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Parish Magazine Nov 2017

Parish Magazine Nov 2017

The Parish magazine of November 2017
Volume XLVIII No.11


Contents Page Church Services

From Fr Nick Archer 3 Sundays
8.00 Low Mass
O Come Emmanuel 9
10.30 High Mass and Sermon
Yet more About Vestments… 11 followed by refreshments
in the Church Hall.
This Year’s Harvest Celebrations 14 Weekdays
Mon, Wed, Thurs 10.30am; Tues and Fri 12noon;
Parish Gift Day 15 Sat 9.00am
Major Weekday Festivals
Another Random Reflection from Fr Tony 16 Said Mass as above, Sung Mass: 7.30pm.
100s Club Morning and Evening prayer are said daily at
8.30am and 5.30pm unless otherwise
We are Survivors… 17 indicated on notice boards.
The Clergy are happy to bring the Sacrament to
A Blast from the Console 18 the housebound or sick at any hour of the day or
night. The Holy Oil is available for those who wish
ACS Christmas Cards 20 to be anointed.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Churches Together in Eastbourne 21 Confessions by appointment.

Kitty’s Column 22

Dates for your Diary 23

Directory 24

Cover Photograph: Hospital visits
The image of Our Lady of Walsingham Our Parish Contact for local hospitals,
at Chichester Catherdral October 2017 Mr Richard Elliott (872168), will visit and give
communion to those in hospital.
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From Fr Nick Archer

“Be it unto me according to thy word.” Pilgrimages can be profound experiences. They
I can always remember the first time I went have been undertaken by countless Christians
on pilgrimage to Walsingham. A parish day for thousands of years, and will be undertaken
pilgrimage. I can still recall the journey there, the for thousands of years to come. Christians have
Norfolk countryside, arriving in the village in the given up a lot and at times risked their lives to
autumnal weather, the worship and devotions, the travel to places both near and in far distant lands,
people, and of course the Shrine itself, with the in both cities, and in remote locations. A journey
image of Mary, Our Lady of Walsingham. by car to Walsingham from Eastbourne takes a
I found, and continue to find, going on pilgrimage good four hours, so I can only begin to imagine
to Walsingham such a powerful experience. I find what a pilgrimage from England to the Holy Land
that there is a tangible feeling of prayerfulness would have looked like for a pilgrim in the Middle
and unity, there is activity, yet also calmness and Ages. The journey itself to the place of pilgrimage
that there is always a quiet corner somewhere. is significant; we travel not as tourists, eager to
I’m amazed at the number of candles and lamps explore a building or place, but as Christians,
which are burning, a testament to the prayers travelling in faith and hope, seeking to see and
which are offered, and the devotion which so experience something or somewhere because of
many of us have to Mary. It is wonderful meeting its Christian significance throughout the ages, and
other pilgrims, those who we don’t know, but seeking to join in prayer at that place.
who have been drawn by God and also travelled A group of us from St Saviour’s recently travelled
from their homes and parishes to that place – to Chichester Cathedral on pilgrimage, for the
people who like us come with their own prayers, Walsingham festival. After a very early start the
thanksgivings and burdens. Many of us are sad to Image of Our Lady of Walsingham arrived in the
leave, and look forward to the next time we return. Cathedral. Mass was celebrated (it was wonderful
to be asked to Deacon!), there was sprinkling with


water from the Walsingham well, anointing, and and contemplation. We read in the Scriptures
the laying on of hands. The day concluded, very that Jesus Himself often retreated away from the
appropriately, with Benediction, after which we crowds and away from His disciples to be alone
made our way back to Eastbourne. The Cathedral and pray, often to lonely places.
was absolutely packed (one figure I heard was In our hectic lives it can be difficult to make
about one thousand!) and it was good to see space to retreat, to have times of silence and
some old friends, and meet new ones. Even contemplation. But to go on pilgrimage or retreat
though we weren’t at the Shrine itself, there was we don’t necessarily need to travel far from home
still that same feeling of being on pilgrimage, - perhaps it can even be a quiet visit to a different
being outside of our usual daily life and coming church or chapel or Christian place, to pray there
together for prayer and worship; overall, an and to learn something of its history, and its
uplifting experience. significance to the Christians past and present.
When we consider the many places of Christian
pilgrimage in this country and around the world, I
am reminded of the words of the Pope Emeritus,
Benedict XVI, when he says in his Co-Workers of
the Truth, that
“the places of pilgrimage have marked a kind of
geography of faith … that is, they make visible,
almost tangible, how our forefathers encountered
the living God, how He did not withdraw after
creation or after the time of Jesus Christ, but
is always present and works in them so that
they were able to experience Him, follow in
His footsteps, and see Him in the works He
performed. Yes, He is there, and He is still there

