Please click on the following link to hear Bishop Richard’s podcast for this Sunday (26th April), the Third Second of Easter:

+                          +                      +                       +

The online liturgies will, of course, continue throughout the Easter Season, and beyond. By making a Spiritual Communion during an on-line Mass, you are, at this time, fulfilling an invaluable source of Eucharistic connection and solace. You will find a link to a Spiritual Communion at the bottom of this page, along with other valuable information, including special prayers and new, extensive resources from The Vatican.

 +   +   +
The following live-streaming facilities are listed in no particular order, but I have tried to include a variety of liturgical traditions/styles:
+   +   +

 There will be a Cathedral Mass offered for NHS and Social Care workers, those who are sick and their families, every Thursday evening at 7pm. These special services will be celebrated by a different Bishop, in a different Cathedral, each week. The timing of the Mass is intended to offer an opportunity for Catholics to pray before the nation’s weekly “clap for carers” at 8pm.

This Thursday’s Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Richard at Arundel Cathedral. You will be able to live stream the service here.

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:


There is live streaming throughout the day, and especially at 12 Noon each day from the National Catholic Shrine at Walsingham (our ‘big sister’ Marian Shrine):

Also this week, join Monsignor John Armitage for an eight day online retreat live streamed from the Catholic National Shrine at Walsingham. Starting on Sunday 19th April after Compline at 8pm until Sunday 26th April. Talks each day will be at 10.30 and 16.00. There will be Mass each day at 12 noon. The Divine Mercy prayers will be recited with the Rosary at 3pm daily. Morning and Evening prayer will be at 08.30 and 17.00 respectively.

Click here to find out more.


Holy Mass is also streamed from the Secret Heart of Jesus, Caterham at 9.00am, 10.45am and 5.15pm Sundays, and 10am weekdays (except Fridays)


Live Mass is also streamed from St Mary of the Angels, Worthing at 10.30am SUNDAY & 10.00am Weekdays (7.30pm Wednesdays). Go to:


Finally, live Mass is streamed at the following times from Sacred Heart Church, Hove: Monday: 10:00am; Tuesday: 10:00am; Wednesday: 8:00am; Thursday: Noon; Friday: 8:00am; First Saturday of the Month: Noon; Saturday: 6:00pm;                                          Sunday: 9:30am and 11:30am. Please visit

+              +            +

During the current ‘lock-down’ situation, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to those of you who have so kindly offered to set up Standing Orders in lieu of our Sunday ‘plate collections’. This is always the most convenient method for planned giving (for all concerned) – already used by so many of us at West Grinstead – and it is vitally important at this time. Regular Standing Orders can be for any amount, no matter how small – just please give what you can afford. This is a golden opportunity to express our sincere thanks for our God-given faith, and for our beautiful, unique Shrine Church and community. Pope Francis said ‘Generosity enlarges the heart’, and we are most grateful indeed for your generosity of heart.

To set up a Standing Order, please contact Geoff Callister via email:, or phone Kate or Susan at the Priest’s House on 01403 710273 – thank you.

MANY THANKS ALSO to those who have already donated on-line, via the diocesan ‘JustGiving’ link:

This is a very simple process, but it is important to state the name of our parish – ‘Our Lady of Consolation & St Francis, West Grinstead’ – in the comments field, to ensure donations end up with the parish. 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 indeed!

Finally, if you prefer, cheques in lieu of plate collections can be sent to the presbytery: Priest’s House, Park Lane, West Grinstead, Horsham, RH13 8LT. They should be made payable to ‘RCD A&B Our Lady of Consolation’.



+             +                +                +              +             +              +



Leave a Reply