Diocese of Chichester October eBulletin 2012

posted 17 Oct 2012, 12:11 by Richard Ryder   [ updated 23 Feb 2015, 10:05 ]

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Chichester Magazine
November/December issue out soon
The next issue features an interview with Sarah-Jane Willis, Great British Bake Off contestant and local curate's wife.
Call 01273 425791 to discuss single and bulk magazine subscriptions or advertising.

Services of Welcome for Bishop Martin
Please download a poster for your noticeboard (underneath related resources)

FSW Big Book Sale
Choose from thousands of second hand books at the FSW Big Book Sale from 50p per book. 16th and 17th November, 10am-4pm and 18th November 1-4pm at All Saints Church Hove BN3 3QE. Tea, coffee and cakes being served all day. Don't miss it.
Book donations - please ring 01273 425699

Diocese of Chichester Harvest Appeal 2012, logo by Matt Collison

Diocese of Chichester Harvest Appeal 2012

Church Ads Christmas Campaign

This Year's Church Ads Christmas Campaign (Click for Larger Version). For a FREE campaign pack visit the ChurchAds website.

Fuel - Energy for Emerging Leaders

Fuel - Young Leaders Residential  
Fuel is aimed at young leaders across the diocese.

Parish Moves...
The Revd Canon Ian Hutchinson-Cervantes from the Diocese of Europe to be Priest-in-Charge of Nuthurst and Mannings Heath and also
Diocesan World Mission Officer
The Revd Canon Simon Holland, Incumbent at Aldingbourne, Barnham & Eastergate is to be Incumbent at Chichester St Paul with Westhampnett.
The Revd Richard Barron from the Diocese of Rochester is to be Incumbent at Fairlight & Pett
The Revd David Weaver, NSM Curate at Hove, St Barnabas is to be Priest-in-Charge at Haywards Heath, St Richard.
The Revd Richard Rushforth Incumbent at Portslade St Nicolas and St Andrew is Retiring
The Revd Stephen France Rector at Burwash has left for a post in London Diocese
The Revd Liz France Priest-in-Charge at Etchingham has Resigned.



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Events and Activities


Cathedral Events


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St Mary, Littlehampton, Photo by Geoffrey Claridge

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October 2012

Comment from... 

Douglas McKittrick, Archdeacon  of Chichester 

Taking Stock
Our Diocese is going through a difficult time at the present. Diocese in Greek means household; we have some household problems, families do. Our present difficulties are being addressed but must be put into perspective. Every day that passes there are wonderful examples of Christian work being carried out across our Diocese where committed Christian people, ordained and lay, witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ giving glory to God. This is what we are about -giving glory to God.

I am writing this on the Feast of St Francis of Assisi and follows from the previous day when Bishop George Bell is commemorated as peacemaker. Two of the great qualities of St Francis which ought to characterise the Church and our Christian life are humility and simplicity. In taking stock we can reflect on those two virtues and also use the prayer of St Francis of Assisi which I think may be a very useful spiritual tool at this time in the life of our Diocese and especially as we prayerfully prepare to welcome our new Bishop.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.  Where there is hatred let me so love, where there is injury, pardon, where there is doubt, faith, where there is despair, hope, where there is darkness, light, where there is sadness, joy.
May we through praying this prayer learn how to live closer as partners in the Gospel and together make Jesus better known in our Communities and thereby give glory to God!
With warmest Christian greetings as ever,

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This month's highlights

A Message from Bishop Martin
Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ
I am immensely grateful to the Dean and Chapter and all the cathedral staff for the time and care that they are putting into preparations for Evensong and enthronement on the Feast of Christ the King.A fact that we cannot alter is the limitation on space in the cathedral.  So in order to complement the formalities of the cathedral event, I am delighted and grateful that it has been possible to plan four welcome services covering different parts of the diocese. I hope that these will be joyful occasions when we can meet to worship, to renew our discipleship of Jesus Christ, and to pray together for the life of our diocese and for our Christian service to the people of Sussex. 

I look forward to meeting you at these special services.  If you are unable to be present on any of the occasions listed below, I hope that there will soon be another opportunity for us to meet.  


