Parish Letter

The Parish of St Peter & St Mary New Fishbourne
and the Parish of St Mary the Virgin Apuldram

Fishbourne Church Office (01243) 784283 E-mail

15 August 2021

Parish Letter from the Revd Martha Weatherill

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am your new Rural Dean.

A Rural Dean is appointed by the bishop to coordinate, encourage and assist the clergy and parishes in the deanery.

As we begin a new phase in the life of the Deanery, we have worked together to produce a Deanery Prayer which I have included in this short letter. My vision is for a deeply prayerful Deanery as we further seek to know, love and follow Jesus in our churches and communities.

May I please encourage you to join me in the Deanery prayer and also to encourage others to pray for our Deanery.

Yours in Christ

Revd Martha Grace Weatherill

Deanery of Chichester Prayer

Almighty and most Merciful Father,
you look upon us with love and compassion.

Build up your people in this Deanery of Chichester, we pray:

give to our clergy the needful gifts of your grace, and revive our churches
that they may continue to be places of hospitality, manifesting your glory, and nurturing disciples for your Kingdom.

May we seek to work together within this household of faith,
desiring the wisdom, guidance and strength of the Holy Spirit,
as we live out our faith in our parishes and daily lives;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord

who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit

One God, now and forever.


We also have a new Deanery Website: