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Indian Mass at St Wilfrids's

 Fri, Sep 15, 2017   

Indian Mass at St Wilfrid’s:  There will be an Indian Mass on Saturday 23rd September.  Rosary at 9.30am followed by Mass at 10am.  

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The Eastbourne Catenians

 Fri, Sep 15, 2017   

The Eastbourne Catenians would like to thank Fr Rory and St Wilfrid's Community for their warm welcome at the Memorial Mass for Brian Winter RIP last Sunday.  We would particularly like to thank...

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St Wilfrid's needs to recuit three more counters

 Fri, Sep 15, 2017   

St Wilfrid`s needs to recruit three more counters.  If you can help to count the collections on a rota basis please contact Jean details below. If we can recruit an additional three it...

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Sep 15, 2017   

The Knights of St Columba meet on Monday 18th September at 3pm at Christ the King parish rooms.  All Catholic men are welcome to come.  

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Harvest Festival at St Wilfrid's

 Fri, Sep 08, 2017   

Harvest Festival at St Wilfrid’s: There will be a family mass on the 24th September to celebrate harvest.  We are aiming to help CAFOD and Hailsham Foodbank, so please contribute generously by donating items...

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St Wilfrid's Children's Liturgy

 Fri, Sep 08, 2017   

St Wilfrid’s Children’s Liturgy returning on the 17th September.  Also any candidates wishing to take their first communion, there will be a meeting on Tuesday 3rd October at 5:30pm in the hall.  

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Thank You

 Fri, Sep 01, 2017   

Thank You:  Joan would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in her lovely surprise birthday on Sunday.   Not only was it wonderful to have the family together at mass,...

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Annual Formation Day for Grandparents

 Fri, Sep 01, 2017   

Annual Formation Day for Grandparents:  Thursday 21st September, in the beautiful setting of Worth Abbey, from 10 am to 3 pm (packed lunch needed).  Fr Stephen Ortiger, and Elizabeth O'Shea, Parenting Expert, will...

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Dediscover Your Marriage

 Fri, Sep 01, 2017   

Rediscover Your Marriage:  The Retrouvaille programme offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse and a loving relationship in your marriage.  Countless couples have successfully saved their marriage by attending the Course and using...

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Please pray for Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor

 Fri, Sep 01, 2017   

Please pray for Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor who is now grievously ill with cancer, which he has been battling for some time and has been at Guy’s Hospital in London.  A great friend...

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Holiday Humour

 Fri, Aug 25, 2017   

HOLIDAY HUMOUR "But how did the other ear get burned?":  On Sunday morning, a man showed up at Church with both his ears terribly blistered, so his pastor asked, "WHAT happened to YOU?" "I...

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Have you considered becoming a School Governor?

 Fri, Aug 18, 2017   

Have you considered becoming a School Governor?  Annecy Primary School in Seaford has vacancies for several Foundation Governors – practising members of the local Catholic community, appointed by Bishop Richard to support the Catholic ethos...

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Memorial Mass

 Fri, Aug 18, 2017   

Memorial Mass:  There will be a Memorial Mass for Brian Winter at St Wilfrid’s Church on Sunday 10th September at 10.30am  by the Catenians.  

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BBC Songs of Praise

 Fri, Aug 18, 2017   

BBC Songs of Praise was filmed at Eastbourne bandstand last Saturday.  It will be televised from the 17th September onwards.  Several members of both our communities attended with the South Downs Singers, so...

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Holiday Humour

 Fri, Aug 18, 2017   

HOLIDAY HUMOUR Ministers walking on water! There is the story about three clergymen: a Jewish Rabbi, a Protestant minister and a Catholic priest. They were fishing together. They rowed to the middle of a...

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Tea Party

 Fri, Aug 11, 2017   

Tea Party:  St Wilfrid’s will be hosting a tea party for the parish on Saturday 9th September at 3.30pm.  All welcome.  

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Memorial Mass

 Fri, Aug 11, 2017   

Memorial Mass:  There will be a Memorial Mass for Brian Winter on Sunday 10th September at 10.30am  by the Catenians.  

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Thank You

 Fri, Aug 11, 2017   

Thank You so much for everything that was done to make Brian’s funeral so special.  Thank you to those who bought and arranged the flowers, greeted the guests, opened and closed the church,...

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CAFOD Meeting

 Fri, Aug 11, 2017   

CAFOD Meeting:  Please come and join us on Saturday 23rd September from 10 to 11:30am, at Christ the King Church Eastbourne, BN23 6HT.  This year’s Harvest Fast day is focussing on El Salvador...

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Holiday Humour

 Fri, Aug 11, 2017   

HOLIDAY HUMOUR My treasure is apple pie.  Little Mary listened intently in Sunday school while the teacher explained the parable of the “treasure” and “pearl” and gave a detailed description of eternal bliss in...

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Diocesan Dialogue and Unity Day

 Fri, Aug 04, 2017   

Diocesan Dialogue and Unity Day:  We are pleased to announce more details of the Dialogue and Unity Day 2017 being held on Saturday 23 September 2017, 10-4pm at DABCEC Crawley.  The theme is...

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Request for Prayers

 Fri, Aug 04, 2017   

Request for Prayers:  Ian Wooler has requested prayers for the repose of the soul of his mother Brenda, who died recently in the Isle of Wight.  They were members of the parish community...

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Mother Teresa Group

 Fri, Jul 28, 2017   

Mother Teresa Group:  It is with regret that the Mother Teresa group is no longer meeting. Age, infirmities and few members have caused us to take the decision to close formally.  We shall...

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BE THE FIRST TO LOVE

 Fri, Jul 21, 2017   

BE THE FIRST TO LOVE July 29th in the church hall of Our Lady of Ransom, after the 10 o'clock Mass (10.30).   A DVD interview with Focolare founder Chiara  Lubich.   In this interview, with...

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Mother Teresa Group

 Fri, Jul 21, 2017   

Mother Teresa Group:   Unfortunately the meeting planned for August has been cancelled and no further meetings will take place for the foreseeable future.  

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Can Anyone Help?

 Fri, Jul 21, 2017   

Can Anyone Help?  A pair of folding, floral patterned chairs were left behind after the garden party on 5th July.  Mine of a similar pattern were taken in error.   I would be grateful...

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Diocesan Mass for Altar Servers

 Fri, Jul 14, 2017   

Diocesan Mass for Altar Servers:  Bishop Richard will preside at Holy Mass for all Diocesan Altar Servers on Saturday 9th September 2017 at 12 noon in Arundel Cathedral.  All who have served, all...

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Annual Formation Day for Grandparents

 Fri, Jul 14, 2017   

Annual Formation Day for Grandparents:  Thursday 21st September, in the beautiful setting of Worth Abbey, from 10 am to 3 pm (packed lunch needed).  Fr Stephen Ortiger, and Elizabeth O'Shea, Parenting Expert, will...

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First Holy Communion 2017 at St Wilfrid's

 Fri, Jul 14, 2017   

First Holy Communion 2017 at St Wilfrid’s:  Please could any child around the age of 7 years old, wishing to do their First Holy Communion in 2018 at St Wilfrid’s; please write your...

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Diocesan Wedding Anniversaries Mass

 Fri, Jul 14, 2017   

Diocesan Wedding Anniversaries Mass:  If you are celebrating a significant wedding anniversary this year please join Bishop Richard to give thanks for the gift of marriage.  12noon on Saturday 7th October 2017, at...

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Thank You

 Fri, Jul 14, 2017   

Thank you all parishioners of St George and St Wilfrid  who attended the Garden Party hosted by Deacon John and Tessa, your generosity raised £500.50p for Children with Cancer.  Much of the money raised...

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BE THE FIRST TO LOVE - Chiara Lubich 'Founder of the Focolare Movement'

 Fri, Jun 30, 2017   

BE THE FIRST TO LOVE     Chiara Lubich ‘Founder of the Focolare Movement’ As with the passing of time her fame for holiness continues to increase......''  So said, presiding Bishop Martinelli, introducing the call for...

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A Big Thank You

 Fri, Jun 30, 2017   

A Big Thank You:  to all who helped and supported the United Nations Lunch.  We raised a grand total of £1152. 00.  Thank you from the Social Committee and from our Parish Community.  ...

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'Dear Church, can you hear me....?' - Saturday 16th September

 Fri, Jun 23, 2017   

'Dear Church, can you hear me…?' - Saturday 16 September A chance for Deaf, and hard of hearing and hearing people to work better together. A conference at Victoria Baptist Church 10am to...

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Power to Be

 Fri, Jun 23, 2017   

Power to Be: Every child has the power to achieve great things. But one in six people live without electricity.  This holds children back from reaching their full potential.  Join CAFOD’s Campaign and...

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Encounter Evening (For 15-30s), St Mary Magdalene's, Bexhill, Friday 30th June, 7pm

 Fri, Jun 23, 2017   

ENCOUNTER EVENING (FOR 15-30s), ST MARY MAGDALENE’S, BEXHILL, FRIDAY 30th JUNE, 7PM Come and find out why so many young adults from all over the Diocese are getting involved in the ENCOUNTER programme!...

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A Really Big Thank You

 Fri, Jun 16, 2017   

A Really Big Thank You:  Fr Rory and members of the Parish Social Group wish to thank the parish and members of the wider community for their role in helping to raise...

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St Thomas a Becket School

 Fri, Jun 16, 2017   

TICKETS NOW ON SALE for Circus Pazaz Shows at St Thomas a Becket School Summer Fayre Sat 1st July. The one-hour shows will be at 12.15pm, 2pm or 3.45pm, tickets cost £5,...

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Dawn Mass

 Fri, Jun 16, 2017   

Dawn Mass at 4.50am on Saturday 24th June at Seaford Head Car Park.  Mass for a New Dawn of Salvation in our Country and our World.  Feast of the Birth of John...

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The Newman Association of Eastbourne & Bexhill Circle

 Fri, Jun 16, 2017   

The Newman Association of Eastbourne & Bexhill Circle:  22nd June 2017, St Mark’s Church Hall, Green Lane, Little Common, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4BZ, 7pm.  Topic: “Christianity and the Countryside”, Speaker: Vibrant Revd Peter Owen Jones,...

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Eastbourne Networx Annual Presentation - Saturday 17th June

 Fri, Jun 09, 2017   

EASTBOURNE NETWORX ANNUAL PRESENTATION - Saturday 17th June. Come and hear first hand how volunteers are supporting refugees living in Eastbourne and how you can help and support our efforts.   Venue Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon...

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Name Tag Day

 Fri, Jun 09, 2017   

Name Tag Day:  Following on from last weeks newsletter item, next Saturday & Sunday 17/18th June, we are holding a name tag day during each mass at Hailsham.  There will be a special...

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Evenings of Reflection with Bishop Richard 2018

 Fri, Jun 02, 2017   

Evenings of Reflection with Bishop Richard 2018:  Thursday January 18th - St John’s Church, Horsham, Thursday February 8th - St Joseph’s Church, Epsom, Thursday February 22nd - St Michael’s Church, Worthing, Saturday March 3rd...

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Lourdes Tea Party

 Fri, Jun 02, 2017   

Lourdes Tea Party: Sunday 4th June from 11.30am - 1.30pm.  All past and present pilgrims are invited to the Eastbourne Arundel and Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage Tea party at Our Lady of Ransom church hall. ...

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St Thomas a Becket Summer Fayre

 Fri, Jun 02, 2017   

Roll up…Roll up…Saturday 1st July St Thomas a Becket School Summer Fayre with Circus Pazaz opens 11.45am 3 x one-hour circus shows, tickets on sale w/c  12th  June - £5, under 3s free. ...

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Parish Annual Children's Liturgy Outing to Abbott Wood

 Fri, Jun 02, 2017   

Parish Annual Children’s Liturgy outing to Abbotts Wood: Children from both communities were joined by children’s liturgy leaders and helpers, parents and grandparents at the annual picnic and fun day at Abbotts Wood...

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Ecumenical Service

 Fri, May 26, 2017   

Ecumenical Service:  Pentecost Sunday 4th June, a special service will take place at The Parish Church - St Mary’s, Hailsham at 6.30pm.  It is in the form of Songs of Praise with suggestions...

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Our Lady of Fatima Centenary Celebrations at Arundel Cathedral

 Fri, May 26, 2017   

Our Lady of Fatima Centenary celebrations at Arundel Cathedral.   Saturday 1st July.    As part of the celebrations to mark the 100 years since the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, the...

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Crowning of Our Lady

 Fri, May 19, 2017   

Crowning of our Lady:  Sunday 28th May at St Wilfrid’s Church.  After Mass will be a social gathering for the Children’s Liturgy in the hall, lots of food and activities.  All welcome to...

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Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, West Grinstead

 Fri, May 19, 2017   

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, West Grinstead. Wednesday 31st May. This year the Knights of St Columba are joining with The Union of Catholic Mothers for the Pilgrimage which...

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Ministers of Holy Communion

 Fri, May 19, 2017   

Ministers of Holy Communion in both communities please note:  If you did not renew your promises to the Ministry on Holy Thursday please make every effort to do so on the weekend of...

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The Mother Teresa Group

 Fri, May 12, 2017   

The Mother Teresa Group:  our next meeting will be on Thursday 1st June in St George’s Hall at 2.30pm , due to the elections on the 8th June.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  

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Big Brekkie Fundraising Event

 Fri, May 12, 2017   

Big Brekkie Fundraising Event.  Share a meal, show your love for refugees and raise funds for their homes in Eastbourne.  On Saturday, 20th May at Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road Eastbourne, breakfast will be...

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, May 05, 2017   

The Knights of Saint Columba meet on Monday 8th May at 7pm in the Parish Rooms, Christ the King, Langney. All Catholic men are invited to come and see.  

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Table Sale - St Wilfrid's

 Fri, May 05, 2017   

Table Sale:  will take place at St Wilfrid’s Church Hall on Saturday 3rd June, 10am to 3pm.  If you have any suitable items for us to sell, unwanted gifts, household goods, bric-a-brac, we...

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United Nations Lunch

 Fri, May 05, 2017   

United Nations Lunch:  will take place at St Wilfrid’s on Sunday 25th June after Mass in the hall/garden.  Donations for the tombola will be gratefully received, please leave in the church porch, marked...

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St Thomas A Becket PTA

 Sat, Apr 29, 2017   

St Thomas A Becket PTA invites you to Murder Mystery show on Friday 19th May.  Venue – Junior School Hall, Tutts Barn Lane, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. A Two course...

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An Indian Mass

 Sat, Apr 29, 2017   

An Indian Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 27th May, at 10.00am in St Wilfrid’s Church.   Everyone is welcome to attend.  

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The Mother Teresa Group

 Sat, Apr 29, 2017   

The Mother Teresa Group are to hold a Bring and Buy sale on Thursday 11th May from 2.30pm. There will be goods for sale including cakes, biscuits, books, jigsaws, a raffle.  All are...

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Help Required

 Fri, Apr 21, 2017   

Help Required:  The Parish is in need of a Health & Safety      Officer.  Duties to include monthly checks of fire extinguishers, exits and the church alarm with records to be maintained.  It would...

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A Special Loss

 Fri, Apr 21, 2017   

A special loss - Biddie Kerridge, one of the silver lining of the old faithfull's; going back to the early time when St Wilfrid’s Church was being established in Hailsham.  We owe a...

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'Thy Kingdom Come' - Sunday 28th May

 Fri, Apr 21, 2017   

'Thy Kingdom Come[http://ctfe.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=65d646aace19757bab8b5262e&id=01ae8cf63c&e=1880512c6c]' - Sunday 28 May Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus...

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'Encounter' Evenings for 15-30s starting in East Sussex

 Fri, Apr 21, 2017   

'ENCOUNTER’ Evenings for 15-30s starting in East Sussex The popular ENCOUNTER programme, which has been running successfully for a few years now, will be starting in Bexhill on Friday May 12th. ENCOUNTER is...

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Apr 07, 2017   

The Knights of St Columba thank everyone who supported their Grand National Draw. Winners of horses have been notified. A full list of winners is available from Bob on 847014. The Knights meet...

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Holy Week Posters

 Fri, Apr 07, 2017   

Holy Week Posters are available after Mass this weekend, supplied by the Knights of St Columba. Please take one if you can display it in a window.  

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Worth Retreat Day

 Fri, Apr 07, 2017   

Worth Retreat Day:  Our thanks to everyone who attended the retreat day at Worth Abbey last weekend, your active participation made the day a great event as we celebrate Lent in anticipation of...

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Divine Mercy Sunday

 Fri, Apr 07, 2017   

Divine Mercy Sunday:  The annual Holy Hour of Prayer and Adoration will be held at St Mary Magdalene’s, Bexhill on Sea at 2.30pm on Sunday 23rd April.  The Order of Service and details...

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WANTED

 Fri, Mar 31, 2017   

WANTED:  Looking for an automatic car, needs to be pre-millennium, 1.4, in reasonable condition, much needed.  Any help will be appreciated by Fr Rory, as the car is needed by a parishioner.  Contact...

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Beachy Head Way of the Cross

 Fri, Mar 31, 2017   

Beachy Head Way of the Cross:  To pray for all who despair of life.  Sunday April 2nd at 3pm.  Starting from Bede’s School Car Park.  

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Hailsham Choral

 Fri, Mar 31, 2017   

Hailsham Choral:  John Stainer, The Crucifixion.  Good Friday, 14th April at 7pm.  Hailsham Parish Church, Vicarage Road, Hailsham.  Free concert with a  retiring collection.  

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Schubert's Mass in G

 Fri, Mar 31, 2017   

Schubert's Mass in G - the South Downs Singers will be performing this beautiful Mass at St John's Church, Polegate, on Saturday 22nd April at 7.30 pm. The second part of the concert...

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The Children's Liturgy Family Stations of the Cross

 Fri, Mar 24, 2017   

The Children's Liturgy Family Stations of the Cross held at St George's on Sat 18 March was a great success, attended by over 40 children, parents and grand parents from both communities. The...

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Thank You

 Fri, Mar 24, 2017   

Thank You:  The parishioners of St George’s (who attended the St Patrick's Day Dinner) would like to thank St Wilfrid’s for a truly splendid event.  Thank you, too, for your warm welcome, the...

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St Wilfrid's Easter Flowers

 Fri, Mar 17, 2017   

St Wilfrid’s Easter Flowers:  There will be a collection next Weekend for Easter Flowers, thank you.    

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Private Prayer

 Fri, Mar 17, 2017   

Private Prayer:  St Wilfrid’s Church will be open in Lent for private prayer on Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8pm and Thursday afternoons from 3 - 4pm.  

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You Are Invited

 Fri, Mar 10, 2017   

You Are Invited to a Special Opportunity in our Lenten Preparation for Holy Week and Easter, in St Wilfrid’s Church at 3pm on Friday 31st March.  Lenten Prayers and Devotions, including the Celebration of the Sacraments...

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Dementia Prayer Week 12-19 March 2017

 Fri, Mar 10, 2017   

Dementia Prayer Week 12-19 March 2017:   Please follow the link below for prayers and other resources that you might find helpful http://www.pastoralcareproject.org.uk/dementia- - -prayer-week.html If you require additional resources or advice about ways to support people with...

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Parish Day of Reflection

 Fri, Mar 10, 2017   

Parish Day of Reflection on Saturday 1st April at Worth Abbey. Should you wish to attend please enter your details on the form at the back of the church, if you need...

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St Thomas a Becket School

 Fri, Mar 10, 2017   

St Thomas a Becket School are collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers in exchange for some valuable school resources.  If you have any please leave them on a table in the porch.  

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St Richard's Catholic College

 Fri, Mar 10, 2017   

St Richard’s Catholic College is recruiting English and RE teachers for September 2017.  Please see www.strichardscc.com[http://www.strichardscc.com/]  for further details.  

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St Thomas a Becket Catholic Nursery

 Fri, Mar 10, 2017   

ST THOMAS A BECKET CATHOLIC NURSERY from September 17th will be one of the Eastbourne Nurseries meeting parental demand and offering 30 hours free childcare per week for 3 and 4 year olds, the...

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Children's Liturgy Family Stations of the Cross

 Fri, Mar 03, 2017   

Children's Liturgy Family Stations of the Cross On Saturday 18 March at 11am at St George's church a special children's version of the Stations of the Cross will be held for children from both...

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Thank You

 Fri, Mar 03, 2017   

Thank You:  A very big thank you from John and Margaret Forde for all your good wishes and cards for their 55th Wedding Anniversary.  Also thank you to Fr Rory and to all those...

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Thank You

 Fri, Feb 24, 2017   

Thank You to all who helped in any way to make St Wilfrid's Church Quiz Night such a success, and apologies for the fact that we did not have a working microphone!...

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Choir Practice

 Fri, Feb 24, 2017   

Choir Practice:  There will be a choir practice on Tuesday, 28th February in St  Wilfrid’s church at 7.00pm.  We need to revitalise the choir and for all members to be committed as far...

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Women's World Day of Prayer

 Fri, Feb 24, 2017   

Women`s World Day of Prayer:   The Women`s World Day of Prayer Service is being held here in St Wilfrid`s this year on Friday 3rd March at 10.30am. The Service has been prepared by...

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Change of Day for the Mother Teresa Group Meeting

 Fri, Feb 24, 2017   

Change of Day for the Mother Teresa Group Meeting: This will now be taking place on Thursday 16th March in            St George’s Hall at 2.30pm instead of...

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Hailsham Spring into Fun

 Fri, Feb 17, 2017   

Hailsham Spring into Fun A Community Event for All Free Easter Holiday event full of activities, “have-a-go” workshops and community organisations to showcase what Hailsham has to offer! Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 10am—2pm Hailsham East Community Centre,...

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CAFOD Rep Required

 Fri, Feb 17, 2017   

CAFOD Rep Required:  We currently have a need for a Cafod representative whom would liaise with Cafod and relate their information and appeals to the parish community.  If you would like to help in...

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Help Required

 Fri, Feb 17, 2017   

Help Required:  The Parish is in need of a Fire Safety Officer. Duties include monthly checks of fire extinguishers, exits and the church alarm with records to be maintained.  It would take about...

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Worship Evening with Noel & Tricia Richards and Wayne Drain

 Fri, Feb 17, 2017   

Worship Evening with Noel & Tricia Richards and Wayne Drain:  Tuesday 28th February at 7pm at Ropemaker Centre.  Tickets £5. each.  There will also be refreshments halfway through the evening.  

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Thank You

 Fri, Feb 10, 2017   

Thank You:  Fr Rory and members of the Parish Social Group wish to thank the parish and members of the wider community for their role in helping to raise in excess of...

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East Sussex Life Quiz

 Fri, Feb 10, 2017   

East Sussex Life Quiz:  Please support the East Sussex Life Quiz to be held at Christ the King.  Tickets are £5 - includes sandwiches (soft drinks available/bring own alcohol).  Teams of 6 or...

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A Day with Mary

 Fri, Feb 10, 2017   

A Day with Mary:  Saturday 25th February 2017, Arundel Cathedral, 10am to 5.30pm.  A day of instruction, devotion and intercession, based on the message given at Fatima in 1917.  For more information visit the...

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Medjugorje Pilgrimage April or May 2017

 Fri, Feb 03, 2017   

Medjugorje Pilgrimage April or May 2017:  I am organising two Medjugorje Pilgrimages for 7 nights half board with flight and airport transfers on 22nd - 29th April and 13th - 20th May from...

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Feb 03, 2017   

The Knights of St Columba invite all Catholic men to their next meeting on Monday 13th February at Christ the King Parish Rooms at 3pm. As well as other things, we will...

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St Wilfrid's - Indian Mass

 Fri, Feb 03, 2017   

St Wilfrid’s - Indian Mass – 18th February. 10.00am. All welcome.  

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Bottle Tops and Stamps

 Fri, Feb 03, 2017   

Bottle Tops and Stamps:  Last week I took a shopping trolley full of bottle tops and stamps to EDGH for the Friends of the Hospital towards equipment for the hospital. Please keep them coming....

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LIFE Quiz

 Fri, Feb 03, 2017   

"LIFE Quiz.” Looking for an evening of fun and interest - and all in a good cause?  Support our LIFE Quiz on Saturday, 4th March, 7.00 for 7.15pm at Christ the King, parish...

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Diocese of Arundel & Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage

 Fri, Feb 03, 2017   

Diocese of Arundel & Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage Parish Second Collection Appeal - 4th/5th February 2017.  The Pilgrimage Trust was created to help contribute towards the cost of any sick or disabled pilgrim, and...

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Vacancy - R E Teacher

 Fri, Jan 27, 2017   

Do you want to inspire young people and consider training to be an RE teacher in a secondary school? Do you want to discuss possible routes into becoming an RE teacher? If so then...

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Kevin O'Brien writes:

 Fri, Jan 27, 2017   

Kevin O’Brien writes: In “Man’s Search for Meaning” Viktor Frankl describes hope as the key to survival amid the horrors of a concentration camp. The prisoner who was able to find meaning, in...

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H.C.P.T. Quiz Night - OLR

 Fri, Jan 27, 2017   

Saturday February 4th at 7 for 7.30pm in the Parish Centre, OLR. Come and enjoy our H.C.P.T. Quiz Night to raise money to take disabled and disadvantaged children to Lourdes this Easter. You...

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'How to Defend the Catholic Faith without Shouting'

 Fri, Jan 20, 2017   

'How to Defend the Catholic Faith without Shouting’ The Diocese invites you to a Formation Day on Saturday 11th February 2017, Christian Education Centre, Crawley, RH10 6RP with Austen Ivereigh, Papal Biographer, Coordinator and Co-Founder of...

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St Wilfrid's Annual Quiz Night

 Fri, Jan 20, 2017   

St Wilfrid's Annual Quiz Night is on Friday 17th February at 7:30pm, tickets now on sale £5 per adult, children free.  

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Evenings of Reflection with Bishop Richard

 Fri, Jan 20, 2017   

Evenings of Reflection with Bishop Richard: He is once again inviting young people (11-18) to join him for Evenings of Reflection at different places around the Diocese. They will run from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Dates and locations are as follows:  Saturday...

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Angelic Visitors by Sister Melannie Svoboda

 Fri, Jan 13, 2017   

ANGELIC VISITORS by Sister Melannie Svoboda “Sometimes we wish angels would appear to us and give us direction for our lives: take the path to the left; choose option B; here’s what you should say....

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Friday Group Coffee Morning

 Fri, Jan 13, 2017   

The next Friday Group Coffee Morning will be held in St  Wilfrid’s Hall on Friday, 27th January, at 10.30am.  If you are bereaved, alone, have moved from another parish or wish to get...

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'From Maintenance to Mission'

 Fri, Jan 13, 2017   

'From Maintenance to Mission’ is an inspiring book outlining the importance of evangelisation and the revitalisation of our parishes.  Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist and Ministers of the Word will be particularly interested in...

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Pax Christi - The Peace of Christ

 Fri, Jan 13, 2017   

Pax Christi - The Peace of Christ The work of Pax Christi is based on the gospel and inspired by faith.  Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace,...

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St Wilfrid's Social Committee (Ex Fundraising)

 Fri, Jan 06, 2017   

St Wilfrid’s Social Committee (Ex Fundraising):  There is a meeting of the St Wilfrid’s Social Committee (Ex Fundraising) on Wed 11th January at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.  All welcome.  

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Our sadness at the loss of Jack Gearing

 Fri, Jan 06, 2017   

Our sadness at the loss of Jack Gearing:  Please keep in your prayers Margaret Gearing and remember her husband Jack who died on Thursday night.  

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St Wilfrid's Table Sale

 Fri, Jan 06, 2017   

St Wilfrid’s Table Sale:  Saturday 28th January.  If you have any suitable items for us to sell, like unwanted Christmas presents or other household goods, bric a brac, and items if anyone is having a clearout,...

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Jan 06, 2017   

The Knights of St Columba invite all Catholic men to their meeting on Monday 9th January at 3pm at Christ the King Parish Rooms, Langney.  Further details from Bob 847014 or David 423323.  

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Eastbourne's 7th Day of Prayer

 Fri, Jan 06, 2017   

Eastbourne’s 7th Day of Prayer:  Saturday 21st January 2017, The King’s Centre, Edison Road, BN23 6PT.  9.30am to 5pm (lunch 12.30-1.30pm bring packed lunch).  Keynote Speaker: Debra Green O.B.E.   Come and go as...

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"Love of Neighbour and Europe"

 Fri, Jan 06, 2017   

"Love of Neighbour and Europe.”   Father Chris Benyon, former parish priest of St Thomas More, Seaford will be speaking on this subject at St Martha's church hall, Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill on Monday 16th...

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Epiphany Party - Changed

 Fri, Jan 06, 2017   

Epiphany Party - Changed:  It has been decided to change the Epiphany Party on 8th January at St George’s Church Hall to encourage and enable our children to attend the Special Epiphany Procession and Celebration...

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Diocesan Directory 2017

 Wed, Dec 28, 2016   

Diocesan Directory 2017:   Diocesan Directories have arrived, please avail of them because this is important.  £4 would be appreciated.  Thank you.  

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White Flower Appeal

 Wed, Dec 28, 2016   

White Flower Appeal The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) will be holding its annual appeal next weekend.  In 2017 SPUC is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion...

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New Year's Resolution: Make a difference with CAFOD

 Wed, Dec 28, 2016   

New year’s resolution: Make a difference with CAFOD Make 2017 the year you meet new friends, inspire others to act for social justice, and use your skills to help our sisters and brothers...

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Catholic Bible School

 Fri, Dec 23, 2016   

Catholic Bible School: Our Lady of Ransom, Eastbourne: Scripture Saturday: In the beginning to the birth of Jesus: Saturday January 14th David Beresford, Director of the Catholic Bible School will bring his dynamic presentation...

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Indian Mass

 Fri, Dec 23, 2016   

Indian Mass:  There will be an Indian Mass at St Wilfrid’s Church on Saturday 31st December at 10am.  

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Thank You

 Fri, Dec 23, 2016   

Thank you to everyone who supported the Carol Service last weekend.  It was a lovely preparation for Christmas with all the old favourite carols enthusiastically sung, alongside some beautiful poems read with feeling and...

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Epiphany Party - Cancelled

 Fri, Dec 23, 2016   

Epiphany Party - Cancelled:  It has been decided to cancel the Epiphany Party on 8th January at St George’s Church Hall to encourage and enable our children to attend the Special Epiphany Procession and Celebration...

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Crib Offering 2016 Arundel & Brighton Diocese

 Fri, Dec 23, 2016   

Crib Offering 2016 Arundel & Brighton Diocese CRIB OFFERINGS This year, with the encouragement of Bishop Richard, this parish will be donating crib offerings to Friends of the Holy Land.  Every penny will...

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The Federation of St Thomas a Becket Infant and Junior Schools

 Fri, Dec 16, 2016   

The Federation of St Thomas a Becket Infant and Junior Schools are consulting about their Admissions Policy for September 2017. The proposed policy and Supplementary Information requirement fall in line with diocesan guidelines. Both documents can...

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Friends of EDGH

 Fri, Dec 16, 2016   

Friends of EDGH:  Please remember to save all your stamps, especially during the Christmas period.  These can be left in both the church porches for collection.  Thank you.  

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Mother Teresa Group Meetings

 Fri, Dec 16, 2016   

Mother Teresa Group Meetings:  Our next meeting will be on Thursday 12th January at 2.30pm in St George’s Hall. Subsequent meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Look forward...

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The Christmas Nativity Rehearsal

 Fri, Dec 16, 2016   

The Christmas Nativity Rehearsal for St Wilfrid’s will be on Thursday the 22nd of December at 11am.  All children from St George’s and St Wilfrid’s are welcome.  

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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO WEEKDAY MASSES

 Fri, Dec 16, 2016   

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO WEEKDAY MASSES - please note that St George's will celebrate Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays, St Wilfrid's on Wednesdays and Fridays, starting week  commencing 2nd January 2017. Times remain the same...

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Advent Taize Service

 Fri, Dec 16, 2016   

Advent Taize Service on Wednesday 21st December at 7pm at St Gregory’s Church, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne.  Beautiful music and song to adore our Lord at Christmas.  All welcome.  

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St Wilfrid's Fundraising Meeting

 Fri, Dec 09, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Fundraising Meeting:  The next Fundraising Meeting will take place on Monday 12th December in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm.  All welcome.  

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Christmas Flowers at St Wilfrid's

 Fri, Dec 09, 2016   

Christmas Flowers at St Wilfrid`s:  A big thank you to all who contributed towards the flowers to decorate the Church for the Christmas period.  A total of £110.77 was collected.  

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National Catholic Youth Event, Flame 2017

 Fri, Dec 09, 2016   

National Catholic Youth Event, Flame 2017:  Flame is the national bi-annual gathering for Catholic young people at Wembley Arena, being held on March 11th.  We are expecting 10,000 people to show up, which will make...

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Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Dec 09, 2016   

The Knights of St Columba invite all Catholic men to their next meeting on Monday 12th December at 3pm at Christ the King Parish Rooms. Further details from David 423323 or...

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Preparation for Christmas

 Fri, Dec 09, 2016   

Preparation for Christmas  There will be an opportunity for all to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 7.00pm after the 6.30pm Devotions in St Wilfrid’s Church on December 14th..  Carol Service at 3pm, Sunday...

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Christmas Flowers at St Wilfrid's

 Fri, Dec 02, 2016   

Christmas Flowers at St Wilfrid`s:  There will be a second collection after Mass this weekend  for the flowers to decorate the Church for the Christmas period.  

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Reverse Advent Calendar

 Fri, Nov 25, 2016   

“Reverse Advent Calendar".  Some commercial Advent Calendars provide a little gift each day for the person who opens the window in the Calendar. The Knights of St Columba invite everyone to reverse this process - ...

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Indian Mass

 Fri, Nov 25, 2016   

Indian Mass:  There will be an Indian Mass at St Wilfrid’s Church on Saturday 31st December at 10am.  

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Christmas Flowers at St Wilfrid's

 Fri, Nov 25, 2016   

Christmas Flowers at St Wilfrid`s:  There will be a second collection on the 3rd and 4th December for the flowers to decorate the Church for the Christmas period.  

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WANTED

 Fri, Nov 25, 2016   

WANTED:  Looking for an automatic car, needs to be pre-millennium, 1.4, in reasonable condition, much needed.  Any help will be appreciated by Fr Rory, as the car is needed by a parishioner.  Contact Fr Rory...

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Epiphany Party

 Fri, Nov 25, 2016   

Epiphany Party:  There will be an Epiphany Party on Sunday 8th January from 2 - 4pm in St George’s Church Hall to which all children from St George’s and St Wilfrid’s Children Liturgy...

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Lights of Love, St George's Church, 5th December at 7pm

 Fri, Nov 25, 2016   

Lights of Love, St. George’s Church,  5th December at 7.00pm  (In support of St. Wilfrid’s Hospice).  You are warmly invited to attend this celebration during which we come together to remember and reflect on...

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Preparation for Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion at St Wilfrid's

 Fri, Nov 18, 2016   

Preparation for Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion at St Wilfrid’s:  URGENT parents or guardians who think that their children are ready to be prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First...

