Sunday 2 August at 10.30 – Holy Mass: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass Intention: Fr David Irwin – for healing.

Wednesday 5 August at 12 Noon: Feria in Ordinary Time, Week 18. Mass Intention: A renewed commitment to our church community.


PLEASE NOTE: it is likely that the wearing of face-masks at Mass will become mandatory from NEXT Sunday, 9 Aug, but we are currently awaiting confirmation of this from the Bishops Conference.

AT MASS – please follow the directions given by the stewards.  Also, to minimise risk of infection, there will be no hard-copy newsletters or Mass sheets distributed at the Church entrance – Newsletters will continue to be available on-line only. Thus, please bring your personal missals to Mass for the readings, or on the day, click on:

 Fr David Irwin – Fr David has been in hospital this past two weeks. He is in good spirits but he has to remain for further tests. This means for the time being he will not celebrate Mass at West Grinstead.
 Please see our JOINT WEEKLY NEWSLETTER WITH ST JOHN’S HERE (which also lists the Sunday Mass readings in advance, on the final page):

Click the link below to see Bishop Richard’s most recent podcast – for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:

On-line Masses – weekly and Sunday – continue to be offered from several churches in our diocese (and beyond). Please click on the link at the bottom of this page – ‘Download this week’s Newsletter’ – for access to those links.

During lock-down, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the several of you who have already donated financially in different ways – directly on-line or via the diocesan ‘JustGiving’ facility.

Do please continue with your generosity, but now that lock-down is easing, we would urge you to consider setting up a Standing Order as an alternative to 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, when the Church’s income has diminished considerably. 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 Steve Scallan or Geoff Callister via email:, or phone Kate or Susan at the Priest’s House on 01403 710273.

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’.

Finally, the JustGiving process is still active: Just click on the  link:

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.


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