Off The Fence Gateway Women’s Project.

7th March | 7pm

For over 20 years, Off The Fence’s vision has been to see an end to social and spiritual poverty.

A concert to celebrate International Women's Day, featuring a host of local talents. A few comedy acts, some songs you know and love and the bar will be open. An evening of female positivity and raise some money for their 'Gateway centre' at the same time. 

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Winter Fuel Campaign

Family Support Work (FSW) is launching its Winter Fuel Campaign. To help those people in our communities who cannot afford to keep warm, FSW will ask you to please donate your winter fuel allowance. You can find their Justgiving page here. Please download a poster here to share in your schools and churches.

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Archbishop Angaelos now Canon of Honour

His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos was made Canon of Honour of Chichester Cathedral by Bishop Martin. He was welcomed by the Dean, Stephen Waine, and is pictured here with the Dean, Bishop Martin (far right)  and Fr Youhanna Habib (far left)

New Readers Welcomed

Bishop Richard welcomed seven new Readers at Chichester Cathedral on Saturday 28 September. The Readers were licensed to serve in Anglican parishes across Sussex. You can read more about the candidates and where they will be serving here

 

45 Years of Airport Chaplaincy

The Archdeacon of Horsham, Fiona Windsor joined the Anglican chaplain to Gatwick Airport, Rev Canon Jonathan Baldwin, and others for a special service to mark the 45 years of airport chaplaincy.

Around 70 people gathered in July for the thanksgiving celebration which was held in the airport chapel and was led by Canon Jonathan.

The team are responsible for regular multi-denominational services at both the South and North terminal chapels and are available for pastoral support. Chaplains are also trained as Emergency Responders.

Archdeacon Fiona said: “This is such an important ministry and one which we want more people to know about.

“Airports are places where people begin a journey of adventure and discovery, often embarking on visits to other countries for the very first time and they can be very nervous and anxious and want to pray or be prayed for. They may be going to see a loved one in need or facing a bereavement.

“The chaplaincy team, ordained and trained, are made up of all faiths, they worship in a multi-faith chapel and are there for pastoral support for everyone including people arriving at Gatwick for the very first time who may be fleeing difficult situations in their own countries.”

Fourteen New Deacons Welcomed into the Diocese of Chichester

 Family, friends and parish supporters came in great numbers to support the new deacons who will now go on to serve in parishes across East and West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

 

In his sermon, Bishop Martin preached about the deacons being 'gifted by God.' He said 'they are now handing themselves over to Christ to serve the people of God in making Christ known and offering in worship praise and thanksgiving to God the Father.'

 

Referring to the transformation of Francis of Assisi, Bishop Martin offered a prayer for the deacons saying: 'My prayer is, not only that you will spend your lives seeking the vision of God that transformed Francis; my prayer is that this vision will so captivate your life and ministry that you will also be instrumental in transforming the Church, as Francis did, into a household wherein the poor find a home, the lost are welcomed, the hungry satisfied with good things, and all things in creation are honoured as the means by which God is both revealed and praised.’