Masses for weekend 5/6 December 2015

East Grinstead Mass Centre-Our Lady & St. PeterDSC_0070kk
Sat.       6.15pm        Peter Butler RIP
Sun.    10:30am       Stanislaw & Anna Jaczniakowska RIP
Michael & Rosanne McGirr RIP
Mon.     9:30am        No Mass
Tues.    9:30am        John & Elizabeth Bourke RIP
Wed.     9:30am        Deceased friends & relatives of the Hollywood, Murphy, Duryer &
Cherry Families RIP
Thurs.   9:30am        Deceased friends & relatives of the Vaz & Pimenta Families RIP
Fri.        9:00am        Adoration
Sat.       9:30am        John & Elizabeth Bourke RIP

Masses next weekend 12/13 December 2015
Sat.       6:15pm        Deceased friends & relatives of
the Hain & Kimber Families RIP
Sun.    10:30am        Pauline Sexton RIP

Lingfield Mass Centre – St. Bernard’s
Sun.      9:00am

Reconciliation (Confession)

East Grinstead:
Saturdays       –      10:00am    –  10:30am
5:30pm    –    6:00pm
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 09:00-1:00pm.  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.

SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE B.V. MARY  – Tuesday – also the beginning of the Year of Mercy.

CONFIRMATION  – Parents Meeting – Thursday 8pm OLSP.

FR. ROBIN RIP  – Funeral 12 noon, Thursday, Oxted.

BAPTISM   – Rose Adele Webb 2pm Saturday.

DSC_0051CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP  –  meets each Thursday from 4.30-5.30 pm in the Parish Centre.  For more information and if you would like to join us, please contact Gabrielle Joyce 326118.

“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 :

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

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

ANGEL TREE  – One of the Justice and Peace Group’s members, Valerie Maynard, recently received an MBE for her work in Lewes Prison Chaplaincy particularly for introducing, and being a beacon for, Sycamore, a very successful Restorative Justice scheme, which Prison Governors value highly as it reduces re-offending rates for those who take part. As usual Val is organising Angel Tree, a Prison Fellowship programme providing those in prison with an opportunity to send a Christmas gift to their children and maintain a connection with their families.  If you would like to help please contact Valerie on 01342 326896 asap.  Thank you.

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.DSC_0045

2016 CALENDARS – Complimentary copies of the Missio 2016 calendar are available from the church table at OL&StP for all Missio members and any parishioner who would like to have one.

MISSIO RED BOXES – Will OL&StP box holders please bring-in their red boxes during the next few weeks for counting before year end. Deliver your box into the sacristy, please don’t leave it elsewhere in church.  If your box is normally counted at home, this will happen as usual. Thank you.

PARISH MAGAZINE  –  It is still our hope to have the Magazine out before Christmas, but the deadline has now been moved to the end of November, so there is still time for everyone – and in particular those speaking for groups and clubs and societies – to send in your submissions.   These can, as usual, be emailed to me at – or left at the back of the church, addressed to Klara King. I acknowledge all emails received, so if you don’t hear within a few days of sending one, I’m afraid I haven’t received it.

CHARITY MEAL – in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice on Monday 30 November, 6.30pm for 7pm at Tarana, Lingfield. £16 per head.  Bookings to EG 832222. Thank you to all those who supported the recent events to raise £715.90 each for Crawley Open House, Crawley Prison Fellowship, EG Street Pastors and Age UK.  Thanks also to Barclays Bank for match funding of £1000 and to those who donated raffle prizes.

THE NEXT TRAIDCRAFT SALE  – will be the weekend of 5th/6th December after both masses.  Any other special orders to Mike and Tina Causton on or 311435. or Chris and Margaret Vase on 834436 or

PARISH CHRISTMAS LUNCH –  (SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER)  –  in St. Bernard’s hall – gathering from 12.30 pm for lunch at 1.00 pm.  The meal will be a traditional Christmas Lunch.  The arrangements will be as at the previous parish lunches: soft drinks will be provided but please bring your own alcoholic drinks; pre-booking is not required – just come along if you wish; there is no charge but there will be a voluntary donations basket.  Everyone is welcome – from all corners of the parish.

DSC_0003OUR LADY & ST PETERS LUNCH CLUB  – will meet for our Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 9th December.  Please arrive promptly at 11.45 for Lunch to be served at 12 o’clock.  Please ring Ivy (323240)  Jean (311295) or your Driver if you are not able to come.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS NEWSLETTER  – We shall be producing the Christmas Greetings newsletter again this year, to be published 19th/20th December.  If you would like to make use of this please let Simon Parr (E.G. 323493 / or Muriel Cheesman (E.G. 327512/  have your copy by Monday, 14th December.  Our charity will be Crawley Open House.

EG FOODBANK  – the following items are required lease 500g bags of granulated sugar, Feminine hygiene products, Toilet rolls, Washing-up liquid and Men’s deodorant.  Thank you.

CRAWLEY OPEN HOUSE – is desperately short of blankets, sleeping bags and flasks to give to homeless people who turn up at the door when it is full. Toilet rolls, UHT milk, sugar and tinned meat are particularly required at present but any tinned and packet food is welcome plus tea and coffee.  Please leave donated items at the back of the church at Our Lady and St Peter’s and at St Bernard’s.  Larger items, including duvets and clothes to be taken to OLSP, or taken directly to COH near Three Bridges in Crawley. Tel: 01293 447702. Alternatively, if you prefer, please leave a cash contribution in the basket and the SVP will purchase items on your behalf. Thank you.

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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