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Prayer written by Peter Salvidge (Aged 13)

 Fri, Nov 18, 2016   

Prayer written by Peter Salvidge (Aged 13) Peter is to be confirmed on 22nd November 2016 and asks for your prayers please. Universal Father, maker of life, you have bound all together and you keep...

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St Anne's Day Centre for the Homeless

 Fri, Nov 18, 2016   

St Anne’s Day Centre for the Homeless Last date for contributions is next weekend for St Anne's Centre in Brighton for the homeless and there is a box at the rear of the...

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Mother Teresa Group at Hailsham and Polegate

 Thu, Nov 10, 2016   

This year the Mother Teresa group at Hailsham and Polegate have responded to an appeal for people to assist with filling shoe boxes for children in Eastern Europe at Christmas.  The idea occurred...

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Evenings of Reflection with Bishop Richard

 Thu, Nov 10, 2016   

Evenings of Reflection with Bishop Richard: He is once again inviting young people (11-18) to join him for Evenings of Reflection at different places around the Diocese. They will run from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Dates and locations are...

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St Wilfrid's Beetle Drive/Fun Bingo Social Evening

 Thu, Nov 10, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Beetle Drive/Fun Bingo Social Evening:  To be held in the main hall on Friday 18th November at 7:30pm.  This is primarily a social occasion, not so much emphasis on fund raising, although...

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Inclusion Course - Learning to become an interpreter for people who are deaf

 Thu, Nov 10, 2016   

Inclusion Course - Learning to become an interpreter for people who are deaf:  To help communicate with deaf people in our churches and parishes.   The course will start at a basic level and then...

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St Anne's Day Centre for the Homeless

 Thu, Nov 10, 2016   

St Anne’s Day Centre for the Homeless:  Just a reminder that during November we collect items for St Anne's Centre in Brighton for the homeless and there is a box at the rear of...

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Nov 04, 2016   

The Knights of St Columba meet on Monday 14th November at 4pm at Christ the King Parish Rooms. All Catholic men are welcome to come. Further details from David 423323 or Bob 847014.  

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Thank You

 Fri, Nov 04, 2016   

Thank You:  A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the IASIS appeal following the presentation by Collin Tourle. An impressive sum of £610 including gift aid contributions was made and this money...

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St Wilfrid's Leaven Group Meeting

 Fri, Nov 04, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Leaven Group Meeting:  to be held in the Parish Centre at 7:30pm on Tuesday 8th November.   

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St Wilfrid's Family Mass

 Fri, Nov 04, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Family Mass:  Our next family Mass at St Wilfrid’s will be hosted by St Richard’s school on Sunday 27th November.  Afterwards we will have pizza and advent arts and crafts.  Everyone...

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A Big Thank You

 Fri, Nov 04, 2016   

A big thank you to those who participated in St Wilfrid’s Harvest Festival. The church looked amazing, as well as the singing and dancing that the children’s liturgy did for the psalm. Thanks...

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St Anne's Day Centre for the Homeless

 Fri, Nov 04, 2016   

St Anne’s Day Centre for the Homeless:  During November we collect items for St Anne's Centre in Brighton for the homeless and there is a box at the rear of the church...

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A BIG Thank You

 Fri, Nov 04, 2016   

A BIG thank you to all who have packed shoe boxes or given contributions to put in the boxes for Love in a Box this year.  We have been delighted with the...

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St Wilfrid's Beetle Drive/Bingo Social Evening

 Fri, Oct 28, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Beetle Drive/Bingo Social Evening:  To be held in the main hall on Friday 18th November at 7:30pm.  This is primarily a social occasion, not so much emphasis on fund raising, although there...

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Thank You

 Fri, Oct 28, 2016   

THANK YOU Thank you very much for your contributions to last week’s World Mission Sunday collection.  Your prayers and donations will help missionaries across the world share the Gospel and help heal the broken-hearted.  Please...

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Bishop's Collection for Retired Priests

 Fri, Oct 28, 2016   

Bishop’s Collection for Retired Priests At present, we have 32 retired priests cared for by the Diocese.  They have each given many decades of service to the people in the Diocese of Arundel...

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All Saints Day/All Souls Day

 Fri, Oct 21, 2016   

All Saints Day/All Souls Day:  Tuesday, November 1st, is All Saints Day and is a Holy Day. Mass will be at St Wilfrid’s at 10am and at St George’s at 11am.  Please make...

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St Wilfrid's Fundraising Meeting

 Fri, Oct 21, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Fund Raising Meeting will be held on Monday 24th October at 7:30pm in the Parish Room, to discuss the Beetle Drive and Bingo social evening.   All are welcome.  

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LOVE IN A BOX

 Fri, Oct 21, 2016   

LOVE IN A BOX This is the final week to support “Love In A Box”, please bring your boxes to either church by next weekend 29th/30th October.  Please see literature at the back...

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St Thomas a Becket Schools' Firework Party

 Fri, Oct 21, 2016   

St Thomas a Becket Schools' Firework Party:   Friday 4th November.  Gates open at 6.30pm, fireworks at 7.30pm.  Advance tickets (priced at £4 each, family of 3 £10, family of 4 £12, Family of...

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Day of Reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

 Wed, Oct 19, 2016   

Day of Reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Presented by Bishop Richard Moth on 1st October 2016 At St. Wilfrid’s Church. Burgess Hill. 6 Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from St. George’s Church enjoyed a...

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Eastbourne and Bexhill Newman Circle

 Fri, Oct 14, 2016   

Eastbourne and Bexhill Newman Circle:  Thursday 3rd November at Christ the King Parish Room (3 Princes Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6HT) 7pm for 7.30pm - 9pm.  Street Pastors, Why biblical?  Speaker: Michael Ensor, County Councillor and member...

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Dr Colin Turle Appeal on behalf of IASIS

 Fri, Oct 14, 2016   

Dr Colin Turle Appeal on behalf of IASIS:  Fr Rory has approved Dr Colin Turle making a short presentation at Sunday Mass for the 23rd October.  He will be talking about his work...

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St Wilfrid's Table Sale

 Fri, Oct 14, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Table Sale - 8th October 2016:  Fr Rory and members of the Parish Social Group wish to thank the parish and members of the wider community for their role in helping to...

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St Wilfrid's Harvest Festival

 Fri, Oct 07, 2016   

On Sunday the 30th October, St Wilfrid’s is celebrating their Harvest Festival, followed by a family get together, where we will be trying vegetarian dishes, planting seeds and making vegetable people and many...

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Evenings of Reflection with Bishop Richard

 Fri, Oct 07, 2016   

Evenings of Reflection with Bishop Richard: He is once again inviting young people (11-18) to join him for Evenings of Reflection at different places around the Diocese. They will run from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Dates and locations are...

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St Philip Howard

 Fri, Oct 07, 2016   

St Philip Howard is one of the two Patrons of our Diocese. This year the Bishop is celebrating a special Mass in his honour at Arundel Cathedral on Sunday 16th October at...

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Oct 07, 2016   

The Knights of St Columba  will meet on Monday 10th October at 4pm at Christ the King Parish Rooms, Langney.  All Catholic men are welcome to come and participate.  Further details from David...

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St Wilfrid's Race Night

 Fri, Oct 07, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Race Night profit was £760.10.  As usual many thanks to all who contributed in any way and apologies for delay in letting you know!  

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Redshirts/Lourdes Youth Volunteers

 Fri, Oct 07, 2016   

Redshirts/Lourdes Youth volunteers are holding a quiz at Our Lady of Ransom hall on Sat Oct 15th.  Doors open at 6.45 for 7.15 start. Tickets £6 each, teams of about 6. Includes light refreshments...

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LOVE IN A BOX

 Fri, Oct 07, 2016   

LOVE IN A BOX Please support “Love In A Box” see the literature provided at the back of the church.  You can support this by making a donation which will be used for...

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Days of Reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

 Fri, Oct 07, 2016   

Days of Reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Bishop Richard held the first of a series of Days of Reflection on 1st October. His talks were inspiring, uplifting and informative. All present thoroughly enjoyed the...

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POSTPONED - St Wilfrid's Thanksgiving Service at the Hospice

 Fri, Oct 07, 2016   

POSTPONED - St Wilfrid's Thanksgiving Service at the Hospice, Sunday 9th October 3 pm has been postponed.  

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In Their Shoes - A teenage retreat for the Year of Mercy

 Fri, Sep 30, 2016   

In Their Shoes - A teenage retreat for the Year of Mercy: October 28th –30th.  If you are in school years 10-13, you are invited to the come away for a weekend...

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Monster Table Sale - St Wilfrid's Church

 Fri, Sep 30, 2016   

Monster Table Sale:  St Wilfrid’s Church, Saturday 8th October, 9am to 3pm.  Bargains galore, reasonable prices.  Light refreshments available. A great opportunity to visit our new church.  

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Newman Association AGM

 Fri, Sep 30, 2016   

Newman Association AGM to be held at Our Lady of Ransom Parish, starting with mass and after a brief AGM there will be lunch and drinks.   All welcome.  Monday 10th October 2016.  

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Milk Bottle Tops

 Fri, Sep 30, 2016   

Milk bottle tops:  Another shopping trolley full of tops was taken to the EDGH today and received with profuse thanks.  Please keep them coming.  

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Big Charity Concert, Royal Hippodrome

 Fri, Sep 30, 2016   

Big Charity Concert, Royal Hippodrome, Friday 7th October 7.30 pm.  

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St Wilfrid's Thanksgiving Service at the Hospice

 Fri, Sep 30, 2016   

St Wilfrid's Thanksgiving Service at the Hospice, Sunday 9th October 3 pm.  

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Grandparents Day

 Fri, Sep 23, 2016   

Grandparents Day:  St Richard’s - 6th October 2016.  On Thursday 6th Oct we invite all Grandparents into St Richard’s to celebrate Grandparents week in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton.  The day will begin at...

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St Wilfrid's Car Park

 Fri, Sep 23, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Car Park:  Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th October, St Wilfrid’s car park will be closed due to the tree surgeons carrying out their contract to remove the tree.  Sorry for any inconvenience that this...

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DABCEC - 15th October 2016

 Fri, Sep 23, 2016   

DABCEC - 15th October, 2016:  10am-3.30pm, 4 Southgate Drive, Crawley.  £5 registration.  Bring your own lunch.  A day of reflection on the Scriptures, sharing in prayer, of meeting others and learning about Lectio Divina. ...

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The Mustard Seed Mission

 Fri, Sep 16, 2016   

The Mustard Seed Mission, who collect our filled shoe boxes for despatch to Eastern Europe, as LOVE IN A BOX, have changed their address and phone number since the leaflets were printed and...

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Ivy House - Walk for Dementia

 Fri, Sep 16, 2016   

Ivy House - Walk for Dementia..... Along the Eastbourne Seafront.  All are welcome.  Sunday 16th October, start: 11am at Holywell, finish: At your leisure! Bring friends, family, pets, scooters, mobility scooters, whatever you need to...

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Friends of EDGH

 Fri, Sep 16, 2016   

Friends of EDGH:  are still collecting milk bottle tops to help raise money for hospital equipment.  Please help them by bringing in your washed red, blue and green bottle tops and place in the...

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Urgently Wanted

 Fri, Sep 09, 2016   

Urgently Wanted:  A few weeks ago, I asked for details for a person who could do alterations to dresses for my wife who is housebound.  A kind lady at St George’s gave me contact...

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St Wilfrid's Fundraising Meeting

 Fri, Sep 09, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Fundraising Meeting:  There is a Fundraising Meeting on Monday 12th September at 7:30pm in the Parish Room, to finalise the Race Night and discuss any future events, all are welcome.  

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St Wilfrid's Race Night

 Fri, Sep 09, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Race Night: Programmes are on sale this weekend for the Race Night on 23rd September - £1 each.  

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St Wilfrid's Rosary

 Fri, Sep 09, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Rosary:  Come and join us for the Rosary at St Wilfrid's on Tuesdays and Thursdays before Mass.  There are leaflets “How to Pray the Rosary” in the church porch - and help...

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St Richard's Catholic College

 Fri, Sep 09, 2016   

ST RICHARD’S CATHOLIC COLLEGE: if your child is approaching the period of transfer from primary to secondary schooling, very serious consideration must be given to decisions involved in the process of transitions. Parents are cordially...

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The Marriage Anniversaries Mass

 Fri, Sep 09, 2016   

The Marriage Anniversaries Mass: Richard, our Bishop, warmly invites all couples to a Mass celebrating a landmark or significant Anniversary in 2016.  At 11am on Saturday 8th October, 2016 at the Church of...

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Catholic Bible School - Eastbourne - Scripture Saturday

 Fri, Aug 19, 2016   

Catholic Bible School : Eastbourne : Scripture Saturday Luke- A Gospel of Mercy and Joy led by David Beresford Saturday, September 10, 2016.  10:45am to 1:30pm.  Suggested donation £10 to cover costs. Held at Our Lady of Ransom...

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Broadcast from the Sacred Heart Church - Hove

 Fri, Aug 19, 2016   

Broadcast from the Sacred Heart Church - Hove:  Saturday 3rd September the Mass at 12 noon will be broadcast from the Sacred Heart Church in Hove as part of an all day broadcast from...

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St Wilfrid's Race Night

 Fri, Aug 19, 2016   

St Wilfrid`s Race Night: 23rd September.  Horses and sponsorships available from this weekend.  Sponsor a Race for £10. Own a horse for £2.  

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Thank You

 Fri, Aug 19, 2016   

Thank You:   for all of the prayers and kind wishes from St Wilfrid’s Church concerning my operation, which I am very grateful for.  Thank you, Agata.  

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'Rehabilitation or Forgetting Prisoners?'

 Fri, Aug 12, 2016   

“Rehabilitation or Forgetting Prisoners?”.  Monday 5th September, Talk by Canon Keith Pound, former Chaplain General, Prison Service England, Scotland & Wales. 7pm for 7.30pm – 9pm. St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Magdalene Road, Bexhill TN40 1RH...

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Fundraising Meeting - St Wilfrid's

 Fri, Aug 12, 2016   

Fundraising Meeting - St Wilfrid’s:  There is a Fundraising Meeting on Monday 15th August at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre. This is an important meeting as we are planning for the Race Night on...

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Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Aug 05, 2016   

The Knights of St Columba invite all parishioners to join with them throughout the country in praying the Rosary - for Peace, Reconciliation and Harmony in our world -  for the next 9 days,  which includes the Feast...

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Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Aug 05, 2016   

The Knights of St Columba meet on Monday 8th August at 7pm at the Parish Rooms, Christ the King, Langney. All Catholic gentlemen are invited to come. Further details from Bob 847014 or David...

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Bring the Bible to Life

 Fri, Jul 29, 2016   

Bring the Bible to life In collective worship – Church and School in Partnership Open the Book is joining with Chichester Diocese to offer free training for clergy, children and family workers, and members...

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Young People's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - October 2017

 Fri, Jul 29, 2016   

Young People’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, October 2017 – The Sacred Heart Parish, Hove, are running a Holy Land Pilgrimage for 18-35s during October half term 2017. It is open to young people...

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Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist: Day of Reflection

 Fri, Jul 29, 2016   

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist: Day of Reflection. The very popular October event is now over subscribed, but a waiting list is in operation.  Please inform David Hoad (St Wilfrid) Margaret Piegrome (St...

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CAFOD

 Fri, Jul 29, 2016   

Can you help? CAFOD in A&B are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help in your parish and local schools. We also need support with our campaigns against injustice, and help with media/ social...

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Hailsham Foodbank - The Holiday Shack

 Fri, Jul 22, 2016   

Hailsham Foodbank - The Holiday Shack: Just to say we are still looking for volunteers for the summer holidays meals club taking place the first 5 weeks of the summer holidays on Tues/Thurs/Fri 26/28/29 July, 2/4/5,...

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Mariapolis 2016

 Fri, Jul 22, 2016   

Mariapolis 2016:  As this special event is on our doorstep I commend it very much.  I attended one many years ago in Italy and found it to be a real tonic.  It takes...

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Thank You

 Fri, Jul 22, 2016   

Thank you to those from both communities who worked so hard to make last weekend's garden party such a happy occasion. It was so good to see both our communities come together...

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The Marriage Anniversaries Mass

 Fri, Jul 15, 2016   

The Marriage Anniversaries Mass:  Bishop Richard Moth warmly invites all couples celebrating a landmark or significant Anniversary in 2016 to The Marriage Anniversaries Mass.  Saturday 8th October at 11am, at the Church of Our Lady of Ransom, Grange...

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St Wilfrid's Children's Liturgy

 Fri, Jul 15, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Children’s Liturgy:  This is the last week of children's liturgy -17th July.  Hope you all have lovely holidays, we will meet again on Sunday 11th September.  

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Listening with the Ear and Heart

 Fri, Jul 15, 2016   

Listening with the Ear and Heart:  A residential retreat led by Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton.  Thursday 15th September to Friday 16th September 2016 at St Cuthman’s Retreat Centre.  The retreat will...

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Eastbourne Catenians

 Fri, Jul 15, 2016   

The Eastbourne Catenians are organising a Barn Dance on Saturday 30th July in the Parish Centre at Our Lady of Ransom to raise money for the St. Gregory`s Roof Fund. 7 for 7.30pm,...

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Thank You

 Fri, Jul 08, 2016   

Thank You:  Many thanks to all who helped in any way to make the UN Lunch so successful, (particularly Theresa and Sasha and all those who helped with the delicious food). The amount...

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Wednesday Bonus Ball

 Fri, Jul 08, 2016   

Wednesday Bonus Ball - St Wilfrid’s:  Just a reminder that the renewal list for the Wednesday Bonus Ball draw is in St Wilfrid’s Church Porch.    

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Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Jul 08, 2016   

The Knights of St Columba invite all Catholic men to their next meeting on Monday 12th June at 7pm at Christ the King Parish Rooms, Langney.  For more information please contact David on...

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Hailsham and District Branch Royal British Legion

 Fri, Jul 08, 2016   

Hailsham and District Branch Royal British Legion are holding a Parade and Service on Sunday 10th July 2016.  This is one of many that is to be held throughout the United Kingdom in...

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Special Ministers

 Fri, Jul 08, 2016   

Special Ministers:   Day of Reflection led by Bishop Richard, Saturday 1st October 2016, St Wilfrid's Church, Burgess Hill, 11am - 4pm, Bring a packed lunch. Contact  David Hoad, St Wilfrid’s and Margaret Piegrome, St George’s ...

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Apple Picking Weekend

 Fri, Jun 24, 2016   

Apple Picking Weekend:  Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September, 10am to 4pm.  St Cuthman’s, Cowfold Road, Coolham.   Bring the family and enjoy a day helping us to pick and press our apples in our Edwardian...

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Ethiopia Food Crisis

 Fri, Jun 24, 2016   

ETHIOPIA FOOD CRISIS: Extreme weather shifts, part of the El Niño effect, mean severe drought has left millions of people in Ethiopia in need of emergency food aid. 400,000 children are already suffering from malnutrition and we...

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Garden Party at St George's

 Fri, Jun 24, 2016   

Father Rory invites you to A Garden Party at St  George’s Church for all parishioners on Saturday, the 16th July, at 2.30pm. There is no charge, this is a “thank you” to...

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Syrian Refugee Crisis

 Fri, Jun 24, 2016   

Syrian Refugee Crisis – an important update from the Arundel and Brighton Diocese is being held on the 14th July, at 8.00 pm, at Our Lady of Ransom, Eastbourne. Presentations will be made by...

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Volunteers

 Fri, Jun 17, 2016   

Volunteers:  After the success of the Easter pilot of the Holiday Meals club as a More Than Food initiative for Hailsham foodbank, we are running this again during the summer holidays.  The club...

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Hailsham Foodbank

 Fri, Jun 17, 2016   

Hailsham Foodbank:  The Summer Tesco national collection is being held at North Street Tesco between 9-5 on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July.  This is a significant collection for both food and the...

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EDGH

 Fri, Jun 17, 2016   

EDGH:  Another shopping trolley full to the brim with milk bottle tops was taken to the Hospital on Monday.  Please keep them coming.  Thank you.  

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Eastbourne & Bexhill Newman Association

 Fri, Jun 10, 2016   

The Eastbourne & Bexhill Newman Association Invites all parishioners to a Cheese & Wine Party at the Parish Room, Our Lady of Ransom at 7.30pm on Thursday 30th June 2016. Address is: 2 Grange...

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Knights of Saint Columba

 Fri, Jun 10, 2016   

The Knights of Saint Columba invite all Catholic men to their meeting on Monday 13th June at 7pm in the Parish Room of Christ the King, Langney.  Please note the new meeting time. ...

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Prayer for the Queen

 Fri, Jun 10, 2016   

The Bishops have asked that congregations recite a Prayer for the Queen at the end of Mass. The Queen turned 90 on April 21, with her official birthday on June 11. Prayer for...

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Summer Fayre

 Fri, Jun 03, 2016   

Summer Fayre:  Saturday 18th June 12 – 4pm, St Thomas a Becket School is holding its annual Summer Fayre.  This year’s theme is “All Around the World”, with live music, variety of world...

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St Wilfrid's Fundraising Meeting

 Fri, Jun 03, 2016   

St Wilfrid`s Fundraising Meeting in the Parish Room at 7.30pm on Monday 6th June. The main topic the United Nations Lunch. If you are involved in this event please do come along.  

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Annual St Wilfrid's United Nations Lunch

 Fri, Jun 03, 2016   

The Annual St Wilfrid`s United Nations Lunch is being held on the 26th June after Mass at 12pm. Tickets are on sale after Masses for this very enjoyable event. £5 for over...

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Worth Abbey: 8th - 14th August 2016

 Fri, Jun 03, 2016   

Worth Abbey: 8th – 14th August 2016:  Are you going into year 9-13 this September? If so, we would like to invite you to a week for teenagers at Worth Abbey from...

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Pictures of St Wilfrid's First Holy Communion

 Wed, Jun 01, 2016   

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Pictures of Visit to Gournay en Bray

 Wed, Jun 01, 2016   

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A Big Thank You

 Sat, May 28, 2016   

A Big Thank You:  to all those who did the flowers for the St Wilfrid’s First Holy Communion Mass.  They looked wonderful.  

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Thank You

 Sat, May 28, 2016   

Thank You:  A huge thank you for all the donations for Michael Bradley and a special thank you to everyone who helped and contributed on Monday 16th May.  

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Brighton Celebrate Weekend 2016

 Sat, May 28, 2016   

Brighton Celebrate Weekend 2016:  Celebrate is a non-residential weekend for all ages and takes place on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June at Cardinal Newman School, Hove, BN3 6ND.  Our theme is: ‘Act justly,...

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First Holy Communion Breakfast at St Wilfrid's

 Sat, May 28, 2016   

First Holy Communion Breakfast at St Wilfrid’s:  This Sunday the 29th May after Mass we will be celebrating the First Holy Communion breakfast in the Hall.  There will be lots of food and drink,...

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Dedication Mass - St Wilfrid's Church

 Fri, May 20, 2016   

Dedication Mass - St Wilfrid’s Church:  If anyone would like a copy of the digital pictures (not prints), please contact David Hoad on 01323 849909, donations accepted to the building conversion to the...

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Indian Mass - St Wilfrid's

 Fri, May 20, 2016   

Indian Mass:  There will be an Indian Mass at St Wilfrid’s on Saturday 28th May, commencing with the Rosary at 9.30am and Mass with Fr. Cyril at 10.00am. Everyone is welcome to attend this...

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Friday Group Coffee Morning

 Fri, May 20, 2016   

The next Friday Group Coffee Morning (Bereavement Support Group) will be held at St Wilfrid’s on Friday, 27th May at 10.30am in the Parish Centre.  If you have been bereaved or live alone...

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A Year of Mercy

 Fri, May 20, 2016   

A Year of Mercy:  During this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy we continue our simple mission to give daily meals to hungry children in their place of education.  Thus we practice the first Corporal...

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Celebrate Holy Communion at Michelham Priory

 Fri, May 20, 2016   

Celebrate Holy Communion at  Michelham Priory:  11am on Sunday 29th May.  The first in almost 500 years!  Join the congregations of Hellingly and Upper Dicker Churches in an open-air celebration of Holy Communion.  For more information...

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Dedication Mass at St Wilfrid's Church

 Wed, May 18, 2016   

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Summer Fayre

 Fri, May 13, 2016   

Summer Fayre:  Saturday 18th June 12 – 4pm, St Thomas a Becket School is holding its annual Summer Fayre.  This year’s theme is “All Around the World”, with live music, variety of world...

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Host Families Required

 Fri, May 13, 2016   

Host Families Required:  to accommodate students from the Van Lodestein Christian College in Holland.  The visit will be from 26th-30th September, students - boys and girls are aged 15/16.  The students will arrive...

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis

 Fri, May 13, 2016   

The Syrian Refugee Crisis - on the 18th May, Bishop Richard is leading a meeting in Brighton to discuss how best the Diocese can help the Syrian refugees.  He will be accompanied by...

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Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Ransom at West Grinstead

 Fri, May 13, 2016   

Diocesan Celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation at West Grinstead 17th July 2016   Richard our Bishop invites people to this pilgrimage on Sunday 17th July, starting...

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Prayers

 Fri, May 06, 2016   

Prayers:  We have just had notification that Betty O’Hora has died, please remember her in your prayers.  

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St Wilfrid's Leaven Group Meeting

 Fri, May 06, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Leaven Group Meeting:  Tuesday 10th May at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre.  

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St Wilfrid's Readers

 Fri, Apr 29, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Readers please pick up their new rotas from the table in the church porch. Ann  

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A Special Thank You

 Fri, Apr 29, 2016   

A special thank you from all at St Wilfrid`s to Lesley and Ephraim Crowe for the donation of the white and gold tablecloths which were used at the dedication reception.   

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Talk organised by the Newman Association

 Fri, Apr 29, 2016   

Talk organised by the Newman Association, all welcome: Monday 16th May 2016 at Christ The King Parish, Eastbourne, 3 Princess Road, BN23 6HT.  7pm for 7.30pm sharp start - 9pm TOPIC: The Migrant Conundrum Speaker: Rev...

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Thank You

 Fri, Apr 22, 2016   

Ann would like to thank the people who supported her by  agreeing to take part in the Dedication Service:   Laurence and the choir, the Readers, David and Josie Denning, Sasha and James for...

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Please Help

 Fri, Apr 22, 2016   

Please Help  we have a beautiful new Church and a growing community and we desperately need more welcomers , singers for the choir, readers  and ministers of the Eucharist. Please come  forward and give some...

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For the attention of all Gift Aid Donors

 Fri, Apr 22, 2016   

For the attention of all Gift Aid Donors:  On 6th April 2016 some changes to tax allowances became effective.  Please remember that you must have paid sufficient Income/Capital gains tax that is at least...

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A Huge Thank You

 Fri, Apr 15, 2016   

A HUGE thank you to all who contributed to the collection for flowers for the Dedication of the new St Wilfrid`s Church.  A fantastic amount of £207.49 which included donations from St George`s. Bless you...

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The Jubilee Year of Mercy 2015-2016

 Fri, Apr 15, 2016   

The Jubilee Year of Mercy 2015-2016: Bishop Richard encourages everyone in the Diocese to make a Pilgrimage to the places where Holy Doors are situated. The goal of our pilgrimages is to come...

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St Wilfrid's Fundraising Meeting

 Fri, Apr 15, 2016   

St Wilfrid`s Fundraising Meeting:  Monday 18th April at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.  Everyone is welcome to come along and put forward ideas for raising funds for the building work needed to complete...

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Apr 08, 2016   

The Knights of St Columba meet on Monday 11th April at 3.30pm at Christ the King Parish Rooms. All men are welcome to come. Further details from David 423323 or Bob 847014.  

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The Bl Mother Teresa Group

 Fri, Apr 08, 2016   

The Bl. Mother Teresa Group will welcome you to a Bring and Buy event at St George's church hall on Wednesday next, 13th April from 2.30 pm.  There will be gifts, jigsaws,...

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Dedication of St Wilfrid's New Church - 21st April

 Fri, Apr 08, 2016   

Dedication of St Wilfrid`s New Church - 21st April. There will be a second collection this weekend for the flowers that will decorate the New Church. Thank you for your generosity. If you  gift...

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Bonus Ball

 Fri, Apr 01, 2016   

Bonus Ball:  There are lots of numbers available for both the Saturday and Wednesday Bonus Ball.  Anyone interested in one please see Bill or Mick.  Thank you.  

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Friends of EDGH

 Fri, Apr 01, 2016   

Friends of EDGH:  are still collecting milk bottle tops to help raise money for hospital equipment.  Please help them by bringing in your washed red, blue and green bottle tops and place in the...

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Catholic Bible School

 Wed, Mar 23, 2016   

Catholic Bible School : Nutbourne : Scripture Saturday The Sacraments and the Scriptures led by Fr Andrew Moss (A&B priest).  Saturday, April 2, 2016. Suggested donation £15 to cover costs.  10:00am to 3:00pm.  Farm Lane, Nutbourne, Chichester,...

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St Patrick's Day Bash

 Wed, Mar 23, 2016   

St Patrick’s Day Bash:  A really big thank you to all who helped and contributed towards this special event and to all who supported and helped raise the grand total of £242.10.  Thank...

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Holy Week Posters

 Fri, Mar 18, 2016   

Holy Week Posters:  are available in the Church porch this weekend, supplied by the Knights of St Columba. Please take one if you are able to display it in a suitable window.  

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Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

 Fri, Mar 18, 2016   

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers: please collect these for our Catholic School, St Thomas a Becket. They enable the school to exchange them for sport equipment. They can be passed on via a parishioner...

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Foodbank Easter Holiday Club

 Fri, Mar 18, 2016   

Foodbank Easter Holiday Club:   Hailsham foodbank is piloting a ‘Holiday Meals’ programme for the Trussell Trust which gives a free activity and meal to families in need during the Easter and Summer holidays.  ...

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Indian Mass

 Fri, Mar 18, 2016   

Indian Mass:  will be celebrated by Fr Cyril at 4pm on Easter Sunday afternoon at St Wilfrid’s Church.  All welcome.  

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Young People's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

 Fri, Mar 18, 2016   

YOUNG PEOPLE’S PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND, OCTOBER 2017:  Sacred Heart Parish in Hove are running a Holy Land Pilgrimage for 18-35s during October half term 2017. It is open to people from around...

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The Friday Group Coffee Morning

 Fri, Mar 11, 2016   

The next Friday Group Coffee Morning has been brought forward to 18th March at 10.30am in the Parish Centre,  to avoid the Holy Week services.  We look forward to meeting those who have been...

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A Big Thank You

 Fri, Mar 11, 2016   

A Big Thank You:  from Agata O’Brien to all who donated money towards the Lourdes Pilgrimage.  

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Alpha: Christianity, Boring? Irrelevant? Untrue

 Fri, Mar 11, 2016   

Alpha:  Christianity, Boring? Irrelevant? Untrue?  A Chance to Question, Discuss and think about Your Beliefs and The Questions of Life.  Annecy Junior School Hall, Sutton Avenue, Seaford.  Beginning Friday 15th April, 12 Sessions, Supper...

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Divine Mercy in this The Year of Mercy

 Fri, Mar 11, 2016   

Divine Mercy Sunday in this The Year of Mercy:  The annual Holy Hour of Adoration will be held at St Mary Magdalene’s, Bexhill-on-Sea at 2.30pm on Sunday 3rd April.  The Order of Service and details...

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Way of the Cross up Beachy Head

 Fri, Mar 11, 2016   

Way of the Cross up Beachy Head to pray for all who despair of life. Sunday March 13th at 3pm. Starting from Bede's School Car Park.  

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Friends of EDGH

 Fri, Mar 11, 2016   

Friends of EDGH:  At the end of February a shopping trolley full of bottle tops was taken to the Friends of EDGH at the hospital. They were pleased to receive them and...

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Easter Flowers

 Fri, Mar 04, 2016   

Easter Flowers at St Wilfrid`s. There will be a second collection this weekend for the flowers for Easter.  

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Catholic Bible School

 Fri, Mar 04, 2016   

Catholic Bible School : Eastbourne : Scripture Saturday "Christ our Bridegroom" led by Gemma Wildsmith, inspirational speaker.  Saturday, March 12, 2016.  10:45am to 1:00pm.  Suggested donation £10 to cover costs. Held at Our Lady of Ransom Hall, Grange Road, Eastbourne,...

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New Foodbank Initiative

 Fri, Mar 04, 2016   

NEW FOODBANK INITIATIVE:   Hailsham foodbank is piloting a ‘Holiday Meals’ programme for the Trussell Trust which gives a free activity and meal to families in need during the Easter and Summer holidays. ...

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Mar 04, 2016   

The Knights of St Columba meet on Monday 14th March at 3.30pm in the Parish Rooms at Christ the King. All Catholic men are welcome to come. Further details from David...

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Hailsham Choral and Hailsham Symphonia

 Fri, Feb 26, 2016   

HAILSHAM CHORAL  together with HAILSHAM SYMPHONIA will be performing MOZART's REQUIEM & HAYDN's St. NICHOLAS MASS on Sat 19th March at 7.30pm at All Saints Church, Grange Rd. Eastbourne. Adults £12.00, children £6.00.  

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Easter Flowers

 Fri, Feb 26, 2016   

Easter Flowers at St Wilfrid`s. There will be a second collection after Mass on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th for the flowers for Easter. If you will not be at Mass here...

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Newman Association Talk by Fr Raglan

 Fri, Feb 26, 2016   

Tuesday March 8th: 7 for 7.30pm. Newman Association Talk by Fr Raglan on ‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The challenge of a world grown up - and out of religion?’ St Martha’s Church Hall, Bexhill, TN39 5SP. ...

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A Day of Prayer and Reconciliation Services in Lent

 Fri, Feb 26, 2016   

Friday March 4th: A DAY OF PRAYER AND RECONCILIATION SERVICES IN LENT at Our Lady of Ransom.  As part of Pope Francis’ call for a ‘Day for the Lord’ we will hold Adoration...

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A St David's Day Celebration Tea

 Fri, Feb 26, 2016   

Tue March 1st:  A St David’s Day Celebration Tea.  On the menu will be Bara Brith, Welsh scones and other Welsh delights!  Tickets £3 from the Parish Office or Pat on 735138    

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Hailsham Foodbank

 Fri, Feb 19, 2016   

Hailsham Foodbank:  During September to December 2015 we fed 395 people, 165 of which were children.  December was our busiest month - we fed 184 people.  A really big thank you to all...

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A Big Thank You

 Fri, Feb 19, 2016   

A big thank you to all who contributed in any way to another successful quiz night, this year in our own hall. Pity Brian forgot to bring one set of questions! A total profit...

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Thank You

 Fri, Feb 19, 2016   

Thank you:  Jean Barham and her  family thank you for all the prayers, cards and masses for George. The kindness shown has been a great comfort to her and the family. Bless...

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Women's World Day of Prayer

 Fri, Feb 12, 2016   

Women's World Day of Prayer:  This year is being held on Friday 4th March at 10.30am at the Gospel Mission in Station Road.  It has been written by the women of Cuba and the theme...

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Year of Mercy

 Fri, Feb 12, 2016   

Year of Mercy:  The Jubilee Year of Mercy established by Pope Francis runs until 20 November 2016.  He desires everyone to  experience the great mercy of God, by going on a pilgrimage. The Knights...

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Sacrament of Reconciliation/Children's First Confession

 Fri, Feb 05, 2016   

Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Children's First Confession will be held at St Wilfrid's Church on 1st March at 7pm.  1st Communion Mass at St Wilfrid's will be at the 10:30am Mass on 22nd...

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Thank You

 Fri, Feb 05, 2016   

Thank You:  A big thank you to the wonderful ladies who provided us with tea, coffee and cakes after the Catenian Mass for Vocations last Tuesday morning.  It was a memorable service in your...

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Gift Aid

 Fri, Feb 05, 2016   

GIFT AID:  The offertory envelopes for the next tax year are currently being prepared.  If YOU are new to the Parish (and pay income tax) and would like a box of envelopes, then please contact the organisers:  St George’s...

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Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

 Fri, Feb 05, 2016   

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers: please collect these for our Catholic School, St Thomas a Becket. They enable the school to exchange them for sport equipment. They can be passed on via a parishioner...

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The Icon of Our Lady of Consolation

 Fri, Feb 05, 2016   

The Icon of Our Lady of Consolation will be at Our Lady of Ransom from January 25th to February 7th.  

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Feb 05, 2016   

The Knights of St Columba meet on Monday 8th February at 3.30pm at Christ the King Parish Rooms. All catholic men are invited to come. Further details from Bob on 847014 or David on...

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Bonus Ball

 Fri, Jan 29, 2016   

Bonus Ball:  There are lots of numbers available for both the Saturday and Wednesday Bonus Ball.  Anyone interested in one please see Bill or Mick.  Thank you.  

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St Wilfrid's Quiz Night

 Fri, Jan 29, 2016   

St Wilfrid`s Quiz Night is being held in The Hall on Friday 12th February - 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets are on sale after Mass £5 adults, children under 16 free.  

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Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Children's First Confession

 Fri, Jan 29, 2016   

Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Children's First Confession will be held at St Wilfrid's Church on 1st March at 7pm. 1st Communion Mass at St Wilfrid's will be at the 10:30am Mass on 22nd...

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George Barham RIP

 Fri, Jan 29, 2016   

George Barham RIP:  George`s funeral will be held at Eastbourne Crematorium at 3.15pm on Tuesday 9th February.  Jean and the family would like those who are able to attend the service to join...

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Eileen Crisford RIP

 Fri, Jan 22, 2016   

Eileen Crisford RIP:  Her Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 4th February at 11.30am at St Wilfrid’s Church.  Her service will follow at the Crematorium for the family.  

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Josephine Coleman RIP

 Fri, Jan 22, 2016   

Josephine Coleman RIP:  Josephine died on 7th January at the age of 99 and will be buried on 1st February.  The service will take place at the C of E Pre-reformation Church in...

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Wednesday Bonus Ball

 Fri, Jan 22, 2016   

Wednesday Bonus Ball:  Please check the list in St Wilfrid’s Church porch for bonus ball renewal’s.  Thank you.  

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Bl Mother Teresa Group Meeting

 Fri, Jan 22, 2016   

Bl Mother Teresa Group Meeting:  Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 10th February, St George’s Hall at 2.30pm.  

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Ecumenical Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

 Fri, Jan 22, 2016   

Ecumenical Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Sunday 24th January at 5.30pm at Helllingly Church.  Do join us for worship, as we pray for the unity of the people...

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St Wilfrid's 2016 - Sales Table

 Thu, Jan 14, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s 2016 - Sales Table:  Yes we are up and running at last! In our church hall.  Any goods suitable for table top sales only please, i.e. Unwanted gifts etc.  Goods may...

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Our appreciation and a Big Thank You to Dorothy Blake

 Thu, Jan 14, 2016   

Our appreciation and a big thank you to Dorothy Blake who is retiring as sacristan at St Wilfrid’s, Hailsham. She has looked after our priests, the sacristy and St Wilfrid's Church for over 25 years....

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The First Coffee Morning for the Friday Group (Bereavement Support Group)

 Thu, Jan 14, 2016   

The first Coffee Morning for the Friday Group (Bereavement Support Group)  for this year will be held on Friday 29th January in the Church Hall from 10.30am to 12 noon.  This is not...

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Week of Christian Unity - Eastbourne Day of Prayer

 Thu, Jan 14, 2016   

Week of Christian Unity - St. John’s Church, Polegate is holding a Service on Sunday, 24th January, at 6.30pm for all Christian Churches in Polegate.  Please do your best to attend this important event.  

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Churches Together, Eastbourne Day of Prayer

 Thu, Jan 14, 2016   

Churches Together, Eastbourne Day of Prayer , is being held at the Winter Gardens, Eastbourne, on 23rd January between 9.30 and 17.00 hrs. The focus is on activities within geographical areas, with Polegate, Jevington and Willingdon...

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A Very Big Thank You from Friends of the Holy Land

 Thu, Jan 14, 2016   

A Very Big Thank You from Friends of the Holy Land Life in the Holy Land gets harder, the need for your help grows daily.  Since FHL was established just six years...

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St Wilfrid's Fundraising Committee

 Fri, Jan 08, 2016   

St Wilfrid’s Fundraising Committee have arranged a meeting for 11th January at 7.30pm in the Church Hall, to discuss preparations for the Quiz Night towards the end of February, and also to plan...

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Confirmation Introductory Lesson

 Fri, Jan 08, 2016   

Confirmation Introductory Lesson on Thursday 14th January, 7.15pm - 9.15pm in the church hall for all confirmation candidates.  

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Malayalam Mass

 Fri, Jan 08, 2016   

Malayalam Mass:  We are all invited to attend the Malayalam Mass to be celebrated for our Indian friends in St Wilfrid’s Church on Saturday 30th January at 10am.  This is a wonderful expression of...

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Volunteers

 Fri, Jan 08, 2016   

Volunteers:  St Wilfrid’s needs more volunteers to join our groups of Minister of the Eucharist, Readers, Welcomers, Stewards and Singers.  Where necessary training will be provided.  Please give your names/tel. No’s. to Fr...

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Hailsham Foodbank

 Fri, Jan 08, 2016   

Hailsham Foodbank:  are holding a foodbank social morning at Christchurch (Ropemaker Centre, Ropemaker Park)  on Saturday 30th January, 10am-12noon.  It would be lovely if you could join us for tea/coffee and cakes for...

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Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Jan 08, 2016   

Knights of St Columba:  The next meeting will be held at Christ the King at 3.30pm on Monday 11th January.  Please come if you can.  

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HCPT Quiz Night at OLR

 Fri, Jan 08, 2016   

Saturday January 30th: HCPT Quiz night at OLR.  Come and enjoy the fun and raise money to take disabled children to Lourdes this Easter. You can make teams of 6 if you...

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St Wilfrid's Christmas/New Year Party

 Wed, Dec 23, 2015   

St Wilfrid’s Christmas/New Year Party  Sunday 10th January, 3pm to 7pm in St Wilfrid’s Church Hall.  All welcome.  There is a list in the church porch for anyone who wishes to contribute, please...

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St Wilfrid's Christmas Raffle

 Wed, Dec 23, 2015   

St Wilfrid’s Christmas Raffle Winning tickets are as follows:- 1st Prize - Mr J E Cope - Ticket Number 0480 - £200. 2nd Prize - Ann Fielder - Ticket Number 0518 - £100. 3rd...

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First Baptism in St Wilfrid's New Church

 Fri, Dec 18, 2015   

Baptism 18.12.15

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Thank You

 Fri, Dec 18, 2015   

Thank You:  Richard and Davina Piper would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and sharing in the Baptism of Freddie and Harry last weekend.  

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Christmas Posters

 Fri, Dec 18, 2015   

Christmas Posters are again being provided this weekend by the Knights of St Columba as part of their Keep Christ in Christmas campaign. Please take one if you can display it in your window. Thank...

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Healing & Forgiveness

 Fri, Dec 18, 2015   

Healing & Forgiveness:  Friday 26th February - Sunday 28th February 2016, Led by Dr Stephanie Thornton C.Psychol, AFBPsS At St Cuthman’s Retreat & Meeting Centre, Cowfold Road, Coolham, RH13 8QL.   For more information e-mail enquiries@stcuthmans.org or telephone...

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A & B Youth Festival 2016 - Mercy

 Fri, Dec 18, 2015   

A & B Youth Festival 2016 - Mercy:  takes place on Saturday 27th February 2016, 6.30pm - 10.30pm at St Joseph’s Church, Redhill (RH1 1LF).  For ages 11 to 18.  For more information,...

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Crib Donations

 Fri, Dec 18, 2015   

Crib Donations: This year, with the encouragement of Bishop Richard, this parish will be sending crib donations to Friends of the Holy Land.  Every penny will help the poorest Christian families, especially in and...

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Volunteers Required

 Fri, Dec 11, 2015   

Volunteers Required:  Volunteers are required to host guests formally invited to the Carol Service scheduled for the 20th December.  If you can help please contact David Hoad or Anne Fielder after mass.  Thank...

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Thanks to St Wilfrid's new church Project Committee

 Fri, Dec 11, 2015   

Thanks to St Wilfrid's new church Project Committee:  Since Mid 2012 this project committee has been involved in the planning and execution of the building of St Wilfrid's new church, which was agreed...

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Thank You

 Fri, Dec 11, 2015   

Thank You: Many thanks for all the goods donated for St Anne's Centre for the Homeless.  We have had even more boxes and bags to send this year.  The Bl Mother Teresa Group,...

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Diocesan Directories

 Fri, Dec 11, 2015   

Diocesan Directories:  for 2016 have arrived.  They provide details  of all churches and organisations within our Diocese, as well as a full calendar of the Church Year.  They cost £4.50, if you would like...

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Rehearsal for Christmas Mimes

 Fri, Dec 04, 2015   

Rehearsal for Christmas Mimes:  There will be a short rehearsal on Saturday 19th December at 10.30am for the mime at the carol service on Sunday 20th, all children are asked to come and...

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The Eastbourne Catenian Association

 Fri, Dec 04, 2015   

The Eastbourne Catenian Association  are holding their annual Carol Service on Friday 18th December at St George’s at 7pm, led by Deacon John. The service is followed by mulled wine and festive food...

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Dec 04, 2015   

The Knights of St Columba  will meet at Christ the King Parish Rooms on Monday 14th December at 3.30pm. All Catholic men are welcome to come and see what we do. Further...

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Lourdes Pilgrimage

 Fri, Dec 04, 2015   

Lourdes Pilgrimage:  28th July to 5th August 2016, applications open from January 2016.  For more information please contact: Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, Horsham, Tel: 01403 740110  

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Lights of Love Services

 Fri, Dec 04, 2015   

A Lights of Love Service for St Wilfrid’s Hospice will be held at St George’s Church, Polegate,  on Monday December 14th at 7pm, followed by mince pies and mulled wine in the Hall....

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Christmas Mass Times

 Fri, Dec 04, 2015   

Christmas Mass Times:  Christmas Eve: Vigil Mass (Family Mass), St Wilfrid’s Church, 6pm Christmas Morning Mass: St George’s Church, 9.15am St Wilfrid’s Church, 10.30am  

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Preparation for Confirmation 2016 at St Wilfrid's

 Fri, Nov 27, 2015   

Preparation for Confirmation 2016 at St Wilfrid’s:  Application forms will be available for completion in St Wilfrid’s Church porch.  

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South Downs Singers

 Fri, Nov 27, 2015   

South Downs Singers will be performing a carol concert at St John's Church, Polegate, on Saturday 12th Dec at 3.00pm.  The charity benefiting from the concert is “REACH”, which assists children and adults with limb disabilities....

