Apuldram Around

MAY 2017

Gift of land. Most of you will know of the extremely generous gift of land running alongside the path to the church given by Linda Clark in memory of her husband Bob. The Architects, Douglas Briggs Partnership, have applied for Planning Permission to Chichester District Council to use this land as a car park for those attending church services and events and using the new community meeting room. As you will appreciate, this will clearly be a huge asset to the church and it would be most helpful if you were able to send a letter of support to ensure that our application is successful. These can be very short, merely stating that you support this application. You can of course add your reasons if you like. Send them to Andrew Frost, Head of Planning Services, Chichester District Council, 1 East Pallant, Chichester , PO19 1TY  quoting reference  AP/17/00762/FUL, or email dcplanning@chichester.gov.uk using the same reference and details. Please take a few minutes to send your letter, as if we do not succeed in getting the necessary permission Linda’s most generous gift will have been made in vain.                                                           Graham Pound

Mothering Sunday service. Moira invited us to bring a Teddy or other cherished possession with us, reminding us as they do of love and comfort.


Some of the teddies and other
cherished possessions brought
to the Mothering Sunday service.









The Annual Parish Church Meeting took place in church following the service on 2nd April. Maureen Clake was re-elected as Churchwarden and Hilary Caine continues as a deputy churchwarden. The Electoral Roll was presented and reports were given by the Secretary, the Treasurer and the Warden, together with a Deanery Synod Report. Maureen continues as our Deanery Synod representative. Joanna O’Neill has stepped down as PCC Secretary and David Moore has kindly agreed to take over this role. Thanks were given to Joanna for the work she has carried out as Secretary. The PCC was elected en bloc, as were the sides-people. The child protection statement was completed and signed. Grateful thanks were given to all those who had carried out so many responsibilities during the year and to Moira for her caring ministry.

Clarinet & Piano Recital

Saturday 10th June 2017 at 7.00pm in Apuldram Church

Please join us in St Mary’s Church, Apuldram for an informal evening of clarinet & piano music given by David Russell, a local singer, pianist & composer, and Terry Stanton, a talented & enthusiastic clarinettist originally from Selsey but now living in Australia!   He is flying in on his annual trip home and has performed at a number of churches in the local area, including Fishbourne last year.

Music will include “The Victorian Kitchen Garden” by Paul Reade, some beautiful Crusell & works by Dvorak and Jim Parker, including his theme tune from TV’s “House of Elliott”.
Free admission                                                                                                                                                  Interval refreshments available
Donations in support of St. Mary’s Church would be most welcome

Update on the new building at the church. The architects have now selected Lucking Bros from Petworth as the preferred contractor. With the award of the LEADER Rural Development Programme grant of £40,572, together with other generous donations and pledges we have now raised over 90% of the required funding. We have outstanding applications for the balance of funds and, subject to the successful applications for the balance of funding, the PCC has agreed to start the project.                                                                              Graham Pound

A fabulous display of tulips at Rymans gardens, opened in April for the ngs















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