Welcome to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation of West Grinstead

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Arundel & Brighton, the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in West Grinstead is the first Shrine in honour of Our Blessed Lady to be established in England since before the Reformation.

Please make a donation, and in doing so, please specify that your donation is for the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Consolation, West Grinstead. Also, JustGiving defaults to a suggested ‘platform fee’ of an extra 15%, but this can be reset to any amount down to zero.     Thank you:  https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/parishoffertory
… OR BETTER STILL, especially in these difficult Covid times, please consider setting up a Standing Order, or increasing an existing one (for any amount, no matter how small). Please contact our Parish Administrator, Geoff Callister via geoff.callister@gmail.com or 01403 710273.  Thank you indeed!

Latest news

  • Wed 20 January 2021

    LATEST CORONAVIRUS ADVICE from the Bishops Conference as of Thursday 14 Jan – for church services:                                                          

    Guidance for Communal Worship during England’s COVID-19 Lockdown

    From Tuesday, 5 January 2021, a lockdown will be in force for England to curb the transmission of the virus. Catholic churches in England can remain open for communal worship such as the celebration of Mass providing the necessary steps are taken to keep people safe.

    You can access up to date COVID-19 guidance for parishes on the Bishops’ Conference website.

                

    FOR FORTHCOMING MASSES AT WEST GRINSTEAD:

    Please see St Gabriel’s website, which IS now our joint website for weekly parish matters: https://stgabrielsbillingshurst.org.uk

    For Events, Pilgrimage and History matters, however, our website will remain as at this one – ie: http://www.consolation.org.uk

                

     *** THE HEATING AT OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION CHURCH IS NOW  WORKING  – in a reduced form *** 

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    At St John’s, Horsham . . .

    Parish Foodbank – The St John’s Share Shop – This will remain open each day when the church is open. Please continue to donate food, toiletries and baby goods. There has been a significant take up of this. Please share this initiative with anyone you may know who might need some extra help – Fr Aaron

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    On-line Masses – weekly and Sunday – continue to be offered from several churches in our diocese (and beyond):

    St Gabriels Billingshurst – Sunday at 10.30:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoGj75ew6tu744_6tFK9WNQ

    St John the Evangelist, Horsham offers live streaming on its website, and via Facebook. Just click on this website link and scroll down to the live link: https://www.stjohnshorsham.com

    Live Mass is also streamed from St Mary of the Angels, Worthing at 10.30am SUNDAY & 10.00am Weekdays (7.30pm Wednesdays). Go to: https://www.stmaryoftheangels.org.uk/catholic-mass-online/

    An Act of Spiritual Communion

    My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as being already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.           Amen.

                

    Daily Readings – please click on: https://www.stjohnshorsham.com/team

                

    To view or download Bishop Richard’s latest Podcast:– https://vimeo.com/498288125