Masses for week commencing 31st/1st September  2019 EAST GRINSTEAD   –     Our Lady & St. Peter
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil)    Patrick & Fatima O’Neill RIP. Vi Hayes RIP
Sun 10:30am             Laurence Sapiecha (1st anni)
Mon 9:30am               No mass
Tue 9:30am                No mass
Wed 9:30am               Catherine Edwards RIP
Thurs 9:30am             Joe Tuke

Fri  9.30am                  No Mass

12:00am                      Holy Rosary OLSP Parish Hall

Sat  6:15pm (Vigil)     Good Estate – Marjorie Prett (90th birthday)
LINGFIELD    –   St. Bernard’s
Sun.    9:00am             Muriel Chessman RIP


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

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

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

WILLS & BEQUESTS – 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.

Our Lady & St Peter’s – Refurbishment Project  – 

Work commenced on the Parish Hall WC’s on Monday 22nd July with the demolition of walls and will progress for a period of five weeks. When completed, the Hall WC’s will consist of three unisex WC’s one of which will be a fully accessible WC.  The Hall, (without WC’s) will be useable during this period. The contractor can access the Hall WC’s from the rear fire escape and will protect the doors between the Hall and the WC’s. 

Internal work within the Church commenced on Monday 29 July with the erection of fixed scaffolding around the altar and over the baldachino. The contractor will also use a mobile scaffolding tower for access to upper levels to carry out redecoration. This mobile tower will be parked at the rear of the Church for weekend services and the three seats ‘lost’ will be temporarily relocated within the Church so that there is no overall loss of seating.  Holy Mass will be held in the Parish Hall on weekdays, commenced on Monday 29 July.  Arrangements will be made for the WC behind the Sacristy to be available to parishioners attending weekday Mass in the Hall.

Refurbishment of the existing WC to the rear of the Sacristy will not commence until the Hall WC Refurbishment has been completed. 

The organ will be protected throughout the redecoration and will remain accessible.

The contractor investigated the loose and deflecting patch in the woodblock floor in the central aisle week commencing 22nd July and you are asked to try and avoid walking on it in the meantime, if possible.


WEEKDAY MASSES  –  in Parish hall until 14th October.


PARISH ROSARY GROUP  –  Please note the Rosary Group continues to meet on Fridays in the hall at OLSP during refurbishment work.  Commences at 12.00 noon with the Angelus and finishes 12.30-12.40.  All welcome


Sleep Out  – thank you for all the generous sponsorship money from  parishioners.  However, the following people are not known to the Justice and Peace Group so please would you put your money in an envelope with your name and marked “Sleep Out Collectors” and leave it with Father Jack – thank you.  If you have paid we apologise and also for name spellings if we have them wrong. Stephen Wren, P Szarzynska, Linda d’Acampo, J Noakes, Lynda Talcy, N Prydderach, M Cavecillas, M Kempsa, N Mmnoz and J Hoth.


Now recruiting a new Care & Health Manager  to lead and develop a small existing team in providing support and high quality care to the monks at Worth Abbey, especially to the older members of the Community.

The ideal candidate will be a person with substantial and proven skills, and wide experience relating to care of the elderly.  Relevant  qualifications in the area of Social care and/or Health management.  Equally important, they will need to be enthusiastic and sensitive about working in a monastic environment, able to work between 25-28 hours over 5 days, (Monday to Friday), with the availability to be on-call out of hours by arrangement and willing to respond to changing/developing needs.  Salary range 23 -27.5K.

Further details and on line application may be accessed  through the Worth School website, under  ‘information/vacancies’  at the online recruitment  portal.

The Monastery may also shortly be recruiting a part time nurse a few hours a week.  To arrange an informal conversation regarding either position, please e-mail  Br Anthony at

Interviews for the manager position will be held on Monday 16th September with the deadline for applications on Monday 9th September .

“SVP – THE SVP CARAVAN HOLIDAYS  –  at Riverside Holiday Centre, Bognor Regis, are now fully booked for the school holidays 2019, and sponsored by our Conferences throughout A&B.  In addition, there is availability for weeks in September and October 2019, ideal for a family with under school-age children or couples.  At £250 per week, this is a bargain, the normal price being about £700 for this 6 berth luxury Caravan.  Interested?  Please contact Peter Wells 07484 330899.”

Mon 2 September  Charity meal  –  raising money for the church restoration at the Gurkha@the Woodcock Inn – £20 for a 3 course meal – £8 will go to the restoration fund.  Arrive 6.45pm for a 7.15pm start.  Please phone 01342 325325 to book your places.  If anyone would like to donate a raffle prize please bring it along on the night or, if you are unable to attend, please take it to the Sacristy and leave it with Father Jack. Thank you.

Love in a Box – details of this Mustard Seed scheme helping needy children in Moldova will be coming at the beginning of October but in the meantime as it is almost going back to school time for children and grandchildren please save any shoeboxes with detachable lids (not those for boots).  Also, we are always short of hats, scarves and gloves for the boxes so if you see any please get them now.  Thank you.

CHARITY MEAL  –  7th October in aid of Riding for the Disabled at Gurkha, The Woodcock Inn, Felbridge.   Price £22  per person.  £10 goes to the Charity.  Arrive 7pm for 7.30pm.  Ring 01342 325325 to book.



Tue  1 October  –  Quartol  –  East Grinstead  –  Turkish Food  –  01342 323649.

Mon  14  October  –  Paglia e Fieno  –  East Grinstead  –  Italian Food  –  01342 328713.

Tue  22  October  –  Hay & Straw  –  East Grinstead  –  Italian Food  –  01342 322699.

Mon 28 October – Gurkha@The Woodcock Inn – Felbridge – A taste of The Himalayas – 01342 325325.

Please Book Early to Reserve Your Place.

Please Arrive 6.30pm For a 7pm Start For All Restaurants.



Crawley Open House

The East Grinstead Foodbank

Crawley Prison Fellowship

Age UK East Grinstead & District

East Grinstead & District Mental Health Association

With special Thanks to:-  All The Businesses and Shops that have kindly Donated Raffle Prizes.

EG  Foodbank  ITEMS  –  disposable razors (small packs), Deodorant -male and female, kitchen surface cleaner, tinned custard and rice pudding, tinned hotdogs and meatballs, washing powder or liquid – small packs, UHT Milk green longlife1 litre , tinned peas, carrots and potatoes, and “Bags for Life” to reuse.

CRAWLEY OPEN  HOUSE  – thanks from the staff for all your donations of bedding – at present they have enough stock BUT they are desperately short of tinned and packet food, tea, coffee etc.  Please up your donations for this amazing charity which is helping homeless people 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.  Bring items to Church or drop off at COH in Three Bridges.  Another way of supporting COH is to become part of the Be 1 in a 1000 scheme –see website for details

GATWICK DETAINEES WELFARE GROUP –  desperately needs medium sized trousers and trainers Size 9 & 10.


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