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Chidham and Hambrook - The Church - Events

The Churches of St Mary's, Chidham, and St Wilfrid's, Hambrook.

Events in the life of the Parish of Chidham


Messy Church - May 29th, 2015, in St Wilfrid's, Broad Rd.

Over 60 people attended including over 40 children.
A fun time for all ages (children in the care of an adult), stories, food and crafts.

The next Messy Church Event will be on July 24, 2015 - All welcome!
This page has been neglected. Many events have not been reported.
Let's start again


Mini-fete - June 2011
Thanks to Carol Vigor and Alyzn Johnson for putting on the Minifete despite a forced change of plan, and to everyone who helped and supported the event..

For other events in 2011 see the Church main page or the Friends page


Sat 10th October 2009 Harvest Supper - photos Pets Service Photos
Harvest Festival photos
Sun Oct 4th 2009 - St Mary's was beautifully decorated.
Saturday 25th July
in Chichester Cathedral
The Ordination and Consecration of The Reverend Mark Sowerby as Bishop of Horsham by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and other Bishops

A College of Bishops
Get ready, get set, GO!

Mr and Mrs Bishop
Chidham? Where is Chidham?
Thanks to Graham Underdown for the brilliant photos.
Church Fete - at St Wilfrid's - June 6, 2009
Teas, Strawberries, Hot Dogs, Ice Creams, China & Glass, Books, Crafts, Toys, Raffles Jewellery, Tombola, Cakes, Bottle Stall, Plants, China Smashing and Silent Auction
The weather stayed dry, the sun peaked through occasionally, the event was well supported and thanks to everybody who helped and all those who came and spent their money, the Fete was a great success.
More Church Fete Photos
The Music of the Ukraine

May
8th 2009

The Kiev Singers


at St Mary's.
Sacred Music and Folk Songs
with organ/piano and bandura accompaniment

Photos

Friday
Oct 10th:


Thanks to everyone who supported the event and to Gary and Carol Vigor for the nibbles.
The Friends of Chidham Churches
Rod Starr gave an Organ Recital in St Mary's on Friday Evening. It was an excellent and varied programme in two halves, with a very sociable interval, ending with Rod's own composition the very enjoyable Scherzo for two organs played by Rod and his wife Stella.
Oct 5th

Harvest Festival service
Sat
June 28
‘Sun and Sangria'
(we pushed our luck, but the sun shone..)
canapes and aperitifs with a mediterranean theme in the vicarage gardens see photos
a ‘Friends of Chidham Churches' event
Lyra in Chidham
April 25th 2008
'Lyra'
at St Mary's, Chidham
St Mary's was filled - Classical, Sacred and Russian Folk music - brilliant musicians - much enjoyed by all who were there.
photos and report
.

A 'Friends of Chidham Churches' Concert
'Cool Classics'
(a quartet, also known as Casablanca , Squinty McGinty etc etc...,….)
Friday Nov 9th, 2007 at St Mary's.
A ‘Friends of Chidham Churches' Concert.
Sat 27 th October 10.30 – 12.30 at St Wilfrid's:
'Books, Bric-a-brac, Beads& Bakes' In aid of Wateraid
Please come along to our our Books, Bric-a-brac, Beads & Bakes ‘ sale at St Wilfrid's on Saturday October 27 th in aid of our charity of the year ‘Wateraid'. If you have any small items of china and glass (not drinking glasses and crockery) or costume jewellery we would be pleased to have them. We would also like some delicious cakes to sell. Most of all please come along for a cup of coffee to support this event.
Carol Vigor and Alyzn Johnson
The Portsmouth Chorus at the Guildhall
Wed Dec 12th, 7.30pm
A trip is being organised to include transport from St Wilfrid’s Church Car Park leaving at 6.30pm. Back by about 10.30pm.
Stalls £6, Grand Circle £8, Coach seat £7. (Children Half Price)
Should be fun, and is suitable for children. Get your name on the list on St Mary’s noticeboard.

 


Recent Events
2007  
Nov 9
Oct 12
Sept 8
June 23
May 12
Feb 2&3
2006  
Dec 10th
 
 
Sept 30
Sept 10
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July 22
 
June 24
Mar 31
2005  
Nov 12

Sponsored ‘Ride and Stride' Saturday 8 September 2007

Nearly thirty people of our parish spent an enjoyable, sunny day travelling by bike or on foot between as many local churches as they could manage. Another seven people sat in St Mary's Church, Chidham to record visitors who were engaged in a similar activity.

The idea was to raise money, through sponsorship, for the Sussex Historic Churches Trust and our own St Mary's' Church. Last year we raised £704, of which St Mary's received £352, and at present, the participants in this year's event are collecting the funds pledged by their sponsors. When all the money is in, we will let you know how much we raised this time.

This event takes place on the second Sunday in September each year and is organised throughout the county by the Sussex Historic Churches Trust. The money raised is split 50/50 between the Trust and the church nominated by each participant.

Why not ride or stride next year?
Note for walkers: there are more than thirty chapels or churches in Chichester alone for you to visit.
Note for sitters: you can be sponsored to sit in St Mary's and record the visitors taking part in the Ride and Stride.

Further details from Cliff Archer on 572839.


Harvest Thanksgiving
see photos
Harvest Supper
(Saturday Sept 30th)

The Harvest Supper was very well attended. A good time was had by all. Thanks to Carol and Gary Vigor and their helpers
Ride and Stride: Saturday Sept 9th
Last Saturday, local people did their bit towards raising funds for the upkeep of the historic churches of Sussex, including our own St Mary's in Chidham.
Volunteers manned St Mary's from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm to record the visitors taking part in the Ride and Stride Event. The photo shows June Phillips in the porch of St Mary's. Other recorders were Avril Vale, Rev David Pain, Janet and Ron Dummer, Delph and Cliff Archer.
Church supporters of all ages had found sponsors for their attempt to visit as many churches and chapels as possible during daylight hours. They could travel on bike, foot or horse! Everybody enjoyed the exercise in the fresh air on a beautifully sunny day.
Some keen riders about to set off from St Mary’s Church, Chidham.
The event was organised by the Sussex Historic Churches Trust and the money raised will be split 50/50 between the Trust and the church nominated by each participant. We will let you know later how much money was raised.
Cliff Archer
‘RIDE AND STRIDE’ EVENT - A SPLENDID RESULT
Do you remember this photo of keen riders about to set off from St Mary’s? They were just some of the many people who were ‘Riding and Striding’ to raise funds for the upkeep of the historic churches of Sussex, including our own St Mary’s in Chidham. The total sum raised in the parish was £704 – a magnificent achievement.
Church supporters of all ages had found sponsors for their attempt to visit as many churches and chapels as possible during the day. They could travel on bike, foot or horse! Everybody enjoyed the exercise in the fresh air on a beautifully sunny day.
The event was organised by the Sussex Historic Churches Trust and the money raised is split 50/50 between St Mary’s and the Trust, so our church gets £352. Many thanks to all who took part and to their generous sponsors.
Cliff Archer

July 22: Strawberries and Champagne

My raffle ticket is in there somewhere

Thanks to Juliet Probert and many others for a lot of hard work putting it all together.

CHICHESTER GALA DAY – 24TH JUNE. The Youth Group entered a float in the parade. see youth group page and photos.


 

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