St Paul's Chichester

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Growing in Faith

At St Paul’s we try to honour the human need to grow in the understanding of our faith, to enjoy God in prayer, and to know and support each other in friendship. On this page there are resources to help us do that. These resources change from time to time, season to season, so watch out and please join in. All are very welcome. 

Bible Study -there are various ways of getting involved at St Paul's click here for details

Lent course - 'Who then is This?'

Lent BookLent Course in the Diocese of Chichester 2023

This year at St Paul’s we shall use the 5-session Lent course supplied by the diocese.

The course will be delivered in two ways:

Monday evenings (February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27) at 7.30 pm via Zoom

Thursday mornings (March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) at 11.00 am in church

Each session will last one hour and follow the same pattern:

Bible Reading

Reflection specially commissioned for this course 

Questions for discussion

Hymn (read or sung)

Closing prayer

The five topics relate the Old Testament to the New and are as follows:

Week 1   The New Eve: Mary of Nazareth  

              Luke 1.39–49

Week 2   Melchizedek to Jesus, the Great High Priest   

              Hebrews 4.14–16; 5.1–10

Week 3   Joseph: Betrayed, Sold, Hidden in Plain Sight      

              Genesis 45.1–15

Week 4   Moses and Jesus: Shepherd and Lawgiver            

             John 8.1–11

Week 5   Queen of Sheba: Something Greater is Here          

              2 Chronicles 9.1–12

No preparation is required, but the material is available on the diocesan website for anyone who would like to see it in advance.

To attend the Thursday meetings, just come to the church in time for a prompt 11 o’clock start.

For the Link to the Monday Zoom meetings, contact Anthony Freeman <>