Weekly Notices and Upcoming Events


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

Sunday             19 JAN    Third Sunday of Epiphany
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Revd Jane presides & Revd Peter preaches
                              (There will be a Fairtrade stall in the hall after this service.)

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

Tuesday            21 JAN
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     22 JAN
10:00am               Craft & Fellowship Group    at Linda Caffyn's

Thursday           23 JAN
6:00pm                 Choir Practice    with Fiona and H+
7:30pm                 Celtic Evening Prayer

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

Sunday             26 JAN    Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Revd Peter presides & Revd Jane preaches

Flowers in Church This Week

The flowers in church this week
have been sponsored by
Keith Mitchell

in loving memory of his wife
on the anniversary of her passing.

Sale of Bob's Cards

After the 10:00am service on
in the church hall.

An assortment of cards will be available for £1 each.

Thank you for your kind support during 2019.
Together, we managed to raise over £240
towards church funds.

Help Needed Serving Teas and Coffees

We know that you all really enjoy refreshments after the 10.00am service
and the very valuable time to
 spend with friends.

However, Rita & Terry would love some help in the kitchen.

Over the last several months,
the numbers helping have fallen;
there is a 
desperate need for new blood.

So please, if you can help just once a month,
have a word with Rita, Terry or Keith
after the 10.00am service or in the hall during 

They will be delighted!

Cleaner Wanted

We are looking for someone to clean
the church hall on a casual basis (holiday cover).

This is a paid position requiring
an hour's work early each day,
usually 6:30 - 7:30am.

For more information, please contact:

Revd Jane  :  07935 538085

Bob Caffyn's 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


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: SAT, 18 JAN - SAT, 25 JAN

Shoreham Churches Together
have organised these short daily services
at various churches around the town.

Day 1: SAT,     18 JAN    10:00 am at Church of the Good Shepherd
Day 2: SUN,    19 JAN    prayers shared during Sunday services across town
Day 3: MON,  20 JAN    10:30am at Shoreham Free Church
Day 4: TUE,     21 JAN    12 noon  at St Mary de Haura
Day 5: WED,   22 JAN    10:30am at Shoreham Methodist Church
Day 6: THU,    23 JAN     11:00am at St Julian's, Kingston Buci
Day 7: FRI,      24 JAN     11:00am at St Peter's
Day 8: SAT,     25 JAN     12 noon  at St Nicolas', Old Shoreham

Ladies that Breakfast: SAT, 25 JAN    Southwick Methodist Church, Manor Hall Road

Breakfast from 09:00am, Talk begins at 10:00am

Speaker: Irene Davies
'God's Grace in giving Jesus'

Please book a place , if possible:

Anne (01273 592505)  OR  Rosemary (01273 595588)

(We welcome donations towards costs.)

St Valentine's Quiz: 7:30pm, SAT, 8 FEB    Good Shepherd church hall

For 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 2020 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: