Vatican news on Ukraine 

 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





Parish Retreat: 

5th November - Sussex Heritage Centre. Please pray for the participants and leaders


First Holy Communion:

18th December - Ongoing thanks to Sr Frances and to Ann Higginson for their help in preparing the children for the Sacrament

Adult formation:

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"20 October 2022 at 8pm in the Church. New members, or those otherwise interested are welcome!


27th November - First Sunday of Advent shared service of Darkness to Light - at St Peter's 5.30pm

2nd December - Carols in the High Street 6.15-7.30pm - meet outside Stevens Estate Agents

5th December - Penitential service at 7pm in the church

9th/10th December - Evangelical Free Church Christmas Tree Festival (5-9pm on Friday; 10-12 and 5-7 on Saturday)

9th December - Evangelical Free Church 6.30-7pm

18th December - our parish carol singing - starting outside 35 Meadow Drive 4-6.30pm

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.

Winter "warm spaces": details in newsletters about this Henfield Community Partnership project - we are hoping to volunteer our hall for this purpose.

Catenians: Adur Valley Catenians will be joining us for the Mass on 30.10.22. Let's give them our usual warm welcome.

Harvest Mass and meal - Yes, we know that the summer months are in full swing, but the planning for parish events starts months ahead. Ideas, volunteers etc to Fr Hugh, or Dcn Paul.




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