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Stop Press 30/11/2021 

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 Church of The Good Shepherd

The next service in the Church of The Good Shepherd  will be on 1st December  @ 10.15am  but with limited numbers please contact Sue, 01403 711871 to reserved your place.

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December at St Andrew’s

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“2nd Sunday of Advent” and

“St Andrew’s Day” 

We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith on Sunday the 5th December at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am. 

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the

Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you

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3rd Sunday of Advent

“Toy Service”

We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith on Sunday the 12th December at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am. 

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you

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4th Sunday of Advent

A a full Eucharist service will be held on Sunday the 19th December at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am.and will be conducted by the  Revd Sally Epps  who has kindly offered her time to help us out again.

 There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you

 

Nine Lessons and Carols service

Will be held on  Sunday the 19th December at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 6 pm.and will be lead by Geoff Smith 

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 Crib Service at St Andrew’s

 will be held on 24th December  and will be lead by Geoff at

5 pm.

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“Christmas day Saturday service”

A a full Eucharist service will be held on 25th December Christmas day  and will be conducted by Bishop John Ford at 10 am, who has kindly offered his time to help us out again,

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service, Please  be mindful of other peoples space at all times.

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you

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“Christmas  Sunday

26th

no service”

We will not be holding midnight Service on Saturday 24th ie Christmas Eve  or on Sunday the 26th December at St Andrew’s Church,  

 

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 2022 Church of The Good Shepherd

The next service in the Church of The Good Shepherd  will be on 5th January 2022 @ 10.15am  but with limited numbers please contact Sue, 01403 711871 to reserved your place.

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January  at St Andrew’s

We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith this coming Sunday, 2nd January, at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am. The theme of the Service is ‘xxxxxxx.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other peoples space at all times

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St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 9th January for a full Eucharist service to be given by  Revd Sally Mitchell,  who has very kindly offered her time again to help us out, she is from St Michael’s church in Partridge Green , so please give her a great Nuthurst and Mannings Heath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served, Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times.

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you

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We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith this coming Sunday, 16th January, at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am. The theme of the Service is ‘xxxxxxx.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other peoples space at all times

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served, Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times.

There will also be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

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St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 23rd January for a full Eucharist service to be given by Bishop John Ford, who has kindly offered his time to help us out again, so please give him a great Nuthurst and Mannings Heath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served, Please be mindful of other people’s space at all times

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

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St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 30th January for a full Eucharist service to be given by Rev David Porter, who has kindly offered his time to help us out again, so please give him a great Nuthurst and Mannings Heath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served, Please be mindful of other people’s space at all times

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

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  Church of The Good Shepherd

The next service in the Church of The Good Shepherd  will be on 2nd Febuary 2022 @ 10.15am  but with limited numbers please contact Sue, 01403 711871 to reserved your place.

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Febuary at St Andrew’s

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We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith this coming Sunday, 6th Febuary, at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am. The theme of the Service is ‘xxxxxxx.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other peoples space at all times

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St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 13th Febuary for a full Eucharist service to be given by Rev xxxxx, who has kindly offered his time to help us out again, so please give him a great Nuthurst and Mannings Heath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served, Please be mindful of other people’s space at all times

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

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 St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 16th January for a full Eucharist service to be given by Revd Sally Epps, who lives in Cowfold  and has kindly offered her time to help us out again, so please give her a great Nuthurst and Manningsheath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served, Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times.

There will also be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 October 31st at St Andrew’s

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4th Sunday before Advent in St Andrew’s

St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 31st October for a full Eucharist service to be given by Rev David Porter, who has kindly offered his time to help us out again, so please give him a great Nuthurst and Mannings Heath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. After the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served to you in the pews, Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

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St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 31st October at 6 pm for evensong and All Souls service to be given by Geoff,

Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times.

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St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 21th November for a full Eucharist service to be given by Revd David Porter, who has kindly offered his time to help us out again, so please give him a great Nuthurst and Mannings Heath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served, Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

There will also be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

A a full Eucharist service will be held on 28th November Advent Sunday and will be conducted by the  Bishop John Ford at 10 am, who has kindly offered his time to help us out again,

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served, Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other peoples space at all times.

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you

 

 

 

Harvest festival

We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith this coming Sunday, 3rd October, at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am. The theme of the Service is ‘Harvest festival’.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other peoples space at all times The service will be followed with drinks and canapés in the church. Harvest gifts are welcome at that service which will be added to those given by the children from St Andrews school. They will be taken to St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley.

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you

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St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 17th October for a full Eucharist service to be given by Revd Sally Epps, who has recently retired from Parish ministry and now lives in Cowfold  and has kindly offered her time to help us out again, so please give her a great Nuthurst and Manningsheath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served, Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

There will also be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 12th Setember for a full Eucharist service to be given by Geoff and Revd Sally Mitchell,  who has very kindly offered her time again to help us out, she is from St Michael’s church in Partridge Green , so please give her a great Nuthurst and Mannings Heath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served, Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times.

There will  now be collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you

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We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith on Sunday, xxxxx, at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am. 

St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the XXXXX for a full Eucharist service to be given by Rev Sally Epps, who has recently retired from Parish ministry and now lives in Cowfold  and has kindly offered her time to help us out again, so please give her a great Nuthurst and Manningsheath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a small choir but unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

The Toilet and the Vestry in the Church will not be available for use whilst the Church is open.

There will  now be collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 22nd August for a full Eucharist service to be given by Rev David Porter, who has kindly offered his time to help us out again, so please give him a great Nuthurst and Mannings Heath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/teas and biscuits will be served. Please be mindful of other peoples space at all times in Church.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others inside as well outside.

The Toilet and the Vestry in the Church will not be available for use whilst the Church is open.

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith this coming Sunday, xxxxx, at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am. The theme of the Service is ‘TBA’.  

To reserve your place please contact Jackie Swift on 01403 732099 or by emailing Jackie Swift at swift@dircon.co.uk  as seating will be limited.

There will be no organist but a small choir, unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

The Toilet and the Vestry in the Church will not be available for use whilst the Church is open.

There will also be collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

 

 

 

xxxx at St Andrew’s 

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We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith this coming Sunday, 24th October, at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am. 

There will be an organist and a choir and some congregational singing will be permitted at this service. after the service coffee/tea and biscuits will be served, Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church and be mindful of other people’s space at all times

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

There will  now be a collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

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We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith on Sunday,  the 8th August at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am.   

There will be an organist and a choir, unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

 

A a full Eucharist service will be held on Sunday 25th July and will be conducted by  Bishop John Ford at 10 am,  

There will be an organist and a choir but unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

The Toilet and the Vestry in the Church will not be available for use whilst the Church is open.

There will  now be collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

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St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 13th June for a full Eucharist service to be given by Rev Sally Mitchell, who has recently been ordained to the ministry  and has kindly offered her time again to help us out, she is from St Michael’s church in Partridge Green who some of you may know, so please give her a great Nuthurst and Manningsheath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a small choir but unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

The Toilet and the Vestry in the Church will not be available for use whilst the Church is open.

There will  now be collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith this coming Sunday, 30th May, at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am. The theme of the Service is ‘TBA’.  

To reserve your place please contact Jackie Swift on 01403 732099 or by emailing Jackie Swift at swift@dircon.co.uk  as seating will be limited.

There will be no organist but a small choir, unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

The Toilet and the Vestry in the Church will not be available for use whilst the Church is open.

There will also be collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

Looking ahead at St Andrew’s

 

St Andrew’s will be opening  on Sunday the 16th May for a full Eucharist service to be given by Rev Sally Epps, who has recently retired from Parish ministry and now lives in Cowfold  and has kindly offered her time to help us out again, so please give her a great Nuthurst and Manningsheath welcome to our Parish church.

There will be an organist and a small choir but unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

The Toilet and the Vestry in the Church will not be available for use whilst the Church is open.

There will  now be collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

places will be limited, so please ensure that you have reserved your place by contacting Jackie Swift on 01403 732099, in keeping with the latest guidelines. Hand sanitation will be available on entry and exit to the church and you will need a  face mask

23rd May Pentecost

A a full Eucharist service will be held on 23rd May “Pentecost” and will be conducted by the  Bishop John Ford at 10 am,  places will be limited, so please ensure that you have reserved your place by contacting Jackie Swift on 01403 732099, in keeping with the latest guidelines. Hand sanitation will be available on entry and exit to the church and you will need a  face mask.

 

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We will be holding a Non-Eucharist Service given by Geoff Smith this coming Sunday, XXXX, at St Andrew’s Church, starting at 10 am. The theme of the Service is ‘Easter Hope’, and it will include an update on the amazing work of ‘Edukid’, a charity supported by our church.  

To reserve your place please contact Jackie Swift on 01403 732099 or by emailing Jackie Swift at swift@dircon.co.uk  as seating will be limited.

There will be no organist but a small choir, unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

The Toilet and the Vestry in the Church will not be available for use whilst the Church is open.

