Diocese of Chichester ebulletin May 2011

posted 11 Jun 2011, 08:05 by Richard Ryder   [ updated 6 Oct 2012, 15:22 ]

ebulletin – May 2011 - from Chichester Communications Team 

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 Welcome to the Chichester Diocesan ebulletin! We have really been pleased by the positive response we’ve had to our ebulletin. We are a little subject to being victims of our own success as we have so much material to try and squeeze in. We try to keep items short with links to fuller information. For this edition we are pruning events so that rather than repeat everything each month (Which can be accessed from previous editions on the website) we are only putting in new material. If you have missed previous editions do visit the website here. 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. 

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                                                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….

The Venerable Philip Jones

Archdeacon of Lewes and Hastings.


After the fire

We are not be concerned about times and seasons, but there are not many years when the Ascension, Pentecost and Wimbledon fall in the same hectic month. What a feast for June – the climax of the Easter Season and enough sporting highlights to satisfy the most ardent aficionado! But behind all the celebrations of Our Lord’s return to the Father and the coming of the Holy Spirit, behind all the glitz and fever of sporting competition, life is just as hectic as ever, with a need to be constant in prayer and attentive to the Word against a background of the subtle (and not so subtle) undermining of the faith and erosion of Christian values. For many it is constant battle-ground and our prayers must be both for those who fight openly for the faith and for protection for all Christians in a society that actively discounts the value of all we hold dear.


An apt quotation from 1 Kings 19.12 : ‘and the Lord was not in the fire, but after the fire a still small voice.’ Those words are incised as a memorial and thanksgiving on a newly sculpted cartouche, high on the north nave wall of St Mary & St Peter, Wilmington, a church that suffered a grievous fire in 2000. Its admirably sensitive restoration has resulted in a light-filled and palpably sacred space, simple, much-loved and evocative of past ages and prayers, exuding a familiar sense of peace.


In the world in which we live, we are all increasingly in need of the peace of God that passes understanding, a peace in which to immerse ourselves, to be upheld. For some, visiting such a sacred space is a healing and eirenic experience in itself. Others, especially those in the heat of battle, of spiritual warfare, need to hear again those words from 1 Kings 19. Whatever ‘fire’ you or I may face, hold on to the promise that beyond the fire is to be heard the still small voice, the voice of the all-embracing steadfast love and peace of God the Father, the Father of our risen and ascended Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia! 

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News on Chairman of DBF

Clive Dilloway after nearly ten years as Chairman of the DBF announced on Saturday at the Diocesan Synod that having previously postponed his retirement he now intends to retire at the end of June. At the Synod Clive said “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it, especially working with so many committed Christians.” Bishop John said, “Nobody could have left us in a better position.” A fuller appreciation will appear soon on the website and in the July magazine. The Finance Committee will vote at the next meeting on his replacement as nominated by the Bishop. We wish Clive well in a well earned retirement.

Look out for highlights of the Diocesan Synod on the website.

New Name

The Ministry and Adult Christian Education team has had a name change.  It will now be the Discipleship and Ministry team – which we hope will be easier for people to remember.  Our areas of responsibility have not changed.  

Would you like to help at the South of England show?

We need volunteers again this year with the operation of the lost people station - a small annex off the main Churches Together tent. It is a very crucial role supporting and caring for any visitors to the showground that have either become separated from family or a school or other group and have been brought to the lost people station by a showground official, a police officer or member of the public. You will need to be recently CRB checked and you will be required to complete one or two forms on site. If you are interested in helping please contact Lisa Williamson on 01273 425691 or lisa.williamson@diochi.org.uk South of England show takes place June 9th - 10th and 11th

Why not get up a church outing to come and join in the fun!

Out soon!

The next edition of the Chichester Diocesan Magazine will be out soon. 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. Deadline for the next issue is 20th  and there is a theme of Son Worship – looking at beach missions/holiday clubs and a focus on Gatwick airport. We welcome contributions to our new letters page. Email communications@diochi.org.uk

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 John Sherlock (Local Church Resources Officer) and 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.  Douglas McKittrick (Archdeacon of Chichester) will open the evening. All welcome!

A message about training will be sent to all treasurers later this month. For more information please contact Karen Young at karen.young@diochi.org.uk  or 01273 425797.

The Blessing of Oils

So many positive statements have been made about Holy Week’s service that the Bishop has decided that 2012 will return to the Cathedral. The date is Tuesday of Holy Week April 3rd, the time is 1030 am. Please make sure this date is in all your diaries. The Bishop’s address can be found here. 

Making the Word Heard

There are all kinds of events and activities in the diocese for the year celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. For an up to date list  click here.


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 gordon.banks@diochi.org.uk    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.


The Diocese has a Facebook page overseen by the Diocese. Do visit it and make use of it. The more it is used then the more it can become a useful means for us to get messages out to one another.



A useful facility on the website is the Extranet which is primarily for all clergy. Make sure you have your log on details and visit it on a regular basis. Important information for clergy is likely to be increasingly posted onto it.


Database tip

We are aware that a number of people often struggle to find information through the online directory. Work is going on behind the scenes to make it widely available. Until then if you need information from it and the drop down boxes don’t fully help then the “Search” box is a good place to start.


Walsingham Youth Pilgrimage

The Diocesan Pilgrimage Committee are organising a coach to go to the Annual Youth pilgrimage to Walsingham. August 1st -5th this year. For further details please look on the web site:-  http://sswshchichester.weebly.com/mission.html or Contact Fr Tim on frtimt@yahoo.co.uk



A mix of adults, children and dog walkers took to the hills behind Alfriston for the annual FSW Sponsored Easter Monday Walk.  Superb weather and a great 'tea and cake stop' at Wilmington village hall sustained the 160 walkers.  Thank you to everyone who walked and helped, it was a great day.  If you missed it make a diary date for next Easter Monday !  You can contact us at www.familysupportwork.org.uk



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YES // Network Area

This area of the website is now live!  Check it out, let me know what you think – and, if you have not sent me YOUR parish details . . . what are you waiting for?  Send them through so I can add your church . . . it would be great to be able to see all that is going on across the Diocese with children’s, youth and families work! This is not exclusively “Anglican”, if you know of others who would like to be part of a wider network and they have children’s, youth or family work going on – it would be great to add them.  IN ADDITION, if you are involved in “area” events, it would be great to have those highlighted separately (under the heading “area events”) . . . let me know! Visit:  www.yesonthenet.org.uk/network/ Ali Campbell, Adviser for work with children and young people ali.campbell@diochi.org.uk   01273 425694  www.yesonthenet.org.uk     07818 574693


May Camp . . . it is going to be EPIC!

Looking at: The incredible speech of God Genesis (chapter 1 verse 3), this same God, who “commanded light to shine out of darkness . . . has shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God . . . in the face of Jesus Christ – who is the word of God (2 Corinthians 4:6) This amazing God, who is mighty to save . . . who, in Zephaniah the Bible tells us – bursts into song, He will “rejoice over us with singing” (Zephaniah 3 verse 17) . . . truly EPIC!"

We will also have workshops, seminars, sports activities and an evening entertainment programme. Seriously good value – and all for just £40! Youth groups sort their own food, tents and transport - we do the rest! If you have never brought a group and would like a visit from a group that has been before ...to tell you all about it (or if you just want more information about what we have planned) – let us know at yes@diochi.org.uk


ENCOUNTER – A Year out with a difference

If you are interested in finding out more about the YES team gap year either as a

The scheme is open to anyone (18-25), and if you want a copy of our latest information booklet (participants and placements) email me back with a postal address and I will get on in the post.


