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Vacancy for Organist and Choir Director

Our organist, Anthony, is retiring after 25 years of dedicated service, and so we are seeking an enthusiastic and gifted organist and choir director to make a significant contribution to our worshipping life.  Responsibilities include playing at our Parish Communion Services, some Festivals, and quarterly Choral Evensong, which rotates around the three churches of the parish. In addition, there are a good number of weddings and funerals. The PCC is keen for our regular choir to be reformed, and we would like to work with our primary school to develop a new children’s choir. If you are a talented organist and an experienced choir director who can recruit, develop, and encourage singers of all ages, can work with our Vicar to develop the musical life of the church, and are excited by this opportunity, then we would love to hear from you. Salary will be based on RSCM guidelines, plus fees. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Applications by CV should be made to Rev’d Paul Doick, contact as below. Closing date Monday 11th October.

For more information please contact.

The Revd Paul Doick | 01273 492017 | p.doick@btinternet.com

Ninebarrow Folk Duo at St.Peter’s Henfield| 7.30pm| Thu 14th October

St Peter’s are delighted to welcome back to Henfield, Ninebarrow. They are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by BBC Radio 2 presenter Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Emerging Artist and most recently picking up Best Duo in the Folking.com awards 2019, their latest album, ‘A Pocket Full of Acorns’ (released in March 2021) was released to wide-spread critical acclaim including coverage on BBC1’s Countryfile and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’.  Tickets are £14 in advance (plus 40p booking fee) or £16 on the door.  Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.ninebarrow.co.uk/henfield .

Walk for Louise from 1pm Sunday 22nd August.

Louise Clark, who passed away very suddenly earlier this year, was well known in our community as the former Administrator to our three local parish churches and as a Governor at St Peter’s School. She also ran our children’s church and was previously involved in running our Little Fishes Group. To remember her and to celebrate her life do please join us on Sunday 22nd August from 1pm to walk from one of our parish churches to the Sussex Prairie Gardens.

New Covid-19 guidelines for Church Services from 25th July

From Sunday 25th July 2021 we will be making a few small changes to the way we do things. There has been a relaxation of the regulations around social distancing and the wearing of face coverings, however the Church of England continues to recommend caution and so we will comply with the latest guidelines by making changes to the way we do things slowly and carefully. In terms of Sunday services we will continue the pattern of 8.30am and 10.00am services at Henfield each week and the 11.15am services will alternate between Shermanbury and Woodmancote.

Those wishing to attend a service will no longer need to contact the Church office but we will continue to ask people for theit contact details on arrival in church for track and trace purposes. There will be a space in each church allocated for those who still wish to socially distance fom others. Face Coverings still need to be worn, but we will slowly begin to reintroduce singing, and people will also need to keep their face covering on when singing hymns. Over the next few weeks we will also try to reintroduce refreshments after the service (drinks only) In all these things we will continue to consider the most vulnerable and we will ask people to continue to sanitise their hands on arriving and leaving all our churches. We look forward to welcoming more people back to our services over the coming weeks.

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