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Published by phpfella, 2016-05-18 11:59:08

Parish Magazine May 2016

Parish Magazine May 2016

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The Parish magazine of May 2016

Volume XLVII No. 5

60p
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Contents Page Church Services
Forgiveness 3
Corpus Christi 4 Sundays
Ecce Panis Angelorum 9 8.00 Low Mass
Elizabeth Catherine Ferard 10 10.30 Solemn Mass and Sermon
The Mission of the Resurrection 13
More from Rhona… followed by refreshments
St George’s Day Tea Party 14 in the Church Hall.
Roof Repair Appeal – Update 15
A Blast from the Console 16 Weekdays
CHH Parry, Jerusalem and the WI 17 Mon, Wed, Thurs 10.30am;
Eve’s Droppings 18 Tues and Fri 12noon; Sat 9.00am
Dates for your Diary 19
Directory 20 Major Weekday Festivals
Said Mass, as above Sung Mass: 7.30pm.
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Forgiveness

Then Peter came and said to Jesus ‘Lord, if reported to their lord all that had taken
another member of the church sins against place. Then his lord summoned him and said to
me, how often should I forgive? As many as him, “You wicked slave! I forgave you all that
seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven debt because you pleaded with me. Should you
times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times’. not have had mercy on your fellow-slave, as I
had mercy on you?” And in anger his lord
…’For this reason the kingdom of heaven may handed him over to be tortured until he should
be compared to a king who wished to settle pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will
accounts with his slaves. When he began the also do to every one of you, if you do not
reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand forgive your brother or sister from your heart.’
talents was brought to him; and, as he could
not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, One day when I had a meeting in London, I had
together with his wife and children and all his not been aware that anything special was going
possessions, and payment to be made. So the on. But I found Victoria Street lined with
slave fell on his knees before him, saying, crowds. Eventually there came along various
“Have patience with me, and I will pay you horse drawn vehicles. containing the Queen,
everything.”And out of pity for him, the lord of members of the Royal Family, and Emperor
that slave released him and forgave him the Hirohito of Japan, who was apparently on a
debt. But that same slave, as he went out, state visit. Near me an old soldier exclaimed
came upon one of his fellow-slaves who owed roundly that this was all wrong, as what the
him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the Emperor had done during the Second World
throat, he said, “Pay what you owe.” Then his War was ‘Unforgivable!’ Opinions differ about
fellow-slave fell down and pleaded with him, how much of the atrocities committed during
“Have patience with me, and I will pay you.” the Second World War were done with the
But he refused; then he went and threw him into Emperor’s knowledge and approval, but
prison until he should pay the debt. When his nevertheless ‘unforgivable’ is a word which we
fellow-slaves saw what had happened, they ought not to use.
were greatly distressed, and they went and
Fr John

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Corpus Christi

The feast of Corpus Christi is one of five Robert ordered a celebration of Corpus Christi
occasions in the year on which a diocesan to be held in the diocese each year thereafter
bishop is not to be away from his diocese on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
unless for a grave and urgent reason.
Hugh of St-Cher travelled to Liège as Cardinal-
By tradition, Catholics take part in a procession Legate in 1251 and, finding that the feast was
through the streets of a neighborhood near their not being observed, reinstated it. In the
parish following mass and pray and sing. The following year, he established the feast for his
Eucharist (the Blessed Sacrament) is placed in whole jurisdiction (Germany, Dacia, Bohemia,
a monstrance and is held aloft by a member of and Moravia), to be celebrated on the Thursday
the clergy during the procession. After the after the Octave of Trinity (one week later than
procession, parishioners return to the church had been indicated for Liège), but with a certain
where benediction usually takes place. elasticity, as he granted an ‘indulgence’ for all
who confessed their sins and attended church
HISTORY ‘on a date and in a place where (the feast) was
The institution of Corpus Christi as a feast in the celebrated’.
Christian calendar came about as a result of
approximately 40 years work on the part of Jacques Pantaléon of Troyes was also won over
Juliana of Liège, a 13th-century Norbertine to the cause of the Feast of Corpus Christi
canoness, born around 1191 in Liège, Belgium. during his ministry as Archdeacon in Liège.
At this time Liège was a city where there were It was he who, having become Pope as
groups of women dedicated to Eucharistic Urban IV in 1264, instituted the Solemnity of
worship (guided by exemplary priests) and they Corpus Christi on the Thursday after Pentecost
lived together, devoted to prayer and to as a feast for the entire Latin Rite, by the papal
charitable works. bull Transiturus de hoc mundo.

Orphaned at the age of five, Juliana and her …the Feast of Corpus
sister Agnes were entrusted to the care of the Christi was established
Augustinian nuns at the convent and to create a feast focused
leprosarium of Mont-Cornillon, where she solely on the Holy
developed a special veneration for the Blessed Eucharist.
Sacrament.
Though this was the first papally imposed
She always longed for a feast day outside of universal feast for the Latin Rite, it was not in
Lent in its honour. In 1208, she reported her fact widely celebrated for half a century,
first vision of Christ in which she was instructed although it was adopted by a number of
to plead for the institution of the feast of Corpus dioceses in Germany and by the Cistercians,
Christi. This vision was repeated for the next and in 1295 was celebrated in Venice. It
20 years, but she kept it a secret. She became a truly universal feast only after the bull
eventually relayed it to her confessor, who then of Urban IV was included in the collection of
relayed it to the bishop. laws known as the Clementines, compiled

Juliana also petitioned the learned Dominican
Hugh of St-Cher, and Robert de Thorete,
Bishop of Liège. At that time bishops could
order feasts in their dioceses, so in 1246 Bishop

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under Pope Clement V, but promulgated Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
only by his successor Pope John XXII in O Salutaris Hostia, another hymn sung at
1317. While the institution of the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament,
Eucharist is celebrated on Holy comprises the last two verses of
(Maundy) Thursday, Verbum Supernum Prodiens,
the liturgy on that day also Aquinas’ hymn for Lauds of
commemorates Christ’s Corpus Christi. Aquinas
washing of the disciples’ also composed the propers
feet, the institution of the for the Mass of Corpus
priesthood and the agony Christi, including the
in the Garden of sequence Lauda Sion
Gethsemane. So many Salvatorem. The epistle
other functions took place reading for the Mass was
on this day that the principal taken from Paul’s First
event was almost lost sight of. Epistle to the Corinthians
This is mentioned as the chief (1 Corinthians 11:23-29), and the
reason for the introduction of the Gospel reading was taken from the
new feast, in the Bull ‘Transiturus.’ For Gospel of John (John 6:56-59).
this reason, the Feast of Corpus Christi
was established to create a feast Although the celebration of Corpus
focused solely on the Holy Eucharist. Christi was abolished in England in
1548, the feast is still celebrated
Three versions of the office for by some Anglo-Catholic
the feast of Corpus Christi in parishes – even in provinces
extant manuscripts provide of the Anglican Communion
evidence for the Liège origins that do not officially include
and voice of Juliana in an it in their calendars.
original office, which was followed
by two later versions of the office. A highly
sophisticated and polished version can be
found in Bibliothèque Nationale de France
1143, a musical manuscript devoted entirely
to the feast, upon which there is wide
scholarly agreement.

The version in BNF 1143 is a revision of an
earlier version and represents the work of
St. Thomas Aquinas following or during his
residency at Orvieto from 1259 to 1265. This
liturgy may be used as a votive Mass of the
Blessed Sacrament on weekdays in ordinary
time. The hymn Aquinas composed for
Vespers of Corpus Christi, Pange Lingua, is
also used on Holy (Maundy) Thursday during
the procession of the Blessed Sacrament to
the altar of repose. The last two verses of
Pange Lingua are also used as a separate
hymn, Tantum Ergo, which is sung at

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property, personal possessions, savings and investments
to be distributed upon your death. For a Will to be valid the
maker of the Will must have the necessary mental capacity
at the time they make their Will and be signed by them in
the presence of two independent witnesses. It is usual to
include the appointment of executors who will have the
duty of proving your Will and ensuring your wishes are
carried out.

A Will can also: Furthermore, partners who have been living
together for many years, but who have not entered
n Specify any particular wishes you may have into marriage or civil partnership are not
for your funeral recognised at all under the rules of intestacy. But
by having a valid Will you get to choose who
n Show how you wish your estate to be benefits.
distributed
It is important to keep a Will updated. And you
n Confirm to whom, and in what proportions, should consider whether your executors will
you wish your residuary estate to be continue to be available and suitable. So, It may
distributed be preferable to appoint grown up children or
a solicitor as executor. If your executors or
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In today’s society the structure of the family is update your Will to ensure your estate is more
changing and it is even more important that tax efficient.
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Without a valid Will in place you will die ‘intestate
‘and the rules of intestacy will specify how your
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Ecce Panis Angelorum

We have all seen this quotation in many churches including our own, but what is it from
and what its significance.

Well it is actually the Sequence hymn (the hymn before the Gospel) for Corpus Christi. The hymn
tells of the institution of transubstantiation – our belief that the bread and wine become the body
and blood of Jesus during the celebration of the Eucharist.

The source of text is Lauda Sion Salvatorem vv.11-12 written by St Thomas Aquinas in 1264 at the
request of Pope Urban IV. Lauda Sion Salvatorem is one of only five medieval Sequences which
were preserved in the Missale Romanum published in 1570 following the Council of Trent (1545–63).

The original Latin text
Ecce Panis Angelorum, factus cibus viatorum
vere panis filiorum, non mittendus canibus.
In figuris praesignatur, cum Isaac immolatur,
Agnus Paschae deputatur, datur manna
patribus.
Bone pastor, panis vere, Iesu, nostri miserere:
tu nos pasce, nos tuere, tu nos bona fac videre
in terra viventium.
Tu qui cuncta scis et vales, qui nos pascis hic
mortales: tuos ibi commensales, coheredes et
sodales fac sanctorum civium.
Amen

The current English translation
Behold the Bread of Angels, made the food of
wayfarers, truly the bread of children, not to be
given to the dogs.
Presignified by figure, when Isaac was
immolated, the Paschal Lamb was
commanded, manna was given to the fathers.
Good shepherd, true bread, Jesus, have mercy
on us: feed us, protect us, make us to see good
things in the land of the living.
Thou who knowest and willest all things, who
feeds us mortals by this: make thine own to be
partakers of, co-heirs and citizens in that holy
city of saints.
Amen

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Elizabeth Catherine Ferard (1825 – 1883)
– the first deaconess in the Church of England

Elizabeth Catherine Ferard (1825 - 1883) Because of ill
was a gentlewoman from a prominent and health Elizabeth
wealthy Huguenot family that had very had to retire in
strong religious convictions 1870, but she later
ran a convalescent
We do not know whether she and her mother home for children in
moved with her brother Charles into Ascot Redhill. She died in
Place which he inherited it in 1850, but after London on 18 April
her mother’s death in 1858 she was 1883, but her
encouraged by Bishop Archibald Tait of legacy remains to
London to visit deaconess institutions in this day. Through
Germany. In particular she was asked to stay her efforts two
at Kaiserworth where a new order had been Church of England
established in 1836 for nursing and teaching. institutions were
Although this trip was unsatisfactory in many founded: the
ways, she was determined that something Community of
similar could and should be set up in London. St. Andrew (the final name of the North
She had caught the zeitgeist – the idea of London Deaconess Institution), and Order of
creating an order – just when the subject of Deaconesses. The Order of Deaconesses was
deaconesses in the Church of England was closed to new entrants in 1987, as women were
being discussed at the Convocation of then being admitted to the order of deacon, and
Canterbury. subsequently priest (1994) and bishop (2015).

Upon her return, Elizabeth (with the on-going ‘Deaconesses have, according to the
support of the Bishop of London and funding apostolical regulations, the office of serving the
from a relative, the Rev Thomas P Dale) was Christian congregation as Phoebe served the
able to open the North London Deaconess Church at Cenchraea. To them is committed
Institution in 1861 near King’s Cross – a the care of the sick, the poor, the education of
community with the dual vocation of being for your children, and generally the help of the
deaconesses and religious sisters. needy of whatever kind. And also it is their
office to be helpers, either directly or indirectly,
On 18 July 1862 Bishop Tait of London of the ministers of the Church. They must,
admitted Elizabeth as the first deaconess in the therefore, have the qualities which the Apostle
Church of England, receiving licence No 1. She requires from deacons (Acts 6:8). They must
was very loathe to assume the post of Head first, be of good report; and second, be full of
Deaconess, but as no one else could be found faith and good works.’
she was finally persuaded to accept it.
Robert Atwell, Celebrating the Saints,

Her new order began to flourish as more Elizabeth did not have High Church views, but
dioceses began to admit women to the order. one wonders what she would have made of the
St Andrew’s began to train independent developments in the Church of England for
diocesan deaconesses, as well as ones for its which she blazed an early trail. However, in
own community, but some women and some branches of the Anglican communion
dioceses disliked the concept of sisterhoods other than the Church of England the Order of
and preferred a more parochial model. Deaconesses remains open.

1100

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The Mission of the Resurrection

For forty days Jesus stayed among the people, Until Christ comes again, Catholics live as the
until he was taken up to heaven in a cloud. first apostles did - as witnesses to his
resurrection, trying by his grace to testify with
During this time, he laid the foundations for his our entire being to the salvation he won for us.
church to continue his presence and work on We live by faith in all that he revealed about
earth. He gave final instructions to his twelve God. We experience our lives as people born of
handpicked apostles, the patriarchs of this new the water and blood that flows from his sacred
extended family of God. heart. We call God our Father and love all men
and women as our brothers and sisters. We live
He had instructed them privately throughout his by hope in the promise that the kingdom is
ministry and given them powers to heal and cast coming, growing and spreading under the
out demons in his name. In those last forty days, Father’s watchful eye in the church of his Son,
he taught them how to interpret the Scriptures empowered by his Spirit. And we live by love, in
and preach. He breathed his Spirit into them, imitation of Jesus, with the love of God in our
confirmed their authority to forgive sins in his hearts giving meaning to everything we do. By his
name. He gave them a mission – to preach the grace, we live as he did, as living “Eucharists,” as
good news of his salvation to the ends of the offerings of praise and thanksgiving.
earth, to celebrate the breaking of the bread in
his memory, to teach what he had taught them, And we see miracles every day, not only at the
to baptize all nations and make them one family altar where bread and wine become his body
in God. He promised he would remain on earth and blood. We see lives changed by the
through his church—present in the sacraments, encounter with the risen Jesus, and we believe
living signs that truly bring people into contact that no person stands beyond the pale of his
with his saving presence. love. We have seen with our own eyes the truth
of what he said, that with God all things are
Jesus ascended to heaven in his glorified, risen possible.
body. He took his place in heaven in all the
fullness of his humanity, bearing for all time the Courtesy of Loyolapress
marks where the nails had been, the signs of his
passion carved forever into his precious skin. More from Rhona…
From that day forward, we could never think of
God without thinking of humankind. The very A man and his nagging wife were on holiday
being of God—the Trinity of Father, Son, and in Jerusalem, when the wife suddenly died.
Spirit—now contains One who is one of us.
The funeral company told the man that it
Jesus is now “seated in glory at the right hand would cost £45,000 to ship her home or
of the Father.” He is “King of kings and Lord of £500 to bury her in Jerusalem.
lords.” He will come again one day to render a
final judgment on the living and the dead and to The husband said, “Ship her home.”
usher in the never-ending kingdom that Israel’s
prophets proclaimed, the new Jerusalem that Shocked, the undertaker asked, “But sir,
will come down from heaven. Until that day, why don’t you bury her in the Holy Land and
Jesus will remain our high priest in the precincts save the money?” To which the husband
of heaven, hearing our prayers and sending us replied, “A long time ago, a man was buried
his Spirit. He is the one mediator between our here and 3 days later, he rose from the
Father and us, the only one who can save us dead…I can’t take THAT RISK!”
from the sin of the world.

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St George’s Day Tea Party

St George’s Day this year was on a Saturday party games that were to follow: Bat the
and what better way to celebrate this great Dragon, Dragons Eye (based on Jim Bowen’s
occasion than by having a sumptuous Bull’s Eye), and Pin the Tail on the Dragon.
Afternoon Tea! Much hilarity was had by all, and prizes were
awarded for the closest pinning of the Dragon’s
Every one that bought a ticket was invited to tail and the highest scoring darts thrower (who
come along wearing red and white and there did actually score a Dragon’s Eye!!). There was
were a number of interesting costumes. not a prize for batting the dragon though - just
as well as it was being a bit temperamental!
We started off with an assortment of
sandwiches and tea or coffee and this was The best dressed man (John Burford) and the
followed by a choice of scones, cream and jam. best dressed lady (Elizabeth Hadfield) were
After these two courses, we were treated to an both awarded prizes for their efforts and there
amazing array of freshly prepared cakes, made was, of course, the ubiquitous raffle, which
by Carolyn, Mary and Paul F – various seemed to go on forever, as so many people
cupcakes, coconut mountains, Victoria were drawn out of the ‘hat’ more than once.
sponges, meringues, red velvet cake, cream
slices and many more... It all wrapped up at 5.00pm and everyone said
that they had had a wonderful time! Our thanks
must go to Mary Delves, Paul Fella, Carolyn
Hunt, Elizabeth Hadfield and Pauline Fella for
making the event a success and to Jim and
Mary Tomsett for running the raffle. After
expenses the event raised £150.00.

During the meal, Beverly Cochran gave a very
amusing recital of the ‘The Lion and Albert’ with
those famous lines about the stick with the
‘orse’s ‘ead ‘andle. This was greatly appreciated
by all, as a surprising number knew the piece
almost by heart and joined in this comic verse!
However, all this was just the forerunner to the

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Roof Repair Appeal 2016 Update

As I write this the scaffolding should be going up around the Church, and it seems an
appropriate moment to give an update on the Appeal. You may remember that the total
cost of the project after deducting VAT and fees was £205,000, and that thanks to a grant of
£98,000 from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Scheme and the balance of the
proceeds of the sale of a flat in College Court, we had a fund of £160,000 to start us off.
But we still needed to find a further £40,000 to make up the shortfall. I am delighted to report
that we are nearly there!

Your response to the appeal I made to all those on the electoral roll was magnificent and has
produced so far £22,135. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed in any way at all to
achieving this splendid sum. To this we can add grants of £8,500 from the Sussex Historic Churches
Trust and £3,750 from The Allchurches Trust. In addition, the Burns Night Supper and Sunday raffles
raised £541. Those good at arithmetic will see that we are now just £5,074 short of our target.

I still have applications pending with a number of grant-making trusts, but I am growing more
gloomy about these as the weeks go by. If you have not yet responded to the appeal and are in a
position to help, please take a donation form from the display in the north aisle of the Church and
send your gift care of the Vicarage or direct to me . All personal donations are totally confidential.

Thank you. Jim Tomsett

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A Blast from The concert season starts in earnest on 2 May
the Console! with John Bruzon giving us a piano recital;
something we haven’t had in St Saviour’s for a
Well, Easter came and went. It seems like a very long time. I do hope that you will come to
distant memory and I can hardly believe, this and some of the other concerts. I have to
as I type this, that Ascension Day is only say that it is lovely to have the use of the
eight days away. It is always a bit of a white wonderful Steinway piano. It sounds so lovely in
knuckle ride for the choir and me, with a our lovely church. Other recitals involve singers,
whole rush of services and music to go with organists, another pianist and a silent movie.
them. Throw into the mix visiting clergy Some of the recitalists will be old friends, but
(Bishops no less) and you have a recipe for there are some new faces amongst them. Once
several more grey hairs and a very unhealthy again, please come and lend your support.
desire for a few extra gins!! That said, all
passed off without too many glitches and Before closing I would like to thank every one
I think we can be satisfied that Bishop Martin for their kind words and prayers (not to mention
went away with a good impression of our the flowers and cards) following the death of
work here – on all fronts. Sally’s mother, Mary. This has been a great
source comfort for the family. She was an
incredible lady and will be sorely missed.
I would also like to thank Colin for stepping
in to cover for me with no notice at all last
Sunday morning. It is great to know that there
is someone on whom I can utterly rely!

Until next month! Let’s hope for some warmer
weather!

We will soon be celebrating Pentecost and then
the focus will be the summer and the learning of
some more new music. It is very important that
we don’t create a museum piece. It is my view
that the introduction of new music into the
liturgy helps to keep the place alive. It also
stimulates the desire to learn more repertoire.
Of course, there are times when it is important
to go back to the familiar; Christmas being the
most obvious occasion! We will be singing one
of Terry Beams’ mass settings during May.
Whilst I believe that the Gloria may be familiar
to you, I don’t believe that the Sanctus and the
Agnus Dei will be known.

The winners of the March 2016 We still need existing members to renew
100’s Club draw were: and we are also looking for new members
to sign up. See Steve Gilbert for details.
1st Carolyn Hunt 17 The cost is £2 per month with the draw
2nd Beverly Cochran 30 taking place on the last Sunday of the month.
3rd Fr Christopher Hadfield 98 Subject to numbers, prizes range from £40 for
first prize, £20 for second and £10 for third.

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CHH Parry, ‘Jerusalem’ and the WI!

This setting of Repton School who saw its potential as a
William Blake’s setting for ‘Dear Lord and Father of mankind’.
poem is undoubtedly Laudate Dominum first appeared in 1893 with
the best known work the words ‘O Praise ye the Lord’ as part of an
of Charles Hubert anthem called Hear my words O ye people
Hastings Parry
(knighted by Queen composed for a Salisbury Diocesan Choir
Victoria in 1898, as
Sir Hubert Parry). Festival. Parry rearranged it as a hymn tune in

1915, and for the past 100 years its place has

been assured in most hymn books.

It was first performed Possibly his best known anthem is I was glad
in 1916 and he then when they said unto me, composed for the
conducted it in coronation of Edward VII in 1902 and used at all
March 1917 with coronations since. All this gives the impression
a ladies’ choir at a of his being a great ‘Establishment’ figure,
Women’s Suffrage conventional and totally English – an image that
Demonstration at the Parry greatly disliked.
Royal Albert Hall.
To begin with he was reluctant to do the setting
Jerusalem immediately became regarded as for Jerusalem because he was unhappy about
the special anthem of the ‘Votes for Women’ the patriotic motives of those who asked him to
movement and it was very quickly taken up by do it, but was later delighted when it became
the Women’s Institute, which had started in the anthem of the suffragettes.
Britain in 1915. It became popular in schools
and churches and since 1953, at the Last Night
of the Proms, where Sir Malcolm Sargent invited
the audience to sing it.

Parry was born in Bournemouth. He began to
compose at eight and at Eton was leader of
many musical activities and took the Oxford
degree of B Mus while still at school – the
youngest ever to do so.

He wrote several hymn tunes, often named after He was politically active for the Liberal Party,
local villages: Rustington, Amberley, Angmering and a keen yachtsman – naming an organ piece
and Storrington, of which Rustington is the best after his vessel and using at least two cathedral
organists as crew members. He was also one
known, set in both Common Prayer and Hymns of the earliest motorists, and became the first
Old and New to the words ‘Through the night musician ever to get a speeding ticket.
of doubt and sorrow’. The best known of his
hymn tunes, however, are Repton and Laudate
Dominum, both of which started their lives as

parts of longer works.

Repton, probably the most popular, was He had a house built in Rustington in 1881,
originally part of his oratorio Judith and named where he spent most of his time until his death
‘Repton’ because it was the head of music at from flu during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.

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DErovep’ps ings

Thankfully our poorly also congratulated us all on being so well
members of the congregation behaved...!

are now all back home. I hope On the radio each morning this week the
it won’t be long before they presenter has been reading out listener’s
are sitting in their usual pews. unusual house names. Some were unusual and
the following stuck in my memory. A vicar
What a wonderful Holy Week! Bishop Martin phoned in saying he lived next to the Church,
was an inspiration and I have never seen our “My vicarage is called Green Hill and it isn’t
congregation so attentive and still during far away”.
sermons, especially Good Friday. On the
Saturday Vigil the bishop stepped sideways off Have any of you visited the Seven Sisters
the top step behind the font and nearly came a Sheep Centre at East Dean this year? I’ve been
cropper but there was our Stuart ready to catch twice and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were
him. Whew, that was a close one. Then it was many, many lambs and at 3.30pm one can help
all change for Easter Day with the vibrant to bottle feed some of them. They have over
Bishop Nicholas and afterwards we all 50 varieties of sheep of all colours, shapes,
celebrated Chris and Stephanie’s golden sizes and with different textures of wool and
wedding some are closer to extinction than the giant
anniversary. panda. Also two of the largest pigs you’ll ever
see and their piglets have the most beautiful,
Thank you to silky coats. On my second visit the Shetland
everyone, not pony had just delivered a beautiful foal. Ahh!
forgetting The Hay Rack Tearoom is also good and all the
those behind cakes are homemade. They will be closing soon
the scenes and reopening in July and August when one can
such as Liz T go and watch daily demonstrations of shearing
doing all the and spinning. See you there.
washing and ironing, John Burford for being
here, there and everywhere and Isobel for By the time this magazine appears the builders
donating the beautiful paschal candle. We all will be on site. Thank you to the members of the
send our love to Paul our organist and his wife congregation who have donated to this very
Sally who has recently lost her dear Mother. urgent work. I know Jim has spent many
Thank you Colin for stepping up onto the organ months writing to all sorts of people in order to
seat at the last minute for the Sunday Mass. try and raise the money for this project.

Next came the APCM with the new rural dean Well I must look in my wardrobe and see if
in the chair. We thought Fr Jeffery was efficient I’ve got any red and white clothes for the
and quick at meetings but this chap was like a St George’s Day tea party.
whirlwind. Yes he did say that he had to get TTFN
back to St Elizabeth’s for a special lunch and

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Dates for your Diary May 2016

Sun 1 Sixth Sunday in Eastertide 08.00am Mass 10.30am Solemn Mass

Mon 2 10.30am Mass S. Athanasius Bp. Dr.

Tues 3 12 noon Mass S. Philip & S. James Aps.

Wed 4 10.30am Mass The English Martyrs

Thurs 5 The Ascension of the Lord 10.30am Mass 07.30pm Solemn Mass

Fri 6 12 noon Mass

Sat 7 09.00am Mass

Sun 8 Seventh Sunday in Eastertide 08.00am Mass 10.30am Solemn Mass

Mon 9 10.30am Requiem Mass Guild of All Souls

Tues 10 12 noon Mass

Wed 11 10.30am Mass

Thurs 12 10.30am Mass S. Pancras M.

Fri 13 12 noon Mass Our Lady of Fatima Laying on of Hands

Sat 14 09.00am Mass S. Matthias Ap.

Sun 15 Pentecost 08.00am Mass 10.30am Solemn Mass

Mon 16 10.30am Mass

Tues 17 12 noon Mass

Wed 18 10.30am Mass

Thurs 19 10.30am Mass S. Dunstan Bp.

Fri 20 12 noon Mass S. Bernardine of Siena Pr.

Sat 21 09.00am Mass Our Lady
Sun 22 Most Holy Trinity 8.00am Mass 10.30am Solemn Mass

Mon 23 10.30am Mass

Tues 24 12 noon Mass Walsingham Cell

Wed 25 10.30am Mass S. Bede the Venerable Pr. Dr.

Thurs 26 Corpus Christi 10.30am Mass 7.30pm Solemn Mass and Benediction

Fri 27 12 noon Mass S. Augustine of Canterbury Bp.

Sat 28 09.00am Mass Our Lady
Sun 29 Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 08.00am 10.30am Solemn Mass

Mon 30 10.30am Mass

Tues 31 12 noon Mass Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Vicar
Vacant - Interregnum
The Vicarage Spencer Road Eastbourne BN21 4PA

Hon Assistant Clergy Rev Christopher Hadfield, BA 422050
Canon Charles Lansdale BA 646655
Churchwardens Rev Nick MacNeill, BTh 485399
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Treasurer Canon Robert Fayers 07706 067496
Electoral Roll Mr John Bourdon 01323 729142
Secretary Planned Giving Mrs Pauline Fella 656346
Mrs Judy Grundy 720577
Miss Mary Delves 735410
Mrs Mary Tomsett 489646
Mr Michael Brennan 504731

Other Officers Mr Paul Collins 647969
Director of Music Mr Richard Elliott 872168
Parish Hospital Contact Mr Stuart Burns 500585
Sacristan/Servers Miss Jane Pinching 894414
Bookstall Manager Mrs Pat James 721061
Caring and Sharing Mr Steve Gilbert 469078
Car Park Manager Mrs Za Crook 729059
Safeguarding Officer Mrs Pat James 721061
Churches Together Mrs Beverly Cochran 434785
Miss Mary Delves, Mrs Isobel Nugent, Mr John Bourdon
Deanery Synod Mrs Mary Tomsett 489646
Family Support Work Mr Robert Ascott 728892
Mr David Thorpe 486214
Librarian Mr Paul Fella 656346
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Guild of All Souls Mrs Isobel Nugent 725796
Mission to Seafarers Mr Roger Ellis
Open Church Miss Mary Delves 735410
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Church Organisations Miss Lis Trustam – call for details 504909
Bible Reading Fellowship Rev Nick MacNeill – call for details 485399
Book Group Mrs Rita Orchard – meet Tuesdays from 9am 723375
Church Cleaning Mr John Burford – meet as necessary 724317
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