Parish News


Sunday 5th September 6.00pm

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Singleton

Summer Raffle proves very successful!

Thank you to everyone who supported this raffle! The draw has taken place and lots of brilliant prizes were won. Congratulations to all the lucky prize winners!

In total, with ticket sales and donations, you raised an incredible £1619 towards the ongoing costs of keeping our beautiful churches open, lit, and water tight.

Thanks are due to not only those of you who bought tickets, but to those who donated prizes, and especially to the team who organised the raffle, sourced the prizes, folded the tickets and counted the money.

Let’s hope that next year we are able to once again enjoy the delights of the Village Fetes.


As we look forward (hopefully) to a return to congregational singing during our services, Rev Sarah would like to meet with anyone interested in assisting with providing musical accompaniment and/or planning the hymns and music to assist our worship. If you would like to help shape our music, hymns and songs going forward, please contact Rev Sarah on

The organ in Singleton Church is in need of some good old TLC. Could you be part of a group looking at possible grants to restore this wonderful instrument to its former glory, and to liaise with the Diocesan Organ advisor and the Diocese as to the best way forward?
If you are interested please speak to me, or email Rev Sarah on

Coronavirus Covid-19 Latest

All our regular services are now back and we can meet again in person. Masks are no longer compulsory, but of course can be worn if you wish. Our churches are also open for private prayer on a daily basis (East Dean and Singleton) and on Wednesdays and Saturdays (West Dean).

Welcome to our Parish Priest, Rev Sarah Manouch.

We were delighted to welcome our parish priest, Rev Sarah, towards the end of 2020. However, at the time her Licensing Service was necessarily limited to a very few guests and there could be no celebration afterwards. We are now planning a full “anniversary” service and celebration to mark her first year with us. (See Information Pages – Meetings and Rotas – for details)

New Look for the Valley Diary Church Page!

Rev Sarah has refreshed the monthly church page which appears in The Valley Diary – it is looking bright and interesting and all information is clear and helpful. The Valley Diary reaches about 800 homes in the Lavant Valley, so it’s great to keep a lively church page going in this publication. (see link on the home page)