Check out training we offer, you can check it out here http://www.yesonthenet.org.uk/training/youthleaders/

Steve Tennant, Diocesan Youth Officer for West Sussex & Encounters Scheme Leader, steve.tennant@diochi.org.uk  07500 006846 Office Number 01273 425684

YES Events // St Bartz Family Fun Afternoon - Saturday 11th June 2011

A Family fun afternoon with crafts, games, best cupcake competition, treasure hunt, afternoon tea and a praise party with Lantern Ministries! The event is free (although there will be opportunity to donate to St Bartz on the day), and aimed at families with children of pre-school and primary school age. For more details and to book children / families from your church visit: http://stbartzfamilyfun.eventbrite.com/  For more information about “Lantern Ministries” click [here]

NOTE:  Space is limited – we can take a maximum of 80 people at St Bartz Retreat Centre, so book early!


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 gordon.banks@diochi.org.uk  


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  


Survey to find out what sustains clergy in ministry

A nationwide, five year research and consultation survey, exploring what sustains clergy in their ministry is launched this week.

The Experiences of Ministry Project is a joint venture between the Church of England and King’s College, London.

Dr Tim Ling, National Adviser, Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD) says “It aims to listen to clergy experiences of ministry, understand what they believe supports them in the variety of roles to which they have been called. This will enable the CMD Panel, and the networks it supports, to identify areas of greatest need and opportunity such that we may be more effective in God’s service,”.

The project begins formally on 18th May when Dr Mike Clinton, the project’s research partner at King’s College London, will email all clergy on the ‘public’ Crockford’s database, inviting them to participate in an online survey. They’ll be invited again in 2013 and 2015.

A dedicated website www.experiencesofministry.org  supports the survey and includes a short video outlining the rationale of this major project.



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Call to the nation-

The Rev Jim Smith is writing new material for intercessors. Following “The lamps - a call to intercession” and “Releasing the power of the blood”, and “St Patrick’s breastplate - a call to deeper intercession”, he has now added “The crucible of agony.” This recent material is a challenge to feel the pain and grief in the heart of God for the dangerous state which Europe, and the U.K., find themselves in. Like all Jim’s material, this latest is very challenging. It opens a way into the heart of God, from which position intercession can be so much more effective.

All Rev Jim’s material is available for free download from www.visionworlsd27.org  This latest material has its own page, so look for THE CRUCIBLE of AGONY page.

Jim and his team are always available to visit churches and groups who are interested in intercession.  He is based in Heathfield. Contact jimsmithghana@yahoo.co.uk  


Training Events at St John’s College Nottingham

In Service Study Weeks and Four-week Modules

Can be taken in isolation, but also form modules in our BA in Theology for Ministry and MA in Mission and Ministry.

Summer Schools at St John's College Nottingham

Looking for a cheap but high quality break this spring / summer? Try St John’s Nottingham for a stimulating spring or summer school – weeks in July!

Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Pastoral Counselling

A unique university validated programme, integrating professional counselling training with theological understanding of human process and development. Next open day: Wednesday 15th June 2011

Counselling Skills for Pastoral Care

An introductory but substantial course which many people involved in pastoral care in churches have found useful.

Sing we merrily - new anthem from Malcolm A for RSCM Music Sunday

Malcolm Archer, the popular church music composer, has written a new anthem for choirs to sing on RSCM Music Sunday, set this year for 26th June 2011*. The piece, for four part choir and organ, is a setting of words from Psalm 81 “Sing we merrily unto God our strength”.  Can be ordered from RSCM Music Direct online at www.rscm.com/shop , by telephone at 0845 021 7726, or by email at musicdirect@rscm.com , order number A2604.  The price is £2.50 per copy, or £1.87 for RSCM Affiliates, and organisations participating in Music Sunday can claim an extra discount after booking their event with the RSCM. *  Churches are at liberty to choose a date other than 26th June if they wish.


‘Customise your church services’ encourages long-awaited simple guide

Priests and others preparing Church of England worship are being encouraged to customise services to congregations’ local needs, in a long-awaited book launched tomorrow (Tuesday, May 10th) by Church House Publishing: Finding Your Way Around Common Worship – a Simple Guide. Published by Church House Publishing, Finding Your Way Around Common Worship (ISBN 978 0 7151 4236 3) costs £9.99 and is available from Christian booksellers or direct from the publishers at http://www.chpublishing.co.uk/product.asp?id=2397115


Church Insurance

Ecclesiastical Insurance have a very useful website where you can access all matters of church insurance and connected matters - http://www.ecclesiastical.com/churchmatters

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Chichester Cathedral Creche:

Cathedral runs a crèche for young children during the 11 o’clock Sunday Eucharist. Numbers are often augmented by visiting families who are pleased to find that we are an inclusive congregation who welcome children but also provide for their particular needs during a long service. Parents have also enjoyed the chance to listen to the sermon without distraction!

