Diocese of Chichester

Parishes in East and West Sussex will be provided with a range of materials and encouraged to celebrate God’s calling in different ways to people of all ages.

A highlight of the year will be the launch of a new initiative to award lay people’s long standing service to their church. The ‘Order of St Richard’ will be presented to nominated lay people at a special ceremony in the New Year.

But baptism, confirmation and ordination will play a key part in next year’s celebrations as the Diocese encourages everyone to reflect on God’s unique calling to them and what it means in their everyday lives.