The following people celebrate their birthday this week: Andrew Gibb, Jillian Muir, Lauren Barber, Chris Gray, Kat Archer, Jems Smith, Yvonne Bartholomew, Caroline Gerrie, Eddie Buckland and Jill Issberner. Happy birthday everyone!

NepalACongratulations to Mark & Marion Wilson on the birth of their new grandson.

Congratulations to Amanda & Michael Hubbard on the birth of their daughter, Esme Jean Anya, 6lb 3 oz.

Austin & Michelle Wade write: “Thank you so much to all who prayed for our recent journey to Nepal. It was a privilege to visit such a beautiful and culturally diverse country (it is sandwiched between India and China) supporting a local pastor who has strong links with UK churches such as Yapton Free. We visited new and established churches, a school for the deaf, a leprosy hospital and a church for the blind, sharing the good news, praying with the sick and providing some financial support as the Lord led. We met some incredible Nepali people along the way and even managed to pick up a few words! Danubad (which means thank you).”

Macaulay Larbey is back for Christmas on Sunday 21st December, but asks if anyone would kindly pick him up from Gatwick Airport (12.30/1pm). If you can help please contact the Church Office.

Andy Kerr writes: “If you feel drawn to or able to support ex-offenders reintegrate into our local community the charity CFEO (Caring for Ex-offenders) is providing training early next year in Chichester. This enables small support groups to effectively help those leaving prison with on-the-ground support, help with finding jobs and accommodation, befriending and changing lives. If you’re interested come and have a chat with me, or contact me on 07889 490000 or

Fenuga CDaKathy Watson will be selling her books, ‘The Little House in Heaven’ and new book ‘Treasure in the Alcove’ in the Atrium after the meeting. They are Christian allegorical stories suitable for girls aged 8 – 12.

Rachel Fenuga will be selling her new Christmas CD ‘The Best Gift’ in the Atrium after the meeting. These are £8, and 20% of proceeds from sales will go towards Safe in Sussex (women’s refuge).