Weekly Notices and Upcoming Events


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

Sunday              15 SEP (Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity)
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Revd Peter presides & Sally preaches
                              (There will be a FairTrade stall in the hall after this service)

Monday            16 SEP
8:00pm                 Bible Study    at Sally's (5  Beach Road)

Tuesday            17 SEP
9:00am                 Morning Prayer    in the side chapel, followed by
9:30am                 Informal Holy Communion

                              (Laying-on of hands for healing is also offered)

Wednesday     18 SEP
10:00am                Craft & Fellowship Group    at Hillary's (88 Park Avenue)

Thursday           19 SEP
6:00pm                  Choir Practice    with Fiona
7:30pm                  Celtic Evening Prayer

Friday                20 SEP
8:00am                 Meditation with Morning Prayer    St Mary de Haura

Sunday              22 SEP (Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity)
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Revd Peter presides & Steve Emerson preaches

Flower in Church This Week and Next Week

The flowers in church this week and the next
have been sponsored by
Jenny Marshall
in loving memory of her father, Reginald Stride,
her stepfather, Cedric White
and Jonathan's father,
Tony Marshall.

Collection for Noah's Rehabilitation Fund

The collection on SUN, 8 SEP, raised

Many thanks to everyone who contributed.
The money will be passed on to Noah's family
with our love and prayers.

*** Good Shepherd Social Diary ***

From 01 SEP, I will no longer be collating
the Social Diary for the Church of the Good Shepherd.

If you have an event, activity, etc. for the joint Social Diary,
please send the details to the Parish Centre:


If you want this information to appear on the Notice Sheet,
please also send the details to:

Sheila Powell

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


Cathedral Evening Prayer: 5:30pm, WED, 18 SEP    Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral will be praying for our joint benefice at the 8:00am Holy Communion services and again at 5:30pm.

The 5:30pm service is expected to be sung Evensong,
but this will be confirmed nearer the day.

Before the service, we are also invited for tea
at 4:30pm in the Cloisters Café.

If you would like to go,
please let the Parish Centre know
so that we can give the Cathedral the numbers for tea.

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

Messy Church: 3:00-5:00pm, SAT, 21 SEP    Church of the Good Shepherd

Messy Church is back!
This time, we will be celebrating
with craft, song and a story;
there will be food to follow.

For all ages - come and join the fun!

Brian's Big Quiz Night: 7:30pm, SAT, 28 SEP    Church of the Good Shepherd hall

Tickets - £6 including a Ploughman's Supper - available from Brian.

For more details, see the notice boards in the church porch and church hall
OR please click HERE.

Good Shepherd Talent Show: Matinee and Evening, SAT, 12 OCT    Church of the Good Shepherd hall

All sorts of acts are needed to entertain our friends and families: musical numbers, comedy routines, poetry readings, puppetry, dance, pop songs - live or mimed - just to name a few.

For more details, please click HERE.

Please see Jonathan with your ideas and to sign up.

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: