CATECHISTS MEETING – 7.30pm, Monday 12th, in Hall, OLSP.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME APPLICATION FORMS – Our parish programme for First Forgiveness and First Holy Communion will be starting in early November. We invite all children in Year 4 primary school and older to apply. Forms will be available at the back of St. Bernard and Our Lady and St Peter churches. Please fill in and return to Fr Steven Purnell or Deacon Ted Rider.

PARISH 100 CLUB  – Congratulations to winners in the September draw: 1st, £50, no 126, Miss McLaughlin; 2nd, £25, no 76, Mrs Davies; 3rd, £15, no 90, Mrs Patrie.  AND have you seen the smart new blue wooden notice board by the church entrance at Our Lady & St Peter? This has been provided by funds from the 100 Club. We have some memberships available @ £20 per annum for £90 in prize money each month. Just contact Chris Pond (327002).

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP   – We meet each Thursday in the Parish Centre from 4.30-5.30 pm term time. Visitors and new members are always welcome. If you would like more information, please contact Gabrielle Joyce on 326118.

DIOCESAN FESTIVAL DVD – There will be a DVD of the Festival, available sometime in the autumn, but with a large amount of filming to be edited this is taking a while to process. More information will follow once a release date is known, but you can pre-order your copy now from the Diocesan Bookshop – 01293 651140

“St. Peter’s is a GOOD school where the behaviour of pupils is OUTSTANDING“

Ofsted, June 2015

If your child was born between  1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012

you are now in the process of making a big decision about their primary school.

The school shall be hosting information meetings for parents to hear about the school and to tour the site. You are warmly invited to attend a meeting on either:

Thursday 22nd October 2015, 9:30am – 10:30am,

Friday 27th November 2015,   9:30am – 10:30am


Thursday 7th January 2016,   1:30pm – 2:30pm.

Please contact the school office to book a place. 01342 321985

Charity Feast Oct 2015 events  – supporting Crawley Open House, EG Street Pastors, Crawley Prison Fellowship and AGE UK East Grinstead, with thanks to support from Barclays Bank who will match first £1000 made.   Mon 12th October The Ghurka East Grinstead – Taste of Himalayas – 01342 311779 (35 places) ; Mon 26th Oct Tarana Lingfield – Indian and Thai Food – 01342 832222  (175 places).  Cost £16 per head with £8 s going to the charities.  Also on Tues 20th Oct EG Charcoal Grill 01342 410305 and Glanfield Food and Wine 01342 325666 will give donation of takings for day’. PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR PLACES.  Info from Nick Castiglione on 01342 410100

Justice and Peace Group  meet next at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13 October at Moat UR Church – all welcome.

Parish Magazine –  this year, the aim is to have an issue of the Magazine before Christmas – ideally by the beginning of Advent – so we will need contributions by early November.  As the last issue was at Easter, it would be good to catch up with everything that has happened since then (First Holy Communion, Confirmation, the school, fetes, outings etc.), as well as plans for the winter and for Christmas, along with any other news from parish organizations, societies, clubs, etc. Other contributions, poems, etc. are all very welcome.
Submissions should ideally be emailed to me at Alternatively, they can be left at the back of the church, addressed to Klara King.

Catholic Women’s League – Wednesday 14th October at 2:30pm (note new time) in the parish centre. Parishioners are invited to come and learn about the life of St. John Southworth and how his relics were rediscovered and brought to Westminster Cathedral. Anne Marie Micallef, Co-ordinator of the Guild of St. John Southworth, will give thetalk and a presentation. All very welcome. In the evening at 7:30pm we are having a cheese and wine for prospective members and anyone else who is interested in CW.L

OUR LADY & ST PETERS LUNCH CLUB   – will meet on Wednesday 21st October at 12.15pm.  Please ring Jean (311295) Ivy (323240) or your driver if you are unable to come.

Global Mid Sussex  – from 2pm-5pm on Saturday 24 October at the Jubilee Community Centre.  A free event to celebrate cultural diversity with foodtasting from around the world.

“The next Traidcraft sale – will be the weekend 24th/25th October after both masses. Any special orders to Mike and Tina Causton on or 311435”.


Concert of Irish Music with musicians and singers. Musical Director – Liam Bauress including Traditional Cream Tea with finger sandwiches, cakes and scones etc. All proceeds to Friends of the Holy Land.

REFUGEE CRISIS – DIOCESAN RESPONSE – Thank you very much to those who have already offered help. The diocese is in ongoing discussions with local authorities and agencies to establish the most effective way our parishioners can respond to this deepening crisis. We are currently collating personal details and offers on our database and we will keep everyone regularly informed of progress. For more information and offers of help please contact Aidan Cantwell Diocesan Justice & Peace/Social Action Adviser T: 01293 651154 e: DABEC 4 Southgate Drive Crawley RH10 6RP.

Love in a Box – leaflets are now available at both churches with regard to this annual scheme.  Please take one and read the instructions carefully.  Children at St Peter’s School will be notified separately. Boxes prepared by Parishioners must be returned to Church by Friday 6 November as they are being collected on Monday 9 Nov. – please try to meet this deadline. Enrique Valles is the contact for St Bernard’s EG 832568 and Sue Joy for OLSP EG 835190. Do not leave any boxes at 105 Halsford Park Road as the Joys no longer live there!  Thank you for your support.

EG Foodbank – Urgently requires Tinned Meat (but not corned beef), Sponge Puddings, Biscuits (medium sized packets most useful), Soap (bars or liquid), Fruit Juice (must be longlife), Tinned fruit, Cornflakes/Cheerios/Frosties/Rice Crispies, Tinned Tuna, Semi-skimmed milk (longlife), Pasta sauce and Shower Gel.  Also, the Foodbank is seeking more volunteers to meet clients/sort food in the warehouse on a rota basis and represent the foodbank at local events, training will be given. Contact Lucy Tribe or phone 07739 641869 (Tues, Weds, Fri 10.00-14.00).  Thank you for your support.

GATWICK DETAINEES WELFARE GROUP – needs men’s shoes, trainers, jeans and sweatshirts jogging trousers (medium and large sizes please) as well as toiletries.


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