After a successful re-opening of our Shrine Church last Wednesday we are pleased to announce that we shall again be opening this coming Wednesday (24th June) FROM 10.30am UNTIL 1pm for PRIVATE PRAYER. Government safety practices re social distancing etc must be observed. Appropriate notices are displayed, and a statement detailing all safety requirements will be given in a Health & Safety handout.

We are most grateful to those who have volunteered for stewarding, and are very much hoping that more people will volunteer. Please contact Geoff or Kate for more details.  – THANK YOU.


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Click the link below to see Bishop Richard’s latest podcast – for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time:

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A number of parishioners have asked if the film ‘Discovering God Within’, produced by Geoff Callister and Kate Goddard, is completed yet. It is indeed finished and available as a download by clicking on the following link:

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


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:

Also, Fr Aaron celebrated Holy Mass this morning (Sat 20 June) on the Memoriam of The Immaculate Heart of Mary at West Grinstead. Click on the following link to see a recording:

Posted by St John the Evangelist – The Catholic Parish of Horsham on Saturday, 20 June 2020

PLEASE NOTE – It would be really helpful to Fr Aaron, if parishioners could subscribe to the Parish Youtube page: Catholic Horsham and West Grinstead. Once we get 1000 subscribers it unlocks a host of functions that enable streaming and editing of our live and recorded videos.

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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):

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Holy Mass is also streamed from the Secret Heart of Jesus, Caterham at 9.00am and 6pm Sundays, and 10am weekdays:

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

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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

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During the current ‘lock-down’ situation, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the many of you who have already donated on-line, via the diocesan ‘JustGiving’ link:

Do please continue with your generosity.

It 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!

Alternatively, 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’.

MANY THANKS ALSO 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.


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