Weekly Notices and Upcoming Events

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

Sunday             18 MAR    Fifth Sunday of Lent
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion 
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion   Revd Terry presides & Sally preaches
                                There will be a Fairtrade stall in the church hall after the service

Tuesday            20 MAR
9:00am                 Morning Prayer    in the side chapel, followed by
9:30am                 Informal Holy Communion
                               (the laying on of hands for healing is also offered)

Wednesday     21 MAR
10:00am              Craft and Fellowship Group    at Sheila's (1 Rosemary Drive)

Thursday           22 MAR
6:00pm                 Choir Practice    with Fiona and Simon
7:30pm                 Celtic Evening Prayer

Friday                 23 MAR
8:00am                 Meditation and Morning Prayer    at St Mary de Haura

Sunday              25 MAR    Palm Sunday
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion 
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion   Revd Terry presides & preaches
                                (There will be a procession from the hall to begin the service)

Mission to Seafarers

If you have been knitting hats, scarves or gloves
throughout the winter for seafarers,
please return them to Caroline

as she will be sending another parcel to the Mission at Easter.

Easter Flowers

Please help us to make our church beautiful for Easter.

We need donations so that we can buy flowers for Easter Eve;
(Small-leaved greenery and spring flowers -
in predominantly purples and yellows -
are also required for decoration.

Please talk to Chrystabell
(or email her : wordartist[@]chrystabell.co.uk)

Church Cleaning: Volunteers Urgently Needed

Pauline is absolutely desperate for help with
the church cleaning which she is doing almost single-handedly.

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 contact any member of the group.


Next Collection for WCHP: SUN, 25 MAR

Worthing Churches Homeless Projects has requested the following items this month:
  • Fruit Juice, Squash, Coffee, Tea
  • Biscuits, Breakfast Cereals (NO corn flakes or porridge please)
  • Tomato Ketchup, Brown Sauce, Salad Cream
  • Cooking Sauces, Cooking Oil
  • Shampoo, Shower Gel, Pump Hand Soap
  • Washing Powder/Tablets, Dishwasher Tablets
  • Toilet Bleach, Toilet Rolls, Floor Cleaner
  • Sanitiser Spray, Black Refuse Sacks

Thank you for your continuing support,

Caroline and George

Annual Parochial Church Meeting: 11:30am, SUN, 15 APR, in the church hall

Children's Society Coffee Morning: 10:00am, THU, 26 APR    at Joy's (3 Kings Walk)

This will include the opening of Children's Society home collection boxes and the counting of the contents.

Pet Service: 2:30pm, SAT, 28 APR    Church of the Good Shepherd

The service will be led by Revd Jane, and will be followed by refreshments in the hall.

(This is a fundraiser for St Francis Fund)

Christian Aid "Big Brekkie": 9:30am onwards, SAT, 12 MAY

Details to follow.

Ordination of Revd Jane: 2:30pm, SAT, 19 MAY, All Saints Church, Eastbourne

Details to follow.

(Revd Jane will preside at the 10:00am service the following day.)

Bishop of Chichester at COGS: SUN, 10 JUN, Church of the Good Shepherd

The Bishop will preside and preach at the 10:00am service.

Revd Terry's Farewell at St Mary de Haura: 6:00pm (Choral Evensong), SUN, 17 JUN

Revd Terry's Farewell at The Good Shepherd: 10:00am Parish Holy Communion, SUN, 24 JUN


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 Terry directly, if you wish.

N.B. Canon Ann's day off is FRIDAY; Revd Terry is generally unavailable on MONDAY and FRIDAY.

Enquiries about Marriages:

Please contact the Parish Office, 1 New Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
smdh.office@gmail.com  /  
01273 440202

Church Hall Bookings:

Please contact Alun Gerry
goodshepherdhall@gmail.com  /  TEXT: 07786 141847

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

Updated Church History available

Following the centenary in 2013, the History of COGS, written by Revd Colin Blagg for the 75th Anniversary, was updated by Bob Cranmore and Revd Gail.  You can buy it direct from Amazon, which will cost £4.99 - of which the church gets £1; or you can buy from our stock at £4, when the church gets £1.50 - ask Bob for a copy.

CD’s of Gail’s Farewell Service - only £1 each

If you would like a copy of this CD, please see Brian.
All proceeds will go into COGS funds. 

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.

Prayer Chain

Please forward prayer chain requests to the co-ordinator, Betty Sinclair:

bettyandken[@]btinternet.com  :  01273 463367

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: