AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CHURCHWARDENS SUNDAY 3rd AUGUST 2014
It is with great pleasure that we received a message during the week from Bishop Martin, notifying us of the appointment of Father Timothy Peskett to be our new Rector
We met Father Tim together with Archdeacon Douglas recently and we both agreed that he was the right person to lead St Georges and the Parish of Whyke as we meet the challenges facing us and all churches in the present age.
Father Tim has been the Rector of the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Felpham for the past nine years and before that was Vicar of St Johns at Burgess Hill, he is also a fine organist and has been known to take part in charity runs. He is announcing his departure to his congregation today and, depending on the Bishops diary, will join us in December; he sends this message to us
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I was absolutely overjoyed to be appointed recently by the Bishop of Chichester and by Ken and Sheila your Churchwardens, as your new Rector.
I am so excited at the prospect of being with you, getting to know you all, and beginning my ministry amongst you in early December – just in time for Christmas!
The next three months will fly by, but In the meantime please keep me in your prayers as I end nine years of ministry in Felpham, as indeed I will keep all of you daily in my thoughts and prayers.
I will write to you again in the near future with some details and information about your new Rector.
Love, joy and peace to you all.
A Welcome To St George’s
It’s good to welcome you to St George’s Website. St George’s is situated in the south eastern quarter of Chichester and we are proud of its Anglo Catholic heritage which equips our people for their daily life through worship, community life and nurture. We invite you to visit us on a Sunday or at one of our weekday services.
Here are a few things which might be helpful for you to know about us:
- We’re a diverse congregation of all ages and from all backgrounds. As Jesus welcomed all people, so we too welcome all people regardless of their background.
- We’re a place where all your senses will be fully engaged in the worship of God. You may smell incense, hear beautiful music, experience silence and stillness and see people using gestures as a way to express the inexpressible during our services.
- We’re a place where ancient ritual interprets our contemporary life. You will, we hope, be struck by the beauty and holiness of the church the grace of our liturgy, the relevance of the preaching and the warm welcome.
- We’re a place exploring how to serve our parish and neighbourhood with acts of compassion along with expressing justice locally and globally.
- We’re friendly, we will make every effort to welcome you, but we will try to respect your space.
Thank you for choosing to explore our website, and we hope to see you in St George’s very soon.
With prayers and best wishes,
All At St George’s