Weekly Notices and Upcoming Events


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

 *** Bible Study, Craft & Fellowship and Choir Practice ALL resume in SEPTEMBER *** 

Sunday              25 AUG (Tenth Sunday after Trinity)
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Revd Peter presides & Derek preaches

Tuesday            27 AUG
                              "On Your Marks" Holiday Club
(Church of the Good Shepherd)
9:00am                 *** NO Morning Prayer ***
9:30am                 *** NO Informal Holy Communion ***

Wednesday     28 AUG
                              "On Your Marks" Holiday Club (Church of the Good Shepherd)

Thursday           29 AUG
                              "On Your Marks" Holiday Club (Church of the Good Shepherd)
7:30pm                 Celtic Evening Prayer

Friday                30 AUG
                              "On Your Marks" Holiday Club (Church of the Good Shepherd)
8:00am                 Meditation with Morning Prayer    St Mary de Haura

Sunday              01 SEP (Eleventh Sunday after Trinity)
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion
10:00am               All-Age Worship    Revd Jane presides & preaches
                             (NO Holy Communion)

6:00 pm                Healing Service     Led by Revd Jane (Holy Communion)

Wanted: Old Greetings 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


"On Your Marks" - Summer Club: 9:45am - 12 noon, TUE, 27 - FRI, 30 AUG    Church of the Good Shepherd

2019 will be the third year running that Church of the Good Shepherd and St Mary de Haura will together organise a summer club for children aged 5 - 10 years. This year's theme is sport, with another catchy theme tune!

As always, this event won't happen without amazing volunteers.
If you would like to be one of them -
whether in a small or a large capacity -
please email Sarah Sayers:


Advance Notice - Church of the Good Shepherd

Due to the Holiday Club, the church will be closed to the general public from TUE, 27 AUG to FRI, 30 AUG.

There will be no Morning Prayer or Informal Holy Communion on TUE, 27 AUG.

Services on SUN, 01 SEP

8:00am      Said Holy Communion (as normal)
10:00am    Special Holiday Club All-Age Worship (NO Holy Communion)
6:00pm      Healing Service with Holy Communion

Come to any of them - or all three!

Just A Minute: 7:30pm, SAT, 26 OCT    Church of the Good Shepherd hall

An evening of entertainment as local celebrities attempt to speak on a subject about which they have no warning, for 60 seconds - without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

For more details, please click HERE.


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 2018 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: