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Services for June 2024

Saturday 1st June

1:00pm Wedding, St John’s Bury Led by Canon John Bundock

Sunday 2nd June

9:15am BCP Eucharist, St Botolph’s Hardham Led by Archdeacon Luke

10:30am Sung Eucharist, St John’s Bury Led by Archdeacon Luke

Sunday 9th June

10:30am Sung Eucharist, St Giles’ Coldwaltham Led by Fr Jack Mulder

Thursday 13th June

9:30am Said Eucharist, St Giles’ Coldwaltham Led by Fr Russell Dewhurst

Sunday 16th June

10:30am Sung Eucharist, St John’s Bury Led by Rev Michael Jackson

Sunday 23rd June

10:30am Sung Eucharist, St Giles’ Coldwaltham Led by Fr Russell Dewhurst

Sunday 30th June

10:30am Said Eucharist, St Nicholas Houghton Led by Fr Jack Mulder

Services for May 2024

Sunday 5th May

9:15am BCP Eucharist, St Botolph’s Hardham Led by Fr Russell Dewhurst

10:30am Sung Eucharist, St John’s Bury Led by Fr Russell Dewhurst (Followed by APCM)

Thursday 9th May – Ascension Day

9:30am Said Eucharist, St Giles’ Coldwaltham Led by Fr Russell Dewhurst

Sunday 12th May

10:30am Sung Eucharist, St Giles’ Coldwaltham Led by Fr Charles Hadley

Saturday 18th May

2:00pm Wedding, St John’s Bury Led by Rev Jack Mulder

Sunday 19th May

10:30am Sung Eucharist, St John’s Bury Led by Bishop Ruth

Sunday 26th May

10:30am Sung Eucharist, St Giles’ Coldwaltham Led by Fr Charles Hadley

More news from St Botolphs, St Giles, St Johns and St Nicholas

What a hot spell we have had. Luckily temperatures are falling and autumn will soon been here.

It has been very busy at all the churches in the last month.

We have had weddings at St Giles, St John’s and St Nicholas.  All very joyous and memorable days for the couples. We wish them all every happiness for their future.

We have had a work party at the vicarage and garden.  The house is now the responsibility of the Diocese; the garden remains the responsibility of the PCC.  It is the intention of the Diocese to rent the property — hopefully soon!

September 10th RIDE AND STRIDE visited all four churches. Cyclists and walkers from all over Sussex visited our beautiful churches and left very complementary comments.

We would like to thank Paul Ayling who continues to look after St Nicholas, Houghton and made the graveyard and paths look beautiful for Emma and Steve’s wedding on September 22nd.

Thank you for your continued support.

CHURCH WORK PARTIES

Saturday 21st October, 10.00am St Johns graveyard work party. More clearing for the winter.

Please bring gloves, scrapers, secateurs etc etc.

Saturday 28th October, 10.00am St Giles graveyard work party. More clearing of foliage, ivy from headstones. Please bring gloves, scrapers, secateurs, strimmers etc etc etc.

These work parties have been hugely helpful to keep the church grounds looking well kept.

We so appreciate your support in this community activity.

Refreshments will be available at both.

HARVEST FESTIVALS

St Giles Sunday 8th October 10.30am Led by Rev Michael Jackson

St Johns Sunday 15th October 10.30am Led by Fr Russell Dewhurst

Please if you would like to come and donate food for Petworth Food Bank they are desperate for tins, packets with long expiry dates and MUST be labelled with ingredients.  Can be tinned fruit, vegetables, soup, fish, meat, pasta, rice, cereals, chocolate or toiletries. The demand is huge and winter is approaching when demand rises. Thank you.

PARISH PROFILE MEETING

Thursday 26th October, 7.00pm at Bury Village Hall

Please come and discuss what should be included in the parish profile to advertise for a new parish priest.

All are welcome. All ideas can be discussed.  Please come so the Churchwardens can listen to your ideas.

FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM

Not only do we have our wonderful website www.arunchurches.com but we are also now on Facebook and Instagram.    All you have to do is search Arun Valley Churches on Facebook or Instagram and click on Like or Follow.    We will be posting items regularly to keep you up to date with all that is going on.

Recent Weddings at St John’s Bury

Our congratulations to and prayers for Johnny and Georgie, married at St John’s on 13 May 2023, Elspeth and Andy, married at St John’s on 27 July 2023 and Emma and Chris, married at St John’s on 7 October 2023.

Thursday Eucharist at St Giles’, Coldwaltham

During the Vacancy, the 9.30am Thursday Eucharist at St Giles’ church will be held approximately once a month. All are welcome to this simple said service which includes a short Thought for the Day and Holy Communion. Some of us go on to the coffee morning in Sandham Hall afterwards.

Dates for the coming year (all Thursdays at 9.30am):

8 June Corpus Christi

20 July

17 August

21 September St Matthew

5 October

30 November St Andrew

All the services taking place each month in the parish are posted on our Latest News page.

Our Legacy Policy

Church Legacy
A lasting gift to your church

We, in the Benefice of the Arun Churches, welcome all gifts in wills, however large or small, and we promise to use your gift to make a difference to our churches. Our Legacy Policy is to use gifts to help fund significant development projects, whether building, equipment or staff.

Since needs change over the years, we encourage you to leave a gift in your will for the general purposes of the Benefice or a specific church, rather than for a restricted purpose. We will discuss possible uses of your gift with your executors when the times comes, bearing in mind your known areas of interest in the church, and the Benefice’s priorities at the time.

You can be confident that your gift will be used to make a real difference to our future mission and ministry, and not to cover normal day to day running costs.

We will acknowledge gifts in whatever way the donor and/or his/her executors feel most appropriate, within the confines of the Listed Buildings Regulations. Equally, we can make sure that gifts remain anonymous, if the donor prefers.

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence about the sorts of purposes your gift might fund, and how/if you would like your gift to be acknowledged, please contact the Vicar, Fr Peter Mallinson, on 01798 839057 or email him at peter6hq@btinternet.com

If you would like to make a gift to one of our churches in memory of a loved one, please come and discuss this too. This can be a wonderful and appropriate way to remember someone you have loved and see no more.

For further information please visit www.churchlegacy.org.uk