Festival Service

Festival Service

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Wednesday 14 July, 2021

St Mary's Church Petworth GU28 0AD

6.30pm - 7.30pm approx.

All welcome


The 2021 Petworth Festival opens with the annual service in celebration of the arts and creativity. We welcome Ruth Bushyager, Bishop of Horsham, who will give the main address. The service will be led by Canon Mark Gilbert SSC, with music directed by Matthew Cooke.

Ruth Bushyager was consecrated Bishop of Horsham in July 2020. Prior to her episcopal ministry, she was the vicar of St Paul’s Dorking in Surrey; previous clergy roles have included chaplain to a boarding school in Oxford, Area Missioner in London, and serving parishes in Abingdon and Nottingham. Life before ordination included working as an International Policy Advisor in the Cabinet Office in Westminster.

Organised by Petworth Area Churches Together