Pilgrimages have the power to refresh and revitalise Photos © Graham Howard / Pauline Fella
us spiritually, they can rekindle and deepen our
relationship with God. This is especially the case
when we build into them times of prayer, silence,






O Come Emmanuel

a celebration of Advent in words and music

This is the final event in the series of Monday lunchtime recitals at St Saviour’s
in the church’s 150th anniversary year

Monday 4th December at 1.00pm
Presented by actor
and organist
Director of Music at St Saviour’s

David will be performing extracts from a wide variety of writers from the seventeenth century to the
present day. You will hear a conversation between the angel Gabriel and Mary as he gives her the
stunning news that she is to bear God’s Son. You will see Joseph, depicted as a modern-day young

man filled with uncertainty and bewilderment that his beloved is to have a child that is not his.
You will sympathise with poor old Zechariah as he is struck dumb because he cannot believe that his
aged wife is to become the mother of John the Baptist. And you will smile and chuckle at a wry and

amusing observation of a more recent Advent season.

All this will be illustrated with a mixture of appropriate music from Paul Collins, including the great
Wachet Auf (Sleepers Wake) by J.S. Bach, pieces based on well-known Advent hymns (Creator of the

Stars of Night and, of course, O Come O Come Emmanuel) by Gilbert Martin and Matthew Corl,
and much more besides.

So come and join us for what we hope will be an enjoyable and uplifting start to your Advent season.

The event is free, but there will be a retiring collection for much needed funds for the upkeep of our
magnificent organ.

A lamp burns for n at te r…
this church in the …n at te r…
Shrine of Our Lady n at te r…
of Walsingham
If you are interested in Join us on
joining our Walsingham Cell the second Saturday of every month for a
please contact Mary Delves
on 735410 ‘Cuppa’, Cake and a ‘Natter’
10am - 11.30am in the Church Room


Yet more About Vestments…

Our mini series about vestments continues. Last month we finished at Cotta now we move on to
the remainder of the alphabet.

Dalmatic Epitrachilion
In the first century, See stole.
a dalmatic was a Ferraiolo
garment that the A full-length cape
upper classes wore reaching to the ankles.
over their tunics. This is only worn with
It is very much like the cassock on formal
a surplice in shape, white tie or Morning
except that it is plain dress occasions.
and not necessarily
white. In the church, Humeral veil
it is a garment Long cloth rectangle draped around the shoulders
sometimes worn and used to cover the hands of the priest when
by deacons. If the carrying the monstrance. It is also worn by the
deacon is wearing a subdeacon when holding the paten.
dalmatic, it can go
either over or under the stole.
The Douillette, is a clerical double-breasted
overcoat worn over the cassock (Fr Nick Archer
owns a particulary fine example). Also known as
a greca, it is slightly longer than the cassock so
as to entirely cover it. The douillette came to be
called a ‘greca,’ the Italian word for ‘Greek,’ as it
reminded Roman clergy of the long black overcoat
worn by Eastern priests

The greca is black except in the case of the Pope
who wears a white greca. The black greca may
have either a plain or velvet collar. The greca is
usually worn in place of the manto, the clerical
ankle-length cloak, with or without shoulder cape,
worn over the cassock.

The douillette came into the Catholic Church
through France, was adapted from civil wear
for the clergy in 1812, and has changed
little since.

Dog Collar
An Anglican
nickname for
the Roman
a collar that
accompanies a
neckband shirt.


