Weekly Notices and Upcoming Events


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

Sunday             19 MAY (Fifth Sunday of Easter)
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Revd Jane presides, Derek preaches

Monday            20 MAY
8:00pm                 Bible Study    at Sally's (5 Beach Road)

Tuesday            21 MAY
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      22 MAY
10:00am               Craft & Fellowship Group    at Sheila's (1 Rosemary Drive)

Thursday           23 MAY
6:00pm                 Choir Practice    with Simon
7:30pm                 Celtic Evening Prayer

Friday                24 MAY
8:00am                 Meditation with Morning Prayer    St Mary de Haura

Sunday             26 MAY (Sixth Sunday of Easter)
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Canon Ann presides & preaches

                              FAIRTRADE stall in the hall after the 10:00am service (details below)

Christian Aid Fundraising

The Glitzy Afternoon Tea,
held in the Good Shepherd hall on Saturday, 4 MAY,
raised the magnificent sum of

Many thanks to all who attended and to everyone
who helped to make this event such a success.

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


Christian Aid Week - Envelope Opening and Counting: evening, TUE, 28 MAY

Thanks to everyone who has given their time and effort to this worthwhile cause so far. If you are unable to return envelopes you have collected to the Good Shepherd, please contact Jill Charlish or Jo Edwards.

Bob and Linda Caffyn will be hosting this final stage of the process.

If you wish to help with this, please contact:

Jill Charlish    :    jillcharlish[@]hotmail.com

St Mary's Cook-Off: first session 5:00-6:30pm, TUE, 21 MAY    Parish Centre, 1 New Road

Sarah Sayers will be running a monthly simple cooking club for young people aged 9-14 years to learn life skills and the fun of cooking. There will be a small charge of £2 per person to cover costs.

To book a place, please email Sarah:


FAIRTRADE Stall: after 10:00am service, SUN, 26 MAY    Good Shepherd hall

We have managed to obtain items that have been out of stock. Please come and support us.


Caroline Hansen will be signing copies of her latest book, Lemons.

Copies will be available, priced £5 each.
(Part of the proceeds will go to Church of the Good Shepherd funds.)

Messy Church: beginning SAT, 15 JUN    Church of the Good Shepherd

We aim to start up Messy Church at the Good Shepherd in the hope of attracting more families.

This will take place on a Saturday afternoon once a month in term-time. It is a really fun and rewarding ministry to be involved with. You can find out more about it at:



This is a really exciting new venture for our church, but it needs your help to make it happen.

Are you interested in being one of our volunteers? We are looking for people who like working with children, enjoy craft and creativity, and also people who can help with food or general setting up and tidying.

Please telephone or text Revd Jane - 07935 538085

"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:



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: