Parish News for the 7th Week of Easter

May 18, 2023 by James Elston in Weekly News

Ascension Day, the 40th day of Easter. We celebrate the return of Jesus to his Father in Heaven, and so we await the 50th day of Easter called Pentecost, the birthday of the Church when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. Click here for the scripture readings.

Building Works in Church
The repairs to the cracks and restoration of the interior of the church will begin ton Monday 22nd May so the 9.30am Mass tomorrow is cancelled. We hope to maintain the daily Mass schedule and hold services in the narthex and Sunday Mass in church or on the courtyard. The works are due to finish by the end of August.

Corpus Christi
Sunday 11th June 9.30am, Choral Mass and procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the Churchyard, followed by fizz. Bishop Jonathan will be with us to celebrate the mass and preach. PLEASE COME!

Rector’s Annual Leave
Fr. James will be away on a short break from Sunday 28th May and will be back for Sunday Mass on 4th June. If you urgently need a priest, please contact Fr. Paschal.

Ordination in Brighton
Our former Pastoral Assistant, Thomas Cotterill is to be ordained priest in Brighton on the 4th June at 5pm and his first mass will be 7pm in S.Bartholomew’s Brighton the next day. Please pray for him.

Parish film 
A really beautiful 7mins film has been made about the S.Paul’s Woodland Garden Project. Please click here to watch.

Regular Giving
Supports our ministry and keeps our doors open everyday of the year for all. Click here to sign up. Every little helps.

Mass Times

Sunday 21st May
Ascension Sunday
Solemn Mass 9.30am followed by coffee 

Monday 22nd May
S.Rita of Cascia
No Mass at 9.30am

Easter Feria
Mass and Benediction 6.30pm followed by drinks

Wednesday 24th May
Easter Feria
Mass 11am at S.Paul’s followed by coffee

Thursday 25th May
Mass 10am followed by coffee

Friday 26th May
S.Philip Neri
Mass 1.05pm at S.Mary’s Fr James’ day-off 

Saturday 27th May
S.Augustine of Canterbury
Mass 10am 

Sunday 28th May
Solemn Mass 9.30am followed by coffee