The crèche is in the Canons’ Vestry during the first part of the service and the children rejoin the rest of the congregation at “The Peace”. It is manned by a willing team of nine volunteers from the cathedral community during term time.

For further information about services and events at Chichester Cathedral please see www.chichestercathedral.org.uk or telephone 01243 782595.


A series of Occasional Lectures to mark the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible

Monday 13th June 2011 at 6.30pm
Translating the Bible into English: history, politics, language, liturgy' Dr Lynne Long - formerly of the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick.
Monday 27th June 2011 at 7.30pm
'The Book of Books - The Radical Impact of the King James Bible 1611 - 2011'*
Melvyn Bragg - Author and Broadcaster
Monday 11th July 2011 at 6.30pm
'Lancelot Andrewes: the Scholar-Bishop of Chichester'
Professor Graham Parry - Emeritus Professor of English, University of York
Monday 10th October 2011 at 6.30pm
'How should the Bible function in Today's Church?'
Professor James Dunn - Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, University of Durham
Lectures take place in the Nave of the Cathedral at 6.30pm following Choral Evensong at 5.30pm.  With the exception of Lord Bragg's Lecture, admission is free - a retiring collection is taken to cover the expenses of the series.
*Please note Lord Bragg's lecture is presented by Chichester Festivities and takes place at 7.30pm.  Tickets £12 and £14.  Book online at www.chifest.org.uk or by post.  Tel: 01243 528356


Come and see the famous Chichester Peregrines!

At Chichester Cathedral we have a pair of peregrine falcons who have been nesting in our Cathedral turrets since 2001. From Wednesday 13th April view the nest through a live webcam link in the RSPB marquee in the Cathedral grounds. From Monday 13th June until Sunday 10th July watch the chicks spread their wings through telescopes on the Cathedral green.


Chichester Cathedral Enterprises Enjoy Success at the Prestigious Hotel & Catering Show 2011

Earlier this year, employees of Chichester Cathedral Enterprises enjoyed success at the prestigious annual Hotel & Catering Show, held at Bournemouth International Centre. Bob Harper, the General Manager of Cathedral Enterprises, was thrilled with his team’s achievements and plans to encourage more of the Enterprises team to compete next year.

The Cathedral team continue to produce high standards of work throughout the year.  For further information about Chichester Cathedral Enterprises and its hospitality team please see contact below.



For further information on any of the events or activities at the Cathedral please contact 01243 782595 or visit the Cathedral website at www.chichestercathedral.org.uk



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Kevin O’Brien,             Inc: Burgess Hill, St John                    to be Rural Dean of Hurst Deanery

John Hawkins,             NSM PinC: Burwash Weald               Leaving

Glen Scrivener,           C: Eastbourne All Souls                      Leaving

Neil Milmine,                Inc:  Patcham, All Saints                     Retiring

David Talks,                C: Colchester                                      PinC: Lynchmere and Camelsdale

Philip Coekin,              Inc: Emmanuel & St Mary in the Castle, Hastings                 Eastbourne, Holy Trinity

Andrew Stamp,                                                                       HforD PinC: Arlington w.Wilmington

Tony Fiddian-Green,   PinC:  Groombridge                            Retiring

Chris Spinks,              Chaplain: Martlets Hospice                 Inc: Polegate, St John

John Harrington           Inc: Selsey                                          Retiring

Peter Sills                    Rural Dean of Hurst                            Ceasing


NB If you are aware of someone who contributed something notable to the Diocese do please let us know.



