Newsletter24th April



Second Sunday of Easter

24th April 2022


'He breathed on them and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit.' John 20.22. Image by Revd Jess (see below for details).

We are now in the season of Eastertide, 50 days stretching all the way until Pentecost. It is a glorious time of celebration and resurrection joy. We hope you will join us.

The Common Cup

We are again offering the chalice and wine during the service. This is optional. When you come forward to receive the bread, if you stay in your place and wait, the minister of communion will offer the chalice. If you do not wish to receive, simply move away as soon as you have received the bread. Please don’t intinct (dip your bread in the wine).


Risen Christ,

for whom no door is locked, no entrance barred:

open the doors of our hearts,

that we may seek the good of others

and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace,

to the praise of God the Father.


Acts 5.27-32, Psalm 118.14-29 or
Psalm 150, Revelation 1.4-8,
John 20.19-31

Good Shepherd Sunday with lunch

We hope you can join us for Good Shepherd Sunday. There is a community lunch to follow in the hall - £6 per person (children £4). The menu is shepherd's pie or veggie shepherd's pie, and strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake (gluten free). Bring your own crockery, cutlery, glass and drinks. There is a sign-up sheet from this Sunday, after the services. Thank you to Lesley for doing the catering.


Our Sunday group for children meets in the hall during our 10am service. New children always welcome.

Christian Aid Week 2022, May 15th to May 21st

 We are selling tickets after the 10am service for the Big Brekkie which will be on Saturday May 14th from 9.30am until midday. £10 per adult and £5 for children under 11. (This includes all breakfast items and drinks.  GF and Veg included). We would appreciate taking bookings and payment before the event so that we have a better idea for ordering food and to secure your place at this previously very popular event.


The latest issue of our church magazine is sent out this week as an email. Paper copies will be available next week in the porch.


APCM Our annual parochial church meeting is scheduled for Sunday 1st May after the 10am service. This includes elections for Church Wardens and new PCC members. Full details are displayed in the porch. The has been sent out with this newsletter by email. Paper copies are available at the back of church. We are also sending out the agenda and minutes from last year.

Our Taizé for Healing service in May has a focus on trees and their healing qualities. There will be readings, silence, prayer and chants from the Taizé monastic community. A time of peace and stillness with opportunity for individual healing prayer at the end. All welcome.

Easy Fundraising

This is an easy way for us to raise money for the church. Every time your shop online with many major retailers a small donation can be made to the church. It takes only a few minutes to register and it’s very easy. Go to and search for the Church of the Good Shepherd Shoreham by Sea when looking for your ‘cause’. We currently have 33 people registered on behalf of the church. It would be fantastic to get more.

Messy Church

Our next Messy Church is Saturday 21st May, 3pm to 5pm. We explore the theme of ‘friendship’.

Ladies that Breakfast, Saturday 30th April. Breakfast 9am, talk 10am.  Southwick Methodist Church.

The speaker is Sheila Powell ‘See I am doing a new thing’ (Isaiah 43.19). Places are limited. Please book with Rita on 01273 276617 or Rosemary 01273 595588. Email Donations welcome.

Ascension Day on Mill Hill

We celebrate Ascension Day with a short reflective service at Mill Hill Nature Reserve, followed by a bring-your-own picnic breakfast.  We meet at the upper car park on Mill Hill at 8am on Thursday 26th May. Bring a camping chair or rug. Please lift share, walk or cycle where possible. If the weather is wet we will meet in church – a message will be posted on the church website on Wednesday evening if we are to meet in church.


And finally…

The weather was perfect for our first Easter sunrise service on the beach. Despite the early hour it proved very popular, with between 60 to 70 people in attendance. It was a wonderful celebration.

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 Easter week. Revd Jane


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


Revd Jane Bartlett Email: Tel: 079355 38085.

Church wardens Emma Purser, Penny Humphrey and deputy warden Kay Haffenden 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, 24th April

8am – Holy Communion with Revd Peter.

10am – Parish Communion with Revd Peter.

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

You Tube page CLICK HERE

Church Facebook page CLICK HERE

Tuesday 26th April

9.30am - Informal Holy Communion with Revd Peter.

Wednesday 27th April

6pm – Celtic Evening Prayer on Zoom


Meeting ID: 868 1252 3106

Passcode: 960274

Friday 29th April

8am – Meditation with Morning Prayer at St Mary de Haura and also on Zoom

Meeting ID: 513293120 (No password is needed ) 

Click here LINK  

Saturday 30th April

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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