National Safeguarding Report (IICSA)
Bishops' Conference Statement on the publishing of the IICSA Report 10.11.20
Bishops' Conference Statement on safeguarding 20.11.20
Pope Francis' Encyclical: Laudato Si
Winter "warm spaces": After Sunday Morning Mass each week in January. Please play whatever part you can so that we can provide a welcoming warm space for any who come to us for refuge/companionship.
Christian Unity Week: After Sunday Morning Mass each week in January 22.1.23 6pm - service at the Free Church (High Street)
First Holy Communion:
18th December - Ongoing thanks to Sr Frances and to Ann Higginson for their help in preparing the children for the Sacrament : we had a great celebration
We shall have a programme exploring Divine Renovation, starting in the New Year
Prayers for Ukraine: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament held at Henfield Convent 2-3pm each Tuesday afternoon
Justice and Peace Group - Lord help us to live simply so that others may simply live -
Next meeting t.b.a.
We are hoping to meet with our MP in advance of the COP 26 UN Climate Change conference
Music group: "Learning and Practising". New members, or those otherwise interested are welcome!
Youth in Parish:
World Youth Day 2023:
1-5 August 2023 - invitations for ages 18-30: see newsletters for further details
Altar servers - the parish would welcome younger parishioners who wish to help our church in this way
Youth involvement in our parish -
Some of the younger parishioners have been helping cleaning the church and with the Mass readings. Keep an eye out for what else they will be doing over coming weeks - including bacon butties in the church hall!
Collections for Refugees - see newsletter for details. Our link is through Celia. Link to HAAD website.
Food Bank: Details in newsletter.
Mary's Meals: Double the Love appeal where all our donations will be doubled.
The Diocesan Homepage contains:
1. Bishop Richard's weekly podcast
2. Universalis link for daily Mass readings
3. Diocesan Pastoral Plan
2022 Lourdes pilgrimage - followup meetings with Redshirts and helpers - more information on the Diocesan website