Maniple certain canons.
The Maniiple is a liturgical Roman Collar
handkerchief bound about the
wrist, it is only used during the Mass.
The maniple fell out of common
use with the 1970 post conciliar
liturgical reform, but is gaining in
popularity in many circles and is
used today in the context of the Tridentine Mass,
and in some
Anglo-Catholic parishes.

A Mitre is the distinctive pointed hat worn by a
bishop. The word mitre comes from the Greek
word mitra, which means headband. In the
ancient Church, bishops were generally elderly
men who needed a hat to keep their heads warm.
Today the Mitre is symbolic of the bishop’s office
and it generally matches the bishop’s cope.

Neckband Shirt A tab-collar shirt with a narrow, square tab.
A neckband shirt is a clerical, not a vestment. It Soutane
is a type of shirt that has no collar, just has a thin See cassock.
band of cloth around the neck; hence the name. Skull Cap
The shirt has a fly front; that is, a flap of cloth that Occasionally you will see high-ranking Catholic
covers the buttons that go down the front. Where or Anglican clergy wearing a simple skull cap.
you would expect to find a top button—the one For instance, the pope wears a white one while
you’d fasten before putting on a necktie—the cardinals wear red ones.
neckband has two buttonholes that line up. There
is also another button hole in the neckband in the
centre of the back. Historically, men who were about to be ordained
Robe or received into monastic orders were required to
Many people use the term robe as a synonym have part of their head shaved. The process was
for vestment, but a robe is not a vestment at called a tonsure. The purpose of the tonsure was
all. It is an ankle-length gown with long sleeves, to comply with 1 Corinthians 11:12-16, because
designed to be worn without a cincture. There during most of history, it was fashionable for men
are four types of robes choir robes, clergy robes, to have long hair. There are several different types
academic gowns, and judicial robes. Only the first of tonsures, most often it involved shaving the
three types are worn in church. crown of the head. This requirement no longer
Rochet exists in the Catholic Church, but it still does in
The Rochet is similar to a Orthodox churches, though in some places the
surplice, but with narrower tonsure is minimal.
sleeves. In Catholic and The tonsure caused a problem for higher-ranking
Anglo-Catholic use it is clergy, who tend to be elderly, because it exposed
often highly decorated with their heads to the cold—those old medieval
lace. The Anglican version cathedrals were draughty, had no heat, and most
is bound at the cuffs with often the doors stood open. However, the same
a band of cloth and worn passage from Paul implies that men shouldn’t
with a chimere. Its use is wear head coverings in church. In the middle
reserved to bishops and ages, headgear could be so complex that it was
impractical for men to ‘doff their hats’, so they


shoved them back to show respect. Tab-Collar Shirt
The skull cap solved the impasse. It keeps the A Tab-collar shirt is a clerical, not a vestment. It
head warm without being large enough to cover is a type of shirt (or blouse, for female clergy) that
the whole head. has a folded-down collar with an opening over the
Sticharion top button over the throat. The shirt has a fly front;
See alb or cassock. that is, a flap of cloth that covers the buttons that
Stole go down the front. The shirt comes with a white
A stole, called a tab that looks something like a tongue depressor.
epitrachilion in After putting on the shirt, the wearer slips the
Orthodox churches, tab into place. If the white rectangle is wide, it is
is a long, narrow called an Anglican collar; if it is narrow, it is called
rectangular garment a Roman collar.
that is worn around The terms ‘Roman collar’ or ‘Roman shirt’ refer
the neck so that it to style, not origin. Clergy shirts are Protestant
hangs down in front in origin. The Roman Catholic Church did not
of the wearer’s legs, adopt them until the 19th century.
ending below the Tab-collar shirts come in all colours and fabrics,
knees. The stole but the general public often does not immediately
merges the functions perceive them as clergy shirts if they are not black.
of two different Tippet
things. First, ancient The Tippet or preaching scarf is a black scarf
government officials worn by bishops, priests and deacons in Anglican
wore a stole as a churches. It is worn in the same fashion as a
badge of office. stole, but does not have the same significance.
Second, slaves Dissenting ministers also historically wore these
used to wear work cloth around their necks, for and, though now rare, it is re-emerging in some
polishing things, and for wiping sweat from their Presbyterian and Baptist circles. A blue tippet
faces. In the church, the stole functions as a is also used in Anglican churches by readers –
badge of office to mark the wearer as ordained members of the laity who have been given special
clergy. It can also function as a cloth that the license from the bishop to lead non-sacramental
celebrant uses to clean the Communion ware as services in the absence of an ordained person.
part of the service. For those reasons, the stole The blue colour differentiates readers from clergy.
became a Eucharistic garment.

Modern stoles are usually the appropriate colour Tunicle
for the season. Only ordained clergy wear a stole. The Tunicle is the outermost garment worn by
A deacon can also wear a stole, but it is customary subdeacons.
for a deacon to wear it over the left shoulder, tied at
the waist on the right side, so that the stole hangs
diagonally across the chest. A stole can be worn
over a robe, an alb, or a cassock.

A Surplice is a very lightweight blouse-like
garment with sleeves. It is almost invariably white
and it often has lace trim. A surplice is only worn
over a cassock, never by itself, and never over an
alb or an academic gown. The surplice is actually
a type of alb that is designed to be worn over a
cassock. The cassock and surplice combination
is very common in Anglican churches, where it is Zucchetto
worn by both clergy and lay worship leaders. A Zucchetto is a skull cap.


This Year’s Harvest Celebrations

The end of September is the time to recognise
Harvest. This was ably demonstrated by the
window displays in Church on Harvest Sunday.
It was lovely to see all of the produce that filled
our windowsills in Church, as well as the display
in the Baptistry. Our thanks go to Jennifer who
organised and arranged the display areas and
also liaised with Family Support Work, our chosen
charity, and passed on all of the cash raised and
also the non-perishable goods and toiletries.
Harvest lunch this year was attended by the
Archdeacon (who had been celebrant and
preacher) and was a much simpler affair than last
year’s Harvest Supper. In an attempt to ‘ring the
changes’ we had a three course meal comprising
a choice of Soups, a Ploughman’s ‘buffet’ lunch
and either French Apple Tart or Plum Crumble Tart
for desert - all for a fiver!!
I’m not sure where else in Eastbourne can you get
such good value?
As with last year, it was a thoroughly enjoyable
BYO drink event, with good food and fellowship.
The lunch made a modest profit despite the low
price tag and the Raffle raised over £100.
We are indebted to those in the Events Group who
worked tirelessly to make this lunch successful.

Another caption
for your
…just a bit of fun
this time, related
to our 100 years
of WRNS exhibit.



On behalf of the PCC I would like to pay tribute to Jim Tomsett’s skill and dedication in
managing the Finance Committee over the last 15 years and to thank him for all his hard
work in overseeing St Saviour’s finances and keeping us in the black over this period.

Following Jim’s retirement I have taken on a new role as chair of the Finance Committee for
St Saviour’s. As Jim has reported on many occasions our financial position is grim. At the last
PCC in October we heard that during the first 9 months of this year we spent £5567 more than
we received. (£82834 expenses, income £77267 over the same period). We know our costs
will increase in 2018 with increases in our Parish Ministry Contribution, increases in insurance
and running costs for St Saviour’s and the quinquennial review of church buildings planned
for 2018. A leaflet, introduced by Bishop Martin, is available at the back of church explaining
the Parish Ministry Contribution if you want to know more. Finally, the assets that we had eg
money from the sale of the flat on Spencer Road have been used towards the roofing project
in 2016 or are relatively small amounts, ring-fenced eg for the organ fund.

I feel like the Chancellor speaking in a recession, but the reality is that we need to increase
our income and giving and/or look to reduce our costs. I will welcome your suggestions
about how we can do this, so please come and speak to me, send me an email on
[email protected] or phone me on 01323 351014. I hope to provide regular
financial updates through LOGOS about what we plan to do to improve our situation, including
your ideas and suggestions where possible.

The Finance Committee supported by the PCC have decided to hold a Gift Day on 26th
November which is also Christ the King and St Saviour’s Feast of Title. Churches throughout
the land use one day each year as a Gift Day to receive donations from the faithful. Our Gift
Day is a special opportunity to make a one-off gift, perhaps as a thanksgiving for all that
St Saviour’s has offered you this past year or simply to help keep the Church going in 2018.
Special Blue Gift Day envelopes will be available during November.

This is also an opportunity during our 150th anniversary to make a special contribution so that
St Saviour’s can be a beacon for the people of Eastbourne for another 150 years!

I ask you please to review your regular giving and make a donation at our Gift Day, as our
reserves are very low indeed. On behalf of the PCC thank you for your giving during the last
year, not only in cash but in time and talents too.

Carl Hodgkinson on behalf of Finance Committee

The PCC asked me to remind everyone to consider making a bequest to St Saviour’s within
your will. In the past such legacies have proved essential in ensuring the church continues
to flourish.


Another Random
Reflection from over
50 years of Ministry
from Fr. Tony

Switzerland - School Chaplaincy
Early in the first term, it had been Harvest time, so
in the school chapel, behind the largest hotel in
Villars, I devised an English-style school harvest
putting on display all that we used at school.
Books, papers, sports gear, climbing rope and
crampons, bits of uniform and I wrote the service
to include all this. The H/M took part, but lost his
place which luckily I was able to rescue, having
the master copy.

At the daily morning assembly time, we never had
a real Assembly but used the Aiglon Meditation.
It was a kind of Thought for the Day with time
for reflection afterwards. It was easier in general
than the hymn sandwich I was used to and we
included world religions as far as possible, always
drawing out the similarities.

On one occasion at the English Church, I had a Our 150th Patronal Festival Lunch
couple arrive and ask to be married. Of course,
I had no jurisdiction in a foreign country so will be held at
they had to go to the Commune first for a civil
ceremony. I believe they thought I did not realise The Cumberland Hotel
that they were divorcees but it made not a scrap
of difference as I was not actually marrying them. at 12.30 on 26th November
All went well and they went home satisfied.
I learnt to ski very quickly as the rule was: Swiss A ‘Carvery’ lunch is offered at
ski Instructors but always a member of staff to £10.95 (in advance)
be with the pupils. Thus, as the juniors, who
had little fear, schussed down the steep slopes Dessert, Drinks and Gratuities extra
I had no option but to put my skis together and (payable on the day)
follow. You learnt quickly and soon lost the initial
fear of speed and height. On some Sundays, I Please give your name and payment to
would invite a visiting speaker and the RC priest Elizabeth Hadfield or Paul Fella.
from Geneva always stayed the night in the
guest room. I had Mondays off so he The winners of the August
and I took an early telecabin to the top 2017 100’s Club draw were:
and started with white wine, local of
course, and then skied the morning 1st prize £40 21 Paul Fella
away. There were some gloriously 2nd prize £20 52 Tony Barnett
sunny days and life was good. He 3rd prize £10 85 Liz Furlong
later left the Church and married a
very attractive redhead from the We currently have 3 lines remaining.
Methodist Church in Geneva. Please see Steve Gilbert for details.
The cost is £2 per month with the draw
taking place on the last Sunday of the month.


We are Survivors…

We were born before TV, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods,
Xerox, contact lenses, videos and the pill. We were before radar,
credit cards, split atoms, laser beams and ballpoint pens, before
dishwashers, tumble driers, electric blankets, air conditioners, drip-
dry clothes… and before man walked on the moon.
We got married first and then lived together (how quaint can you
be?). We thought ‘fast food’ was what you ate in Lent, a ‘Big
Mac’ was an oversized raincoat and ‘crumpet’ we had for tea. We
existed before house husbands, computer dating and ‘sheltered
accommodation’ was where you waited for a bus.
We were before day care centres, group homes and disposable
nappies. We never heard of FM radio, tape decks, artificial hearts,
word processors, or young men wearing earrings. For us ‘time
sharing’ meant togetherness, a ‘chip’ was a piece of wood or fried
potato, “hardware” meant nuts and bolts, and ‘software’ wasn’t a
Before 1940, ‘Made in Japan’ meant junk, the term ‘making out’
referred to how you did in your exams, ‘stud’ was something that
fastened a collar to a shirt and “going all the way” meat staying
on a double decker bus to the terminus. In our day, cigarette
smoking was fashionable, ‘grass’ was mown, ‘coke’ was kept in
the coalhouse, a ‘joint’ was a piece of mean you ate on Sundays
and ‘pot’ was something you cooked it in. ‘Rock music’ was a fond
mother’s lullaby, a ‘gay person’ was the life and soul of the party,
while ‘aids’ just meant beauty treatment or help for someone in
We who were born before 1940 must be a hardy bunch when
you think of the way in which the world has changed and the
adjustments we have had to make. No wonder there is a generation
gap today… but…

…by the Grace of God, we have survived!
This story is by Joyce Gibson, and has been added to ‘WW2
People’s War’, an online archive of wartime memories contributed by
members of the public and gathered by the BBC. The archive can be
found at’


A slight departure from the usual this month. regular metrical pattern. The harmonic style of
Here is a bit about Anglican Chant, courtesy of these polyphonic settings was probably derived
Encyclopædia Britannica... from the continental falsobordone style, which
Anglican chant – a simple harmonized setting of a also employed the plainsong psalm tones but
melodic formula devised for singing prose versions in the topmost voice. The double chant (two
of the psalms and canticles in the Anglican successive verses set to different melodic formulas)
Church. The formula is made up of a reciting tone traditionally dates from about 1700, but Robert
with middle and final cadences (mediation and Crowley’s psalter (1549) contains what is virtually
termination), much like the Gregorian-chant psalm the same thing.
tones from which Anglican chant derives. When the Restoration of the English monarchy was
When John Marbeck published The Booke of effected in 1660 and choirs and organists returned to
Common Praier Noted (1550), he used the first their posts, a great need was felt for cathedral choral
seven psalm tones for the canticles and tone service settings. Thus, plainsong harmonizations
eight for the psalms. Like Marbeck, various again appeared, as in James Clifford’s Divine
English composers used the psalm tones in their Services and Anthems Usually Sung in Cathedral and
polyphonic (multipart) psalm settings, placing Collegiate Choires in the Church of England (1663).
them in the tenor part ‘measured,’ i.e., with a By the end of the 17th century English composers
began to write their own melodies, using the
recitation note and the cadences of the psalm tone
as a framework, but omitting intonation. In the 18th
century the psalm tone melody was placed in the
upper part if it was used at all.
After the Oxford Movement began in 1833, parish
churches turned to choral services, formerly
confined to cathedrals. To facilitate better singing
by lesser trained choirs, a method of pointing the
psalms first appeared in printed form in 1837
—a system of signs that pointed out how a text
was to be fitted to a given chant.
A renewed interest in Gregorian chant sung in the
vernacular was promoted by the Plainsong and
Mediaeval Music Society (founded 1888). Francis
Burgess in England and C. Winfred Douglas in the
United States had great influence in the movement.
In 1912 the English poet Robert Bridges pointed
out that the chant must be fitted to the words and
not the other way around. He gained the support
of Dr. Hugh Allen at Oxford, and in 1925 the Psalter
Newly Printed was published.
Our Director of Music is on holiday at the moment.

CoE Trivia Quick Quiz Question…

How many communicants were there in St Paul’s Cathedral on Easter Day 1800?

The Answer…

The Bishop of London lamented in 1800 that on Easter Day there were only six communicants
at the only Communion Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Parish churches were, for the most part, in a truly deplorable condition! (Source: Project Canterbury)



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November Programme for CTE

Courses at Ellel/Glyndley Manor Etty Hillesum, the inspirational
contemplations of a young woman wise
10-12 November beyond her years. Written in Amsterdam,
Steps to freedom from fear during WW2, under the most difficult
13 November circumstances imaginable these critically
Healing Service acclaimed diaries are full of compassion,
24-26 November hope, insight and wit. Supported by the
Transformed by Holocaust Education Trust. 7 pm.
the Renewing of the Mind Tickets £8. Underground Theatre.
1-3 December 0800 772 3321 to book or go online.
Healed to Lead
1-3 December Linking Lives Eastbourne Launch
Loneliness Tuesday 21 November

Luther’s Anniversary Loneliness and isolation can be
Thursday 9 November devastating. A brand new charity has
formed this year equipping volunteers
Marking the 500th anniversary of Martin from churches to visit lonely people in their
Luther’s nailing of his theses to the wall of homes. Join Linking Lives Eastbourne at
the church in Wittenburg, Eastbourne and their official launch with speaker Bishop
Bexhill Newman Circle has invited of Lewes, Richard Jackson, who is also
John De Waal, retired RE and history Patron of the charity - a local expression of
teacher with a special interest in Martin Linking Lives UK.
Luther to give a talk at Christ The King Maybe you could become a volunteer?
parish room. 7.30-9 pm. Light refreshments Find out more at St John’s Church, Meads
and opportunity for discussion. at 7.30 pm.
More info: phone 01323 726334.

Lifeline of Hope Vacancy...
with Garth Hewitt Graduate Assistant Chaplain
Friday 10 November
Bede’s School currently have a vacancy.
Please note this event at All Saints Church

begins at 7.15 pm.

Hope and Endurance
Remembrance Sunday
12 November

A beautiful evening of music, film and

spoken word from on the diaries of


but now he’s away for four weeks so the cake will
be stale and the champers flat.

Hello its Kitty on the chaise again. Our Clergy continue to hog the sick list.
Father David Musson has had his Pacemaker
fitted and resumes work on 24th however Fr Tony
is quite poorly and is currently confined to bed
being a very grouchy patient according to his wife.
Get well soon.

It was only yesterday that I was pressed into All Saints Day is looming and is being observed
service to replace Eve. Well I’m redundant. on the Sunday prior to it – 29th October. The
The three resident parish gossips have spread Archdeacon is celebrating the 8.00am and 10.30
enough rot to fill the magazine. masses and preaching as well. All Souls is on the
Life moves on and so should we. 2nd November and the 10.30 Low Mass is being
It’s nice to see the Archdeacon taking such an celebrated by Father Christopher Hadfield and at
active part in our Parish Life. At least it relieves the 7.30pm the Sung Mass by the Archdeacon.
pressure on the poor Church Wardens who must I’m sure you all remember the Garden Party and
be close to nervous breakdowns trying to hold Jackie Mulholland’s niece who helped staff the
everything together. There are more people in the Bar. Her Dry Martinis were lethal and poor Bernard
congregation wanting to criticise than to praise – after downing 3 had to be restrained by his long
If only they would help rather than hinder. suffering wife. Anyway she’s a genius and passed
We had a lovely trip to Chichester Cathedral to all her exams at school - a total of nine I think
see Our Lady of Walsingham. If Stuart wants a including A level cocktail making.
new role now he has retired then he could MC at Another star in our midst is Niamh Yates.
the Cathedral. They certainly need one – Sloppy Niamh was in a team of three speaking about
ceremonial. Well he ‘democracy’ that recently won The Ian Gow Cup
had a lovely send
off and we were all Public Speaking competition
amazed to see him in for young people. Ian was a
a suit. Never before worshipper at St Saviours.
known. I send my Interestingly, Eastbourne
condolences to his wife College came 4th. Well done
having him at home full Niamh. Bring
time – There’s a it in for us to see.
job vacancy dear. I think this comes out on 29th
We didn’t celebrate the and the clocks went back on
Curates Birthday so as the 28th so here we are in the
not to steal his thunder, dreary gloom with Winter upon
us. I think we’ve all forgotten
Halloween this year with no
special events planned.

Well I for one am stocking
up on Gin and crisps and
other comfort foods, so it
will nice and cosy for me
and my pussy.

