Welcome to St Wulfran’s Church

LIVE SUNDAY WORSHIP10am

We welcome everyone to our inter-active Sunday morning service at 10am, online via Zoom.  Do join us if you can for a very special experience, truly mixing worship, praise and fellowship at a very difficult time. This will be repeated at 10am

Email our Vicar Martin Lloyd Williams (archbandl@chichester.anglican.org) and he will gladly send you an invitation.

Or telephone Ewart Wooldridge for advice on using Zoom (01273 390206)

NEWS

Coronavirus Update – 24.3.2020; Letter from the Vicar and Churchwardens

Updated 24 March

The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close.   The country is seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended,  St Wulfran’s and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.  Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building.

What we are doing at St Wulfran’s

Interactive on line Sunday Service About 35 of us participated in an experimental  live interactive service at 10am last Sunday 22 March, led by our Vicar Martin Lloyd Williams. We used the internet based conferencing app called Zoom, which enables us to see and hear each other and join in the responses. Anyone who would like to participate in next week’s service, should contact Ewart Wooldridge (ewart.wooldridge@uwclub.net) and we will send you all the instructions and provide technical advice if you need it.

Prayer Resources – “St Wulfran’s – Praying in a Pandemic . It contains: a reflective service for worship in isolation; Bible readings and Collects for Sundays; the service of Compline; various prayers; information about prayer and other services available on radio, television and the internet . This can be downloaded at:

https://stwulfrans.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PRAYING-IN-A-PANDEMIC-FINAL-St-Wulfrans.pdf

Ovingdean Community Support We are already working in partnership with ORPS (Ovingdean Residents and Preservation Society) to create a network of communication and support across the village for anyone who is vulnerable and in need of practical help. We are really grateful to all of you who have volunteered to be part of this network. We have helped ORPS distribute a leaflet to every house in the past week. To request supportEmail: ovingdeanaction@gmail.com; Phone or text 07984 160452

Whitehawk Foodbank at St Cuthman’s Church urgently needs help to support people in this difficult time to reach and care for those in most need in our community whilst considering safety for everyone involved. Donations of foodcan be delivered to 45 Ainsworth Avenue (leave in porch at left side of the house) and contributions will be taken to Whitehawk regularly. Urgently needed items: Mayo; Carbonara sauce; Tinned ham; Toilet rolls; Fruit Juice; Tinned fruit and veg; Tea; Rice pudding. Alternatively donate on line through: https://www.bankuet.co.uk/whitehawk -this enables you to donate a once-off or regular parcel for the Whitehawk Foodbank.

NEWS

A prayer for all of us at this time:

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us
from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

 

A Parish Church   St Wulfran’s Ovingdean is a Church of England parish near Brighton, the home base of a lively, outward-looking Christian community. We are an inclusive congregation with a real sense of outreach to our local community and beyond, with a commitment to continuing the loving work of Jesus Christ.
The Sung Parish Eucharist at 10 am on Sundays is our main act of worship.

An Ancient Church  St Wulfran’s is one of the oldest buildings in the city of Brighton and Hove, and is a place of prayer and peace.  It has been our spiritual home, serving the community of Ovingdean, for over a thousand years.

A Beautiful Church  The Victorian artist Charles Eamer Kempe was an Ovingdean resident and his famous Kempe Ceiling  and stained glass windows make St Wulfran’s a very special place.

An Open Church  Our church is open daily 10.00 – 16.00 for prayer and visits.  It is a place of serenity, peace and reflection, with a true sense of God’s presence. The Lady Chapel is set aside for prayer and contemplation.  We welcome you at any of our services and activities.

Disabled Access

We regret that our ancient building is currently not fully accessible for people with mobility issues, particularly those who use a wheelchair.  There is a fairly steep slope up to the church gate, as well as some steps. We do have portable ramps that can be deployed.  If you plan to visit us and require help with access, please Contact Us in advance and we will do our best to assist you.

News

Coronavirus Update – 24.3.2020; Letter from the Vicar and Churchwardens

Updated 24 March The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close.   The country is seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives. Therefore, as well as …