Living Faith Course 2020

Applications for the diocesan discipleship course Living Faith are now being taken.

Living Faith is a part-time course spread over three terms. It is designed to help people find and grow in the discipleship to which God is calling them.

The course is open to anyone who wants to grow and develop in Christian discipleship and ministry.

Cost: £40 for waged (free to unwaged, retired or students). 

Living Faith is also part-one of the Authorised Lay Ministry training programme and candidates who wish to train as ALM’s need first to complete Living Faith. Living Faith will be running at six venues in 2020 – full details at the link below.

Applications to Living Faith need to be made by 1st December 2019. You can apply via Eventbrite by clicking: HERE 

Authorised Lay Ministry Course 2019

In the autumn of 2019, the Authorised Lay Ministry training programme will include new ministry electives - providing flexible skills-based training for lay people.

This year we hope to offer training in Children’s ministry, Pastoral ministry, Mission enabler, Family ministry, Community ministry, Worship and Liturgy, preaching and ministry in the workplace.

Applicants for Authorised Lay Ministry will need their incumbent’s support and the nomination of the PCC. They should normally have completed the diocesan Living Faith course or be willing to do so in 2020. However, candidates that can give evidence of having previously undertaken a discipleship course will be able to join the programme this year with the prior agreement of the programme leader, Jayne Prestwood 

Application paperwork for the course and further details can be found: HERE 

Walk in solidarity with Refugee Tales

The Refugee Tales project walks in solidarity with Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Immigration Detainees.This year the Refugee Tales Walk 2019 takes place from Friday 5-10 July.

Bishop Richard will join many others and will be walking part of the route on 9 July in Bexhill. There is a series of talks each day by leading authors during the afternoon and evening. Read more about  this project and how you can be part of a movement for change at the following link

Bishop Mark's Leaving Service

Bishop Mark is due to leave the diocese in July to take up his new role as Principal of the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield.

A farewell service will take place on Saturday 13 July at St Mary Horsham at 3 pm followed by refreshments.

You are invited to attend. Please do let the Palace administrator know at

Ride & Stride 2019

Chichester Cathedral chapter members have pledged to take part in this year’s Ride and Stride to support Sussex Historic Churches Trust and thank them for the £25,000 grant for the cathedral’s roof. 

Riders and striders across Sussex will be supporting their local church by taking part and churches across Sussex open their buildings for the day to welcome the visitors. 

Read more about why the Cathedral staff are supporting Ride & Stride this year and how you can get involved on the following link

Get Active for the Over 60s at St Barnabas

This weekly class is held in the Parish Room on Tuesdays from 10.30 hrs for anyone over 60 who enjoys simple group exercise. Welcomed by a slow gradual warm up to prepare for the resistance band work and stretches ahead, this class is perfect for those looking to increase their mobility, improve posture, balance, strength, self-confidence and self-esteem. Only £5 for an hour filled with lots of social chatter, tea and coffee. Led by Suzy Hawker a fully qualified L3 Personal Trainer specialising in adapting exercise for older adults.

Please contact Suzy to reserve your place: 07948284678,