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We are looking for a Schools Buildings Officer to join our Schools Department. Applicants should have the skills and experience to work effectively with

headteachers, governors and local authority officers in the planning, development and implementation of high quality building projects in Church of England schools across Sussex. Salary: Band 4 £33920-£39910 (plus reasonable relocation expenses considered). For a recruitment pack please contact Steven Sleight on 01273 425689, admin@diochi.org.uk or visit our website: www.diochi.org.uk/vacancies  For an informal discussion about the post contact Mike Wilson (Diocesan Director of Education) on 01273 425687. Interviews will be held in Hove in early July.

The closing date for applications is Monday 13 June 2011 (12 noon).


We are looking for an Adult Education and Training Officer to join our Discipleship & Ministry Department

The person appointed will lead the strategic development and operational management of the provision for adult Christian formation in the diocese, including the Bishop’s Certificate.   They will also be Academic Adviser for Reader Training and assist in the development of parish-based lay ministry.

The person appointed will contribute to the development of Christian formation and ministry in the diocese and engage in the changing world of adult education. Salary: £33920-£39910.  For a recruitment pack please contact Steven Sleight on 01273 425689, steven.sleight@diochi.org.uk or visit our website: www.diochi.org.uk/vacancies For an informal discussion about the post contact Joy Gilliver (Adviser for Discipleship and Ministry) on 01273 421021. Interviews will be held in Hove or Chichester on 30th June or 4th July. The closing date for applications is Monday 13th June 2011 (12 noon).


Job Vacancy – Sales & Shop Co-ordinator

Ashburnham Place is an established prayer and conference centre in East Sussex. We are looking for a Sales & Shop Co-ordinator with previous sales experience to:-

(1) Develop and co-ordinate a pro-active sales policy to increase group and individual bookings (approximately 22 hours a week).

(2) Co-ordinate the work of the bookshop which sells books, CDs, DVDs, confectionary and gifts totalling around £100,000 pa (approximately 14 hours a week).

(3) Be fully involved in a program of continuous prayer (approximately four hours a week).

This is a paid position with salary dependent on experience. Please contact Chris Hogg for a job specification and application form. Closing date for applications is 10th June. Tel 01424 894204. Email finance@ashburnham.org.uk


Director, Amos Trust

Over 25 years Amos Trust has developed into a dynamic human rights organisation forging close partnerships with inspirational communities in South Africa, India, Palestine/Israel and Nicaragua.

We now seek to appoint a Director to lead our team in central London. The successful candidate will have experience in fundraising and managing people and budgets, they will be comfortable with public speaking and campaigning and able to motivate audiences inside and outside the Church. We anticipate s/he will have a degree in international development, theology, education or human rights and a good understanding of the need for justice for Palestinians.

Full job description /application pack at www.amostrust.org Closing date 23 May. First interviews 10 June, second interviews 17 June.


“Follow these writers .. in Sussex. A handbook for Literary Detectives.

A new book written jointly by Judith Bastide and Michael Rich has been just released. Its available at Waterstones, St Olave's in Chichester and Tourist Offices. Also available direct from  judithbastide@yahoo.co.uk free P&P, priced at £9 99.

We hope to run a review in the July magazine and offer it as a prize.


All Saints church has two large modern tapestries to suit a home or church in the diocese where they would be well loved.

The tapestries are of the last supper – they are not identical but both have been worked to a high standard and have been professionally framed and have only stored in paper sleeves. One is 38 x 20 ½ inches and the other is 37 ½ x 17 ½ . They can be sold individually or together and we would be happy to accept a donation. For further information please either ring Carole Copelin 01273 554433 or e-mail carolecopelin@hotmail.com and I can send a photo.



Due to increasing regular use of the BCP at Choral Evensong in Boxgrove Priory we are looking for some serviceable Books of Common Prayer (32mo size – height approx 10cm) to augment our stock.  If you have some redundant BCP in reasonable/good condition please let one of the Churchwardens know – John Craven (cravenlangley@tiscali.co.uk) or Jean Collyer (deejaycollyer@hotmail.com).


St Margaret’s Convent, Hooke Hall, Uckfield – Quiet Afternoons

17th May, 11th June, 28th September. Cost £3. Telephone 01825 766808 for more information or to book.


Retreats and Quiet days at Penhurst Retreat Centre, Penhurst, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9QP

For further information or to book a place on any of these Retreats/Quiet Days please email or phone the Centre or visit the website .Richard and Storm Hann: email: info@penhurst.org.uk  tel: 01424 892088,  www.penhurst.org.uk


Join the Elm protection volunteers

Do you enjoy country walks in your local area and love trees? We are looking for elm protection volunteers to walk their local patch every fortnight to look out for the health of elm trees.

We will train and support you, and there will be plenty of opportunities to meet experienced elm protection volunteers to help you learn the ropes. Our next gathering is in Alfriston on the afternoon of 21 May, for an introduction to the magnificent elms of the village and tea with fellow volunteers.

If you live in or near the control area from Brighton to Eastbourne, and would like to consider being an elm protection volunteer, get in touch with James Newmarch at james.newmarch@eastsussex.gov.uk or 01273 481838, leaving your contact details.


Hove/Shoreham Guide Dogs

Available to bring trading goods totally related to Guide Dogs and selling them at any churches events - coffee mornings, fares etc. For more details contact Diane Marks, Hove/Shoreham Guide Dogs Branch Organiser on 07917042510, hoveguidedogs@gmail.com


Ordinary People doing extraordinary things

Street Pastors is a growing ministry and further recruits are always sought. You may obtain additional information concerning the work and ministry of Street Pastors, by talking to the Street Pastor Coordinator (Ian Chisnall), existing Street Pastors or members of the steering group. Alternatively you can visit the website: www.streetpastors.org.uk, or participate through the facebook site at ‘Brighton Street Pastors’. City Gate Centre 84-86 London Road BRIGHTON BN1 4JF  07976 811654   brighton@streetpastors.org.uk


Stonepillow Needs List

Food & clothing for St. Joseph’s Night Shelter, YPS Projects, The Sands Project, The Old Glassworks & St. Martin’s Day Centres, Move-on-Accommodations, Restore Project. We would be particularly grateful for donations. Interested in becoming a vital member of our cooking team by assisting once a month with the cooking & clearing up of the evening meal at St. Joseph’s Night Refuge? Please call us on 01243 537934 to let us know when you wish to deliver your donation. If you would like to receive the updated needs list every quarter, please can you contact us on above phone number or email: admin@stonepillow.org.uk St Joseph´s, Hunston Road, Chichester, PO20 1NP.  Website www.stonepillow.org.uk



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Sponsorship for the Sussex Snowdrop Trust

We lost our first little grandson Quinn to cancer on 1 Sept 2010. As we approach what would have been Quinn’s second birthday on the 9th May, we as a family believe that we should do something positive. On Sunday May 15th I completed a local 10k charity run in aid of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust. The Sussex Snowdrop Trust (www.thesussexsnowdroptrust.com) are based in the West Sussex Area. They provide nursing care at home for children with life-threatening and terminal illness. If you would like to sponsor us please email me or go to the link: www.justgiving.com/bognor10kteam Finally, for the last few months of his life, Quinn was in isolation, so sadly not many people got to know this amazingly brave and beautiful little boy. There is a photo montage of Quinn’s journey on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB83MD4qbbk (Please note it is set to a piece of music specifically composed for Quinn's thanksgiving service.) Thank you for your support. Irene Smale


The Sixteen at Ardingly College

On Friday 20th May at 7.30pm Ardingly College presents a concert by The Sixteen, one of the world’s greatest choirs. For over 30 years they have established an international reputation, giving regular performances at major concert halls and festivals worldwide and becoming known to a British audience as The Voices of Classic FM and the subject of the BBC’s Sacred Music series. Their repertoire spans 500 years and tonight’s concert will feature music by Tallis, Byrd, Britten and Tippett, including the latter’s Five Spirituals from A Child of our Time. Tickets are £20 and £15 (restricted view), and concessions £12. Please contact Music@Ardingly.com or 01444 893271 for more information and tickets.


