Church Summer fête, Vicarage Garden, Sat 7th July  2pm – 4pm

Items to sell are now being collected including the following: Books/jigsaws, small items of bric-a-brac (no electricals please), Ornaments & glass, Handbags/scarves/jewellery, toys, unwanted gifts & toiletries, toys, plant pots, raffle prizes.  We are also collecting bottles and jars and allied items for the bottle stall.  If you have items you are willing to donate please contact Carol Vigor 01243 537216 for collection.

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.

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

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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!
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