Newsletter 18th April 2021




 Third Sunday of Easter,

18th April, 2021


Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Allelulia!

We continue to celebrate the Easter season which takes us all the way to Pentecost. We hope you can join us either in church or by watching our 10am service on Facebook or You Tube. Don’t forget that we also have a Communion service on Tuesdays at 9.30am and there is no need to book for this. There is plenty of space to spread out and socially distance.

Next Sunday (25th April) we will celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday when there will be a special focus on the life or our church.





Risen Christ,

you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:

strengthen us to proclaim your risen life

and fill us with your peace,

to the glory of God the Father.



Acts 3.12-19, Psalm 4, 1 John 3.1-7, 
Luke 24.36b-48  


Prince Philip – may he rest in peace


During this time of national mourning an area has been created in the side chapel to remember Prince Philip and light a candle. Churches are unable to use a book of condolences for health reasons. However the Church of England has made provision for you to light an online candle here

You can sign the online condolence book here

The church is open each day 9am to 5pm.  The memorial area will be in place until Sunday afternoon after the Prince’s funeral.






We are delighted that Sea Lights returns to the hall Sunday 18th April. Please contact Daisy to book your place.


Sunday Zoom Coffee Time!

For those joining us at home on Sunday, when the 10am live stream of the service finishes you have ten minutes to make yourself a cuppa and join us for a Zoom coffee time.  Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 846 7654 6296

Passcode: 281524




Bob’s Cards

A big thank you to Bob who has raised £104 for church funds from his greeting card sales.

Keep off the grass

Please keep off the grass in front of the church (not the car park). It has been reseeded.



The April issue of Shoreline is sent out this week alongside the newsletter. Thank you to Adam and all the contributors.



Sheila will be selling some of her homemade marmalade outside after the 10am service on Sunday.



Christian Aid Week


Saturday May 15th

Takeaway Afternoon Tea in aid of Christian Aid.

You can donate online for your Christian Aid tea by clicking here

Please put Christian Aid Tea as the reference. Thank you.


Bible Art Luke 24.36b-48  



It interested me that the disciples could not believe that Jesus had really risen from the dead - even when he was standing in front of them; they had to be convinced that he wasn't in any way something frightening like a ghost. From this passage in Luke, it seems that Jesus could only convince them that he wasn't some figment of their imagination by inviting them to touch him, and then to ask them for fish, which he ate in front of them. It was such a huge thing for their minds to grasp, and it can often be a huge thing for our minds to grasp as well ... God as man - risen from the dead!

Revd Jess


APCM – revised date

We have had to move back the date for the APCM to allow more time for the finalising of reports. The new date is now Tuesday 4th May, 7.30pm on Zoom. Full notices are in the church porch.

 Electoral Roll

Rescheduled Annual Revision of COGS Electoral Roll
Tuesday, 23rd March until Monday, 19th April

During this period, those already on the COGS electoral roll can check their details and submit revisions if necessary — change of address, change of name, etc. Email me ( if you wish to check your currently-held details.

People not currently on the COGS electoral roll who wish to be and who qualify should fill in an application form — available from the Vicarage or from me (16 Fowey Close) — and return it by Monday, 19th April at the latest. This will allow them to vote at the APCM.

(After the end of the revision period there is a period of 14 days — Tuesday, 20th April to Monday, 3rd May — when any errors or omissions can be corrected, but no new applicants can be added until after the APCM.) Geoff Holme (COGS Electoral Roll Office)


Turning Tides

You can see the latest wish list from Turning Tides here:

Wish List 2021 (

Turning Tides is a provider of homeless services in West Sussex and your donations are greatly appreciated.

And finally…

A lockdown quilt made by members of the congregation is currently on display in the side chapel. It will be there for the rest of the Easter season. Do take a look. Thank you to Jenny Marshall for organising this.


My hours as Associate Vicar are half time and my working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and also Sunday mornings. Please do get in contact if you need any prayer or support. Blessings and prayers for

you this Easter season.



Revd Jane Email: Tel: 079355 38085.



How to book for next week’s service,

25th April, 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.



Services this


Sunday, 18th April

8am – Holy Communion in church with Revd Jane

10am – Parish Communion in church with Canon Ann

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, 20th April

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion

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


Thursday, 22nd April

7pm Celtic Evening Prayer on


Click here LINK  

Meeting ID: 835 3982 3953 Password: 589147


Friday 23rd April

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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