Dates, venues and times for welcome services for Bishop Martin:

St Mary the Virgin, Rye on Saturday, 17th November at 11.00am
St Mary’s, Battle on Sunday, 18th November at 4.00pm
St Mary Magdalene, Midhurst on Tuesday, November 23rd at 7.00pm
St Mary’s, Horsham on Sunday 28th November at 7.00pm

Event posters for your Noticeboard are available from our website (underneath related resources)- Please download and print a colour poster for your noticeboard.

Bishop Martin's Enthronement

The Enthronement of Bishop Martin Warner will take place in the context of Evensong in Chichester Cathedral on Sunday 25th November 2012, the Feast of Christ the King, at 3.30pm. Strictly invite only due to seating restrictions.

Money Matters
November is a good month to focus attention on wills and legacies. Here's a quick link to resources that might help you: www.chichester.anglican.org/legacies
The rollout of the Parish Giving Scheme continues apace ... here's the link if you need any information about the scheme: www.chichester.anglican.org/pgs
For all other money matters, a good starting point is www.chichester.anglican.org/money.

New website launched
Have a look at the new diocesan website
www.chichester.anglican.org. It is being added to daily and feedback is welcome. Use the contact form on the website.

New Phone system at Church House
There has been a necessary revision to the phone system at Church house. As part of that revision Church House now has a provision for conversations to be recorded for training and quality purposes.

The phone number for Ruth Sowerby, adult education training officer, in the last e-bulletin was incorrect. If you are interested in learning more about reader ministry, please ring her on 01273 425693.

Walsingham Events
Walsingham Bible week - 29th Oct - 2nd Nov
The Families Pilgrimage - 9th - 11th Nov
The Young Adults Pilgrimage - 23rd - 25th Nov
Advent retreat - 7th - 9th Dec
For further details and to book, please ring 01328 820239 or visit the website

Host an international student this Christmas
Many UK based international students will be alone at Christmas. To learn more about volunteer hosting at Christmas or any weekend of the year, visit the Host UK website or call Regional Organiser Rosemary Cole on 01903 814022.

Christmas Card Appeal
Shipwrecked Mariners' Society has launched its Christmas Card Appeal. To purchase any of the 12 new designs, visit their website or call 01243 789 329 to request a brochure

Two New Resources from the Church of England
New Eucharistic prayers for children and a new Pastoral Ministry companion  - “Common Worship: A Pastoral Ministry Companion” have been published.
Visit the Church of England website and insert “Additional Eucharistic Prayers”, or “Common Worship: A Pastoral Ministry Companion” into the search box for more details.

Chichester Cathedral Events
Just some of the events happening at Chichester Cathedral this year:
Chichester Lambert Barnard Paintings Revisited Lecture, 23rd October
The Mountain, the River and the Open Horizon: Art, Time, and the Eternal lecture, 15th November 
Billingshurst Choral Society perform Requiem - Verdi, 17th November
Celia Paul exhibition, open now untill 20th November
Looking at Luke gospel day, 24th November

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Diocesan events

An invitation to a day with Revd Beatrice Brandon, Archbishops' Adviser for the Healing Ministry
Spaces still available - pay on the door
A Fresh Perspective on The Church’s Ministry of Healing, Bewbush Barn Church, Crawley RH11 8GG, Saturday 20th October 2012; 9.30am for 10am to 4pm.  Contact Jennie Davies, Mission & Renewal at Church House for more details and to book 01273 425686.

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.

Rooted and Booted
Saturday, November 17th at The Charis Centre in Crawley. Many churches struggle with are attracting men and building disciples amongst those who only attend Church infrequently. A number of seminars addressing such issues have been organised.
Please e-mail Jennie Davies, or ring 01273 425686 for further information. Places can be booked on-line via the Eventbrite website.

Diocesan Healing Day  - 'Breakthrough to Healing'
Saturday, 2nd March 2013 at Victoria Baptist Church, Eastbourne. More information and registration forms  available from Barry Ranger, Tel 01323 899 300.

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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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