Newsletter 31st July 2022



Seventh Sunday after Trinity

31st July 2022



We hope you can join us this week as we celebrate the seventh Sunday of Trinity. There’s a lot going on over the summer at the church, so keep your eyes on the notices.

Special Announcement We are very happy to report that the vacancy at St Mary de Haura has been filled by the Revd Andrew Bennison who will be working with Revd Jane in the benefice. Andrew is currently Assistant Curate in the parish of All Saints Stretford in the Diocese of Manchester. Andrew was born and brought up in Cheshire and studied history at the University of Oxford before embarking on a teaching career in London. He trained for ordination at Ripon College Cudddeson. Andrew is delighted to be appointed Vicar of New Shoreham and Shoreham Beach and looks forward to joining the benefice.  Let us all hold Revd Andrew in our prayers as embarks upon this new season in his ministry.


Generous God,

you give us gifts and make them grow:

though our faith is small as mustard seed,

make it grow to your glory

and the flourishing of your kingdom;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Ecclesiastes 1.2,12-14; 2.18-23, Psalm 49.1-12*
Colossians 3.1-11, Luke 12.13-21

Taizé for Healing, 7th August, 6pm.


Children’s Mornings These take place over the summer with Daisy at the church. No need to book. Free, but donations welcome.


Newcomer’s Afternoon Tea at the vicarage Sunday 21st August 3.30pm-5pm

There have been quite a few new people join the church in the past two years. We haven’t offered any newcomer social events to properly welcome you all because of the difficulties with covid. Revd Jane and John would love to catch-up by inviting any who have joined the church recently to an afternoon tea at the vicarage.  This includes newcomers to the Tuesday, Saturday and Taizé services, as well as Sunday mornings. It will be a chance to meet other new people and learn more about the Good Shepherd. Please let Revd Jane know if you would like to attend by emailing her:

Please indicate whether you have any dietary preferences (gluten free, vegan).

Mini Pilgrimage to Chichester Cathedral


 Revd Jane, along with Glen and David Edey are leading a one-day summer pilgrimage to our cathedral. It will be on a Saturday 20th August. This is a route from Stoughton to Chichester on a very enjoyable and varied walk of 8 miles. On the way we will visit St Mary’s, Stoughton and St Andrew’s, West Stoke. We will travel on the train/taxi to Stoughton and then back to Shoreham by train from Chichester.  Bring a picnic lunch. There is the option to go to Evening Prayer at the cathedral. If you are interested in joining the pilgrimage, let Revd Jane, Glen or David know.

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


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.

New Stewardship Officer

We are delighted that David Worrall has agreed to become the church’s stewardship officer.  The role of the stewardship officer is to help the parish implement ways of improving levels of giving.  He will be working with the PCC, looking at legacies, amongst other ways to increase our giving.  Dave ran his own business in the past, and also a food bank. His experience will be much appreciated at the Good Shepherd.

A personal notice from Lina and Titus Many of you know Lina and Titus through church and from Shoreham Beach. Some of you also may know that Lina's mother Marilyn Stafford is now 96 years old and lives in the town centre. Marilyn is among other things a famous photographer who recently had an exhibition at the Brighton Museum. 

Marilyn is currently exploring the possibility of offering free lodging to someone (female) to act as part-time carer as she recuperates from a recent illness. This could be a good opportunity for the right person. Do you know of anybody who might be interested?   If so please contact Lina on 01273 453293.

And finally…

Daisy ran the first of the summer children’s mornings last Friday. There was a focus on gardening, and the children planted cress seeds in eggs, as well as visiting the vicarage hens. It was lovely to welcome new families.

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 31st July

8am – Holy Communion with Revd Jane.

10am – Parish Communion with Revd Steve.

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

You Tube page CLICK HERE

Church Facebook page CLICK HERE

Tuesday 2nd August

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion with Revd Jane.

Wednesday 3rd August

6pm – Celtic Evening Prayer on Zoom


Meeting ID: 868 1252 3106

Passcode: 960274

Friday 5th July

8am – Meditation with Morning Prayer in the Good Shepherd vicarage garden (or in church if raining).

Saturday 6th August

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:

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