Weekly Notices and Upcoming Events

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

Sunday              13 MAY   (Seventh Sunday of Easter)
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion 
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Canon Ann presides &  Sally preaches

Tuesday            15 MAY
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     16 MAY
10:00am               Bible Study    at Sally's (5 Beach Road)

Thursday           17 MAY
5:00-7:30pm          Special Choir Practice    with Fiona and Simon
7:30pm                   Celtic Evening Prayer

Friday                 18 MAY
8:00am                   Meditation and Morning Prayer    at St Mary de Haura

Sunday              20 MAY   (Pentecost)
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion 
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Canon Ann presides &  Sally preaches

Preparation for Confirmation

If you are NOT already confirmed,
and you are interested in or thinking about confirmation,
please speak to Canon Ann or Revd Jane.

Preparation for confirmation will start in June,
when times of sessions will be decided to suit the group.

If you ARE already confirmed,
but you would like to reaffirm your confirmation promises,
please speak to Canon Ann or Revd Jane to find out more.

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 speak to Sheila or Angela


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

If you are travelling to the service in the mini-bus, please be at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 12:50pm, ready to depart at 1:00pm.

If you need to be picked up,
contact Judy Short: 01273 464488 or 07790 789975.

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

'Thy Kingdom Come': 7:00pm, Pentecost Sunday, 20 MAY, Chichester Cathedral

Bishop of Lewes, Richard Jackson, and Archdeacon of Horsham, Fiona Windsor, invite you to an evening of music and worship to celebrate 'Thy Kingdom Come' - the prayer initiative launched by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

This event is being co-ordinated by 'Beyond',
a Brighton-based sprituality and arts group.

Next WCHP Collection: SUN, 27 MAY, Church of the Good Shepherd

Worthing Churches Homeless Projects have requested the following items:

  • Coffee, Tea, Squash, Fruit Juice, Sugar, Sweeteners
  • Biscuits, Breakfast Cereals (NO Corn Flakes or Porridge please)
  • Tomato Ketchup, Brown Sauce, Mustard
  • Marmite, Sandwich Spread/Paste
  • Sandwich Bags, Kitchen Roll, Cling Film, Foil
  • Shampoo, Shower Gel, Hand/Face Cream, Tissues
  • Washing-Up Liquid, Dish Cloths, Black Refuse Sacks, Toilet Rolls

Thank you for your continuing support.

Caroline and George

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

Brian's Magnificent Quiz Night: 7:30pm, SAT, 23 JUN    in the church hall

Proceeds from this event will go towards Church of the Good Shepherd funds.

Tickets £6 (to include Ploughman's Supper).


Please book quickly, as tickets are sure to be snapped up!

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

"Rocky's Plaice" - Summer Holiday Club: 10:00am - 12:00 noon, TUE, 28 AUG - FRI, 31 AUG

This year's holiday club - in collaboration with St Mary de Haura - will be for children aged 5 - 10 (current Reception to Year 5).

The success of the club depends on volunteers. Please let me know ASAP:

  • if you would like to be involved, and on which dates you are available
  • if you have a skill or talent you'd like to share with the children

This a great opportunity for the two churches in the joint benefice to work together!

Emma Ham-Riche:     ehamriche[@]gmail.com     01273 452586 / 07720 709119



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: