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Boxgrove Priory, The Priory Vicarage, Church Lane, Boxgrove, Chichester, PO18 0ED Phone: +44 (0)1243 774045 ~ Fax: +44 (0)1243 774045 ~

June 2017

INSIDE THIS MONTH’S ISSUE Who's Who in Boxgrove ................................. 2 From Fr Ian .............................................................. 3 ‘Teaching and Learning’ ................................... 3 About The Bugle ..................................................... 4 Boxgrove Parish Council Report - May .. 5 A letter from The Bishop of Horsham ..... 6 The Julian Group .................................................. 6 The Diocesan Year of the Bible .................... 7 Boxgrove WI Report - May ........................... 8 WSCC Mobile Library ...................................... 8 The Priory’s new Churchwardens ............. 9 The Optimistic Gardener ............................. 10 Answers to May Occasional Crossword ...... 11

Parish Calendar & Intercessions ............... 12 Recipe - Quiche - Ring the changes! ......... 13 Quiet Garden ...................................................... 14 Hospice ‘Make a Will Fortnight’ ............. 16 Priory Sunday School ...................................... 16 R & R (Reading & Recuperation) ............. 17 Christians Against Poverty .......................... 18 Experience the Gambia (in Boxgrove!) ... 19 Traffic Calming Initiative - update ........... 20 ‘Find a Treasure, Donate a Treasure’ ... 24 Forthcoming events in the Priory ............ 25 Shooting Incident in Boxgrove (1575!) ........ 26 Services during the coming months ....... 36

The Priory Church of St Mary & St Blaise is a Registered Charity Nº 1131214

Who’s Who in Boxgrove Priest in Charge Fr Ian Forrester, The Priory Vicarage, Church Lane, Boxgrove, PO18 0ED - 01243 774045 Hon. Assistant Priests Fr David Brecknell, 8 Priory Close - 01243 784841 Fr Victor Cassam, 195 Oving Rd, Chichester - 01243 783998 Churchwardens Mrs Sue Chevis, Cowslip Cottage, Dairy Lane, Maudlin, PO18 0PE 01243 539836 - Mr Christopher Beazley, Warren Farm House, Warren Farm Lane, Chichester, PO19 5RU - 01243 763453 - Hon. Treasurer Richard Chevis, Cowslip Cottage, Dairy Lane, Maudlin, PO18 0PE 01243 539836 - Cathedral Link - TBC Priory and St Blaise Centre Bookings and Enquiries Richard Chevis - Cowslip Cottage, Dairy Lane, Maudlin, PO18 0PE 01243 539836 WSCC Member for Chichester North Jeremy Hunt, 3 Brandy Hole Lane, Chichester PO19 5RL - 0330 2224536 CDC Member for Boxgrove Ward & Chairman, Boxgrove Parish Council - Henry Potter, The White House, The Street, Boxgrove 01243 527312 Boxgrove CofE Primary School - Mrs Kim Thornton - 01243 773309 Boxgrove Village Hall Bookings and Enquiries - Pat Burton - 01243 788332 Local Police

Emergencies Other matters

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Other useful contact details Citizen’s Advice Consumer Helpline: 0345 404 05 06 Action on Elder Abuse confidential helpline: 080 8808 8141 Action Fraud - national fraud reporting centre: 0300 123 2040 Page 2

From Father Ian I am bemused by much of the so-called political 'debate' that the General Election is generating. In truth, quite a lot of the verbiage is not debate at all but, instead, a series of mantras or repeated assertions. The art of presenting a case for or against something and then, with others, testing its coherence and integrity, is surely an essential element in a healthy political system, just as it is in any serious decision making process. It seems dangerous to move to a confrontational system based on how loud this or that party can shout, and the size of their advertising budget. Listening daily to the Today Programme on Radio 4 I detect yet another problem with the process: time and time again the presenters seem to try and answer their own questions, talking over those who are trying to put forward a case for this or that policy. The listeners are in danger of hearing only the bias of the presenter and not the facts of a matter. In the story of Jesus being judged by Pontius Pilate, Pilate asks 'What is truth?’ Those who look to the Internet, and especially on Social Media sites, will find much that is untruthful, and can fall prey to the malevolent manipulation of others. Jesus, in St John's Gospel, describes himself as 'the Way, the Truth, and the Life'. It is to him, his teaching and his grace, that we must turn. In the gospels we find that Jesus confronts the powers that be, and that he has no time for vested interests, for anything untruthful, or for that which does not protect the vulnerable. As we seek wisdom to make judgements, let us always do so in an earnest attempt to promote the values of the Lord's kingdom, where truth and love have pride of place. Every blessing,

TEACHING AND LEARNING All are welcome – just come along WEDNESDAY CLASSES AT 7.30PM IN THE PRIORY 7th June – Outward signs and inward grace 14th June – Walsingham and its shrine of Our Lady 21st June – Believing and behaving Page 3

THE BUGLE Articles on any aspect of Boxgrove news - village or Priory-based - are always most welcome. The Boxgrove Bugle is distributed free of charge to each household within the parish and published on-line; copies are also sent further afield, as well as being available in the Priory for visitors and non-residents of the parish. It has a current print run exceeding 700 copies per month. For the time being, items to be considered for publication should be sent to the Treasurer (see P2) for onward transmission to the Editor. Submission is requested by the 15th day of each month, please, for publication on or around the last Sunday of each month. Alternatively, items clearly marked “Boxgrove Bugle” may be left in the Vicarage postbox. Any other items relating to the Bugle should also be referred to the Treasurer.

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ΩΩΩΩΩΩ After the christening of his baby brother in church, Jason sobbed all the way home in the back of the car. His father asked him three times what was wrong. Finally, the boy replied, "That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, but I want to stay with you." Page 4

BOXGROVE PARISH COUNCIL NEWS MAY 2017 The annual Electors' Meeting took place prior to the PC meeting on 8th of May. This is a short meeting specifically for Electors to have their say on Parish Matters. The Council was criticised to some degree for being reactive rather than 'proactive' as some would like. I believe we are very good at reacting to things that need attending to, but maybe we need to look at stuff we could do without being asked. Personally I'd like to see a couple of inexpensive seats placed on the Common footpaths located with views of maybe the Priory and the Windmill. The formation and progress of the Parish Traffic Calming Group has been unbelievably proactive! Led now by Mr Jim Macdonald, the week of the 7th to 13th of May saw a concerted effort by this Group to engage with the United Nations National 'Go Slow Week'. Measures were taken to encourage motorists to observe the speed and weight restrictions applied to the Villages and the Group are satisfied that it all had a good effect. Whilst out and about, the Members took it upon themselves to tidy the street scene up. Intrusive hedging was cut back, weeds were pulled and swept up, all the signage was cleaned, some with a pressure washer, and a few HGVs were stopped, reminded of the restrictions in place and successfully turned round. These offenders were reported to the proprietor of the Company and I think, to date, this nuisance has ceased. After the election of Chairman and Vice Chairman for the coming year, Mr Jonathan Quarrel representing Seaward Properties outlined the pre-submission plans for the small plot of land in Priors Acre. They wish to build 3 houses on the site, quite pleasing looking houses it was agreed, but great concern was expressed by Council Members regarding the amount of off street parking provided. After more discussion, it was agreed that Seaward's would try and adjust the plan to accommodate 3 off street parking spaces including the Garages for each, and come back to us with revised plans. The application for the Reserved Matters application for the permitted development on Farmland adjacent to Priors Acre was also discussed during the Meeting. Objections Grazing wanted in were agreed concerning the 'bundling' of all the Social low cost housing at the Boxgrove/Halnaker area for two well-mannered horses. southern end of the site adjacent to the A27 with its persistent noise and Excellent pollution. Concern was also raised by the references available. lack of any management plan for the sewage pumping facility and maintenance Tel: 773736 or 07740172309 of the open spaces once the site is complete and the developer is gone! One /continued on Page 7 ... Page 5

Dear Friends, 'Thy Kingdom Come' is a phrase that trips off the tongue of Christians every time they pray the Lord's Prayer. It sums up the purpose of Jesus and of his body, The Church. We exist, with Jesus, to build the Kingdom of God. We do that, in part, by seeking to transform the unjust structures of society and conforming them to the intentions of God. We also do it by sharing our faith, hope and love with others. However we help build the Kingdom of God, we must do it in partnership with God and so pray as Jesus taught us: Thy Kingdom come. Prayer is what ensures our partnership with God. Without it, we risk trying to establish not his Kingdom, but some lesser vision of our own. Thy Kingdom Come has become the title and focus of a worldwide wave of prayer during the period between Ascension Day and Pentecost (25th May - 4th June, this year). Every one of us is invited to join in this wave of prayer that more people may come to know, love and follow Jesus - and so become joyful fellowworkers in building up God's Kingdom. There are countless ways to join in this worldwide wave of prayer, as churches, as families or groups, or quietly as individuals. Last year, many churches hosted day-long events embracing many different kinds of corporate and individual prayer. I was privileged to share in several. This year a website has been launched: I urge you to visit it if you can and to Julian Group discover how you can best be a part of this wave of prayer, whether or not your Mond ay 12 June church is hosting a special event. 3.15pm at the St Blaise Centre With thanks for our partnership in prayer,

‘God our Father and Mother’

Enfolded in Love Julian of Norwich

+Mark Bishop of Horsham Page 6

DIOCESAN YEAR OF THE BIBLE remaining events For event details check with venues or see the Diocesan website: JUNE 4 June PENTECOST • Archdeaconry of Horsham Lecture on The Bible and Politics on14 June at St Mary’s Easebourne • Cathedral Chancellor’s Lectures on The Bible in the Public Square at the Cathedral (dates and speakers to be confirmed) • Bible Courses using Resources from the Bible Society

on 5 September at 3.00pm at St Nicholas’, Arundel. OCTOBER 29 October BIBLE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26 November CONCLUSION OF THE YEAR OF THE BIBLE • Cathedral Study Day on 4 November led by Professor James Dunn and Professor Steve Moyise entitled Troublesome Texts: Exploring Difficult Parts of the Bible from The Song of Songs to the Book of Revelation.

SEPTEMBER • Archdeaconry of Chichester Lecture on Biblical Criticism in a Secular Culture

Boxgrove Parish Council News - continued from Page 5 presumes this 'Management' will be paid for annually by the prospective residents, but at what cost? An update from Maureen Chaffe, who, with her expertise has been leading the Neighbourhood Plan, explained the fresh problem thrown up by CDC's NP officers. The insistence to waste circa £8,000 on a Stategic Environmental Assessment is beyond belief and I commend the NP Team for their diligence in pursuing the Plan. Thanks were given to Cllr Kate Beach of Tangmere PC For her lobbying campaign to retain the Sunday Bus Service through the Villages to Chichester. The next Meeting is scheduled for Monday 5th June at 7.00pm Henry Potter Chairman, Boxgrove Parish Council Page 7

BOXGROVE WI MAY REPORT The President, Chris Potter, welcomed Members and our Speaker, Mr. Andy Thomas, to our Resolution Meeting. Apologies from Liz Eldridge, Maggie Blake and Jill Dipple. It was agreed that we would have the Speaker first, followed by an early tea, giving plenty of time for the Resolutions and the final plans for our Garden Fayre on the 14th. Andy Thomas spoke on Crop Circles: he had some very convincing slides of crop circles, some very near to us! They seem to be very prevalent in areas of high water tables and chalky soils. Some seem to be of Mayan thought and in the centre of some, mobile phones and iPads etc cease to function. Jo Gavigan then took us through the resolutions and votes were taken on both, with success. It will be interesting to see how they fare in Liverpool at the Annual Conference. Two of us are going to Exbury Gardens with Rose Green WI on the 25th May. The 'Ladies who Lunch' are going to the Farmer, Butcher, Chef at Goodwood. The Garden Fayre The day dawned bright and sunny, so our hopes were high! All our arrangements fell into place and we enjoyed a lovely afternoon; there was such a happy atmosphere, with Members from other WIs attending. Also, a few people who had been to see the Priory came in for tea, which was nice. We made quite a healthy profit for our Funds which will help towards the cost of our Speakers for the coming year. Our 'Garden' was much admired and praised for all the hard work it had entailed. The President thanked everyone who had worked so hard to make the event so successful, including Henry Potter, who is always ready to help. Boxgrove WI will be 100 years old in 2019, so our thoughts are turning to ideas of how to celebrate this milestone. We would like to congratulate our County Chairman, Yvonne Price, on her Election to the National Board: well done Yvonne! We extend an invitation to anyone to come and visit us on the second Wednesday of each month: perhaps other WI Members may like to attend wishing to listen to one of our Speakers. Chris Potter President Page 8

WSCC Mobile Library 2, 16 & 30 June 2.10-2.40 pm Boxgrove Village Hall Tel: 01243 382470

Boxgrove Village Hall The Street, Boxgrove, Chichester, PO18 0EE Breaking News - Save the evening date:

Friday 30 June 2017

* * * FILM NIGHT IS BACK * * * Further information in next month’s Bugle And don’t forget Boxgrove Village Community Fȇte Sunday 23 July 2017 in aid of Village Funds

OUR NEW CHURCHWARDENS Sue Chevis and Christopher Beazley At the recent Election of Churchwardens meeting Sue Chevis was re-elected and Christopher Beazley appointed. We welcome Christopher to that role and thank David Jones for his three years of sterling service. Christopher was educated at Shrewsbury and Bristol University and joined the Bank of England, where he spent a period of time before having a spell as a schoolmaster in Sussex. After a time at the School of European Studies at Sussex University Christopher was elected MEP for Cornwall and Plymouth, where he served from 1984 to 1994. He then served as MEP for the Eastern Region from 1999 to 2009. Christopher’s interests include History, Art, Literature and Europe’s common Culture. He is married and has three children and two grandchildren. Page 9


High Trees - May 2017 - No.4

A load of hay May arrives with its longer sunnier days and promise of the summer to come. The garden is looking splendid and I need to keep on top of the weeds. That's OK if nothing else gets in the way but that is without considering the unpredictable nature of Bees! I have two hives of the little buzzers. They provide us with enough honey and plenty to spare. I don't like honey particularly but do enjoy my sessions down at the hives at the bottom of the garden. Appeals to the atavistic side of my personality. They say you should tell the bees your troubles - like little agony aunts! During the summer the number of hives can increase as we beekeepers try to encourage the bees to stay and not to swarm. Two hives is a good number to manage on a regular basis but I have reached five colonies in the summer by carrying out artificial swarms. The phone call came yesterday! I was finishing off the "Bottom-of-the-fridge" soup before heading off out for an afternoon's pottering in the garden when It came. 'Are you Janet Reeves, the beekeeper?' (In fact he said is your husband a beekeeper, not believing that particular role could be possibly held by a woman). Turns out he had a swarm of bees, larger than a rugby ball, hanging from a young copper beech tree in his garden. It had been there for 24 hours and had shown no signs of moving off to find a final Des Res. He was concerned as it was very close to an alley way at the boundary of his garden. So Bee Woman swings into action. I gather together all the requirements of a swarm collector: skep - check; large sheet to wrap up the skep - check; long armed loppers check; bee suit to look as though I know what I'm doing check; smoker and fuel to scare off interested onlookers and make it certain I know what I'm doing - check; kitchen sink - check! Oh yes - and husband to hold the step ladders. When we arrive at the home of the phone caller we are welcomed like old friends and have an appreciative audience as we 'bravely' climb up the rickety step ladders to inspect. I say bravely - but in fact bees are at their most sweet-natured when they are swarming since they have each devoured three days worth of honey for the trip. Recall how you feel after eating your Christmas dinner! It turns out that the most dangerous part of the whole procedure is climbing the ladders. /continued overleaf ... Page 10

With a few snips here and there we prepare for the final cut and the huge mass of bees fall into the skep (the archetypal straw bee hive) which I stand halfway up the ladders holding very firmly. They are so docile that they don't even fly up out of the skep but doze peacefully while I cover them up ready for the journey to their new home. After a few admiring handshakes and the offer of payment (refused, naturally) we drive off into the sunset VERY VERY SLOWLY. Bognor to Barnham usually takes us 15 minutes, but today, with a skep of rather hastily wrapped bees on board, we easily double that time. When we arrive at High Trees I am pleased to see that there are no errant bees left flying around inside the car and we are able to take our prize down the garden to the apiary. They say: A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon; A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a fly.

Well May is generally the time that the first swarms happen and half of the bees in a colony leave with the existing queen. This can mean up to 25 000 bees in a prime swarm. Some catch! As the season progresses the hive may send out casts of bees with newly hatched queens, but since half the bees went with the old queen, these casts are not nearly so useful to the beekeeper. Anyway it is day three since we collected them and they are still with us and working hard in this glorious May sunshine. So now perhaps I should get back to working hard in the sunshine too! Those weeds won't get any smaller. Oh no! Is that the phone? Janet Reeves

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Many thanks to Priory Choir member Sally Morris for this month’s recipe - in fact two for the price of one!

Quiche - ring the changes! If you’re tired of the standard bacon and onion/bacon and mushroom quiche, why not try some new variants? Set oven to 200°C (fan) Make pastry to your usual recipe (3oz flour and 1½ oz fat is enough for a 7" quiche/flan dish; if using part brown flour - I like half and half - you’ll need a bit more fat) Blind bake the flan for 10 minutes lined with foil and baking beans, then a further 5 minutes without the lining Meanwhile, prepare the filling: Smoked salmon and leek Wash and trim 1 large or 2 small leeks, and chop the thick end into thin slices Fry the leeks in a little oil until soft Add some chopped smoked salmon (one packet of ‘smoked salmon bits’ from the supermarket is ideal) and stir quickly over the heat Break 1 egg and add a little cream, salt and pepper; whisk lightly with a fork Put the filling into the pastry case, pour over the egg mixture and bake in the oven for 20 mins (just time to cook the potatoes!) Chard and blue cheese Wash and trim 1-2 handfuls of Swiss Chard. Cut off the stems and chop them into short lengths (about ¾"). Cut the leaves roughly into strips Steam the stems for 5 minutes; then add the leaves and steam for another 5 minutes Meanwhile, chop half an onion and soften in a little oil When cooked, add the chard to the onion and cook until most of the moisture is driven off Put the filling into the pastry case. Break up or roughly chop about 2oz of hard blue cheese and dot over the top (I also like to add some halved black olives) Pour over the egg mixture and bake as above.

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QUIET GARDEN I enjoyed reading Janet’s article called The Optimistic Gardener, which was in the April edition of The Bugle. It made me think of the garden of my childhood where my mother (why is it always the mother?) grew most of the vegetables which we needed as well as looking after the hens and feeding the rabbits, which she thought would provide us with meat in those days of rationing. (However, none of us was prepared to eat those rabbits, let alone kill them!) Times have changed. Fresh vegetables are easily obtained and rabbits are now a luxury. Sitting in my hut this weekend, listening to the choir of songbirds which have taken up residence in my beech hedge singing Evensong, I thought my garden, although it is in the centre of a busy village, with motor cycles on parade, lawn mowers busily humming away, small planes wheeling and circling overhead and, in the background, the muted roar of the A27, is nevertheless a quiet garden, a peaceful place of calm and relaxation. Perhaps the reason for this is that the birds have taken over the garden. I haven’t any vegetables - herbs, of course, and lavender bushes and a few pots of bright geraniums, but I have bird baths and interesting statues for the robins to perch on, bird tables and a plentiful supply of seeds and fat balls for all the birds which congregate in the garden and entertain me so much. The blackbirds are very special. They are like a community of Benedictine monks and I give them suitable names, like Ambrose and Peter and Amos. They love sultanas and, ever hopeful, always greet me enthusiastically when I announce my arrival by the click of the garden gate. Bath time in my garden is always hilarious. First, one starling gets into the bath tub, then another and finally the whole gang. Being by nature gangsters, of course, the starlings then start pushing and shoving each other out of the tub accompanied by a most blood curdling noise until only the privileged few remain. The little birds, the sparrows, the thrushes and the robins are the clever ones. Whilst the battle of the bath tub rages above them they stand there underneath and enjoy a wonderful shower. Meanwhile, I sit and watch them and enjoy the show. Quiet gardens, I gather, are becoming quite popular. They can be attached to a house, a church, a hospice, a hospital or an inner-city area. They offer quiet, solace, a place to step aside from the busyness of life. We are lucky in Boxgrove to be surrounded by fields, a peaceful Priory church with its peaceful church yard and the St Blaise garden, but to have a quiet garden of one’s own is a great luxury. /continued ... Page 14

Sometimes, though, as in the Garden of Eden, the Baddies try to upset things. The other day, I watched as an elegant magpie, looking as if he was setting out for a black tie dinner engagement, flew straight into the copper beech hedge; and he didn’t come out! Most of the little birds had vanished but I felt sad that, sooner or later, the magpie would emerge, his mouth full of fledglings. The other enemy is a beautiful, long haired white cat, who strolls nonchalantly along the garden path early in the morning. We know each other, of course, and he does scuttle off when he sees me. He’s not too much of a threat, though, because, being large and white, he cannot hide, so the birds simply disappear into their hedge and wait for him to go. I hope he will soon get bored and remain in his own garden. It seems, then, that my quiet garden is full of drama, but still the birds entertain me with their evening concert and the song thrush greets me with his repertoire of arias. (Janet’s song-thrush must be one of his relatives!) Where would we be without our gardens? I hope that I shall always live within sight and sound of this peaceful space.

