Parish news in brief

A fond farewell… a winter break from evening family services… and a warm welcome to our new Priest in Charge. Read more…

At the end of June we farewelled our Vicar the Reverend Stephanie Clay as she left after an association with us of five years to take up a new role as Chaplain of St Margaret’s College, Christchurch. Rev’d Steph goes with our love and blessings – for herself and her family, and our gratitude for all she had given and achieved in the parish.

What with winter nights closing in early and the cold weather, we have put our 4.30pm Family Service on hold for now. Watch this space (and the parish Facebook page) in the Spring, when we hope to resume these relaxed family-friendly services.

From 1st August we welcome our interim Priest in Charge, Reverend Canon Mandy Neil. Many parishioners have already had the pleasure of meeting Rev’d Mandy this week as she was called on before her official starting date to conduct a funeral in the parish. It’s great to have you with us, Mandy!

Come and join us for Holy Week

Pentecost

All are welcome to join us at this most special time of the year. The following Holy Week services are all at Holy Innocents Church, on Church Street, Amberley:

Thursday 29 March, 7.00pm — Maundy Thursday Holy Communion

Friday 30 March, 9.30am — Good Friday Reflection Service

Sunday 1st April, 9.30am — Easter Day Celebration

Getting ready for Christmas at Messy Church

Mark your calendar – November 26th is the date of the last Messy Church session for 2017. To all children and parents/caregivers in the community, we look forward to seeing you once more as we celebrate the rich traditions of Christmas through music, stories, prayers, crafts/drama …. and food. Continue reading