Aldwick and Pagham churches welcome new vicar for first services this weekend

The new vicar at St Richard’s Church in Aldwick will lead her first services on Sunday.

Mother Lucy Sullivan is the new as Curate-in-Charge looking after St Richard’s and St Thomas à Becket in Pagham.

She replaces Father Lawson Nagel, who retired in July 2019 after 28 years of ministry.

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Lucy said: “Together we will continue to review and reflect on this pattern of worship and I look forward to adding evening services in both parishes in due course.

St Richard’s Church in Aldwick. Picture: Google Maps

“This is a time of change for us all and change can be uncomfortable, especially in uncertain times, but I hope that with prayer and in listening we can find a way forward that works in both Aldwick and Pagham.”

Lucy has spent the last two years as Assistant Curate in Rottingdean, near Brighton.

She grew up in Croydon and first moved to Sussex when she did her degree at the University of Chichester, and stayed for seven years.

In order to enable Mother Lucy to serve both communities there will be some small changes to the usual pattern of worship in each the church.

Mother Lucy Sullivan

Therefore, from Sunday services will be as follows:

• Sunday – 8am, Holy Communion (alternating between parishes, starting in Aldwick); 9.30am, Parish Eucharist at St Thomas à Becket, Pagham; 11.15am, Parish Eucharist at St Richard’s, Aldwick.

• Tuesday – 10am, Eucharist at St Richard’s, Aldwick.

• Thursday – 10am, Holy Communion at St Thomas à Becket, Pagham.

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