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New parish rooms blessed

New parish rooms blessed

A blessing of the new parish rooms at St Mary our Lady, Sidlesham, took place at.the Eucharist Patronal Festival service, in September.

Bishop Martin blessed the new rooms which will provide much-needed facilities and a point of outreach to the whole community.

"This building is for the use of the whole community of Sidlesham and will be well used as a point of outreach to all,’ said Mrs Field, Churchwarden. She thanked all who had contributed to the building, including fundraisers, grant-giving bodies and individual donors, and the team of architects and builders, who also attended the occasion.

Bishop Martin chatted with members of the congregation meeting some of our young people who had recently been confirmed. Father Stephen Guise, the Parish Priest said ‘ We were delighted to welcome Bishop Martin to our new building, and we know the building will provide much-needed facilities for all who come to our lovely church and add to our Christian Welcome.