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VICAR’S MESSAGES

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
To make coffee once every other month after 9.30am service. Please let Anita and Ray or Natalie know if you could help.

If anyone could spare half an hour between 9.30am and 10am on a Friday morning occasionally to help put out toys for Little Leo’s.

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WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – Friday 1st March 2019

(Formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer)

See the Diary page for more information.

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ELECTORAL ROLL

We need to complete our new Electoral Roll before the Parish AGM on 23rd April. This means that everyone will be given a form to complete today or next week – if you do not complete this form you will not be on the new church electoral roll and you will lose your vote on Church matters. If you have not been on the Electoral Roll and you would like to be, please complete a form. Completed forms should be given to Paula McCarthy, who can also supply any additional forms needed. It is MOST IMPORTANT that you complete a form with the St Leonard’s heading if you want to be included on the Electoral Roll for this church. Each church has its own forms to enable accurate recording on the complete Parish Roll.

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DCC VACANCY

There is a vacancy on the DCC now Kirsty Williams has left. If anyone is interested in volunteering to be on the DCC please let Natalie or Margaret know as soon as possible.

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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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KEYHOLDERS

If you have a key to the Clarence Road door, would you please sign the list as we need to update our record of keyholders.

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PRAYER CHAIN

We had prayer requests circulated by email for a while but it was never formalised and many people weren’t involved. We would now like to do this properly, so if you would like to be involved in a prayer chain, praying for members of our congregation and others in emergencies, illness etc.  sign the list in the Hall, indicating whether you would like to be contacted by email or phone. Needless to say all information given to those on the prayer chain will be confidential and only passed to others on the chain. Joan Denne is organising the Prayer Chain so if you need more information please speak to her.

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CLERGY TRAINING

I am very pleased to be able to announce that I have become the Training Incumbent for Deacon Rebecca Tuck who is St. Mary’s Curate. This (and the vacancies in two of the Team Churches) will mean some considerable flexibility is required. I will be doing many more services at St. Mary’s, but we will also be able to welcome Rebecca here which is such a joy. Alan Mayer will be covering St. Leonard’s from time to time when I need to take the 9.30am at St. Mary’s. This will probably be once a month. Please remember that church doesn’t just happen on a Sunday, and there are plenty of other opportunities during the week where we can see one another, and do not hesitate to make contact by phone or email if I’m absent on Sunday and you need to speak to me.

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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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NIGHT SHELTER

The Night Shelter will run from 1 December 2018 until 15 March 2019

There are not enough volunteers to make the Night Shelter viable for 7 nights.  Please consider helping if you possibly can.  There are application forms by the door and more information can be gained by emailing emma.elnaugh@horsham-matters.org.uk or give Natalie a call.

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 CLEANING ROTA

 We are in the fortunate position of having a lovely Church building which can be used by our community, and as you know, due to the heavy usage of the hall we pay a cleaner to come in and keep things under control! However, because of rising costs, the DCC has decided that we will need to start cleaning the church and the Peter Apted room ourselves (keeping the cleaner for the Hall, toilets and kitchen only.) This will not be an arduous job, and if we have enough people no one will have to do it very often. It’ll be just having a tidy, hoovering the sanctuary and Peter Apted room, and dusting around. Please sign the list by the door if you can help. Many thanks.

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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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GREETINGS CARDS FOR BEATS

A friend of Sandra’s, Sheila Whibley, has kindly said she will continue to make cards which we can sell for BEATS so please look out for birthday and Easter cards on the table as usual. She is also happy to collect your old cards for recycling –  just leave them on the table.

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