to commemorate the 100 years since the end of WW1 and to remember those who gave their lives not only in this war but also in WW2 and in all subsequent conflicts. The readings were two poems, “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke and “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae. Moira led the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial and Harry laid the wreath. Jose Pound has kindly compiled a booklet, “In Memorium,” with information on the eight men who died in the First World War and the three who died in the Second World War and whose names are on the brass plaque inside the church. She would appreciate any additional information that parishioners can provide. “In Memorium” can be viewed on the church website www.apuldramchurch.co.uk or contact Jose on email@example.com
A joyful evening service
Moira led the Songs of Praise and Gift Day service with the Rt Revd Nicholas Frayling at the organ. Together with the Fishbourne church choir the congregation gladly sang many popular hymns requested both by Apuldram and Fishbourne congregations. Readings were done by Christopher Hoare, Graham Pound and Martyn Bell, Mayor of Chichester. Graham Pound described the progress of the extension to the church over the past 10 years, the stage that had been reached and the future requirements. Moira gave a vote of thanks to all those whose skills and endeavours had brought about what had seemed at times like an impossible project. In particular she gave thanks to Douglas Briggs and Alex Hall for their vision in designing such a beautiful building, to Linda Clark and her late husband Bob for their generous gift of land and to Graham Pound for his tireless efforts in fund raising and moving the project forward. Nicholas Frayling led the final prayers and gave a blessing. Following the service everyone was able to go to look around the new building. (The internal windows were still not in place. They had finally been delivered but without any glazing, a somewhat fundamental error!) The financial generosity of those both within and outside the parish will greatly assist the final stages of completion.
The Laying up of Boats Service
took place on Sunday 18th November to tie in with Dell Quay Sailing Club’s special Sunday Lunch. The church was splendidly decorated with nautical paraphernalia thanks to the O’Neill family and the readings and hymns all had a seafaring theme.
Saturday 15th December at 15.00: Children’s help needed!
Please bring your homemade decorations to hang on the tree before we drape lights around it for the big switch-on. When this final part of the decoration is completed there will be party snacks by candlelight. We look forward to lots of assistance so see you then!
Church services in December:
Sunday 16th December: Carols by Candlelight will take place at 16.30, followed by time to mingle with friends over a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. The new parking area is now in use but please bring a torch as the way to the church is not lit.
For all other services at Apuldram over the Christmas period please see the parish letter, the parish magazine, church notice board or a pew sheet.
The windows for the new building have finally been installed (complete with glass!). The decoration is finished, the kitchen units are installed, the WC flooring is due to be laid shortly, after which the WC units will be installed. The rest of the flooring will go down in the new year and we move towards buying furniture and kitchen appliances. On the last lap! Very exciting!
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