Holy Week church services

Wednesday                11.15am Holy Communion service in St Wilfrid’s
Maundy Thursday.  7.30pm Holy Communion service in St Mary’s
Good Friday.             10am Family Service at St Wilfrid’s Church  followed by Hot Cross Buns
6pm Music and meditation at St Mary’s with the occasional choir
Easter Day                  8am First Communion of Easter with lighting of the Pascal Candle
followed by Easter Breakfast from 8.45 onwards  at the Vicarage
10am  Easter Parish Communion and children’s activities and Easter Egg hunt.

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.