Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12
77th Anniversary of the 'D-Day Landings
The village of Southwick and Southwick House (comandeered by the Royal Navy during the war as the school of navigation), were central to Operation Overlord, the D Day landings. In 1944, Southwick House and all the wooded areas surrounding it were the centre of operations for the planning and execution of this great armada, led by Admiral Ramsey, General Eisenhower and General Montgomery. The normal D Day revival celebrations at Southwick have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic, but here is a link to a commemorative service, taken jointly with Padre Michael Chatfield in the Map room, to mark the 77th Anniversary of D Day and to remember those who engaged in this great operation.
St James’s Church Southwick Is open for:
Regular, advertised Sunday Services, whilst observing current safe distancing and hygiene recommendations
Baptisms, weddings and funerals with numbers limited by legislation and by arrangement with the chaplain
And from 3rdMay 2021 for private prayer on
Tuesdays 11am -12 noon,
and Thursdays 2pm-3pm,
Rev’d Simon Brocklehurst, chaplain.
Tel 07905 318016
Elevenses in the ZoomRoom with revsimonb on Wednesdays
10.45am for 11am
Meeting ID: 334 863 6486
A curious object or your favourite quote.
Avoiding isolation At the onset of the crisis Jim Watson, chair of the Parish Council, invited a handful of people from the community to meet together (socially distanced) to discuss a coordinated plan to care for people as the need arose. A special careline was set up, volunteer CRB checked responders were identified and several hundred leaflets delivered explaining that people could telephone the careline on 07534 770164, should they need help with shopping, prescriptions, other practical matters, or just to chat if they were feeling isolated. There have been relatively few requests or calls, but the line remains live, should anyone have need to call it
Click on the Church Guides below for a viewing of Southwick and Boarhunt Churches.
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