Weekly Notices and Upcoming Events

 Monday - Saturday, 5:30pm: Evening Prayer is celebrated at St Mary de Haura  

Sunday              22 APR   Fourth Sunday of Easter
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion 
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Revd Terry presides &  Derek preaches

Monday            23 APR
8:00pm                 Bible Study    at Sally's (5 Beach Road)

Tuesday            24 APR
9:00am                 Morning Prayer    in the side chapel, followed by
9:30am                 Informal Holy Communion

Wednesday     25 APR
10:00am               Craft & Fellowship Group    at Hilary's (88 Park Avenue)

Thursday           26 APR
6:00pm                   Choir Practice    with Tony and Chrystabell
7:30pm                   Celtic Evening Prayer

Friday                 27 APR
8:00am                   Meditation and Morning Prayer    at St Mary de Haura

Sunday              29 APR   Fifth Sunday of Easter
8:00am                 Said Holy Communion 
10:00am               Parish Holy Communion    Canon Tony presides &  Revd Jane preaches
                               (There will be a Fairtrade stall in the hall after this service.)

4:00pm                 Shoreham Churches Together    at Methodist Church, Brunswick Road

Christian Aid: The Big Brekkie (details below)

If you are coming to this pre-cursor to Christian Aid Week,
please add your name to the list at the back of the church,
together with the number of friends and family
that you will be bringing with you,
so that we can ensure we have enough to cater for everyone.

Thank you.

Jill Charlish

Preparation for Confirmation

If you are NOT already confirmed,
and you are interested in or thinking about confirmation,
please speak to Canon Ann or Revd Jane.

Preparation for confirmation will start in June,
when times of sessions will be decided to suit the group.

If you ARE already confirmed,
but you would like to reaffirm your confirmation promises,
please speak to Canon Ann or Revd Jane to find out more.

Church Cleaning: Volunteers Urgently Needed

Pauline is absolutely desperate for help with

the church cleaning which she is doing almost single-handedly.

Ideally, she would like to hear from people prepared to
form teams of two for the cleaning of church and vestry
one week every month.

If you can help, please speak to her -
and make her a very happy bunny!

Craft and Fellowship Group: Appeal for Materials

The Craft and Fellowship Group need:

  • buttons
  • wool
  • embroidery silks
  • ribbons
  • remnants of material/lining material

If you are able to provide any of these items,
we will be very grateful.

Please speak to Sheila or Angela


Children's Society Coffee Morning: from 10:00am, THU, 26 APR    at Joy's (3 Kings Walk)

Joy, with the assistance of Chris and Michael, will be hosting this event which will include the opening of Children's Society home collection boxes and the counting of the contents.

If you cannot make it, please return your collection box to church beforehand.


Are you able to spare a couple of hours to help open the boxes and count the money?
This is always a jolly and convivial affair. So, If you are free, we look forward to seeing you.

Not got a Collection Box? Good heavens! Speak to Chris or Michael

COGS Fundraiser - Beetle Drive: from 6:00pm, FRI, 27 APR    in COGS church hall

No experience necessary - everything will be provided.
A fun evening for ages!    Discover your competitive side!    All welcome!

There will also be a raffle for a CASH prize.

Bring your own drinks and nibbles

Children FREE, adults £4

Tickets available at Sunday services OR text 07889 171817

Pet Service: 2:30pm, SAT, 28 APR    Church of the Good Shepherd

The service will be led by Revd Jane, and will be followed by refreshments in the hall.

(This is a fundraiser for St Francis Fund)

Funeral of Phil Munson: 3:00pm, THU, 10 MAY    Church of the Good Shepherd

Christian Aid: "The Big Brekkie": 9:30am - 12:00 noon, SAT, 12 MAY    in COGS church hall

This event is a precursor to Christian Aid Week (SUN, 13 MAY - SAT, 19 MAY).

