COLUMN: Faith Matters

The vigil takes place at 5pm
The vigil takes place at 5pm

A weekly round up of news from around Chichester Diocese, which covers all of Sussex

Shoreham Air Disaster: Memorial Service

On 22nd November, the Bishop of Chichester will be preaching at the memorial service in Lancing College chapel organised by Tim Loughton MP and local authority leaders.

Invitations have gone out to the families of those who lost their lives as well as the many emergency workers, members of social services and people from the community who helped in the aftermath of the tragedy.

General Synod

Newly elected representatives from across Sussex will join a service attended by Her Majesty the Queen on Monday when the new synod of the Church of England begins. Bishops, clergy and laity representing parishes across the county will be in London for the start of a 5-year series of meetings. High on the agenda is an opportunity to discuss the Church’s response to the refugee crisis.

Advent Hope Carol Concert

The beautiful setting of Lancing College chapel is hosting a candlelit carol service in support of Christian Aid at 7.30pm on Monday 30th November.

The service will feature the Worthing Choral Society along with some other special guests.

Tickets are free on a first-come-first-served basis, with a voluntary offering taken for Christian Aid. Book your place by calling 020 7523 2105.

Prisons Week

During the past week local churches of all denominations have been involved in a campaign called ‘A new and living way’, seeking to encourage hope and transformation for those involved in the criminal justice system. You can find out more about what’s been happening at www.prisonsweek.org.