Weekly Notices and Upcoming Events


 Monday - Saturday, 5:30pm: Evening Prayer is celebrated at St Mary de Haura  

Sunday              10 NOV    Remembrance Sunday
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion       Revd Jane presides & Derek preaches
                              followed by an Act of Remembrance
                              (Christmas cards and gift tags - as well as other cards -
                               will be on sale in the church hall after the service;
                               all proceeds to church funds)

Monday            11 NOV
10:00am               Bible Study    at Sally's (5  Beach Road)

Tuesday            12 NOV
9:00am                 Morning Prayer    in the side chapel, followed by
9:30am                 Informal Holy Communion

Wednesday     13 NOV
10:00am               Craft & Fellowship Group    Church of the Good Shepherd

Thursday           14 NOV
6:00pm                 Choir Practice    with Fiona and Simon
7:30pm                 Celtic Evening Prayer

Friday                15 NOV
8:00am                 Meditation with Morning Prayer    St Mary de Haura

Sunday              17 NOV    Second Sunday before Advent
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion       Revd Jane presides & Steve preaches

Holy Oils

The Church of the Good Shepherd
will be purchasing a
'triple oil stock':
a special silver container for keeping
sacramental oils used for
baptism, confirmation and the anointing of the sick.
The cost will be around £60.

If anyone would like to make a donation
towards this purchase,
please speak to Revd Jane.

Thank you!

Help Needed Serving Teas and Coffees

We know that you all really enjoy refreshments after the 10.00am service
and the very valuable time to
 spend with friends.

However, Rita & Terry would love some help in the kitchen.

Over the last several months,
the numbers helping have fallen;
there is a 
desperate need for new blood.

So please, if you can help just once a month,
have a word with Rita, Terry or Keith
after the 10.00am service or in the hall during 

They will be delighted!

Cleaner Wanted

We are looking for someone to clean
the church hall on a casual basis (holiday cover).

This is a paid position requiring
an hour's work early each day,
usually 6:30 - 7:30am.

For more information, please contact:

Revd Jane  :  07935 538085

Bob Caffyn's Cards

If you have old greetings card lying around,
collecting dust, why not give them to
Bob Caffyn?

He will recycle them into new cards
to sell and raise funds for our church.

Shoreham Foodbank: Information

Shoreham Foodbank provides nutritionally-balanced, no-perishable food, ensuring each parcel contains enough nutrition for an individual or a family for three days.

A typical food parcel includes: breakfast cereal, soup, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, tinned beans, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tea or coffee, sugar, biscuits and snacks.

As the demands on the Foodbank grow, so have the number of donation points - there are now 13 throughout Shoreham and Southwick. To find the one closest to you, please visit:



Please remember:
Here at the Church of the Good Shepherd,
we also have a regular collection of your donations
on the second Sunday of each month.

Caroline and George

Dolls Needed: A Request from Andrea Weller

As you may know, I work at Worthing Hospital.
We often have patients who have dementia.
I would like to have a supply of dressed dolls to give out
to such patients in order to calm them.

They do not need to be new but must be in good condition.

If you can help, please bring them to church
and give them to Sheila Powell.

Thanks in anticipation,

Altar Servers at the 10:00am Sunday Service

The number of people able to act as Acolytes and Crucifers
has dropped; we would dearly like new members to join us.

The duties are not onerous, and these roles give an opportunity
not only to serve the church but also to develop relationships
within the church with both lay and ordained members.

If you are interested, or would like more information,
please speak to Judy Short after the service.

Church Cleaning: Volunteers Urgently Needed

Pauline would dearly like help with the church cleaning 
which she had previously been doing almost single-handedly.

Some volunteers have kindly come forward,
but more are needed.

Ideally, she would like to hear from people prepared to
form teams of two for the cleaning of church and vestry
one week every month.

If you can help, please speak to her -
and make her a very happy bunny!

Craft and Fellowship Group: Appeal for Materials

The Craft and Fellowship Group need:

  • buttons
  • wool
  • embroidery silks
  • ribbons
  • remnants of material/lining material

If you are able to provide any of these items, we will be very grateful.

