Well, have you heard the news? I am taking on the role of Church Warden at St. James for a year because it is a very important time for our Church Family with the new St. James Centre up and running thanks to our generous and hardworking members and it is a time for renewal and re-imagining for our community. We have been asked by Bishop Martin to focus on growth both spiritually and numerically and my role as Church Warden will be a strategic one to focus on GROWTH so that our light at St. James shines brightly within our village. Yes, growth means we will need to change but that is exciting and life-affirming! I hope you will help and support me as we journey on this way together.

In Christ,
Susan Monks

Collect
Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross; grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen

We continue to pray for:
Clemmie, Michael Palmer, Guy Solan, Ellen Chapman and Kris Tippen

And those who have recently died and their loved ones:
Kathleen Moore and Alan Blake

If you know of anyone who needs our prayers or would appreciate a visit, please let the Rector or the Parish Administrator know.

Should you wish to contact the Rector his mobile number is 07538 011579.

Services for this weekend
8.00 BCP Holy Communion at West Wittering

Palm Sunday services are as follows:
9.30 Parish Communion – Sarah Manouch
9.45 Palm Procession followed by Parish Eucharist – Jonathan Swindells
11.00 Village Communion – Bruce Holben

There is no Evensong at West Wittering.

Performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion 4.00 at Birdham

Services for Holy Week
Wednesday 17.04.19
West Wittering 7.00pm The Final Lent Talk “Stations of the Cross”
Maundy Thursday 18th April
West Wittering 7.30 with Washing of Feet and the Watch until 10.00pm
Good Friday 19th April
Birdham Church
Family Service 10.00am
Good Friday Meditation 2.00
West Wittering Church
Good Friday Meditation 1.00pm
Good Friday Liturgy 2.00pm
Easter Saturday 20th April
West Wittering – Lighting the Easter Fire 8.00pm
Easter Day 21st April
Birdham Church
All Age Parish Communion 9.30am
West Wittering Church
BCP Holy Communion 8.00am and All Age Parish Eucharist 10.00am
Itchenor Church
BCP Holy Communion 8.00am and Parish Communion 11.00am

Sunday 14th April
Palm Sunday
Morning
“The Liturgy of the Passion” with supplementary readings
BCP
Philip 2. 5-11; Matthew 27. 1-54
No Evensong

Sunday 21st April
Easter Day
Morning
Isaiah 65. 17-end; Acts 10. 34-43; Luke 24. 1-12
BCP
Colossians 3. 1-7; John 20. 1-10
No Evensong

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