Welcome to our News page!
See our “What’s On” page for latest information on happening in the Parish and view the latest newsletter on our “Newsletter” page.
New Diaries for Sale
Our Repository has a small number of 2020 Pocket Diaries and Religious Calendars for sale at reasonable prices. Do take a look next time you are in the Church.
Chichester District Foodbank
Our local food bank is always pleased to receive any donations of groceries. This Christmas we are being asked to add an extra item or two to the shopping bag to leave in the food bank basket in the Porch provided by The Trussel Trust, to distribute to needy families in Selsey struggling to provide substantial and wholesome meals every day even during the festive season.
The Journey to 2030
Please see our new page on this below the News tab. A new initiative is being introduced on climate change and the environment from the Church. It is time to change, to be responsible and take care of our planet, if we don’t it will be too late and our world will face devastating consequences… do read on…
Archbishop Michael Bowen RIP
Please pray for the late Archbishop of Southwark who died in October. He will be remembered by many as the second Bishop of Arundel and Brighton becoming the Coadjutor Bishop of our young diocese in 1970 and succeeding Bishop David Cashman in 1971; he subsequently was appointed as Archbishop of Southwark in 1977.
With winter approaching the Towns’ umbrella caring service Selsey Works, that is supported by the Selsey Town Council, is busy promoting a variety initiatives that assist individuals and families coping with the harsher conditions of the next few months. They are particularly anxious to draw attention to their Energy Switching Service. They are able to offer support and advice in a number of important areas of life from filling in forms to coping with a major crisis. You can ‘phone (01243) 605803 or see what is on offer by visiting www.selseyworks.co.uk or www.selseytowncouncil.gov.uk. There are also posters and leaflets to browse in the Church Porch.
Children’s Liturgy Group
It is lovely to see a growing number of our young parishioners join us on Sunday for Children’s Liturgy. Circumstances for our liturgists change with their own family commitments. The Parish would welcome parents and grand-parents to join the team of liturgists on a rota basis to help share the responsibility.
One doesn’t need to be a teacher but one does need a desire and keenness to share the Gospel at a level that relates to children today, in order for them to carry out Our Lord’s work.
There are available a great selection of resources and a useful book to follow which gives ideas.
Full training will be given and you will need to have a current and clear Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS). If you are interested please contact Karen Pirks on 07824 376760 for more information.
Coffee After Mass on the First Weekend of the Month
We have refreshments after Mass every first weekend of the Month on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. All are welcome, especially visitors to Selsey
Hospital Visits – An Occasional Reminder!
Recent data protection laws prevent hospital staff automatically passing on a patient’s religious status to hospital chaplains unless a patient specifically asks that a chaplain be notified. It is always preferable to let the hospital chaplain know before you are admitted or, if you are admitted unexpectedly or in an emergency, to let the chaplain as soon as possible: the ward staff should be able to help. Your hospital admission notes should record your religious status: if you are not sure it may be important to check.
The Hospital Chaplaincy is there to bring spiritual comfort and support to patients and, when appropriate, to their family. For Catholic patients in St. Richard’s Hospital and in St. Wilfrid’s Hospice (now relocated in Bosham), the chaplaincy support is provided from St. Richard’s Parish in Chichester.
A priest from the parish visits the hospital regularly and lay ministers of Holy Communion visit every Wednesday and Sunday with Holy Communion. Please let St. Richard’s parish know if you or a relative would like your name on the visiting list: ring (01243) 782343 – or let Fr. John know, and he will pass on a message.
Parking in Front of the Church
The single white line painted on the side of the road in front of the Church is for ‘priority parking’ when the Church is in use – for the Selsey Venture Buss at the Sunday morning Mass; for hearses and limousines at funeral; for ambulances or other emergency vehicles when needed. Please keep this space free for those entitled to use it. Thank you.
Update on Church Building
The 2017 Quinquennial Report outlined some urgent work to be carried out. Phase One of the programme of works has been completed. This has included the removal of an old oil tank for the Church boiler (for health and safety reasons), the resurfacing of the Car Park, the re-fixing and repainting of the Church ceiling tiles and repointing of the Church tower, where there were serious cracks between the stones. The whole of the outside of the Church has been power-washed and sprayed with a water-proof agent to prevent the porosity of the stonework. More news on Phase Two coming soon. Thank you for your continued financial support which has enabled the work to be done.
Parish Information Leaflet
This leaflet is a brief summary of our Parish activities with a useful Contacts’ List should you wish to join in or assist in Parish life. Please click on the link: Parish Leaflet Final 13.04.18
Can You Help?
Please support our Church. We need volunteers to help clean the Church at 10.00am on the first Saturday of the month. All are welcome.
Available for Hire – Church Hall with small Kitchen
We have a Church Hall that can seat up to 50 people with a small kitchen that has an electric cooker, plus the use of a free car park.
Please use our “Contact Us” page to request further information or call Sylvia Gill, our Booking Secretary on 01243 605897.