Newsletter 17th July 2022



Fifth Sunday after Trinity

17th July 2022


‘Martha was distracted by her many tasks.’ Luke 10.40. Image provided by Revd Jess, see Bible Art below for commentary

We hope you have been coping with, and even enjoying, the hot summer weather. The beach by the church has been busy this week with swimmers and paddle boarders.

We journey yet further this Sunday into the green days of Ordinary Time. We hope you can join us at one of our services.



Almighty God,

send down upon your Church

the riches of your Spirit,

and kindle in all who minister the gospel

your countless gifts of grace;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Genesis 18.1-10a, Psalm 15, Colossians 1.15-28, Luke 10.38-42


Sea Lights meets in the hall this week. New children are always welcome. Sea Lights breaks for the summer with a final session on 23rd July.


Children’s Holiday Club – run in partnership with St Mary de Haura 22nd August to 25th August 9.15am to 12.30am. Church of the Good Shepherd Hall. For children from year 1 to year 6. 


Shoreham and Southwick Churches Bereavement Support

Saturday 10th September 9.30am-1pm

Church of the Good Shepherd Hall

Rev Stephen Gurr will be leading a workshop

“Navigating the Journey of Grief”. Christian Care as we accompany people after the death of a loved one. COST £15 (to include coffee/tea and cake) Cheques made payable to “Church of the Good Shepherd”

Places are limited – so please contact Sheila Powell as soon as possible to book your place.   01273 453709

1, Rosemary Drive, Shoreham by Sea BN43 6HT


Summer Fun for Families

Daisy our family and children’s co-ordinator has a summer of delights planned for our young people. Please contact Daisy for more information.

Children’s Activity Mornings, Fridays 9.30am-11am, in church or outside on the grass (children must be accompanied).

22nd July – gardening activities (in the vicarage children’s garden)

29th July – craft session

5th August – music and movement

2nd September – baking (in church hall)

Family Taizé Singing Workshop

Saturday 10th September 4pm-5pm in church

Family Beach Labyrinth walk and scavenger hunt

Tuesday 9th August – time and place tbc.


Friday meditation with morning prayer - summer season We will have a summer outdoor season meeting in the Good Shepherd vicarage garden Friday 5th, 12th and 19th August (not at St Mary de Haura). We will meet inside the Good Shepherd if it’s raining. Let’s hope we can experience the joys of outdoor contemplation in August. New people always welcome to join.

Painting the church hall

The churchwardens are hoping to arrange a volunteer team to paint the inside of the hall during the month of August. If you would like to help, please speak to Kay or Angela.


The Mission to Seafarers

Thank you to all who donated last week on Sea Sunday to the Mission to Seafarers. We raised £302.00.


And finally

Our new contactless giving terminal is now installed at the back of church. Contactless giving enables people to give to church by tapping a contactless payment device with their debit or credit card. It’s very easy to use, and donations can be Gift Aided. The Church of England reports that in the last 10 years the use of cash has slowly diminished and now twice the value and volume of payments are made by card and contactless methods compared to cash. We hope that this terminal will be used by visitors to the church and occasional attenders.

Blessings and prayers for you all this week. I work half-time and the days I am usually available are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (morning).

 Revd Jane


Revd Jane Bartlett Email: Tel: 079355 38085.

Church wardens Kay Haffenden, Angela Tritton and  deputy warden Penny Humphrey email:

Safeguarding Officer Emma Purser 07786651886

Children’s Ministry Daisy Durrant email:

Parish centre and hall bookings Tel: 01273 440202

Prayer chain (for emergency prayer) Liz Beeston 01273 454685

Services this Week

Sunday 17th July

8am – Holy Communion with Revd Jane and Sally.

10am – Parish Communion with Revd Jane and Sally.

This service will be live streamed onto our Facebook and You Tube channel.

You Tube page CLICK HERE

Church Facebook page CLICK HERE


Tuesday 19th July

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion with Revd Peter.


Wednesday 20th July

6pm – Celtic Evening Prayer on Zoom


Meeting ID: 868 1252 3106

Passcode: 960274


Friday 22nd July

8am – Meditation with Morning Prayer at St Mary de Haura


Saturday 23rd July

8am – Morning Meditation at the Good Shepherd and also on Zoom

Meeting ID: 166073397 (no password needed) Click here LINK  

Evening Prayer This is said at 5.30pm at St Marys and via Zoom on Monday and Wednesday, at 5.30pm. If you want to attend online contact Revd Steve for the link. Email:

To donate to the Church of the Good Shepherd online CLICK HERE Thank you!


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