There will also be collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the parishioners  have  produced a small service video lasting about 32 minutes  for Palm Sunday 28th a link will be included in a email to be sent out on the 28th March 

It is with great joy to inform you that St Andrew’s will be opening again on the  4th April Easter Sunday for a full service to be given by Julia Peaty once again,

There will be an organist and a small choir but unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

The Toilet and the Vestry in the Church will not be available for use whilst the Church is open.

There will  now be collection plate to help with the cost of  flower decorations at Easter.

There will also be collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

 

 

There will  now be collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

The Toilet and the Vestry in the Church will not be available for use whilst the Church is open.

 

 

Church Services.  Our churches in the parish remain closed at present, but those of you who can get online, can access Sunday worship very easily.

  The Parish of Partridge Green and West Grinstead have been particularly supportive of us, while our churches have been closed, and Alison, the priest there, would welcome anyone joining them on Sundays via their online facebook Link below.

https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelspartridgegreen/videos/3888479891219366/

 You can also join the services at Chichester Cathedral. see link below https://www.chichester.anglican.org/liveservices/

  Lent Geoff Smith will be producing Summaries at weekly intervals during Lent, which will be posted on the church’s cloud drive in pdf format, the  link to access is below.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZK0Hu3C30A-d-PVO0OO66A8KnyPOSA4S?usp=sharing

Geoff will be producing five Summaries,  which I hope will help in your own reflections over the period of Lent. he will be making reference to the Diocesan resource material for each of the five weeks in Lent which has been produced from the Diocese, and available on the Diocesan web-site

https://www.chichester.anglican.org/lent-2021/ 

These include Bible Readings; Background Reading; Conversation Videos; and Thought Provoking Questions;  

Alpha Course.  The Revd Brian New has told us that the Parish of Broadbridge Heath will be running an Alpha Course during Lent.  Alpha is an introduction for Christianity, for everyone, whether you are just wanting to explore  the faith, or already committed.  Contact Brian on brianthecurate@gmail.com if you are interested, as more courses are likely to follow.

keep safe and help each other in these

 

Dear folks

If you have been contacted regarding an appointment for your Covid-19 vaccination but are unable to make your own way there, please see the information below that we have received from the Horsham Community Hub.  There are various services available to residents that will provide transport within the district.

To find your nearest community transport scheme, please click here  or call West Sussex’s Community Hub (Covid-19) on 033 022 27980 and ask them for your nearest community transport scheme’s contact details.

If you find that your local scheme is not able to help with transport, please contact Community Transport Sussex on 01403 754206 to book a journey. The minibuses are thoroughly cleaned between passengers, drivers will be wearing appropriate PPE, and safety procedures will be in place to ensure the journeys are as safe as possible. CT Sussex transport is available to and from your home address. Availability of journeys is mostly between 10am and 2pm, due to driver schedules; however, if your appointment is outside of these times, you can still get in touch to discuss options.

keep safe and well

 

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You can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

 

 

 

  

There will be an organist and a small choir but unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church.

There will be hand sanitiser on your way in by the South Door, and on your way out by the West Door, please  maintain a distance of 2 m from others  inside as well outside.

There will  now be collection plate, or you can donate to the Church using our Bank, which is Nat West, Horsham. The Account Name is PCC St Andrew’s Nuthurst, the
Sort Code is 60-11-17, and the Account Number is 62148915. Thank you.

The Toilet and the Vestry in the Church will not be available for use whilst the Church is open.

CoGS Stop Press 27/12/2020

The next service in the Church of The Good Shepherd  will be on 6 th January 2021 @ 10.15am  but with limited numbers please contact Sue, 01403 711871 to reserved your place.

passed sevices 

We are very pleased indeed and honoured that  the  service on the 25th of December is at 10.30 am will be taken by the The Bishop of  Horsham  Ruth Bushyager there will be a small choir and an organist but unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times

To reserve your place please contact Jackie Swift on 01403 732099 as seating will be limited.

The service on the 20th of December at 10 am and will be taken by the Acting Archdeacon of Horsham, the

Revd Canon Julia Peaty.

To reserved your place contact Jackie Swift on 01403 732099 as seating will be limited

There will be a small choir and an organist but unfortunately no congregational singing will be permitted at this service. Please remember to wear a mask at all times in Church.

The Church of The Good Shepherd  will  open on 9 th December @ 10.15am  but with limited numbers please contact Sue, it will remain closed for all services until further notice after the 9 th.

