Following the announcement of 31 October all churches will be closed from 5th November, except for certain activities, until further notice. Please check the website for updates.
A message from Moira:
Although our churches can only hold a certain number of people we can all still remember. I know how artistic so many of you are and so I invite you to create a poster, perhaps with a poppy or an image you would like to use which depicts this important time, and add the words ‘We Will Remember.’ Then put the poster in your window as so many did with the Rainbow pictures. Let’s fill our communities windows with these. If you can’t make your own, perhaps you could ask one of our talented young people to paint you one.
Another lovely idea, especially for those of you who love the beach, is to collect a stone, paint a poppy on it with the year 2020, and place your stone in the churchyard by the war memorial.
The Rt Revd Ruth Bushyager, Bishop of Horsham
On Sunday 25th October, during Moira’s absence, we were delighted that Bishop Ruth gave so generously of her time to come over from Horsham to officiate at the 8 o’clock service. Such is her busy life that St Mary’s is the first church Bishop Ruth has visited in the Chichester diocese so we were very privileged. Bishop Ruth was consecrated Bishop of Horsham, a suffragan bishop, in July this year and is the first woman to serve as a bishop in the diocese. Incidentally, her principal consecrator was Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, making her the first female bishop in the Church of England to be consecrated by a bishop who is female.
“The Five Little Churches of Chichester”
a new book by Chichester historian Alan Green. Alan has on many occasions given most interesting talks in aid of the church. His new book tells the story of St Olave, St Andrews Oxmarket and All Saints, whose buildings still survive, and St Peter the Less and St Martin in the Pig Market whose buildings have been lost. A fascinating read for those interested in local history. The book is available at Kim’s bookshop, the SPCK bookshop in St Olave’s and the Oxmarket Gallery.
Remembering Elizabeth Packenham
We were sorry to hear of the death of Elizabeth Packenham, wife of the late Rev Stephen Packenham, vicar of Donnington and Apuldram in the 1960s. Elizabeth played the organ at Apuldram and brought over the Donnington choir for the festival services. Our condolences go to Hugh, Marcus and Olivia.
Please continue to pray for Moira
and her family while they spend time with Moira’s mother during the final stage of her life. Moira will need space while she is away so please do not contact her unless absolutely essential. In the first instance please get in touch with our churchwarden, Maureen Clake (firstname.lastname@example.org 01243 784195) who will be able to help or advise who you should speak to.
St Mary’s Meeting Room is now available to the community for hire, either by regular users or for one-off events. For further information please go to the St Mary’s Meeting Room page
Apuldram Around is printed as a separate page within Fishbourne and Apuldram Parish Magazine. Please contact us to find out how to subscribe to the Parish Magazine.