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 What’s On and News

From Apuldram

Farewell to Moira
Moira’s final service of her ministry in Apuldram and Fishbourne was actually at Fishbourne on 18th July when a joint parishes farewell was planned, but we couldn’t allow her to leave Apuldram on 11th July without expressing our appreciation. The church was as full as was possible with Covid restrictions still in place – probably fuller in fact than it should have been! It was a simple farewell, a few words thanking her for her caring ministry over the past eleven years, good wishes for her new life in retirement, a card and a lovely bouquet of flowers arranged by Jose. The congregation was able to take time to say their good-byes outside in the churchyard. 

From Fishbourne

Fitting Farewell to Moira, Finale 

Thanks you to all who were part of such a wonderful farewell to Moira on her final service in Fishbourne on July 18th. It was indeed a very emotional time for us all, especially Moira.

We must thank you for the very generous donations given by such a lot of people. The final cheque to Moira has been made out for £3,500. I think Moira is still in shock! Thank you to Karen Griffen for creating and donating the giant cheque especially for the occasion.

Thank you also to Apuldram Roses for donating the rose, beautifully potted up. The rose we chose was ‘Blessings.’ It is described as ‘a sweet little rose.’ It carries a profusion of double, cupped, almost salmon-pink flowers with a lovely perfume. …. Flowering is pretty continuous from mid-June until the autumn and the foliage is a ‘glossy, healthy dark green.’

Fishbourne’s Card – thank you to the many, many contributors. Lost count in the end.   Thank you Vicky for collating such a superb memento for Moira.

Thank you Cherry for the lovely posy you presented to Moira to round off the presentations in Church.

Well, the cake, coffee, tea, biscuits and water went down a treat. What a fantastic turnout in such hot weather. Thank you all for coming along. It was very noticeable that Moira positioned herself by the cakes – her excuse was that she was keeping out of the sun – we wonder! A huge thank you to the refreshment ladies and the cake makers.

The Sussex Heritage Trust Ecclesiastical Award 2020
was presented on 9th December by the Chairman, Simon Knight. Graham Pound accepted the Award on behalf of the PCC.  Also attending the ceremony were Alex Hall from the architects Douglas Briggs Partnership; Mr Lucking from the builders, Lucking Brothers;  the Rev’d Canon Moira Wickens;  PCC member Hilary Caine and Helen Reeve, Administrator from the Sussex Heritage Trust.

Upcoming PCC Meetings can be found here.

Fundraising Events in 2021
Date Event Amount Raised
17, 18 April 2021

19, 20 June 2021

18, 19 September 2021

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