Apuldram Around


Remembrance Sunday
is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. To commemorate the 100 years since the end of WW1 there will be a special service at 08.00 at Apuldram with readings of “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke and “In Flanders Fields” by the Canadian physician John McCrae.

Harvest Festival
was celebrated at a joint parishes service at Apuldram on 30th September when we were joined by the congregation from Fishbourne. The church was decorated in autumn colours and offerings of fruit and vegetables were piled up. These were donated to Donnington House and dried goods and tins were passed on to the food bank.

The Festival of Flowers 2019 was launched
at the Harvest Festival Service when it was announced that both parishes are to join to stage a major fund raising event. The Festival, titled “All the world’s a stage,” will be held in both churches on 20, 21 and 22 September 2019 and Kate Mosse has very kindly agreed to be the Patron. The theme is based on the theatre: plays, opera, musicals, revues, children’s theatre and more. There will be about 20 designs inside and outside each church with a total of 38 to 40 designs. The designers, Jose Pound and Tessa Cox, have already been working on the design for several weeks.

Laying up of Boats Service
will take place on Sunday 18th November at 11.00 to tie in with Dell Quay Sailing Club’s special Sunday Lunch. This is a joint service for the sailing, boat-building, fishing and boating communities of Dell Quay, Apuldram and Fishbourne to mark the time when traditionally boats were hauled out of the water and made safe and secure for the winter. The church will be decorated with nautical paraphernalia. All are welcome, sailors or not, to come along and join in singing the seafaring hymns.

Don’t forget
The Songs of Praise and Gift Day service at St Mary’s on Sunday 4 November at 4.30 pm. Choose your favourite hymn for our guest organist, the Very Revd Nicholas Frayling, to play.

The builders are due to complete
the new building by the end of October. At the time of writing landscaping is moving forward with the parking area and the
path to the meeting room graveled and most of the building equipment removed. However….. due to the breakdown of a key machine at the joinery the manufacture of the internal windows is well behind schedule (these windows fit inside the external ones which marry in with the church windows but don’t have the benefit of double glazing). This is holding up the plasterers who are unable to complete their work, causing delays in all areas.






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