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Special Carol Concert

 Fri, Nov 27, 2015   

Special Carol Concert - St Wilfrid’s:  Come and join us for our special concert on 20th Dec at 3pm in St Wilfrid’s New Church.  All welcome, especially children.  Mince pies, mulled wine, refreshments in...

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St Wilfrid's Christmas Flower Collection

 Fri, Nov 27, 2015   

St Wilfrid`s Christmas Flower Collection. There will be a collection after both Masses on the 5th and 6th December for the flowers to decorate the Church at Christmas. Thank you.  

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Indian Holy Mass

 Fri, Nov 27, 2015   

Indian Holy Mass:  Last Saturday we hosted a special Indian Holy Mass (Malayalam).  It was an occasion to be specially appreciated and we look forward to other occasions like this.  

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St Anne's Day Centre

 Fri, Nov 27, 2015   

St Anne’s Day Centre:  Next weekend will be the final collection of goods for St Anne’s Centre for the Homeless.  We will gladly receive more goods, tea, coffee, sugar, toiletries and clean or...

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The Eastbourne Catenian Association

 Fri, Nov 27, 2015   

The Eastbourne Catenian Association would like to thank the communities of St George and St Wilfrid who joined them, their wives, widows and friends on Fri 20th Nov for the Beetle Drive Fun...

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Silent Prayer Time

 Fri, Nov 20, 2015   

Silent Prayer Time:  at St Wilfrid’s Church, from 5pm to 7pm every Wednesday in Advent, starting 2nd December.  Quiet reflection, just pop in for 5 minutes or as long as you are able.  All...

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St Anne's Day Centre

 Fri, Nov 20, 2015   

St Anne’s Day Centre:  Don’t forget we are still collecting goods to be taken to St Anne's Day Centre for the Homeless.  We have collecting boxes in both churches for our usual range...

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Lights of Love Service for St Wilfrid's Hospice

 Fri, Nov 20, 2015   

A Lights of Love Service for St Wilfrid’s Hospice will be held at St George’s Church, Polegate, on Monday December 14th at 7pm, followed by mince pies and mulled wine in the Hall. ...

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Hailsham Foodbank

 Fri, Nov 13, 2015   

The Tesco National Collection will take place on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December between 9am and 5pm.  The link for you to sign up is on our facebook page (Hailshamfoodbank).  If you...

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CAFOD Mass of Remembrance

 Fri, Nov 13, 2015   

CAFOD Mass of Remembrance. Over the years, CAFOD has been blessed by the kindness and commitment of our supporters, but sadly many of these people who have been at the heart of our...

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Eastbourne Catenians

 Fri, Nov 13, 2015   

Eastbourne Catenians are holding an Arts and Crafts Exhibition in aid of St Gregory's Roof Fund on 21/22 Nov. 10.30am to 19.30pm on both days at the parish centre of Our Lady of...

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St Wilfrid's Christmas Raffle

 Fri, Nov 13, 2015   

St Wilfrid's Christmas Raffle. Tickets will be on sale after Masses, £5 per book or £1 each.  Please take a book or two to sell to family and friends. The prizes for...

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Bereavement Mass

 Fri, Nov 13, 2015   

Bereavement Mass:  Sunday 29th November, St Wilfrid’s Church  at 3pm.  Light refreshments will be served after Mass. All welcome.  

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St Wilfrid's First Holy Communion

 Fri, Nov 13, 2015   

St Wilfrid’s First Holy Communion:  Introductory meeting for St Wilfrid’s First Holy Communion Candidates is on the 2nd of December at 5pm in St Wilfrid’s Cabin.  

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St Wilfrid's Temporary Path from Cabin to New Church

 Fri, Nov 13, 2015   

St Wilfrid’s:  The temporary path from the cabin to the new church is restricted access only and is only to be used in emergency situations.  Parents are especially requested to keep their children away...

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Thank you

 Fri, Nov 13, 2015   

Thank you for the stamps and bottle tops.  Please keep them coming – every one helps.  A sack full of milk bottle tops was taken to the Friends of the EDGH recently. ...

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St Richard's Catholic College Quiz Night

 Fri, Nov 13, 2015   

The Staff and Governors of St Richard’s Catholic College warmly invite you to attend our annual Quiz Night – a great night of entertainment for the whole family – on Friday 20th November...

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The Eastbourne Faiths Forum

 Fri, Nov 06, 2015   

Tuesday November 17th: 7pm. Give Peace a Chance. The Eastbourne Faiths Forum invites you to their annual event at the Congress Suite, Carlisle Road (next to the Congress Theatre). This year the theme...

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Indian Holy Mass

 Fri, Nov 06, 2015   

Indian Holy Mass - St Wilfrid’s:  An Indian Holy Mass (Malayalam) will be held on Saturday 21st November at 10.30am, lead by Fr Cyril Edamana.  All welcome.  

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Nov 06, 2015   

The Knights of St Columba will meet on Monday 9th November at 3.30pm at Christ The King parish rooms. All Catholic men are welcome. Further details from David on 423323 or Bob 847014.   

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Beetle Drive Fun Evening

 Fri, Nov 06, 2015   

Beetle Drive Fun Evening In Aid Of St Wilfrid’s New Church Building Project.  Tickets will be available after Mass this and next weekend at both St George's and St Wilfrid's for the Beetle Drive Fun...

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Hailsham Foodbank

 Fri, Oct 30, 2015   

Hailsham Foodbank:  thank you for your generous donation of £72.10.  We have fed over 500 people since April this year, of which 200 were children.  All support is much appreciated.  

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Open Days at St Thomas a Becket Catholic Schools

 Fri, Oct 30, 2015   

Open Days at St Thomas a Becket Catholic Schools:  17th Nov (Junior School) and 18th & 19th Nov (Infant School).  Come and see us during a normal working day.  Please phone the schools...

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Coming Soon: Teenage Retreat at Worth Abbey 4-6th December

 Wed, Oct 28, 2015   

COMING SOON: TEENAGE RETREAT @ WORTH ABBEY  4-6th DECEMBER For all in years 7-9. Join us at Worth Abbey this Advent to explore what Christmas is really all about! Over the weekend we...

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Volunteers Needed

 Wed, Oct 28, 2015   

Volunteers needed. As you may know Computers for Charities is based on Station Road Industrial Estate in Hailsham. Currently we are in dire need of volunteers to aid part or whole time in...

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St Thomas A Becket Catholic Infant & Junior School Firework Party

 Fri, Oct 23, 2015   

St Thomas A Becket Catholic Infant and Junior Schools Firework Party, Friday 6th November 6.30pm. Advance tickets available from the school office or The Vinyl Frontier, Grove Road at £4 each, £10 for...

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Eastbourne & Bexhill Newman Association

 Fri, Oct 23, 2015   

Monday 2 November, ‘Climate Change and the Future’. Talk and discussion led by Ellen Teague, long time environmental campaigner and freelance Catholic journalist. St Mary Magdalene’s Church Hall,  (Magdalen Road, Bexhill TN40 1RH), 7pm for 7.30pm –...

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Bonus Ball

 Fri, Oct 23, 2015   

Bonus Ball:  The Wednesday and Saturday Bonus Ball both have 10 more numbers available.  Please see Michael Bradley if you are interested.  Thank you.  

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Beetle Drive Fun Evening

 Fri, Oct 23, 2015   

Beetle Drive Fun Evening In Aid Of St Wilfrid’s New Church Building Project. Where:  St George’s Church Hall When:  7pm, Friday 20th November Organised by:  Eastbourne Catenians Cost £10. per person to include pizza and a...

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St Wilfrid's Old Benches

 Fri, Oct 23, 2015   

St Wilfrid’s Old Benches:  A limited number of  the old church benches are available for sale.  Amount of £100. per bench has been suggested, if you are interested please contact Fr Rory/Office on...

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Refugees

 Fri, Oct 23, 2015   

Refugees:  If you use a PC, on the Home Page of the A&B Website you will find a podcast of an interview with Bishop Richard Moth answering questions on the plight of the Refugees...

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St Anne's Day Centre

 Fri, Oct 23, 2015   

St Anne’s Day Centre:  Once again we are collecting goods to be taken to St Anne's Day Centre for the Homeless.  During November there will be collecting boxes in both churches for our usual...

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A Big Thank You

 Fri, Oct 16, 2015   

A Big Thank You:  Our sincere thanks to all the organisers and supporters both local and from St George’s, also visitors from Crawley, Worthing and Eastbourne for their help at our special party...

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First Holy Communion Children

 Fri, Oct 16, 2015   

First Holy Communion Children - St Wilfrid's:  Please could you leave the details of any children around 7 years of age with Annette.  Please include parents names, child’s name and contact number.  Thank...

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St Richard's Catholic College Open Evening

 Fri, Oct 02, 2015   

Tuesday October 6th: 6pm to 8.30pm   St Richard’s Catholic College Open Evening. A welcoming address will be followed by opportunities to talk to staff and see the college.

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Contact Care

 Fri, Oct 02, 2015   

Contact Care is working in the Churches Together area in Polegate and surroundings.  It is a group of people, CRB checked and trained, to help in various ways those who cannot manage various tasks...

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Eastbourne & Bexhill Newman Circle

 Fri, Oct 02, 2015   

Eastbourne & Bexhill Newman Circle:  Notice of Annual General Meeting, Friday 9th October 2015, at Our Lady of Ransom, Grange Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4EU.  12 noon, Mass in Our Lady of Ransom Church,...

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Grandparents

 Fri, Oct 02, 2015   

Grandparents of past and present pupils of St Richard’s School are warmly invited to tea/coffee in the Library, a tour of the School  and Mass on Thursday 8th October, please arrive at 9.30am. ...

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Thank you

 Fri, Oct 02, 2015   

Thank you:  Our sincere thanks to the two people who responded to our SOS appeal from St Wilfrid’s. The chairs will be re-upholstered shortly.  Thank you also to the people who helped to unload...

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St Wilfrid's Hospice

 Fri, Sep 25, 2015   

St Wilfrid’s Hospice:  Thanksgiving Service, Sunday 11th October at 3pm.  Join us as we reflect on and give thanks for the work of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.  

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SOS

 Fri, Sep 25, 2015   

SOS…The chairs in the Sanctuary need to be recovered to tone with the sanctuary carpet in the new church.  We have the chairs (8 of them) and we have the material, but...

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The Friday Group's Next Coffee Morning

 Mon, Sep 21, 2015   

The Friday Group’s next Coffee morning will be on Friday, 25th Sept. at 10.30am in the Cabin. If you have been bereaved, have recently moved into our community or wish to meet more...

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Special Party - 27th September

 Mon, Sep 21, 2015   

Special Party - 27th Sept:  Fr Rory has requested that a special Party be organised for 27th Sept. in the Civic Centre, Hailsham, to celebrate the completion of the construction of St Wilfrid’s...

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Guild of Our Lady of Ransom

 Fri, Aug 21, 2015   

Guild of Our Lady of Ransom: We have received a very generous donation of £2,200 from the Guild of Our Lady of Ransom which Fr Rory has earmarked for the Memorial Garden in...

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St Wilfrid's Chair Appeal

 Fri, Aug 21, 2015   

St Wilfrid`s Chair Appeal: The fantastic sum of £5,100 has been banked so far with promises of more to come. A huge thank you goes to all those who have contributed so...

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Appeal for funding the chairs for St Wilfrid's New Church

 Fri, Aug 21, 2015   

Appeal for funding the Chairs for St Wilfrid`s New Church. After Mass at the weekend two members of our parish will be taking names of those who would like to donate towards a chair...

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Church updates

 Sun, Apr 12, 2015   

St Wilfrid’s FR Committee are organising a fun evening on Friday 8th May at the normal venue – Age Concern, Hailsham. This is something new for all the family, come along and we’ll...

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Sunday10:30am
Tuesday10.00am
Thursday10.00am