The service on the 6th December will be conducted by Bishop John at 10 am, it will be our first in Advent and will include the collection of toys for FSW.(see note from Bernice below) As always during these strange times  places will be limited, so please ensure that you have reserved your place by contacting Jackie Swift on 01403 732099, in keeping with the latest guidelines. Hand sanitation will be available on entry and exit to the church and you will need a  face mask.

Note from Bernice

Our parish normally collects a large number of toys and other gifts for Family Support Work at our annual Toy Service.  Unfortunately we have been unable to organise a Toy Service, as such, this year, but of course FSW needs these items for families in Sussex more than ever this year.   Geoff will be conducting a service at the school next week, which will include collecting items for FSW.  If anyone from the church wishes to give gifts, please bring them to the service on 6th December.  Below is a reminder of suitable gifts:

Toys and games for children of all ages, remembering that, because of COVID, all must be NEW please.   Items for older children are especially welcome e.g. gift vouchers, jewellery, hair decorations, toiletries.  Nothing should be wrapped; this is so that FSW can distribute appropriately.  However, please do add some Christmas paper, if you would like to do so.  FSW also make up Christmas hampers, so non-perishable goodies such as chocolates and sweets, biscuits, nuts and raisins (etc), Christmas puddings would also be very welcome.

  • We are using and developing our own Parish website http://nuthurst.org as much as we can, to incorporate relevant information, and to provide our own useful content for you. 

Please let us know if you have any further suggestions or additions to this. We will continue to expand it as time goes by, and we are updating it on a very regular basis. Please let Pete Swift know of any improvements, additions or corrections at sedgwickswifts@gmail.com

 From  Bishop Horsham

Greetings from Bishop’s House Horsham, on this Sunday of Christ The King.
I am very sorry not to be joining you in person as we had planned – it would have been a great joy to be with you and to preside and preach. Since the new lockdown measures were introduced and all our churches were once more closed for public worship services, I felt that the least I could do was make contact by email, and I am very grateful to Peter Swift your new Warden for his assistance.
 
I hope that many of you will access some kind of online act of worship or service of prayer to help sustain and grow your faith at this very testing time. I know that St Mary’s Horsham, for example, are posting a video of their Sunday services here on their website
https://www.stmaryshorsham.org.uk/. and also that our Cathedral in Chichester is live-streaming Choral Evensong at 3pm this Sunday from their website here
 
I would also like to encourage each one of you personally to take some time today in your favourite armchair, with your bible in hand, to look up our New Testament readings for the day and spend some time reflecting and praying about them. The readings are
 

Ephesians 1.15-23
Matthew 25.31-46

 
and I have copied the text of them below my email here for ease of reference.
Our reading from Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus is such a beautiful outpouring of prayer for them and is perfect for us as we contemplate the Kingly rule of Christ this Sunday. I echo Paul’s prayer as I pray for all of you – v17 – that you and I would have God’s Spirit of wisdom and we would know the hope of our sure and certain eternal inheritance as we seek to trust and follow Jesus. Please spend some time in quiet reflection, praying this prayer for yourself and your church (and your bishops too!)
 
Our Gospel reading is the challenging message of Jesus that he will stand in judgement and separate out people according to those who have blessed members of his family and those who have not. The early disciples were often times thrown in prison, beaten naked, hungry and thirsty as they travelled through strange towns and lands seeking to make the good news of Jesus known. They were often horribly persecuted, even to death. Jesus is clear that his disciples should expect to suffer for his name, and also that those who love and care for his disciples will be blessed in his name. As well as Christ the King Sunday, this is the Sunday in which we have a particular focus on the persecuted church worldwide, as there are very many countries and regions to this day where the followers of Jesus are imprisoned, have their churches closed down or destroyed, are stripped of their livelihoods, and are sadly executed for their faith. As you reflect on our reading, let’s ask ourselves the challenging question – how do I help to meet the needs of suffering Christians? And let’s spend time in earnest prayer for those who are persecuted across the world — you can find out more to inform your prayers at the Barnabas Fund website https://barnabasfund.org/news/
 
 
With every blessing,
+Ruth
Bishop of Horsham
 
 
Ephesians 1.15-23
 

15 I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason 16I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. 20God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. 22And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

 
Matthew 25.31-46
31 ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. 34Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” 37Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 39And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” 40And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” 41Then he will say to those at his left hand, “You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.” 44Then they also will answer, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?” 45Then he will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” 46And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.’

 

+Ruth

Rt Rev’d Ruth Bushyager, Bishop of Horsham

01403 218501 | www.chichester.anglican.org | Bishop’s House, 21 Guildford Road, Horsham, RH12 1LU.

V4 updated 20/12/ 2020 PRS

 

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