The Parish and Priory Church of St Nicholas, Arundel – Services and Notices Sunday 16 November 2014 8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00 am Parish Eucharist, Weekday Services Tuesday 6.30 pm Eucharist (CW) Wednesday 10.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) Friday 12 noon Eucharist (CW) Sunday 23 November 2014 8.00am Holy Communion 10.00 am Parish Eucharist – Christ the King / Confirmation 3.00 pm South Stoke Evensong and the Advent Book Review Dates for Your Diary Now - 18 Nov Art/Theology Pilgrimage/ Tour. Thurs 20 Nov Life on the Line - FEAST Project event 7.30pm at Burpham Village Hall (see Notices). Sun 23 Nov Feast of Christ the King/ Confirmation 10am Eucharist at St Nicholas (see Notices). South Stoke Advent Book Review 3pm at St Leonard’s Church (see Notices). Thurs 27 Nov Contact Group Christmas Lunch departing Arundel Baptist Church at 12.15pm. The Hanover Band Lecture Series - Handel’s Messiah 7pm at Arundel Town Hall (see Notices). Sat 29 Nov Supper Series: ‘Caravaggio’ 7pm at St Nicholas (see Notices). Sun 30 Nov Advent Carol Service 6pm at St Nicholas. Sat 6 Dec The Hanover Band and Chorus Handel’s Messiah 7.30pm at St Nicholas. Sun 7 Dec Patronal Festival 10am Family Eucharist at St Nicholas (followed by drinks and canapés). Evensong 4.00pm at Arundel Church of England School. Sun 14 Dec Tortington Christmas Carol Service at 4pm. Christian Aid Big Sing 6pm at St Nicholas (see Notices). Sat 20 Dec Christingle Service 4.00pm at St Nicholas. Activities beforehand at the Cathedral Centre. Sun 21 Dec Nine Lessons and Carols 6pm at St Nicholas Wed 24 Dec Crib Service 4pm at St Nicholas. Midnight Mass 11.30pm at St Nicholas. Thurs 25 Dec Holy Communion 8.00pm at St Nicholas. Festal Eucharist 10.00pm at St Nicholas. Sun 4 Jan’15 Feast of the Epiphany Family Service 10.00pm. Sat 7 Feb’15 Quiz+! organised by the Arundel-Stegaurach link (details to follow). Notices Art/Theology/Pilgrimage Tour Now - 18 November Fr David is leading a group of seventeen parishioners to the churches and galleries of Italy which house paintings by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Fr David will speak on the spiritual content and contemporary issues reflected in the paintings. The group has been offered a number of churches for the celebration of the Eucharist. Please keep this group in your prayers. Intermediate Choir - Today - 2.30pm Six St Nicholas’ Church Intermediate Choir Members performed as part of the Arun Young Musicians Festival last week and have now been selected, as silver medal winners, to take part in the Gala Finals Concert on 16 November at the Alexandra Theatre in Bognor Regis. They would love to see some familiar faces there to support them. Tickets are available on 01243 861010. Life on the Line An illustrated talk on life in the fishing villages of Tamil Nadu telling of the trials and triumphs of life in the Tsunami-hit villages of Southern India and the difference being made by the grassroots charity FEAST. This free event is on Thursday 20 November at 7.30pm at the Burpham Village Hall. Refreshments will be available. Confirmation - Sun 23 November Please sign the list at the back of the church if you are able to provide a plate of canapés that will be served after the Confirmation Service next Sunday. Advent Book Review, St Leonard’s Church This will form part of the 3.00 pm Evensong Service at South Stoke, on 23 November, to which you are most welcome. Dr Linda Rockall (former Medical Director of Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust, and currently Chairman of the Trustees of Worthing Churches Homeless Project) will be sharing details of Christian literature which she has selected as being of personal significance on her journey of faith. Following the Service, the congregation are invited to an informal tea in the farmhouse (courtesy of Reg and Jill Haydon). Hanover Band Lecture Series - Handel’s Messiah The former Dean of Chichester Cathedral, The Very Revd Nicholas Frayling, will be exploring the link between Handel’s Messiah and the King James Bible ahead of the performance of this masterpiece by The Hanover Band on Saturday 6 December in St Nicholas Church. The talk is on Thursday 27 November at 7pm at the Arundel Town Hall and will be followed by a two course-supper and a question and answer session. Tickets are £30 and are available from Chichester Tickets www.chichestertickets.com or in person from The Cloisters Shop, Chichester Cathedral. St Nicholas Church Supper Series Enjoy a three-course supper inspired by the paintings of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, accompanied by an illustrated talk by Fr David and Chris Monaghan. Tickets are limited and are on sale after the 10am service or from the Parish Office and cost £30.00. The supper will be held at St Nicholas on Saturday 29 November at 7.00pm. The Town Christmas Card The preparation of the Town Christmas Card will take place in the Slater Room at the Arundel Baptist Church on Friday 5 December 2014 between 2 and 4pm. If you are able to help with this it would be very much appreciated. If you are willing to help deliver some cards then please complete the form at the back of the church. The cards will be left for collection on 7 December. The Big Sing for Christian Aid 2014 The annual Big Sing to raise funds and awareness for Christian Aid at Christmas, will take place in St Nicholas Church on Sunday 14 December at 6pm. Tickets are £5.00 and include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie and are available from the Parish Office or after services. Everyone is welcome to join in this great big singalong of Christmas and other favourite songs for Christian Aid. Ecumenical Prayer Group The ‘PowerPoint’ Ecumenical Prayer Group meets every Monday afternoon from 2.15pm until about 3.00pm. The November Meetings will be held at St Nicholas, and the December Meetings will be at the Cashman Room, Cathedral Centre. Christmas Cards Christmas Cards with a picture of St Nicholas’ Church are once again available at the back of the Church. They cost £2.50 for a pack of ten cards.
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