Newsletter 3/4th March


Masses this week


Sat 6.15pm Francis Brassington RIP
Sun 10.30am Fr. Kevin Gaskin RIP (anniv) fm. Ted Bellinger RIP
Mon 9.30am Fr. Kevin Gaskin RIP (fm)
Tues 9.30am Josie & Eamonn Tuke RIP
Wed 9.30am William Hughes RIP (anniv)
Thur 9.30am Our Catechists
Fri 9.00am Adoration
Sat No Mass

Masses next weekend

Sat 6.15pm Maysie Gregory RIP (anniv)
Sun 10.30am George Hubert RIP. Terence Fallon RIP (1st anniv)

Lingfield Mass Centre – St. Bernard’s

Sun 9.00am

Reconciliation (Confession)

East Grinstead: Saturday 10am – 10.30am,
5:30pm – 6pm
Lingfield: Sunday 8.15am – 8.45am

SICK/HOUSEBOUND VISITS –  requests for visits and for Holy Communion in the Lingfield area – contact Deacon Ted.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT –  “Exposition takes place every Friday morning at Our Lady & St Peter’s between 09:00-12:00pm.  Come let us adore Him.”

REFRESHMENTS –  Everybody is cordially invited for refreshments after Sunday Mass at both St. Bernard’s and Our Lady & St Peter’s churches.

WILLS & BEQUESTS –  The Parish has benefited greatly in the past from the thoughtfulness of parishioners who have nominated the parish to receive funds from their estate.  Please consider it.

GIFT AID OFFERINGS/DONATIONS –  can be taken out at anytime throughout the year.  It is a valuable source of additional income for the parish with no extra cost to the parishioners

2ND COLLECTION TODAY  –  Easter Flowers.  Thank you.

1ST HOLY COMMUNION CHILDREN  –  receive their crucifixes today.


FUNERAL  –  Kent & Sussex Crematorium.  10am Friday –  Lucie Anderson RIP

The next Encounter evening – for 15-30s will be this Friday at St Wilfrid’s School, Crawley (RH11 8PG) 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The Encounter programme is all about giving young Catholics a space to connect with each other in a friendly environment, and to deepen our faith. Anyone is welcome, especially new people. The evenings involve live music, inspiring speakers, engaging prayer and (since it’s so cold..) hot chocolate! For more information, search ‘ENCOUNTER Crawley’ on Facebook or

1ST HOLY COMMUNION  –  1st reconciliation, Saturday, St. Bernard’s.

PARISH 100 CLUB – Congratulations to winners in the February Draw: 1st, £50, no 100, Mrs Butler; 2nd, £25, no 91,Mr Bell; 3rd, £15, no 110, Mr Hope

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS – Thank you for your generosity in recent Special Collections: Pax Christi, £659; SPUC White Flower Appeal, £538; Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund, £720; CAFOD Family Fast Day, £1,556 (within “Government grant” criteria, this will be doubled in value to £3,112 plus Gift Aid supplement where claimed).
MISSION TODAY MAGAZINE – Complimentary copies of the Spring edition (yes, it is coming) are available from the church table at OL&StP for Missio red box holders and all parishioners who would like to have one.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE BOXES – (Our traditional Lent alms project) will be available at the back for you to take home.

We are holding a Fairtrade Big Brew  –  on Tuesday 6th March at 5 Stream Park opposite the Felbridge Hotel.  Please come either 10-12am or 2-4pm, for a cup of coffee or tea.  If you need a lift email Tina & Mike on or tel; 07544382565.”

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018 – forms for this year’s pilgrimage from 26 July – 3 August are now available online from     (helpers, doctors, nurses and able pilgrims).  If you require paper copies please ring the Pilgrimage Office on 01403 740110.  Redshirts (years 10 and 11) apply by 28 March on the same website.

Teddy trailrunning throughout Fairtrade Fortnight, a discovery trail for children around the town.  Find nine teddies in local shops that sell Fairtrade goods and solve the mystery. Forms available from EG Library (where completed forms should be handed in by 12 March), schools and at the back of OLSP.  Fairtrade Chocolate Easter Eggs as prizes for the first three correct drawn entries.  Take a look at Fairtrade EG’s website which lists Fairtrade Fortnight events 2018 and other information

CAKE SALE  –  After the 9am Mass on Sunday 11th March Lingfield SVP are holding a cake sale in St. Bernard’s hall.  All proceeds are in aid of the SVP Baby Feeding Programme in South Sudan.