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St Wilfrid’s Hospice Make a Will Fortnight From Monday 5th to Friday 16th June 2017, during St Wilfrid’s Hospice Make A Will Fortnight, local people can have their Will written, or amended, by a local solicitor without paying their fee. This fundraising initiative invites people to consider making a donation to the Hospice rather than paying the solicitors who are kindly donating their time and services. Several local solicitors are generously participating in the Scheme to benefit the vital work of the Hospice in the community. It is essential to plan for the assets you leave when you die, however large or small, to ensure your money and possessions go to the people and charities that you care about. A Will is particularly important if you have dependent children and for recording your wishes with regards to any pets and your funeral plans. Having a properly made Will should ensure that the burden of taking care of your affairs is greatly lessened for your family or friends. It will also ensure that, in the case of an unmarried person with no surviving family members, your Estate cannot pass to the Crown (the Government). Full details of the scheme, including a list of participating solicitors and suggested donations is available at, or call Michelle Sidney, Individuals Fundraising Manager on 01243 755827, or email Appointments are limited so the Hospice advises anyone interested to call a participating solicitor in good time.

PRIORY SUNDAY SCHOOL Remaining dates for the Priory Sunday School are as follows: June 11 & 25 ~ July 9 & 23 August - no Sunday School The Sunday School meets in the St Blaise Centre at 11.00 am. Children are asked to arrive promptly so that the objective of the session can be explained to everyone at once. Children should be aged between 4 and 11 and they must already have started school (ie if they are aged 4 but have not yet started school sadly they are not eligible). There is no charge and parents do not need to accompany the children. They don’t need to bring anything with them - just to come along. Page 16

R & R (Reading and Recuperation) Last summer, after a knee operation, I found myself obliged to put my feet up for a lot of the time. This may sound enviable, but - believe me it can get very boring indeed! Fortunately, it provided the ideal opportunity to catch up on reading - a lot of reading. I loaded up my new Kindle with lots of books, and John and Ros Craven - bless them brought me pile after pile of highly readable novels. By way of a 'thank you', I promised John that I would write a short article about what I'd read; so here it is. Over a period of some three months, I got through an enormous number of titles - I won’t attempt reviews of them all (we’d be here all day), but perhaps I can just give you the flavour. Sally Morris --o0o-Paul Griffiths, Let Me Tell You. I was so intrigued by Hans Abrahamsen’s setting of extracts from this in the Proms, that I just had to buy the book. It's a puzzling, but very poetic, telling of Ophelia's 'back story', as it were, using only the vocabulary that Shakespeare gives her in Hamlet. Jessie Burton, The Muse. I’d already read The Miniaturist, but this is completely different. It’s set in a villa in Spain, just before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, and in modern day London, and revolves around the true identity of the painter of a picture. There's a surprising twist at the end! Sarah Perry, The Essex Serpent. A period mystery, set on the Essex coast - not a murder this time, but the story that there is a huge sea serpent in the marshes. The solution(s) - for there are two - are bathetic but surprising. Margaret Atwood, The Heart Goes Last. Atwood in her futuristic vein - a rather cynical tale about an apparent Utopia, that turns out to be anything but, in a society which has collapsed into chaos. Ian McEwan, Nutshell. McEwan's latest novella describes a Hamlet-like plot against the narrator's father by his mother and uncle, with the weirdly whimsical twist that the narrator is a foetus in the womb. L J Ross, Angel. This was the first of Ross’s Ryan mysteries that I had read; I shall certainly be seeking out more. It revolves around a series of bizarre murders of redheaded women, their clothing arranged as if they had angels' wings. Sebastian Faulks, Jeeves and the Wedding Bells. A very different side to Faulks an extremely clever recreation of Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster, which replicates the setting and tone perfectly! /continued ... Page 17

Sebastian Faulks, Where my Heart Used to Beat. An elderly doctor, who has searing memories of the Second World War, receives a mysterious invitation to an island where his host seems to know an awful lot about him, and his painful past is gradually unearthed. Jill Paton Walsh, The Attenbury Emeralds; Thrones, Dominations; A Presumption of Death; The Late Scholar. Paton Walsh has picked up the mantle of Dorothy L Sayers - initially building on her incomplete last work, but in the third book creating a completely new novel. She captures the characters and tone to a T, and develops the relationship between Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in a most satisfying way - all the more welcome for not representing (for once) a detective with a tortured private life! Jill Paton Walsh, The Wyndham Case; A Piece of Justice; Debts of Dishonour; The Bad Quarto. Here is Paton Walsh writing in her own voice, as it were, with her interesting heroine, Imogen Quy, not a detective at all but a Cambridge college nurse. The characters are convincing and the mysteries are intriguing. Anthony Horowitz, Moriarty. Another very successful recreation, this time of the world of Sherlock Holmes (this is Horowitz's second - the first was The House of Silk). Highly atmospheric, and with a shocking twist in the tail (all the more shocking when you realise you should have known all along!). Sally’s recommendations will be continued in the July edition of The Bugle

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY ... because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. Remaining courses in 2017 are as follows: Bognor Regis - 7, 14 & 21 June, 7pm Foodbank, Argyle Hall, Argyle Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DY Chichester - 5, 12 & 19 September, 7pm Revelation Central, 1 & 2 St Pancras, Chichester PO19 7SJ For details, contact Peter Sutton Tel: 07813 024585 Email: Website: Page 18

Experience The Gambia – in Boxgrove!!! Fancy a fun evening of African food, music and celebration – all in aid of a good cause? On Saturday 1 July, Boxgrove Village Hall will host the 10th anniversary fundraiser of the Aldingbourne-based Gambia Upcountry Development Charity. Run by Janet and David Underwood, the charity has helped people in the rural village of Kanubeh build and run their own school. With three classrooms and capacity for 145 children, the school opened in January 2010. Since then, more than 700 children have benefitted from an education they would otherwise not receive. The couple are now enabling villagers to grow cashew nuts to fund their school so future generations of children will all go to school. A cashew crop will also fund economic development, improving the lives of families. Janet and David pay all their own costs - all money raised goes to the village. The 10th anniversary celebrations will start at 7:30pm and the party will continue until 11pm. Guests will enjoy a true taste and insight into Gambian life, including: Traditional three-course Gambian dinner, with wine, cooked by a professional chef Music and entertainment Auction including African carvings, paintings, luxury hampers and spa days Raffle with delightful African artefacts and many luxury items to be won Sale of Gambian carvings and jewellery Tickets are just £20 per person. Singles, couples, families and groups are all welcome. Places are limited – to book yours, call Janet and David on 01243 542702. To learn more about the charity, visit

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The Boxgrove and Halnaker Traffic Calming Initiative The personal freedom and economic benefit of the motorcar has a price. In the UK that was 24,00 people killed or seriously injured or 2000 people killed outright. The UK safety record is enviable and one of many factors is the improved safety of cars with safety cells, multiple airbags and seat belts etc. Unfortunately improvements in safety technology have only been available for the car user. The roads are public spaces and one of the few places that all modes of legal transport are mixed together. With the exception of the motorcar there has been little safety technology for other users and for them death and injury rates have not fallen as much. Then there are the other pernicious effects of the motorcar through pollution, which is linked to further deaths.

The UN recognizes that the growth of car ownership especially in developing countries has resulted in huge consequences for individual safety, especially those most vulnerable such as the children and the elderly. The Boxgrove Traffic Calming Group supported the 4th Global UN Slow Down week to raise awareness of the traffic issues in Boxgrove and persuade drivers to respect our community and road. The Traffic Calming Group’s objective is to “Implement a combination of measures designed to reduce speeds below the design speed, discourage unnecessary through traffic and increase driver awareness of the characteristics of Boxgrove, leading to changed driver perceptions and positive responses to the environment they are entering.” /continued ... Page 20

To remind drivers that Boxgrove is a community, residents used Slow Down week to show case the village. The bus stops, road signs and street signs were all cleaned and hedges were cut, and temporary village gates were erected to create a sense of place. The pictures below show the colorful signage asking drivers to slow down and entrance gates to reinforce to drivers that they were entering a village. Signage and Temporary Village Gates

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The Boxgrove village school learnt about the UN Slow Down week and the impact of traffic. They produced a great series of artwork, which is on display by the village shop. The three overall winners are shown below and Billy will be adopted as the mascot for the Traffic Calming Initiative.

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Feedback from the week has been very positive about the village tidy up and the village entrance statements. The slow down signage was very much noticed and generally residents felt that speeds were somewhat lower than without all the signage. Most respondents in the feedback research want us to proceed with permanent solutions to moderate traffic speed but want us to proceed with care and not impact on the look of the village or the shop business. If you have any comments you would like to send to the traffic calming group please email If you want to read more a transportation consultant called Hamilton Ballie has published some excellent articles on traffic in village and mitigation measure which can be found here: ( The next article in the Bugle will cover why the United Nations considers traffic growth a global issue, why it concerns governments and how this affects us locally. John Small and Peter Gillespie

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FIND A TREASURE, DONATE A TREASURE Who knows what you’ll find when you visit one of St Wilfrid’s Hospice charity shops? Maybe a beautiful vintage frock or tuxedo, the piece of furniture that finally fits into that awkward space between the radiator and the sofa, or maybe that perfect gift for a collector of vinyl or china? From the furniture outlets in Bognor and Chichester, to the specialist Retro and Vintage outlet in the centre of the City, to the numerous shops throughout the area selling clothes, bric-a-brac, collectibles, toys and more, St Wilfrid’s shops have it all. And next time you have a clear out, you may wish to consider donating your unwanted good quality items. You can take them to any shop, and for larger items such as bikes or furniture, collection from your home can be arranged. Remember, what you no longer need might be the treasure someone else is looking for! And if you are inspired further, all our shops rely on volunteers to keep them running. If you would like to meet new friends and make a contribution to the Hospice - which relies on public support to raise the £7m a year for the essential services it provides - you might be interested in volunteering as many hours a week as you can spare to help out. For locations of all the shops and donation centres, and to read all about our volunteering opportunities go to for more details. St Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester 01243 775302

Just some of the items you will find in the many St Wilfrid’s Charity Shops

A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they were on the way to church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping." Page 24

Forthcoming events in the Priory Chichester Chorale, Tuesday 4 July, 7.30 pm Music by Mozart, Purcell, Saint-Saëns, Dvorak, Liszt, Pearsall and Rossini. Conducted by Arthur Robson, with Mark Wardell (organ) and the Chorale string quartet. Tickets £15; seniors and students £12; children free Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia, Saturday 4 July, 7.30 pm HRS in champagne mood! Tickets £12 (to include interval fizz and nibbles) available on the door or call 01329 834297 Southdowns Concert Band, Friday 14 July, 7.30 pm The Southdowns Concert Band with their new conductor Ross Hunt perform an evening of your favourite melodies. Tickets £10; under-16s free and see Page 12 for details of services throughout June

The admiral and the bishop had been to the same prep school, where they had always disliked each other intensely. Many years later they happened to see each other at Euston Station, the Admiral resplendent in his uniform, the Bishop rather flushed and overweight. Seeing his chance to settle some perceived old scores, the Bishop approached the admiral and said “Excuse me, station master: from which platform does the next Liverpool train leave?” The admiral replied, “From platform 4, madam, but are you quite sure you should be travelling in your condition?” Page 25

Angels On Call!

Copies of Iris’s book of stories for all ages is on sale in the Priory.

We are seeking unwanted sewing machines, carpentry, garden or engineering tools Both Tim Pullan and Malcolm Knight collect such items for "Tools for a Mission" and "Tools for Self-Reliance" respectively. All items become completely refurbished before being despatched to varying parts of Africa and thereby helping families and individuals to start or expand their business. Tim Pullan can be contacted on 01243 532065 and Malcolm Knight on O7722115212

All the proceeds will go to the Priory Appeal.

We can arrange to collect

1575: A shooting incident in Boxgrove A coroner’s court was held on 2nd May 1575 in Boxgrove on the death of one Richard Willett by John Homfrey, Arundel honor coroner with “18 jurors of Boxgrove and 4 neighbouring townships viz. Aldingbourne, East Hampnett, Eartham and Greatham – [15 names given].” About 7am on 1st May George Lyde late of Boxgrove, “yoman”, “chardged his handgonne with powder and a pellet of paper” in “Pypstrete” [the lane on the South edge of Halnaker Park along the Devil’s Ditch]. He raised it with both hands to shoot into the air. He again and again put a flame to the powder in the barrel of the gun, but it would not ignite. He then rested the gun on his left arm when the powder ignited and the gun suddenly discharged while Richard Willett late of Boxgrove was riding through the line of fire. Lyde thus killed Willett by misadventure and against his will with the paper pellet, giving him a wound on the right side of the breast 1 inch wide and over 1 inch deep of which he languished until the next day and then died at Boxgrove. The jurors appraised the gun at 6s 8d; it remains with John Bacheler for the use of the earl of Arundel, lord of the liberty. [confiscated?] At the time of the killing, Lyde had no goods or chattels, lands or tenements. Lyde was pardoned on 17th June , confirmed at Horsham Assizes in July. Found in the Record Office [Coroner's reports] Page 26

Tim Pullan

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We come to you, PLUS - No call out fee! 7 days a week. Website Design with our sister company E132 Internet Solutions Replacement screens for laptops from ÂŁ100.00, Notepads from ÂŁ85.00. For helpful and professional advice please just contact us ...

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All types of house maintenance undertaken Local & friendly helpful service

Fully insured Services include: Painting Decorating & General Maintenance Refresh your kitchen with new doors & worktops Refresh your bathroom with new taps No job too small Complete Bathroom or Kitchen Installation Advice available around home improvements Contact Chris for a no obligation quote Tel:07775 671 145 E-mail— Page 28

I B Electrical Services Est 2003

THE SAINT BLAISE CENTRE BOXGROVE The Saint Blaise Centre is available for hire at very reasonable rates and offers a comfortable environment with fully-equipped kitchen.

‘NAPIT’ approved electrician All works guaranteed & insured Reasonable rates and local

Enquiries/bookings please contact the Treasurer - 539836

Call Ian on 07873 358855

Services & Music events in and for the Priory Friends of Boxgrove Priory The Boxgrove Bugle Diocesan e-bulletin All available at Page 29

General Gardening · Fencing Patios Pressure Washed · Lawn Mowing Hedge Cutting · Garden Clearances Window Cleaning · Removal of small Trees & Shrubs Garden Design · Fully Insured and has own tools

Tel: 01243 552472 or Mob: 07525 779118

Alterations Repairs Dressmaking Special Occasion Wear Local in Tangmere

Call Vicky on 01243 779932

INDULGENT MOMENTS Treat yourself to some luxurious special time and pampering Indulgent chocolate face and body treatments Paraffin wax treatments for aching joints and muscles, arthritis and dry skin conditions Reflexology · Indian Head Massage · Full Body Massage · Pedicures · Manicures · Crystal Therapy Bach Flower remedies · Facials · Make-up for all occasions · Eyebrow shaping and tinting · Eyelash tinting and perming · Waxing and Reiki

Introductory Offer—6 treatments for the price of 5 Call Ros or Eleni to make an appointment 07739 775 783 E-Mail for more information

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· Nail

cutting service · Corns & hard skin removal · In-growing toe nails · Verrucas · Orthoses · Diabetic foot care · Sports injury management · Fungus nail treatment · Bunions · Reflexology

Podiatry & Chiropody

Sophie Gooley BSc MChS Podiatrist—HCPC Registered

‘for all your foot care needs’

The Boxgrove The Old Granary The Street Boxgrove PO18 0ES Mobile: 07710 773539 Clinic and Home Visits

AB Domestic Plumbing

Peter Roberts


Chartered Tax Adviser CTA ATT PR Personal Tax

Juliano Bernardino

Formerly a Tax Adviser for a local leading firm of Chartered Accountants for many years, now a sole practitioner providing •Personal self-assessment tax return completion •Personal Tax Reviews •General personal Tax compliance •Quick, efficient and personal service including home visits at no extra cost

Local plumber, Chichester 24hr Emergency Plumber

01243 773580 · 07939 819364

075 5154 5154—01243 839013

Cassons 01243 773294 Your local Restaurant. À la Carte Dining (Tuesday to Saturday Evening) Seasonal menu using the finest local ingredients cooked with care and imagination. Sunday Lunch (12.00 to 2.00pm last orders) There may be cheaper but we doubt there are better. Join us for that Sunday Lunch with flair. See our website for our up-to-date menus, Gourmet Nights and Special Offers.

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KEVIN HOLLAND FUNERAL SERVICE Independent Family Business 24 Hour Personal Service Private Chapel of Rest Parking Available Golden Charter Pre-Paid Funeral Plans Arrangements may be made from the comfort of your own home 246 Chichester Road Bognor Regis PO21 5BA

Tel: 01243 868630

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SUSSEX ROOFING, CHICHESTER Tel: 01962 860487 —Mob: 07765 966398 ALL ROOF REPAIRS UNDERTAKEN Slates/tiles replaced; chimneys repointed; ridge tiles repointed; lead valleys repaired; garage extensions/flat roofs renewed or repaired For a free estimate ring Harry 30 Upper Brook Street, Winchester SO23 8DG

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Robertson R.B.S. Building Services

CAR TROUBLE? Vehicle repairs—diagnostics—servicing—MOT tests— valeting—bodywork—car sales Full workshop facilities

Brickwork · Stonework & Flintwork · Property Maintenance · Repointing · Groundworks/Landscaping · Paving, Patios & Driveways · Flat Roofing

Vehicles collected from and delivered to your door in Boxgrove and surrounding areas. Courtesy car if required. Prompt, friendly and reliable service

For free no obligation quotations please call office: 01243 697104 // mob: 07798 635354 e-mail:

Bill Walker

01730 810078—07885 944135

Marston & Jones Experienced local Blacksmith, Welder & Fabricator and Agricultural engineers


01243 528214 07886 307227

Blacksmith · Fabricator · All Welding · Railings, Gates, All Garden Furniture to Requirements · Trailers Built to Specification & Repairs · Agricultural Equipment Built and Repaired For a free quote or advice please contact Ivan on 01243 527400 or 07775 124843

The Log Man


Quality Hardwood Seasoned Logs


Prompt & Reliable Service Tel: 01243 780386 Mob: 0780 3070191

Local, reliable, RHStrained gardener. Lawn mowing, weeding, planting, trimming, general pruning.

Foot Health Professional also qualified as Manicurist Make your feet happy

Diana Hothersall MCFHP MAFHP

Based in Boxgrove

Qualified at SMAE Institute, Maidenhead Home visits—contact 01243 696093 Mobile: 07837 924 254

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Reflexions Ladies’ Health and Beauty Therapy Clinic Waxing, Manicure, Pedicure, Non-invasive hair removal, Annemarie Borlind Facial Treatment (New Organic Skin Care) Thermo-Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candling), Gift Vouchers Available For more information or an appointment call Pam on Fontwell (01243) 814648 Ladies Only

“Beauty on the outside comes from the inside”

Local Authority Registered

Halnaker, Chichester, PO18 0QL Tel. 01243 531977 Email: 

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Quality accommodation in double, twin, family and single en-suite rooms. Choice of delicious breakfasts with homemade bread and preserves Car park and garden Recommended in the Good Hotel Guide


Nationwide Free Quotations

0800 002 9545 House/Garden Clearance Trade/Waste

Office/Warehouse Clearance Recycling

Junk Removals

Environment Agency

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Tel: 01243 781819

Services for the coming months Daily Mass in the Priory: Monday - 8.00am (9.00am on Bank Holidays); Tuesday - 10.00am (with a Short Homily and followed by coffee); Wednesday 8.00am; Thursday - 7.00pm; Friday - 12 noon; Saturday - 8.00am and 6.00pm (which counts for Sunday communion). Confessions heard by appointment. JUNE 2017 (Year A)

JULY 2017 (Year A)

4 PENTECOST (Whit Sunday) 8.00am Communion † 10.00am Community Mass

2 SS PETER & PAUL, APOSTLES 8.00am Communion † 10.00am Community Mass

11 TRINITY SUNDAY 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass

9 ST BENEDICT, ABBOT, PATRON OF EUROPE 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass

18 CORPUS CHRISTI (No 8.00am Holy Communion) 11.00am Solemn Mass and Procession 12.30pm Parish Lunch on Vicarage Lawn 25 BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST 8.00am - Holy Communion † 9.30am - Solemn Mass 11.15am - Parish Mass

† Traditional Rite

16 TRINITY 5 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass 23 TRINITY 6 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass 30 TRINITY 7 8.00am Holy Communion † 9.30am Solemn Mass 11.15am Parish Mass

COUNTESS OF DERBY’S ALMSHOUSES, BOXGROVE Vacancies exist at the Countess of Derby’s Almshouses Enquiries to Mrs Jean Collyer - 01243 773661 Page 36

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