For a small sum -- £5 for a Full English, less for other options (e.g. bacon or sausage butties/toast); £1 for drinks -- you will be able to enjoy a substantial breakfast with local friends and family.

To help us ensure we have enough provisions to cater for everyone,
if you are planning to come 
to this very popular event,
please add your name - with the number of friends/family
that you will be bringing with you -
to the list at the back of church ASAP.

If you would like to volunteer to help with "The Big Brekkie", please contact

Jill Charlish: cosmdh.office[@]gmail.com


Ordination of Revd Jane: 2:30pm, SAT, 19 MAY, All Saints Church, Eastbourne

Details to follow.

(Revd Jane will preside at the 10:00am service the following day.)

Bishop of Chichester at COGS: SUN, 10 JUN, Church of the Good Shepherd

The Bishop will preside and preach at the 10:00am service.

Revd Terry's Farewell at St Mary de Haura: 6:00pm (Choral Evensong), SUN, 17 JUN

Brian's Quiz Night: 7:30pm, SAT, 23 JUN    in the church hall

Proceeds of this event will go towards Church of the Good Shepherd funds.

Details to follow


Revd Terry's Farewell at The Good Shepherd: 10:00am Parish Holy Communion, SUN, 24 JUN


Church of the Good Shepherd ChoirFiona West is Church of the Good Shepherd choir leader. Our thanks to her and to our great team of singers and musicians. Music is such an important part of our worship, and we are blessed to have so much talent in our midst! For more information, click HERE.

Chichester Cathedral: for latest details of events, click HERE.

Flower Sponsorship List

If you would like to sponsor the flower arrangements in church for a special event, whether a celebration or in memory of a loved one who has died, then please enter all necessary details in the relevant week on the Flower Sponsorship Schedule which is on the table at the back of the church.

The rota for 2018 is on the clipboard at the back of the church. If you find that your preferred date is already taken, we suggest that you explore the possibility of a 'joint sponsorship' for that weekend.

If you have any queries, please speak to Chris Thompson.

Contacting a Priest:

Canon Ann is the first point of contact if you would like to speak to a priest.
annwaizeneker@gmail.com  /   
01273 965303

Or you are welcome to approach Revd Terry directly, if you wish.

N.B. Canon Ann's day off is FRIDAY; Revd Terry is generally unavailable on MONDAY and FRIDAY.

Enquiries about Marriages:

Please contact the Parish Office, 1 New Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
smdh.office@gmail.com  /  
01273 440202

Church Hall Bookings:

Please contact Alun Gerry
goodshepherdhall@gmail.com  /  TEXT: 07786 141847

Further details can be found in the church hall, the church porch or  by clicking HERE.

Updated Church History available

Following the centenary in 2013, the History of COGS, written by Revd Colin Blagg for the 75th Anniversary, was updated by Bob Cranmore and Revd Gail.  You can buy it direct from Amazon, which will cost £4.99 - of which the church gets £1; or you can buy from our stock at £4, when the church gets £1.50 - ask Bob for a copy.

CD’s of Gail’s Farewell Service - only £1 each

If you would like a copy of this CD, please see Brian.
All proceeds will go into COGS funds. 

Recorded Services

If you know of anyone who cannot get to church but might like to listen to our 10:00am service at home, please talk to Brian who can produce a CD or download it to a USB memory stick.

To listen to sermons from the past few weeks, click HERE.

Brian would love to have your feedback on this valuable facility.

Prayer Chain

Please forward prayer chain requests to the co-ordinator, Betty Sinclair:

bettyandken[@]btinternet.com  :  01273 463367

Safeguarding (formerly Child Protection)

Derek Hansen has overall responsibility for Safeguarding and he will be looking after the DBS checks (Disclosure & Barring Service - formerly CRB) for those involved in church activities with children or vulnerable adults.

Items for the Next Notice Sheet

Please forward items for the notice sheet (by 6:00 pm on Tuesday each week) to: