Retirement of Father Paul Matthews

A Message from Paul & Zena
I think most of you have heard that at the end of April Paul is retiring. It will mark the end of just over five very happy years serving you all. We have had the privilege of sharing so much of your lives and the life of the village and we are now starting to think more about what God has planned for us in the next chapter of our lives.
I ask you to pray for us both over the next weeks, and for Willem (your Churchwarden) and the Church Council as they make plans for the future. Chidham will always have a special place in our hearts and prayers. Our final Sunday service will be Sunday 29th April, 10am Parish Communion.

FINCH Coffee Morning with AGM and Visiting Speaker, Sat 17th March, St Wilfrid’s, Broad Rd, 10.30am

After a brief AGM the Guest Speaker will be Steve Tanner who will talk about genealogy and how to go about investigating your lineage. There’ll be lots of slides. Please come along, have a cup of coffee, some home-made cake and, of course, join in the raffle. We expect to finish at mid-day. Call 07775 942399 if you can give a lift to someone or need a lift yourself.

Seals Appreciation Morning – Saturday, March 10th, 10am – noon.

If you have been involved with the Seals playgroup over the last 5 years please join us for a pop-in play session to thank Father Paul & Zena. Without their stewardship Seals will be unable to continue in its current form, though we hope that there is a possibility that it may resurface in a different form in future. This event will give us a chance to send them off with a celebration!

Film Society, Village Hall, March 9, 7.30pm, ‘Get out’

A young black man meets his white girlfriend’s parents in Jordan Peele’s chilling satire of liberal racism in the US. It’s time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long,the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare. Alison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya star. Nominated for 4 Oscars and 2 BAFTAs
Doors open 7.30pm Film screens 8pm  Tickets: £5/6 01243 576580/574074  Licensed Bar
coming soon
Saturday March 17, 10.30am, ‘Paddington Two’     Unaccompanied adults welcomed