OL&SP Lunch Club – will meet on Wednesday 21st March. Fr Steven will say a Healing Mass at 11.30 am followed by Lunch at 12.30 pm.  Please Ring Ivy (323240) or Jean (311295) if you are not able to come.

Are you a graduate –  with a strong desire to inspire young people and transform lives through exploring some of life’s biggest questions? Have you considered becoming a Secondary RE teacher? 

The University of Sussex offers full and part time PGCE and School Direct Courses in Religious Education resulting in qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE of up to 90 Masters Level Credits For more information including eligibility and entry criteria visit To discuss further contact either Sally Dudley, Initial Teacher Education Recruitment, Selection and Admissions Lead at Sussex University or Claire Rooney, RE Curriculum Tutor

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION groups – In East Grinstead we meet each Thursday. We are now meeting earlier, from 5.00-6.00pm during the darker months, in a member’s home. Do contact Gabrielle if you would like to join us. At Worth Abbey we meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 7.45-8.45 pm, in the Chapel of The Blessed Sacrament, in the Abbey Church. For those who wish to stay, Compline starts at 9.00 pm in the Abbey Church. Visitors and new members are always welcome at both venues. If you would like any more information, please contact Gabrielle Joyce, on 01342 326118.

SPRING CHARITY FEAST 2018  – A Charity Feast is taking place over 5 nightS

Mon 9th April     –     La Farola   –   East Grinstead

Spanish Food  –   01342 322399

Mon 16th April   –   Ghurkha@the Woodcock Inn   –   Felbridge

A taste of the Himalayas   –   01342 325325

Mon 23rd April   –   Paglia e Fieno   –   East Grinstead

Italian Food   –   01342 328713

Wed 25th April   –   New Evergreen   –   East Grinstead

Chinese Food   –   01342 322078

Mon 30th April   –   Tarana  –   Lingfield

Indian & Thai Food   –   01342 832222

Please Book Early to Reserve Your Place

Please arrive 6.30pm for 7pm start for all restaurants



With special thanks to CHARCOAL GRILL/GLANFIELD FOOD & WINE/HDL LINGFIELD MARVOLIO’S NOSTRUMS (free tastings of local liqueur at some of the above meals) And also all the businesses and shops that have kindly donated raffle prizes.

Fairtrade Wine Tasting 8pm Tuesday 20 March at East Court Mansion, EG, in association with EG & District Wine Circle. £5 per ticket.  Tickets from Sue Joy. Tel: 01342 835190.

EASTER RETREAT FOR 18-35s AT WORTH ABBEY  –  Worth Abbey and The Wellspring Community invite young adults (ages 18-35) to celebrate the Easter Triduum (29th March-1st April) with a retreat at Worth Abbey. Over the Easter Triduum young adults from across the UK will be gathering to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The retreat will be centred around participation in the Triduum liturgy from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday, with a programme of talks by the monks, discussion, prayer & reflection and fellowship. Leading up to the retreat, you are welcome to be part of a ‘Cross Walk’- a group of young adults and monks who will walk to Worth from Arundel, across the beautiful South Downs, carrying the cross. We will begin the walk on Palm Sunday (25th March) and arrive at Worth on Maundy Thursday (29th March). Booking forms are now available. Please contact TOC@worthabbey.netor You can also find more information via Facebook.

DAY FOR YOUTH LEADERS AND CATECHISTS – INSPIRE 2018  –  On Saturday May 12th, there will be a day for youth leaders, Confirmation catechists and young adult ministers, as well as anybody who is interested. The day will be delivered ‘TED Style’ with six great speakers each giving a short 20-minute talk. We’re delighted to have Will Desmond from Sion/ theASCENT, Father Nick Crowe from the Dominicans, Lizzie Wakeling, Toby Harman, and others. A fantastic  line-up! Bishop Richard will also be with us for the first part of the day. It’s all happening at St Joseph’s Church, Redhill on Saturday May 12th from 10am to 3.30pm. Tickets are £10 with parish group discounts available. To book, or for more information, Email

EG Foodbank – requires tinned fruit, shampoo, tinned rice pudding, toilet rolls (small packs), kitchen roll, surface cleaner, fruit juice (long life),long life milk-green and creme eggs for Easter.


Arundel and Brighton Diocese is a Registered Charity No.25287 and Fairtrade Diocese