Please speak to Sheila or Angela


Shoreham Foodbank Collection: SUN, 10 NOV    Church of the Good Shepherd

We urgently need the following items, please:

  • Tinned Meat, Tinned Fish, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Potatoes
  • Pasta Sauces, Cooking Sauces
  • Long-life Milk, Long-life Fruit Juice

as well as the usual items:

  • Breakfast Cereals (NOT Muesli), Biscuits, Jam, Marmalade
  • Tea, Coffee

As usual, NO butter or margarine
but also this month,
NO beans or pasta, please.

Thank you for the great response to our Harvest Festival collection
and for your continuing generous support.

George and Caroline

Messy Church: 3:00 - 5:00pm, SAT, 16-NOV    Good Shepherd hall

Our theme this month is
'The Big Party'.

Lots of fabulous party crafts, games,
a story, song and a giant tea party to finish.

Creativity and fun for all ages!

Why not think of someone you would like to invite
and help to grow this new family ministry?

Good Shepherd Christmas Fayre: 11:00am - 3:30pm, SAT, 23 NOV    Good Shepherd hall

Donations are needed:
Prizes for the raffle
(all edible items must be well before their BEST-BEFORE date),

Collectable Magazines
(e.g. National Geographic),
Books, Puzzles, etc.

Please speak to George - the new fundraising guru.

For more details, please click HERE.

Vivace! A Christmas Choral Concert: 7:30pm, SAT, 07 DEC    Church of the Good Shepherd

For more details, please click HERE.

Town Carol Service: 5:00pm, Christmas Eve, TUE, 24 DEC    St Mary de Haura

This event is always very popular. To avoid overcrowding, entrance will - as usual - be by ticket only.

These are on offer now to the congregations of
both churches in the benefice
(maximum of 4 per family).

Sign-up sheets will be at the back of church
until FRI, 22-NOV.
when tickets go on general release.

The tickets will be delivered
to church for collection.


Church of the Good Shepherd ChoirFiona West is Church of the Good Shepherd choir leader. Our thanks to her and to our great team of singers and musicians. Music is such an important part of our worship, and we are blessed to have so much talent in our midst! For more information, click HERE.

Chichester Cathedral: for latest details of events, click HERE.

Flower Sponsorship List

If you would like to sponsor the flower arrangements in church for a special event, whether a celebration or in memory of a loved one who has died, then please enter all necessary details in the relevant week on the Flower Sponsorship Schedule which is on the table at the back of the church.

The rota for 2019 is on the clipboard at the back of the church. If you find that your preferred date is already taken, we suggest that you explore the possibility of a 'joint sponsorship' for that weekend.

If you have any queries, please speak to Chris Thompson.

Contacting a Priest:

Canon Ann is the first point of contact if you would like to speak to a priest.

annwaizeneker[@]gmail.com  /  01273 965303

Or you are welcome to approach Revd Jane directly, if you wish.

bartlett.jane[@]ntlworld.com  /  07935 538085

N.B. Canon Ann's day off is FRIDAY; Revd Jane's day off is MONDAY.

Enquiries about Marriages:

Please contact the Parish Office, 1 New Road, Shoreham-by-Sea

smdh.office[@]gmail.com / 01273 440202

Church Hall Bookings:

For hall bookings or enquiries, please email


Alternatively, phone the Parish Office [10:00am - 1:00pm, TUE, WED or THU ]
01273 440202, or leave a message outside these hours.

Further details can be found in the church hall, the church porch or  by clicking HERE.

Recorded Services

If you know of anyone who cannot get to church but might like to listen to our 10:00am service at home, please talk to Brian who can produce a CD or download it to a USB memory stick.

To listen to sermons from the past few weeks, click HERE.

Brian would love to have your feedback on this valuable facility.

Safeguarding (formerly Child Protection)

Derek Hansen has overall responsibility for Safeguarding and he will be looking after the DBS checks (Disclosure & Barring Service - formerly CRB) for those involved in church activities with children or vulnerable adults.

Items for the Next Notice Sheet

Please forward items for the notice sheet (by 6:00 pm on Tuesday each week) to: