Newsletter 29th May 2022




Seventh Sunday after Easter

29th May 2022


We are moving towards the end of the Eastertide season, which culminates next week in the fiery feast of Pentecost.  We will also be enjoying a long Bank holiday weekend, which begins on Thursday 2nd June. We hope you will enjoy all the celebrations.


Risen, ascended Lord,

as we rejoice at your triumph,

fill your Church on earth with power and compassion,

that all who are estranged by sin

may find forgiveness and know your peace,

to the glory of God the Father.



Acts 16.16-34, Psalm 97, Revelation 22.12-14,
16,17,20,21, John 17.20-26



Our Sunday group for children, Sea Lights meets in the hall this week at 10am. New children always welcome.


Jubilee Pentecost

Next Sunday (5th June) we celebrate with an all-age Pentecost. Come wearing fiery colours for the service (red, yellow, orange)! We are additionally remembering the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with  special prayers, a hymn and the national anthem. This will be sung outside on the grass at the end of the service (weather permitting).


Bible Art (see image at top of newsletter).

The feet are meant to be those of Paul and Silas, deep in the prison, after the chains have broken and the shackles have fallen off. The odd shape in the foreground is the jailor prostrating himself before them. Just like Lydia in the reading from Acts last week, here is a human being about to go through a life-changing event; however, in the jailer’s case, the teaching comes after the inner revelation that these two men have something very important to tell him. The fact that he asks what he must do to be saved seems to indicate that he had suddenly understood the fact that he (like all of us?) was not as holy as the Lord God he worshipped? I love the fact that, even though he was desperate to be saved, he ministered to Paul and Silas in a practical fashion first. Revd Jess


Raising money for Christian Aid

Congratulations to David and Glen from our congregation for walking 75 miles during Christian Aid week with Pilgrims following part of the ancient pilgrim path from Chaldon, in Surrey to Winchester.  If you would like to donate to Christian Aid via the Pilgrims’ Just Giving Page please use the link below. Thank you.


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Description automatically generated There will be no meeting of Lamb’s Tales on the bank holiday of 3rd June.



Summer Fayre Saturday June 11th, 11am-3pm If you can help with the summer fayre please be in touch.


Friday Meditation with Morning Prayer

Please note that there is no meditation with morning prayer service at St Mary de Haura on the bank holiday 3rd June.


Foodbank Collection

We are having a collection for the Shoreham and Adur Community Foodbank in church from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May. This is in collaboration with the Shoreham Beach Resident’s Association. Food can also be dropped off with Joss Loader at the fort end of the beach - 25 Falcon Close.

The foodbank informs us that they especially need the following: marmalade, honey, Marmite, peanut butter, toilet rolls, tinned Fish, including pilchards, tinned ham, tinned chicken, small tins of potatoes and sweetcorn, tins of fruit, peas, tomatoes, mushrooms and carrots, long-life fruit juice, tea bags (40s and 80s), pulses, cereal.


Morning Meditation

We begin a new season in our weekly meditation group, exploring the Gospel parables during our lectio divina practice. Lectio divina is a contemplative way of reading a short passage of scripture, with the 'ears of the heart'. If you would like to engage more deeply with the profound teachings found in the parables, join us from June at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Shoreham Beach. The group meets in person and on Zoom.

For the Beauty of the Earth

St Mary de Haura has an art exhibition celebrating creation as part of the Adur Art Trail. It runs 28th May to 12th June, Mon to Sat 11am to 5pm, Sunday 2pm-5pm. Free.

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A thank you letter from the Diocese of Chichester has been pinned up in the porch. It is in recognition of the £43,354 we paid as our parish share in 2021. This was a tough year for us financially as we were in the grip of covid, so thank you to everyone who made this payment possible. If you want to know more about the parish share click here:

You can watch a short video for a simple explanation of how the parish share funds the mission and ministry of the church.

I work half-time and the usual days when I am available are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings.

Blessings and prayers for you all this Eastertide. 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, 29th May

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 31st May

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion with Revd Peter.


Wednesday 1st June

6pm – Celtic Evening Prayer on Zoom


Meeting ID: 868 1252 3106

Passcode: 960274




Saturday 4th June

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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