Remembering Di Sawday
Family and friends filled the church on 23rd September to say farewell to a much loved member of the parish. Ted and Di moved to Apuldram Manor Farm in 1956 where they brought up their family. Jenny spoke of the many facets of Di’s life, including of course launching Apuldram Roses. Di was a committed member of the church, a churchwarden for many years and a dedicated fund raiser, amongst which events were memorable flower festivals and art exhibitions. She was a truly remarkable and talented lady who we shall remember with affection. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Update on the appointment of a new Priest-in-Charge
The churchwarden and PCC have now approved the Parish Profile which has been forwarded to the Archdeacon of Chichester, The Ven Luke Irvine-Capel, for his consideration. He will now try to match up our parish needs with a candidate who feels he or she is able to offer spiritual leadership to this small parish.
Congratulations to Graham
who will receive the Order of St Richard at a ceremony in the Cathedral. The Order of St Richard was launched in 2019 as an annual award for lay people within the Diocese who have made exceptional contributions to the parish, the local community or the Diocese. The 39 lay people recognised this year will receive the award on 9 October in the context of Choral Evensong.
Don’t forget the Pet Service!
On Sunday 17th October at 3.30pm John Sheppard will lead a service of thanksgiving for our pets. All pets and their owners are invited to this friendly service to say thank you for all the joy and companionship our pets bring us. There will be an appropriate hymn or two, a short reading and the pets will be blessed. A collection will be taken in aid of Brent Lodge.
31st October – there will be a joint parishes service at 09.30 at Apuldram, led by Canon David Nason.
14th November is Remembrance Sunday when a service will be held at Apuldram at 08.00
St Mary’s Meeting Room is 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