An announcement from our Bishop: ‘Following  yesterday evening’s announcement by the Prime Minister of a Lockdown for the whole of England beginning on Thursday and mindful that there is to be a vote in Parliament on Monday, I would ask you to inform parishioners that it is most likely that a cessation of the celebration of public Masses will begin on Thursday and continue until the end of the period of Lockdown.  Information will be made available on the Diocesan Website as soon as arrangements are confirmed on Monday.

Such a scenario will mean a return to a reliance on live-streamed Masses for this coming period.  Thank you for your understanding in these difficult circumstances and for your support for priests and deacons whose ministry, albeit somewhat limited, is so necessary.  It is to be hoped that it may prove possible to keep churches open for private prayer. Please keep the needs of those who are sick and those who care for them in your prayers at this time. Bishop Richard, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton

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Sunday 1st November at 10.30 Sung Mass: The Solemnity of All Saints

Mass Intention: The repose of the souls of the three Catholics brutally murdered recently, in Notre Dame Basilica, Nice, and for the Orthodox priest shot yesterday at his church in Lyon.

Second collection: Retired Priests Fund

Sunday 1st November at 3pm: Annual Graveyard Mass followed by the Blessing of Graves. Sadly however, owing to Covid, this cannot be followed by the customary refreshments afterwards.

Mass Intention: The repose of the souls of those buried in our graveyard.


Monday 2nd November at 12 Noon: Holy Mass for All Souls. Mass Intention: The souls in purgatory who have no-one to pray for them.


Wednesday 4th November: at 12 Noon: St Charles Borromeo, Bishop

Mass Intention: The continuation of Holy Mass during the current pandemic. 

To view or download Bishop Richard’s Podcast on the Solemnity of All Saints please click on: –

Please see our JOINT WEEKLY NEWSLETTER WITH ST JOHN’S, HERE (which also lists the Sunday Mass readings in advance, on the final page):
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On-line Masses – weekly and Sunday – continue to be offered from several churches in our diocese (and beyond):

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):

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


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.



Daily Readings – please click on:

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