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Sussex Historical Churches Trust – “Ride and Stride” raised £453 for St Mary’s

Sussex Historical Churches Trust – “Ride and Stride” – we recently received the splendid sum of £453 for St Mary’s church fabric fund– being our share of the money raised by our church members  through this sponsored event (cycling or walking between local parish churches) over the last two years.  The next date for Ride and Stride is Saturday 13th September so please make a note in your diaries to take part in this social & fundraising event, either by being sponsored to cycle or walk with your friends … or else by sponsoring or serving  refreshments to those who do. We face a huge challenge maintaining our lovely building, and every penny raised really helps – for more details please speak to the church office.

Welcome to Jimmy and Debs – our new Curate and his wife

Today we warmly welcome our new curate, Jimmy Young and his wife Debs, who moved into Horsham this week. Together with Martin Mills and 16 others, Jimmy will be ordained deacon in Chichester Cathedral at 4pm on Saturday 28th June, and will preach his first sermon at St. Mary’s the next day.  Please remember him in your prayers together with all those being ordained deacon or priest this Petertide.

Christian Aid Collections

Christian Aid collections have reached £1082 so far from St Mary’s collectors. Thankyou so much to all who helped with the envelopes and to those who donated.

Please Pray for Sam Lickiss

Please Pray for Sam Lickiss as he prepares to leave India and has a safe journey home. Also prayers for guidance as he seeks the next step in his career.

Revd. Jo Elvidge

We say goodbye to Jo

Subject to DBS clearance, Jo Elvidge will be moving to the Benefice of Hythe in Hampshire as Priest-in-Charge of St. John’s and St. Anne’s Churches. The parish is in the Diocese of Winchester. Jo’s last Sunday at St. Mary’s will be Sunday 27th July and you are all warmly invited to her final service at St. Mary’s at 6:30pm, which will be followed by refreshments. Jo has worshipped at St. Mary’s for the last 22 years and has been part of the Horsham clergy team for the last 8 years. Read more

Stepping Stones

Grateful thanks

Grateful thanks to all who joined in the walk for Diocescan FSW on Easter Monday, also to those who so generously sponsored us. We raised over £300 to enable the Social Workers to continue their valuable work with families in the Diocese of Chichester.

Do you have any spare Sainsbury’s vouchers?

St Mary’s Nursery School is collecting Sainsbury’s vouchers. Please give any you have to the Church Office or to Lai Brooking at church or post them into the box at the back of church.