Masses for week commencing 10/11 August 2019 EAST GRINSTEAD   –     Our Lady & St. Peter
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil) Those on Holiday
Sun 10:30am Louisa Makolski RIP (anniv)
Mon 9:30am The Armed Forces
Tue 9:30am Iolanda ‘Renee’ Morris RIP (1st anniv)
St. Bernard’s
Wed 9:30am Parish and People
Thurs 9:30am Agriculture
Fri 9.30
No Mass
Holy Rosary (Parish Hall)
Sat 6:15pm (Vigil) Parish and People
Sun  10:30am Reginald Causton RIP
LINGFIELD    –   St. Bernard’s
Sun. 9:00am

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

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Exposition is currently suspended during the ongoing repair and restoration works at the church.

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

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 in the hall at OLSP during refurbishment work.  Commences at 12.00 with the Angelus and finishes 12.30-12.40.  All welcome.

PARISH 100 CLUB  – Congratulations to winners in the July draw: 1st, £50, Mr Daszewski;  2nd, £25, Mrs Fitzpatrick;  3rd, £15, Mrs Aherne.


FOR TAKE AWAY (or ride away)  – Three decent bikes, also a single bed.  Please speak to Chris if interested (327002)

FEAST OF ST BERNARD, TUESDAY, 20 AUGUST – Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 20 August, Feast of St Bernard at 9.30am, St Bernard’s, Lingfield.  Please join us.


SUSSEX HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST –  We have recently received a generous donation from the Trust towards the ongoing works project at OL&StP.  On Saturday, 14th September, the Trust will be holding their annual Ride & Stride sponsored event for cyclists (or walkers) to tour historic churches (all denominations) in the district, both local and wider as suits. It is from initiatives such as this that grants such as ours can be made.  A poster is displayed on the notice board and if it is of interest to you to enter by cycling or walking (on horseback equally qualifies!) speak to Chris (327002).


Sleep Out  – apologies for nobody being available to collect Sleep Out money during the last few weeks. It usually does take the whole Summer to get everything in.  If you wish you can place your sponsorship money in an envelope with your name on it and give to Father Jack during the first two weeks in August. Sue Joy will be around after 6.15 and 10.30 Masses at OLSP this weekend and the w/e of 17/18th August.


“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.

CHARITY MEAL – 7th October in aid of Riding for the Disabled at Woodcock Inn. Price £22 per person. 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 – needs  tinned meat, rice pudding (tinned), biscuits, coffee instant, jam and new bags for life bags. Thank you.

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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