Flower Festival 14-17 June 2018

St Mary’s Flower Festival  

Opening Concert: Wednesday 13th June 7.30pm

Festival Open: Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th June 10am-6pm and Sunday 17th June 12.30-4.30pm

St Mary’s Church of England School Dancing in the Causeway: Thursday 14th June 2pm

Closing Celebration Service: Sunday 17th June 6.30pm

BETHANY CAFÉ  Open throughout the Festival

Confirmation Course

CONFIRMATION COURSE – The Vicar, helped by our lovely new Curate Rebecca, will be running a course of preparation for adults wishing to explore Confirmation (or Baptism) – on 6 Thursday evenings between July and September (leading to Confirmation by the Bishop on Sunday 16th September).  Please contact the Church Office to book your place, and to ask any questions you may have.

Saturday 12th May 7.30pm St Mary’s Church Choir and Slinfold Concert Band Concert

Saturday 12th May 7.30pm: St Mary’s Church Choir and Slinfold Concert Band perform a selection of Musical Favourites in aid of St Mary’s Choir and SCB Registered Charity. Tickets on sale from the church office and on the door £10 adults, £1 children and direct from Jo Benson in church

St Mary’s Family Fun Day 7th May 10am-2pm on the Barrack Field

Bank Holiday Monday 7th May
St Mary’s Family Fun Day on the Barrack Field 10am-2pm
Maypole dancing, bouncy castle, Forest School craft, games & children’s entertainment etc etc.

10am Children’s Fun Obstacle Course and Colour Run (£5); 11am 5K Trail Run (£10 in advance or £15 on the day) – run, jog or walk – or sponsor the Vicar (runcassockguyrun) at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/guybridgewater1
ALL PROCEEDS TO OUR THANKS A MILLION CHURCH CENTRE FUND.  Please register your interest in the Fun Day on Facebook (horsham stmaryschurch families) and register for the fun run via: https://www.facebook.com/StMarys5krun/

10 Days of Prayer Vigil – 10th – 20th May

“Thy Kingdom Come” Thursday 10th – 20th May

10 Days of Prayer between Ascension Day and Pentecost

We hope you will join in this exciting challenge and adventure – praying for God’s Kingdom to come as Jesus taught us.  More details see: Prayer Vigil 24-7 – 10th to 20th May 2018

Thursday 10th May 7.45pm ASCENSION DAY SERVICE AND LAUNCH OF OUR 10 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR “THY KINGDOM COME”.  Service of Holy Communion with Launching of our Prayer Vigil and sermon by the Vicar.

PENTECOST “THY KINGDOM COME” CELEBRATION AT CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL : 7pm Sunday 20th May  We finish our 10 Days of Prayer by joining with our fellow Christians from all over the Diocese, in a great service of celebration led by Bishop Richard Jackson.  Please note there will be no separate evening service at St Mary’s so we can add our St Mary’s voices singing “O for a thousand tongues”! Chichester Cathedral Event Details


Intercessory Prayer – 14th April 10am-1pm Horsham Deanery Training Morning

Training Morning in Intercessory Prayer

for all the Parishes in Horsham Deanery

Listen again to the talks: here


Saturday 14th April, 10.00 to 1.00pm

St. Mary’s Horsham


If our prayer life has become tired and flat, or if we are no longer praying for others as we once did … or if we aren’t sure how to get started in intercessory prayer …
let’s come and be inspired and refreshed!


Training Programme

10.00 Opening Worship
10.15  Keynote speaker Ian Nicholson “Thy Kingdom Come – the 24-7 Prayer story”
10.50 Coffee and Bookstall
11.10 Choice of Workshops (1) : Tandia Hughes “Prayer Spaces in Schools, and Churches” or (2)  Ian Nicholson “Prayer Vigils & Running a Prayer Room”
12.00 Keynote / Plenary session: Ian and Tandia “A fresh look at Prayer”
12.45 Closing Prayer


Since 24-7 began Ian Nicholson has worked as European coordinator, overseeing mission team development and also led the team that started Guildford Prayer (Boiler Room), later Emmaus Road Church. In recent years Ian has particularly focussed on growing 24-7 links with the Catholic Church. Ian also serves as a Chaplain and Director at Woking Football Club.

Tandia Hughes is joining us and Tandia helps lead Prayer Spaces in Schools in the UK and overseas and used to be Prayer Room Coordinator.

Happy Easter!

You are warmly invited to join our main
services for Holy Week & Easter:


Good Friday
30th March : 12 noon to 3pm
Meditation at the Cross
Led by the Bishop of Horsham

Come for all or part of the 3 hours service as you wish
(Children’s worship & craft workshop may also be booked via the church office)


Easter Day

Sunday 1st April : 9.30am
Celebration Communion Service
for All Ages

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”

(First Letter of Peter, Chapter 1 verse 3)

New Year’s Eve 31st Dec – No Services in St Mary’s

Sunday 31st December No services in St Mary’s so we can attend our Horsham Parish Team Service at 11am at St John’s Broadbridge Heath

Epiphany Carols 7th Jan 2018 5pm

Sunday 7th January 2018 5.00 pm Epiphany Carol Service with readings, poems and thanksgivings which are reflections on the visit of the magi.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 17th Dec 6.30pm

A wonderful celebration of the “Joy of Christ’s Coming”: we begin in darkness as the procession of the St. Mary’s Church Choir and Clergy travels from west to east as we would journey to where Christ was born – bringing light into the world.