Visiting the churches for individual prayer

Following a change in guidance by the government, and with the Bishop of Chichester’s permission, we are continuing to trial opening the churches for private, individual prayer. Unfortunately, we are not yet in a position to open for public worship or for tourism.
We will post in the notices, website and on the noticeboards the days and times when the churches will be open for visiting. Each week may be different, so please check before traveling.
If you wish to visit the church, please follow the signs and instructions from the usher, and maintain the 2m distance from one another. You will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the entrance and exit (you can bring your own if you prefer), to sign-in (as part of our Track and Trace protection), and to follow the one-way system around the church. The church will look different to normal. All these procedures are in place to protect you and everyone who
visits.

This week the opening times are as follows:
Monday 29th June CLOSED
Tuesday 30th June 9.30am – 11am St Margaret’s West Hoathly
Wednesday 1st July 9.30am – 11am St Margaret’s West Hoathly
Thursday 2nd July 9.30am – 11am St Margaret’s West Hoathly
Friday 3rd July 11am – 12.30 All Saints Highbrook
Saturday 4th July 9.30am – 11am St Margaret’s West Hoathly
Sunday 5th July 3.30pm – 5pm St Margaret’s West Hoathly

Public Worship in church

We are still waiting for government and Church of England guidance to be
published regarding the opening of churches for public worship. Once we
have received this guidance, we will let you know more details on how this will
work for us to enable us to gather again at our churches safely. In the
meantime, please continue to join us for online worship.

A Prayer for the Week by St Julian of Norwich

In you, Father all-mighty, we have our preservation and our bliss.
In you, Christ, we have our restoring and our saving.
You are our mother, brother, and Saviour.
In you, our Lord the Holy Spirit, is marvellous and plenteous grace.
You are our clothing; for love you wrap us and embrace us.
You are our maker, our lover, our keeper.
Teach us to believe that by your grace all shall be well,
and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.
Amen

Leavers’ Bibles

At the end of the school year, we will be presenting the 10 Year 6 leavers of West Hoathly Primary School with a Bible – a symbol of our Christian care and nature for the young people of our Church school, and a reminder to them of their time there. If you would like to sponsor a Bible (at a cost of £14.40 per Bible), please speak to Mthr Nicol.

A Prayer for Pentecost

Generous God
as you pour your anointing Spirit on us
so may we pour out your love
on those we will have contact with today;
may we demonstrate by what we say and what we are,
that all are valued and precious in your sight
because they are your people.
Amen.

Lent charities

Sadly due to the lockdown, we were unable to hold many of Lent fundraising activities. However, from the Pancake Party and donations, we did raise £74.66. We know charities are more in need of support than ever, so we have split the total and sent it to Family Support Work and Chestnut Tree House hospice for children. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

RE: Village Hall Meeting December

Dear Highbrook Resident,
While putting up next year’s calendar and reaching for 2018 diaries we hope you will add:
Friday 16th February 18.30 at Village Hall. A Meeting to further discuss the role of the Church in the Community.
We had a well-attended Meeting last year.
We who administer the church would like to update you on our plans and proposals and have your feedback. In the end, the church depends on your support. We are very much its temporary custodians and we need to be able to reflect your thoughts and to say what support we have in the community (whether or not you are a regular churchgoer) in our discussions with the Church Authorities, which is particularly important during the Interregnum.
Tony Osborn and Adam Hackett on behalf of All Saints PCC

(See Event in Diary)