Now then - where did I put the
tonic water.... cheers

Kitty K

Dates for your Diary November 2017

Wed 1 10.30am Mass
Thurs 2 Solemnity of All Souls 10.30am Requiem Mass 7.30pm Requiem Mass
Fri 3 12 noon Mass St Martin de Porres, R
Sat 4 09.00am Mass St Charles Borromeo, Bp
Sun 5 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 08.00am Mass 10.30am Solemn Mass
Mon 6 10.30am Mass
Tues 7 12 noon Mass
Wed 8 10.30am Mass
Thurs 9 12.30am Mass Cross Parish Partnership
Fri 10 12 noon Mass St Leo the Great P, Dr Laying on of Hands
Sat 11 09.00am Mass St Martin of Tours Bp
Sun 12 Remembrance Sunday
08.00am Mass 10.30am Solemn Mass and Act of Remembrance
Mon 13 10.30am Mass
Tues 14 12 noon Mass
Wed 15 10.30am Mass St Albert the Great Bp
Thurs 16 10.30am Mass St Margaret of Scotland
Fri 17 12 noon Mass St Hilda Ab St Hugh of Lincoln Bp
Sat 18 09.00am Mass
Sun 19 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 08.00am Mass 10.30am Solemn Mass
Mon 20 10.30am Mass
Tues 21 12 noon Mass The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wed 22 10.30am Mass St Cecilia V.M.
Thurs 23 10.30am Mass St Columban Ab
Fri 24 12 noon Mass
Sat 25 09.00am Mass St Catherine of Alexandria V.M.
Sun 26 Christ the King 08.00am Mass 10.30am Solemn Mass
Mon 27 10.30am Mass
Tues 28 12 noon Mass Walsingham Cell
Wed 29 10.30am Mass
Thurs 30 10.30am Mass St Andrew Ap

BVM= Blessed Virgin Mary AP= Apostle Bp=Bishop Ab=Abbot/Abbess P=Pope Bp=Bishop
Dr=Doctor V.M.=Virgin Martyr R=Religious



Church Officers Telephone

Curate Rev Nicholas Archer BA BSc 656806
83c South Street Eastbourne BN21 4LR

Hon Associate Clergy Rev Christopher Hadfield BA 422050
Rev Anthony Fiddian-Green MA, Cert Ed 381796
Rev Nick MacNeill, BTh 485399
Rev John Wright BSc Cert Ed 723584
Rev Dr David Musson M Phil 723345
Canon Robert Fayers SSC 07706 067496

Churchwardens Mrs Pauline Fella 01323 656346
Mr John Vernon 412061
Deputy Churchwardens Mr Keith Metcalfe 645145
Miss Jacqueline Mulholland 638269

Secretary PCC Mrs Judy Grundy 720577

Treasurer Miss Mary Delves 735410

Planned Giving Mr Sebastian Verity 07860 283156

Chair of Finanace Mr Carl Hodgkinson 351014

Other Officers Mr Paul Collins 01323 647969
Director of Music

Parish Hospital Contact Mr Richard Elliott 872168

Chat-Stop Rev Anthony Fiddian-Green 381796

Car Park Manager / 100 Club Mr Steve Gilbert 469078

Safeguarding Officer Miss Jacqueline Mulholland 638269

Churches Together Mrs Beverly Cochran 434785

Deanery Synod Miss Mary Delves, Miss Jacqueline Mulholland, Mrs Isobel Nugent

Family Support Work Miss Jennifer Hodgkinson and Mr Robert Ascott 728892

Librarian Mr David Thorpe 486214

Guild of All Souls Miss Lis Trustam 504909

Mission to Seafarers Mrs Isobel Nugent 725796

Additional Curates Society Mr Roger Emery 431283

Open Church Mr Roger Ellis 649896

Our Lady of Walsingham / CBS Miss Mary Delves 735410

Vestry (unmanned) 729702

Church Organisations Miss Lis Trustam – call for details 504909
Bible Reading Fellowship 485399
Book Group Rev Nick MacNeill – call for details 724317
Church Cleaning Mrs Rita Orchard – Tuesdays from 9am 723375
Church Grounds Mr John Burford

Events Committee Mr Paul Fella – meets as necessary

Flower Arrangers Mrs Rita Orchard – Fridays from 9am

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