpture by Philip Jackson.

The Head Verger and his team have coped with all this splendidly (‘All in a day’s work!’)  as have our volunteers of all ages and descriptions. Chichester is a very busy Cathedral, and that produces its own challenges, but ‘the daily round, the common task’ of worship, prayer and hospitality, go on unabated. It is always a joy to welcome representatives from the parishes, who come on the day when the Diocese is remembering their parish in prayer – especially when they have made the long journey from ‘the far east’ to be with us.

At the end of their annual Festivities Concert, our Choir, in the darkened Cathedral, sang the well-loved hymn, The day Thou gavest, Lord is ended. It was so important to be reminded that ‘the voice of prayer is never silent, nor dies the strain of praise away.’

That is why your Cathedral is here. Please pray for us, as we do, every day, for you.   

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This month's highlights

A New Beginning
Sixteen men and women were newly ordained as deacons at Chichester Cathedral on the 30th of June, and for the first time men and women were ordained to the priesthood at a combined service in Chichester Cathedral on Sunday, the 1st of July. Other ordinations to the priesthood took place at venues across Sussex on Monday the 2nd of July.

Local and national media covered the journey to ordination, including the Brighton and Hove News and the West Sussex County Times. A number of photographs from the day can be ordered from Jim Holden on 07590 683036

Money Matters
Visit the Money Matters page on the diocesan website, for news on all the latest developments.
Subject to final approval, this Autumn will see the Parish Giving Scheme being made available to parishes across the diocese. It has many benefits for the donor and for your local church.
We would like to hear as soon as possible from parishes that would be keen to adopt the system – you can register your interest or e-mail John Sherlock.

Diocesan Pilgrimages  
Running for Righteousness, join the Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage this summer. 30th July - 3rd August, for all aged 11 to 18. For further details contact Fr John Eldridge, or call 01903 247340.

Walsingham Pilgrimage, 12th - 14th October, led by the Bishop of Horsham. To book, please e-mail Fr Trevor Buxton.
For more information about both pilgrimages, please visit the diocesan website.

King's School
King’s School and the Russell Education Trust have secured the approval of the Secretary of State for Education to their proposals for a new secondary school in Hove. Further information is available on the diocesan website.

Get on the Map
More Than Gold have an interactive map showing where events are being held to engage with the 2012 Games. The map also allows you to register your own event.

The 2012 Mustard Seed Awards
The Mustard Seed Awards, run jointly by Premier Christian Media and the Christian Initiative Trust, will be offering up to £50,000 of investment to the winners of the nation-wide competition looking for initiatives that reach vulnerable people and transform lives.

Foundation Degree in Church Music
Starting this September, a unique partnership between The Royal School of Music and Christ Church, Canterbury, will support and develop the work of all church musicians; including organists, singers, choir directors, and members of a music group.

New guide provides practical help for the bereaved
'When a loved one dies: a practical guide' is designed to help families in the early stages following a death. To order a copy, please contact Marie De Vere of East Sussex County Council, or telephone 01273 336162.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Celebrity Cricket Match
On Sunday 22nd July at 2.00pm in Priory Park, Chichester there will be a charity cricket match to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Chichester festival theatre. For further information, please contact Sarah Mansell, or telephone 01243 812902

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Diocesan events

Peregrines and Pigeons
Fun for all the Family at Chichester Cathedral, Wednesday 25th July, 10.30am to 12.30pm. A feathery trail and art activities with the RSPB - discover why peregrines have hooked beaks. There is no need to book, visitors can just turn up on the day and all are welcome.

Basic First Aid Course
Saturday, 13th October. Training by St John Ambulance at Bishop Hannington Church, Hove. For further details, please contact the diocesan YES team.

Healthcare in Later Life conference
Wednesday, 17th October. Hosted by Chichester Cathedral. Further details, including those speaking, are available from the Cathedral website. For bookings, please e-mail Sue Atkins, or telephone 01273 425799.

All Saints Praise in the Nave
Saturday, 27th October, 3 – 4 pm. A Family Celebration by musician and songwriter Ishmael at Chichester Cathedral. Children are invited to come along dressed as a Saint. To book, please contact Irene Smale, or call 07980 617 584.

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A digest of other Events and Activities around the diocese and beyond, can be found on the diocesan website. 

Previous editions of the e-Bulletin are available from the on-line archive.

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