During the current lockdown – up to and including 2 December – sadly, our church will only be open for private prayer – on Wednesdays from 11.15am until 12.45pm, with Confessions available from 11.30am – Noon as normal on Wednesdays.  

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Month of the Holy Souls – Fr Aaron will offer a Mass at St John’s for all the Bereaved in our parish on Wednesday 25th November at 7pm.

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


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: https://www.stjohnshorsham.com

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): http://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream

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


Please remember the sick and housebound in your prayers at this time: Sick clergy of the Diocese including Fr Stephen Purnell, Fr. Ray Blake, Fr Peter Andrews, Reverend Canon Colin Wolczak, Sr Zita. Ann O’Donoghue, Patrick Brennan, Sheila Budgen, Callum, John Challis, Maya Connolly, Jim Chambers, Sharon Chambers, Justine, Shane Fahy, Aila Figura, Joshua Hayter, Norbert & Patricia Mallet, George Peach, Paschal Radford, John Burke, Glynis Taylor, Charlotte Walker, Sue Batstone, Sharon Bean, Laura Rawlinson (Walshe), Michela Urbanelli, Liz Burridge, Nigel Nicoll. 

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Radio Maria England presents its new series on ENGLISH MARIAN SHRINES.

Catholic internet radio station, RADIO MARIA ENGLAND, recently launched its new autumn schedule. Among its new programmes is ENGLISH MARIAN SHRINES. Presenter, Lucia Watson, introduces various holy Marian Shrines in our country. Yes, you’ve heard of Lourdes, yes you’ve heard of Walsingham, but DID YOU KNOW of the many other shrines scattered throughout our country?

The last remaining shrine to be featured in this series will be TOMORROW, Saturday  14th Nov from  West Grinstead, where Geoff Callister, who usually gives the pilgrims various talks about the Shrine, will give us a fascinating history of the secret chapel located in the Priest’s House. 

Listen online via our website this Saturday, 14th Nov at 8.30pm:


Website: www.RadioMariaEngland.UK

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All WELCOMERS and STEWARDS are warmly invited to join a Diocesan Digital Forum on Thursday 19th November at 7.00pm. We will explore the successes and challenges you have experienced in your roles during the pandemic, as well as celebrating all that you do!

Please email the Inclusion Adviser at margaret.fraher@abdiocese.org.uk if you wish to be involved, so a link to join the Forum can be sent to you.   Margaret Fraher
Diocesan Inclusion Adviser

To view or download Bishop Richard’s latest Podcast:  https://vimeo.com/476226958

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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