News

Please see the What’s on page for recent posts about church life.

VICAR’S MESSAGES

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KITCHEN

We do not have a church kitchen as the flood has spread under the flooring there. So, please, if you want tea/coffee after the service (or at any events in the building) please bring your own mug and take it home to wash…!

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PARISH ENERGY ADVISOR SOUGHT

Horsham Parish are seeking someone to replace Howard Dawson who, for many years, has done an excellent job in guiding our Parish to obtain favourable energy contracts.

If you have a head for figures and like a challenge, then please speak to a Churchwarden or Howard for further information (contact details available via Natalie).

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HORSHAM CHURCHES TOGETHER – Administrator

We are currently recruiting for someone to take over the Administrator. This is a part-time role, 4 hours a week, and responsibilities include minute taking at HCT Executive and Forum meetings, circulation of weekly notices and supporting the Executive team.   For more information, or for a full job spec and application see the newsletter.

PERSONNEL NEEDED

  • We need more people to volunteer to be Sidespeople, especially after Benedict leave us in November – 15th December already needs cover!
  • There are 2 vacancies on the DCC. If anyone wants to volunteer to help make decisions and join in with the running of St Leonard’s Church they would be most welcome. Talk to Natalie or Margaret.
  • From 1st December onwards we need somebody to be responsible for making sure the church is shut and locked after Sunday services. It need not be the same person every week – it’s a job that can be shared around.
  • It would also be useful to have more people willing to count money on Sundays and/or make/serve coffee. Too many of those that do count are also coffee-makers and they can’t be in two places at once!

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LOOKING AHEAD

WHOLE PARISH AND WIDER EVENTS

Thursday 31st October 10am to 4pm

LIGHT TENT IN THE CARFAX

See the diary page for details.

HALLOWEEN 31st October 3.30pm to 7.00pm

We plan to do a similar thing to last year, with hot drinks etc. Help is needed – please volunteer! There is a sign-up list.

HORSHAM CHURCHES NIGHT SHELTER

1st December 2019 to 31st March 2020
Volunteer recruitment for the Horsham Churches Night Shelter has started.  Details in the newsletter.

NATALIE’S LEAVING

We will all be so sorry to lose Natalie. Her final Sunday at St Leonard’s is 24th November and her Induction at St Peter and St Paul Rustington, on 16th December at 7.30pm. We wish her well for this exciting move!

GOOD FRIDAY 2020

Horsham is taking part in One Good Friday in 2020 where we, as part of Horsham Churches Together, will be joining other towns and cities across the UK in presenting an outdoor passion play. There will be no service in St. Leonard’s that day and there will be jobs for everyone to do. This is a huge and exciting project. Application forms are now available.

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BIRTHDAY BOOK

If your name is not in our birthday book you won’t get a card – because we won’t know about it! Please speak to Val if you would like to be included – no need to reveal your age!

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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BEATS GREETINGS CARDS

Some of you will remember the cards Sandra used to make and sell in aid of BEATS. Her friend, Sheila, now makes these for us and there is usually a selection on the Hall table on Sundays. However, sales have dropped off so PLEASE go and have another look! If you don’t see anything suitable on the table feel free to look in the bag/box underneath. The cards are still as good – dare I say some are better; they are still cheap at £1 or 50p each (depending on size) and they support one of our charities – BEATS – helping tsunami and earthquake victims in Indonesia. After all the earthquakes and tsunamis of 2018 they still desperately need our help to rebuild their lives. 100% of your donation will go to help those in need.

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CHICHESTER DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING WEBSITE

Please have a look at this – it gives a lot of useful information

www.Safeguarding.chichester.anglican.org

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HORSHAM REPAIR CAFÉ – Refill, Renew, Refresh and Repair

Held on the 1st Saturday of every month at the Friends Meeting House in Worthing Road from 10.00am – 1pm and 1.30 to 4.30. See the website www.horshamrepaircafe.org.uk for more details.

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