Newsletter 7th August 2022



Eighth Sunday after Trinity

7th August 2022


‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.’ Luke 12.34.  Image created by Revd Jess, see Bible Art below for commentary

This Sunday at 10am we have an all-age service. In the evening at 6pm we have our Taizé for healing service. In both services there is a theme this week about treasure, and how we discover what matters most to us in life. We hope you can join us.


Lord God,

your Son left the riches of heaven

and became poor for our sake:

when we prosper save us from pride,

when we are needy save us from despair,

that we may trust in you alone;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Genesis 15.1-6, Psalm 33.12-22, Hebrews 11.1-3,8-16, Luke 12.32-40


Taizé for Healing, 7th August, 6pm.


Family Labyrinth Walk

Tuesday 9th August 2.45pm-4.15pm. Join Daisy down on the beach by the Pollinator Café to create a low tide pebble labyrinth walk.


Choir Recess

The choir is taking a break during August. The congregation will need to sing up this month and join in with the communion hymn.

Notice boards We have a new fresh backing on our noticeboards in the porch. They have been given a new lease of life thanks to Chris and Richard Diebel.

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).

Prayer Ministry A reminder that our healing ministry team offer individual healing prayer every  Sunday after the 10am service (except the first Sunday of the month). This is in the side chapel. If you would like prayer, you are welcome to receive this personal support.

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


Bob’s Card Sale Sunday 14th August after the 10am service in the church hall. A variety of cards for sale priced £1 and 80p. All proceeds go to The Church of the Good Shepherd.

(If anyone has any old cards for recycling, please pass to Bob at the Sunday Service or leave in the church porch for collection.)


And finally…


Thank you to Linda Caffyn who has taken on the co-ordination of the flower rota. We are grateful for a donation that has enabled us to refresh our stock of silk flowers. We are also pleased that two new people have joined the flower rota, and Linda hopes to have fresh flowers for special occasions once the new team and rota has settled in.

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 7th August

8am – Holy Communion with Revd Jane.

10am – All Age Communion with Revd Jane.

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

You Tube page CLICK HERE

Church Facebook page CLICK HERE


6pm – Taizé for Healing


Tuesday 9th August

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion with Revd Pat.


Wednesday 10th August

6pm – Celtic Evening Prayer on Zoom


Meeting ID: 868 1252 3106

Passcode: 960274


Friday 12th August

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


Saturday 13th 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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