Parish Letter

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

The Revd Canon Moira Wickens
Rector of Fishbourne and Priest in Charge of Apuldram
The Rectory, 31 Caspian Close, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 8AY
Rectory Tel (01243) 530198 Church Office (01243) 784283 E-mail

September 2019

Hello September
If you have managed to enjoy some time away, welcome back, and I hope all our young people are ready for a new term at school, college or university. How time flies. I trust that those who waited so long for exam results received the ones they wanted and needed.
As we move into the Autumn months of the year, there is so much to look forward to and consider. One really important issue that we need to think about is the future of our magazine in its current form.
We have been so fortunate to have a really great magazine for many years now, and sometimes we forget that it takes a great deal of time to produce and to maintain every month. For that we are indebted to our editor Chris. Then there are those wonderful people who deliver it each month to many of you. But we would like to find out if it is still what you all want. We are discovering that there are always a number of copies left over each month, and we are in desperate need of someone to be responsible for the advertising that is included in it. We thank Richard who has been doing that job for some time now, but due to work commitments he is unable to continue. Although the magazine is just about financially viable at the moment, it may not be long before we are running at a loss.
So that we may know your thoughts, there will be a short questionnaire at the back of each church, please do take a moment or two to fill it in. We are aware that we now live in a more technological society than 10 years ago, we communicate with each other in so many different ways. So you may feel that you would prefer to find out things on the web site, this could be set up to alert you of all upcoming events and news, a bit like the parent mail setup that the school has. Or you may really enjoy receiving and then looking through the magazine as it is delivered. Whatever you feel, we just need to know so that the correct decisions can then made. Importantly, if you would like to offer your time and talents to help maintain the magazine, if that is what is desired, then please do let us know.

Both our parishes have great websites, details of events and services are always on them, but we would like to find out, if you have the magazine, what you like/dislike about it, or any other suggestions that you may have. Please do not be afraid to answer the questions honestly. Many thanks in advance. Moira