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FINDING A NEW VICAR: NEWS AT LAST!

Since Alastair Cutting’s departure at the end of March 2013, St Peter’s Church, Henfield has been without a vicar. There are a number of reasons why it is taking so long to find a replacement, (nearly?) all of which have been beyond our control and many local people have felt frustrated about this delay.

But, finally, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. An advertisement has recently appeared in the Church Times and interviews for those who apply for this position will be held in early February. We have high hopes that an announcement about the appointment of a new vicar will be made in the next few weeks. Although the successful applicant will probably not take up this post for about three months, we should at least know that the search for Alastair’s replacement has been completed.

10 January 2014

Journeying to Bethlehem

Finally, we reached the end of our journey.

Stop…watch…pay attention…something incredible has happened in Bethlehem.

Christmas Day…the day we celebrate the mystery of God becoming a person. The day we gathered with the prophets, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and the Magi to worship the Christ Child…

…Immanuel…the special Son of God.

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We met the newborn Christ Child, lying in a manger bed…Christ the Light…a light for the whole world. The light that shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Everyone is welcome to join us at 10.30am for ‘Celebrate!’, our family friendly service.

(With thanks to ‘Young Children and Worship’ by Sonja M Stewart and Jerome W Berryman on which our journey is based)

Come and worship the newborn King

A warm welcome awaits everyone at all of our three churches this Christmas.

Christmas Eve
4pm Crib service at St Peter’s Church, Henfield
all children are welcome to come dressed as shepherds, kings, angels or barn animals and join in with us.

10pm Christmas Communion at St Peter’s Church, Woodmancote
11pm. Midnight Communion at St Peter’s Church, Henfield
11.30pm. Midnight Communion at St Giles’ Church, Shermanbury – CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING

Christmas Day
9am. Parish Communion at St Peter’s Church, Henfield
9.45am. Holy Communion at St Peter’s Church, Woodmancote
10.30am. Celebrate! Communion (our family friendly service) at St Peter’s Church, Henfield
11.15am. Holy Communion at St Giles’ Church, Shermanbury

Merry Christmas!

Journeying to Bethlehem

The fourth Sunday of Advent. We have come so far on our journey that we can see Bethlehem in the distance. There are only a few more days until we can celebrate the mystery of Christmas.

But who can we travel with today?

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The wise men…the kings….The Magi are on the way to Bethlehem. They will show us the way.

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The Magi saw a wild star in the sky. They followed it to Bethlehem, bringing gifts for a newborn king: gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

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So stop…watch…pay attention…something incredible is going to happen in Bethlehem.

Join us at the 10.30am Celebrate!, our family friendly service, on Christmas morning for the final stage of our journey.

(With thanks to ‘Young Children and Worship’ by Sonja M Stewart and Jerome W Berryman on which our journey is based)

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