News from the Pews

Here you will find information and announcements taken from recent Pew Sheets.


Cream teas this summer

Take place on 22nd July, 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August and 2rd and 9th September 2018. We will be serving cream teas in the hall, St Peter’s Place, during the Sundays of the school holidays, building on the success of the last few years. All proceeds will go to a variety of charitable causes, including the church, St Wilfrid’s and Fishbourne School. If you can help on any of these Sundays, then please contact me. We should also be grateful for any donations of cakes, large or small. And do come along and support us – and bring your family and friends. It’s a lovely way to catch up!
 Please contact – Gillian Ellis (T 01243 774520; 
M 07946 530756; E

Let’s Learn Together

An invitation to explore some Christian themes on 3rd Sunday of the month
. These meetings are held in St Peter’s Place. The next meeting is on Sunday16th September 5:30 – 7:00pm
. The talk will be: ‘
Developing Spiritual Character 
(Another look at the Beatitudes)’ 
There will be an interval for tea and coffee midway. We hope these evenings will be interactive and informative. Please invite your friends The next meeting will be on Sunday 21st October 2018. 
All are very welcome.

Exhibition and Sale of Paintings

On Saturday 22nd September, 10am until 4pm, at St Paul’s Parish Centre, Churchside, Chichester, PO19 6FT. Local artists exhibiting include Roger Clark, Anthony Freeman and Lucy Swales. Al proceeds to BEATS Charity (British Earthquake and Tsunami Support 1122133)

Messy Church

Messy Church is coming on Sunday 14th October, 16.30 – 18.00 in St Peter’s Place – Messy Church is for families throughout Fishbourne and the surrounding area who would like to join us for fun activities, crafts, music, praise and a meal. Socialise, relax and learn more about Jesus in a fun way. The theme for October will be “The Good Shepherd” so just turn up and join in. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and there is no charge. For more information speak to Moira or one of the Messy Church team, Marion, Jennie Louisa or Caroline on 07787943027  

We need your talent

Calling all musicians, can you play the organ, piano or some other instrument, or do you know someone who does and would like to help out at our Sunday services. Please speak to Moira on 01243 530198.

Prayer tree:

You are invited to write a prayer on one of the luggage labels on the prayer table and hang it on the prayer tree.  Perhaps it could be a prayer of praise and thanksgiving or may be a prayer of intercession. Thank you.

Coffee after Church:

We have a few gaps on our rota for several Sundays this summer. If you feel you could help out, please let Sue know.

Please support Fishbourne CE Primary with the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme

Please put your token in the relevant slot when you shop at Tesco in Fishbourne.  We are raising funds for play equipment & could raise £4,000 with your help! 
Every little helps!!

Garden of Memories

Once again we are offering the opportunity for you to acquire an engraved brick in our Garden of Memories. Further details and order forms are available at the back of the Church and in the foyer of St Peter’s Place.

Church Electoral Roll

It’s that time of year when we need to compile the Church Electoral Roll. By enrolling this enables you to be in touch with every aspect of Church life and take part in decision making. The Church Electoral Roll is also a membership list of those people who can be counted upon as committed members of St Peter and St Mary, Fishbourne. To add your name to the Church Electoral Roll, please complete a form and return it to Amanda Stapleton. If you have any queries please call Amanda on 
01243 773594. Many thanks.

Apuldram Extension

The work continues on this exciting development. Do take a moment to go round the church and have a look, you will be able to see the size, shape and stonework.

A Fun Little Fundraiser

Purple Fishbourne Church blue ballpoint pens with an Alpha Soft Touch Stylus for sale. £2 each. Available after the service.
 Proceeds go towards our fundraising for redecoration of our Church.

This month we pray for:

All those starting school this coming week.
Our upcoming Harvest Festivals.
For the completion of the extension at Apuldram Church.
For our local councillors as they discuss future proposals for Fishbourne.
We give thanks for all who supported our churches during the holiday time.