February 2013 Diocesan eBulletin

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February 2013

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Comment From...

Canon Julia Peaty

Once a week my Father would bring home a Friday Treat for each member of the family. For most of the year this would be a bag of sweets each but in Lent we all gave up sweets so instead we would get something different. I’m sure it wasn’t always this but the thing I remember most was a pomegranate. We would cut them in half and eat them with a spoon and feel very exotic. Now I look back and wonder whether we really got the message about abstinence.

Nowadays giving things up has rather gone out of fashion and we are encouraged to take on some extra spiritual discipline for Lent. You may have signed up for a Lent group or plan to attend an extra midweek service. Many of us will try to read a Lent book and we are always offers a wide range at this time of year. I usually read the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book this year it is Abiding by Ben Quash. Whatever you take on or give up; may this Lent be a time of spiritual renew and not just a chance to change to something exotic.

Canon Julia is currently Rural Dean of East Grinstead and will be licensed as Dean of Women's Ministry at Chichester Cathedral on 3rd March at Evensong 3.30pm.




Bishop Martin responds to Pope's Resignation
Read the Bishop's response on our website.

New Archbishop of Canterbury to visit diocese
The Most Revd Justin Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, is to spend the day in Chichester diocese on March 19th 2013 as part of his Journey in Prayer Pilgrimage. Further details will be confirmed on the Diocesan and Cathedral websites in due course. Contact Ian Gibson on 01243 782161 for more information. 

Diocesan Yearbook 2013
Please reserve your copy of the Yearbook now. The cover price is £10. Email the directory team or order by post to: Diocesan Yearbook, Church House, 211 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4ED. Please include contact name, invoice address, parish (if valid) and number of copies needed. An invoice will accompany your order.

Enough food IF...
The Church of England is supporting the IF campaign to help end world hunger. Watch this animation and visit their website to find out how you can help. Read Bishop Mark's support of the campaign on our website.

Special Mailings and E-bulletins
If there are people in your church with a particular role who have not been recieving the e-bulletin or special e-mailings, please can you ensure emails are forwarded on. Mailings lists are taken from the Diocesan database so please also ensure we have up to date email addresses.

Church Schools and Academies
All those involved with church schools are reminded to regularly check the schools' department webpage for updates on academies and the implications for their school.

Easter at Chichester Cathedral.
Visit the Cathedral website for all Easter services planned and their times.

Fairtrade Fortnight 25th February - 10th March
Find out how to make your church a Fairtrade Church. Visit their website for more information.

Climate Week 4th – 10th March
Climate Week is fast approaching. To register and find out how your church could get involved, visit the website.

Cheaper energy for churches!
The Cof E’s Parish Buying Scheme now includes energy.

Volunteers needed for South of England show, Ardingly
South of England show takes place June 6th, 7th and 8th   We need volunteers to care for visitors who have become separated from family or friends.  No training needed. The shifts run from  9 -12noon, 12 - 3pm  or  3pm - 6pm. If you are interested please contact Lisa Williamson on 01273 425791.
Volunteers needed for Wedding Fair at The Amex – Sunday March 24th 

Chichester diocese will be representing Anglican churches in Sussex at this event. We need volunteers, clergy and laity, to help give out information and advise couples on all aspects of a church wedding. Travel expenses can be reimbursed. For more information contact Lisa Williamson on 01273 425791

Family Support Work need your books
FSW have now opened their shop, Wise Books, in Seaford and welcome offers of books, as well as washed plastic milk bottle tops and winter fuel payments if you feel you can spare it. Visit the website, email or phone 01273 425699. 

Back to Church Sunday, September 2013
The Diocese has registered with the National BTCS
Parish registration & ordering resource packs will begin shortly . For more information, contact Captain Gordon Banks CA, Diocesan Evangelist, 01273 425686. 

Riding Lights Theatre Company
Riding Lights are performing 'a different drum', at St Mary's, Broadwater on Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm.  Also at St Mary the Virgin, Hartfield on Saturday 9th March. Tickets £10.  01904 613000 or their website

God @ Work
The next God@Work meeting will take place on Thursday 21st February, 1.10-1.50pm, in the Eastern Arm of Chichester Cathedral. The speaker is Brodie McNeill, Businessman. All welcome. Enquiries to Revd Peter Kane - 01243 537121.

Deeper Teaching Through Intercession.
Learn more about this two day conference from our website events.

Annual Wilberforce Faith Dialogue
Wednesday 27 February 2013 at 6-7pm. All welcome.
Guest Speaker: The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling, Dean of Chichester Cathedral. At Solent Lecture Theatre, Southampton Solent University Conference Centre, Sir James Matthews Building, 157 - 187 Above Bar Street, Southampton



Diocesan Events

Safeguarding Training
For all safeguarding training events happening in the Diocese, please visit the website.

Following Jesus Course
Following Jesus is a Diocesan course for Christians who want to grow in faith and discipleship. Please contact the adult education department for more information on on 01273 425693 or email Wendy Greenan.

Broaden your Understanding of God with a Developing Discipleship Course. Download the course programme or contact the adult education department on 01273 425693.

Making a difference as a Deputy Headteacher of a Church School
An opportunity for church school deputies to be enthused and inspired. Friday 1st March 9.30am - 4pm at Church House. Visit the website for more details.

Hidden Treasure: Making the most of your church with visitors.
This years Church & Countryside Conference looks at what we do with our churches to make them welcoming places. Tuesday, 21st May, at the Steyning Centre, West Sussex. Please email Jennie Davies or ring 01273 425686 to book.


Forward to Friend


For free outreach resources on Song for Marion, a story of a loving marriage between grumpy pensioner Arthur and his ever-cheerful wife Marion, visit the Damaris website


Passion of Christ
The Lawns at St Peter’s Church, Brighton on March 29th/30th/31st Discover more and get involved at the Soul By The Sea website.


Is your parish or church school signed up to recieve the Real Easter Egg?  Order forms and more information can be found on their website.


Clergy Moves

Richard Woods, Incumbent at: East Dean, Singleton and West Dean is Retiring 
Matthew Luff Curate at: Broadwater to be Priest in Charge at Holy Trinity with Christ Church, Worthing
John Wright, Incumbent at Whitehawk is retiring


Issue 105 of the Chichester Magazine will be out soon. Call 01273 425791 to discuss advertising or subscriptions.

Profile your Church in the Chichester Magazine. Find out how you can contribute via our website.


Useful Links
Lent Courses
Cathedral Events
Youth (YES) 


See our selection of recommended lent courses on our website.


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