St Mary and St Gabriel
Sharing the love of God
Incumbent of Harting with Elsted and Treyford cum Didling
We are delighted to announce the appointment of The Reverend Harriet Neale-Stevens to the post of Rector in our Benefice.
Harriet will hopefully be joining us in September with her young family when she moves into The Rectory. We very much look forward to welcoming them all.
Please refer any church matters to the Churchwardens, Hatti and Sarah – click here for the contact
On Sunday 5th July public worship returned to
Chichester Cathedral. We were delighted to welcome back our community for a
revised schedule of services.
From Monday 13th July you will no longer have to reserve you seat for services taking place Monday - Saturday. We will still however continue to collect your details upon arrival in order to support the NHS Track and Trace system.
We ask you to reserve your space for Sunday services, however a number of seats will be put aside for those unable to book online.
The Cathedral remains open for individual private prayer every day, between 12.00 - 4.00pm. We encourage you to plan your visit in advance and have provided some guidance available on our website
Public worship will return to Chichester Cathedral from this Sunday (5th July). We have made a number of changes to ensure that you can join our services safely.
When visiting, please follow the Government’s guidance, which includes practicing social distancing, and remember that if you or a member of your household are unwell, stay at home.
Our first week of services are as follows:
Reserve your seat
In order to support the NHS Track and Trace system, we encourage everyone to
use our online booking system. Online ticketing has
been generously supported by the Friends of Chichester Cathedral.
For those unable to use the booking system, places have been allocated for those arriving without advance reservation. You will be asked for your name and phone number on arrival for recording purposes.
Visit the booking system to reserve your seat.
Changes to your usual visit
A number of changes have been made to our services: Communion will
be brought to worshippers by the presiding clergy and prayer books will not be
Upon arrival, worshippers are asked to queue at the Cathedral’s West Door, using the floor stickers to adhere to social distance recommendations.
This route will be continually monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.
Visit the Cathedral's website for full information and further guidance on visiting for public worship.
open for private prayer
As a Diocese, we are marking the 'Thy Kingdom Come' campaign
with a series of events from the 21st May through to the 31st May.
On the eve of the Feast of the Ascension which falls this Thursday 21st May, the Bishop will explain, in a video message to the Diocese, why these ten important days can deepen our prayer life together especially in these challenging times. Each day from the 22nd May - 29th May Bishop Martin invites you to join him in prayer. He will be offering a short daily Novena prayer for the diocese from his chapel in Chichester.
An Ascension Day service is being led by the Dean, The Very Revd Stephen Waine and a Pentecost service will be led by Bishop Martin, both at 10am.
All services will be available to view from our website. There will also be a reminder on our social media platforms prior to the services commencing.
Update: Retirement of The Cathedral's Precentor
Canon Tim Schofield
is to retire this June after 14 years as Residentiary Canon and Precentor at
Chichester Cathedral. His retirement service and reception due to take place in
June has been postponed until we are able to celebrate and mark the occasion together.
Join The Precentor online on Sunday 7th June for his final service which will be streamed via the Cathedral website. If the Cathedral community wish to leave a message for Tim and his wife Julie, an E-Card is available to sign.
New Bishops for Horsham and Lewes
10 Downing Street has announced the names of the new bishops of Horsham and Lewes to serve as suffragan bishops in the Diocese of Chichester.
The Revd Ruth Bushyager, currently Vicar of St Paul’s, Dorking in the Diocese of Guildford will serve as Bishop of Horsham.
The Revd William Hazlewood, currently Vicar of the United Benefice of Dartmouth and Dittisham in the Diocese of Exeter will be the next Bishop of Lewes.
Click here for the full article
BELL RINGERS NEEDED - practices paused for now.
For several years we have been very lucky to have a successful band of ringers in the Harting Parish Church. However, with ringers moving on and others off to University sadly, our numbers have fallen. We urgently need to recruit or find new ringers.
If you would like to 'have a go' please come to our Tuesday evening practice at 7.30pm. Do come and have a look around the bells in the belfry and see our bells 'in situ' and watch the ringers in action.