Newsletter 27th June 2021




 Fourth Sunday after Trinity

27th June 2021


She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said, ‘If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.’ Mark 5.27-28.

 Picture by Revd Jess, see below for details.

 We hope you can join us either in church or online this week. Don’t forget we also have a service on Tuesdays at 9.30am and no booking is needed. There is plenty of space to distance from others.


Gracious Father,

by the obedience of Jesus

you brought salvation to our wayward world:

draw us into harmony with your will,

that we may find all things restored in him,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.



Wisdom of Solomon 1.13-15; 2.23,24
Canticle: Lamentations
3.23-33 or Psalm 30, 2 Corinthians 8.7-15,
Mark 5.21-43, Lamentations 3.23-33 may be read as the first reading in place
of Wisdom 1.13-15; 2.23,24


Sealights is in the hall this Sunday. Please book your child in with Daisy



Zoom coffee


We have a Zoom coffee after the 10am Sunday service. Revd Jess hosts this for us. The coffee starts 10 minutes after the service ends.  Here is the link to join with your cuppa:



Meeting ID: 896 7053 4579

Passcode: 862014


Celtic Evening Prayer

There is no Celtic evening prayer this week whilst Revd Jane is on annual leave. We look forward to returning as usual 7th July.


Summer Fayre Saturday 10th July

We need cake donations for the summer fayre. If you are able to help please contact Linda Caffyn either in church or by email

The fundraising team also kindly request the following donations: chocolates/sweets, raffle prizes, previously loved/nearly new clothes, bric a brac. Boxes will be placed in the choir area for the collection of donations on Sundays. Many thanks.


Bible Art see top of newsletter for picture

I was thinking about how this woman must have been feeling, how low her self-esteem must have been; because of her constant bleeding she would have been 'unclean'. I wanted to show the intensity of her desire to be healed. It seems as though the intensity of her desire, and of her belief, drew an extra amount of power from Jesus; like a conduit of some kind?

Why was it important to Jesus that he knew who had touched him? Was it that he knew that not only did she have to be healed physically, but that she would also need healing from the effects of such a long period of being socially ostracised - untouchable even by a husband, and that therefore his words to her were also important?

Apart from her needs, there was also the need of the disciples to understand what was going on, and from their understanding, our understanding also.

Revd Jess

Email Rev'd Jess on if you would like to receive these pictures and thoughts directly from her by email.


Revd Steve will be ordained priest on Tuesday June 29th at 7pm by Bishop Ruth at St Peter’s Henfield. Although we cannot all go to support him in person you can watch the service using the following link:


On Wednesday June 30th at 7pm he will preside at the Eucharist for the first time at St Mary’s, and his first Eucharist at the Good Shepherd will be July 11th. We hold Steve and his fellow deacons in our prayers as they prepare for this most significant step in their ministries.


Duck Race


We are joining St Mary de Haura for a summer duck race to rasie funds for both churches. We have 300 Good Shepherd ducks to sponsor. There will be a stall at the church fayre with sponsorship forms. We do hope you can come along on the day to watch the ducks.


Good Shepherd Banner

So far this has raised £400, and still counting. Many thanks to Chris Diebel for her creative work.


Prayer Ministry

This is now being offered again in the side chapel after the 10am Sunday service.


And finally…

I am on annual leave this week but if you need to speak to someone urgently you can contact Canon Ann (01273 965303) or the parish office (01273 440203). Blessings and prayers for you all.

Revd Jane Email: Tel: 079355 38085.

Booking for Services

How to book for next week’s service,

4th July, 10am

This is the TryBooking link for booking places


  • Click on the link then follow the instructions. Booking will be open from Monday to Thursday for the following Sunday.
  • If you are not on the internet and cannot book on-line, please phone the office (01273 440202) between Monday and Thursday and Sue or Jenny will book you in.
  • You will only be able to book one Sunday at a time. This is to prevent the same people booking every week, as it may be that more people than we can accommodate wish to come to the

service. Once the service is full, if you have been unsuccessful and would like to attend the following Sunday, please tell the office immediately (email or phone) and you will be given a priority place ahead of the Monday to Thursday booking times

  • 23 places will be offered (additional places are reserved each week for our welcomer, reader, intercessor, musician, sacristan and livestream technician). It may be that there are still places left after the booking times of Monday to Thursday. In this case anyone can book a place on Friday/ Saturday.



Notices for the newsletter should be emailed to Revd Jane by Wednesday at 12noon



Services this


Sunday, 27th June

8am – Holy Communion in church with Revd Peter.

10am – Parish Communion in church with Revd Peter.

Please book for the 10am. This service will be live streamed onto our Facebook and You Tube channel.


You Tube page CLICK HERE

Church Facebook page CLICK HERE


Tuesday, 29th June

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion

With Revd Pat (in church, no need to book).


Friday 18th June

8am – Meditation with Morning

Prayer on Zoom

Meeting ID: 513293120

(No password is needed )  Click here LINK

Evening Prayer

This is said at 5.30pm from St Marys via Zoom on

Monday and Wednesday, at 5.30pm. If

you want to attend contact Canon Ann for the

link. Email:



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