‘Out of the Original Sacred Tongues’ The Bible and translation - Wednesday 25 May – Friday 29 July 2011 Lambeth Palace Library

This year is the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Lambeth Palace Library is celebrating this anniversary with an enlightening exhibition entitled ‘Out of the Original Sacred Tongues’.This is another opportunity for the public to see some of Lambeth Palace Library’s remarkable collections, displayed in the magnificent Great Hall at Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7JU. Admission by pre-booking only at www.lambethpalacelibrary.org or telephone 0871 230 1107. Tickets £6 each, including printed exhibition guide. Free admission for children under 17 years old.


St Barnabas church, Sea Road, Bexhill presents – PHATFISH IN CONCERT 

June 11th 2011.  Doors open 7pm/Event starts 7.30pm.  Full ticket price £10.00. Tickets available from www.phatmusic.net/tickets . Tel 01424 210036 (St Barnabas Church). Tickets are also on sale at the Christian Resource Centre in Eastbourne, Tel 01323 732070. 


All Souls Eastbourne - Wednesday Concerts 2011

The concerts begin at 1.00pm and last for approximately 50 minutes. Coffee and tea will be provided.  Please bring your own picnic lunch, which you can enjoy whilst listening to the concert. We look forward to welcoming you to All Souls Church for the 2011 season of concerts. For more information phone 01323 731366 or visit www.allsoulseastbourne.com


Hermitage Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia
Concert at St. George’s church, St George’s Road, Worthing at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, 24th May 2011. A leading Russian vocal group will perform a variety of Russian Orthodox and traditional folk songs including older musical scores of the Russian monastic tradition. Tickets £7.50 available from 01903 219672 www.stgeorgesworthing.org.uk


Russians get vocal at church

The Hermitage Ensemble from St Petersburg  will perform for one night only at St Barnabas church, Sackville Road, Hove at 7 30 pm on the 25th May 2011. Tickets are £10 from 01273 706429, or by e mail through g.eddison@googlemail.com Further information from Tony Kimpton 07 837 010 656 or tony@eaton26.co.uk


Orchestral Concert in Rogate Church

The Chichester String Ensemble will give an orchestral concert in Rogate church on Saturday 21 May at 6.30pm. We have to find  approx £140,000 (excluding VAT) for works so admission to the concert will be free, but we are asking for generous donations to kick-start the appeal. 

The Ensemble is a specially selected group of some 20 of the best musicians from the Chichester Symphony Orchestra. Do make a date to come to what promises to be a superb musical evening. Further information from Patrick Le Pla (Tel: 01730 892054.  e-mail patricklepla@btinternet.com)


SPONSORED WALK - Friends of the Wildbrooks Chuches - Saturday May 28th
Choice of two routes (1 and a half miles and 6 miles),  both startiing from Rackham Old School and including woodland, riverside paths and paths through Parham Park. Starting time between 10.30 a.m. and noon. Light lunches available between noon and 3 p.m. Sponsorship forms from Guy Leonard's estate offices in Pulborough and Storrington, the churchwardens of all four churches, Amberley New Vicarage and Amberley Village Stores, or from John Davison, Flikkers, 14 Rackham Street, Pullborough RH 20 2EX, 01903 74 2825  

St Peter & St John The Baptist, Wivelsfield Church Fete

Sat. 4th June, 2pm. Opened by actor Jamie Davis ‘Alex’ from the Hit TV series ‘Candy Cabs’, ‘Footballers Wives’, and ‘Heroes’. Fanners Green Road, Wivelsfield Green

JUST FOLLOW THE SIGNS - Hot Dogs Ice Creams - Free Car Parking

Summer Celebration of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon Sunday 12th June

Great Ote Hall, Janes Lane, Burgess Hill the former home of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon. Tea and cake on the lawn / marquee from 2 o’clock in aid of the hospice and at 6pm there will be a summer songs of praise led by Wivelsfield Parish Church in celebration of her life and also to recognise the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.


Concert at St Mary (Our Lady) Sidlesham Concert by the 'Off Centre' choir on Sunday 5th June at 6.30 in aid of funds for our proposed new facilities. Refreshments will be available. janetlharland@aol.com for details.


The Big Family Picnic - Celebrating National Family Week
Sunday 5th June  12.30- 3pm. The Church Grounds - St Michael and Alll Angels, South Street, Lancing. Bring a picnic - drinks provided some refreshments. Fun activities for children. Thanksgiving for families. For further information call Mary Parkinson  01903 761500


St John’s Flower Festival, Meads, Eastbourne

‘A Walk through the New Testament’, Friday 10 June–Sunday 12 June 2011. Saturday afternoon Summer Fete, everyone welcome. Fun for all ages. Stalls and sideshows. St John the Evangelist, St Johns Road, Eastbourne BN20 7NJ. Website: www.stjm.org.uk  email: office@stjm.org.uk  Phone: 01323 738671


Slindon Fete in aid of St Mary's Church

11th June  2- 4.30pm. The fete is held in the beautiful grounds of Slindon College and has free parking in the grounds. A variety of traditional stalls from raffle, tombola, plants, cakes, pony rides, and much more offering fun for all the family with games, hot dogs, teas, beer tent.  £1 per adult entry, children free. For more information phone Barbara on 01243 814285.


Martlets Hospice Midnight Walk Friday 17th June 2011

The Martlets Midnight Walk is a 13 mile sponsored walk through the streets of Brighton & Hove, starting at midnight. The walk raises funds for the Martlets Hospice, helping people affected by terminal illness living in and around Brighton & Hove.  Today only around 600 have registered - that's half the number of walkers needed to meet the fundraising target. Over £9,000 a day must be raised to care for patients.

Not doing the Midnight Walk? Why not  Dress as Santa for a day at our Santa Summertime Stride on Saturday 25th June. It's a family event so everyone's welcome. 

For both events call the Fundraising Office on 01273 747455  or visit the website www.themartlets.org.uk


Matt's Comedy Club Worthing

– which started out in 2008 as a one-off gig organised by St Matthew's Church - presents Jo Enright: Brummie powerhouse and star of TV's Phoenix Nights, Lab Rats and Britain's Got The Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice, 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.


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-5.0pm. 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 granny_tictock@btinternet.com


St Nicholas Church, Saltdean Flower Festival - 24, 25 & 26 June 2011

Friday & Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 12 noon to 4pm Also: Saturday - Art & Craft stalls & other attractions. John Mann Organ Concert 7pm. Sunday - Our Services are at 8am & 10.30am, Songs of Praise 4pm. St Nicholas Church, Saltdean Vale (off A259) Bus route 27 and 47 Refreshments available Admission £2 www.saltdeansaintnicholas.org.uk


Sesquicentennial Celebration

St. Peter's Church, Slinfold is celebrating 150 years since the rededication of our new church building (on the site of the old one dating from 1230) On the weekend of our patronal festival 25th - 26th June 2011, the church will be hosting an exhibition of 150 years of village history, supported by displays from many or all of the village organisations. Refreshments, with home-made cakes etc will be available and on Saturday 25th you can also enjoy the village flower show in the Village Hall next door to the church. Find us at www.stpeterslinfold.co.uk


Patcham Community Fete,

Flower Festival & Art Exhibition at All Saints. A Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible. Saturday 2 July 2011 1.30-4.30 pm, Church Hill Brighton BN1 8YE.



Flower Festival - St. Peter's Church, East Blatchington, Seaford

THEME: 'Times & Seasons': Customs associated with festivals and special days. In the hall there will be an exhibition showing the particular Sussex customs associated with festivals and special days.  Also, a raffle, souvenirs and refreshments will be available. DATES & TIMES: Friday 1st July & Saturday 2nd July: 10;30 a.m. - 5.30p.m. Sunday 3rd July: 2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

CONCERT: 'Vivace'.  Saturday 3rd July at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets: £6, including light refreshments.  Available at the door on the day. For more information contact Doreen James  - doreen.james32@tiscali.co.uk


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. Jan Say, 01323 472721, 07941 077574, janis.say@btinternet.com