Young people from year 6 upwards meet in the Parish Room at 7pm every other Sunday. They also go to the Cafe Connect held once a month in Horsham, to join with other young people in the area's churches.
The glory and hope of Easter
reflected in our Holy Week installation and a church full of flowers
On Rogation Sunday we walked along part of the Parish boundary as is the annual tradition.
We had beautiful weather and lots of dogs accompanying us!
Chichester Choirs Festival
Members of St Margaret's choir sang in Chichester Cathedral in the RSCM Sussex Area's choir festival. We joined with 250 other voices from around the diocese in singing some of the great works of English Church music. Afterwards, exhausted, we adjourned to a pizza restaurant for much-needed refreshment!
Hosanna to the Son of David!
The weather was sunny and warm as a large crowd gathered at the Village Hall for the Palm Sunday procession.
Palms were waved and voices sang as Dillon and Beamish, our favourite donkeys, led us down the street to church, Dillon bearing our boy Jesus (pictured).
There were posies for all mums and heart-shaped biscuits for all at our Mother's Day service.
We enjoyed a presentation from the children entitled "I love you, Mum, because..." and after the service there was much frolicking about on the church lawn, which included a shoe getting stuck on top of the hedge!
Warnham Poppy Cascade
Warnham knitters and crochetters have been busy for months creating a new display of Remembrance Poppies. For the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Yvonne Almond hatched the plan to create something really special and enthused villagers with her vision of a cascade of poppies.
The eye-catching display falls from the famous Warnham Yew Arch, and has attracted many visitors who have taken photos and admired the 1,300 handmade poppies which are especially striking in the Autumn sunshine.
The Service of Remembrance with Parade is held on the nearest Sunday to 11th November each year.
Many thanks to the team of flower arrangers who produce an amazing display of lilies every Easter. Each year the congregation at St Margaret's and villagers can purchase for a small fee a lily in memory of a relative of friend who has died. They are a symbol of the resurrection, embodying the hope that all who die in the faith rise with Jesus on the last Easter Day.
These are then made up into gorgeous displays which adorn the church throughout the Easter weekend, starting with the Vigil on Easter Eve, when the church service begins in darkness. The congregation can smell the wonderful scent of the flowers before they can see them!
Making the Easter Garden
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
A tiny Garden of Gethsemane was planted, around a mini rock tomb, by members of St Margaret's Sunday club.
Daffodils, bluebells and delicate greenery were placed to adorn the display and on Easter morning - the stone was rolled back!
He is risen indeed - alleluia!
Our Lent lunches have been even more delicious this year, with home-made soups and crusty bread and cheese. At only £4.50 it's a snip, and the profits go to a different charity each year. It's a chance to catch up with friends and have a chat over a cuppa at the end of lunch. Come any time between 12 and 2pm on all Fridays in Lent, in the Parish Room.
Pictured are some of our younger customers!