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Love In a Box - St Wilfrid's

 Fri, Nov 17, 2017   

Love In A Box - St Wilfrid’s:  The Mustard Seed Relief Mission in Eastbourne is collecting shoe boxes for a child.  Details of what to put in the boxes can be found...

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Children's Liturgy

 Fri, Nov 17, 2017   

Children’s Liturgy:  Sunday 26th November at 2pm.  Alongside our Healing Service the children will have a special event in St Wilfrid’s Hall.  This event  is free and will be very enjoyable.  Hope to...

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North American Indian Prayer on Remembrance

 Fri, Nov 17, 2017   

North American Indian prayer on Remembrance Always remember to forget, The things that made you sad, But never forget to remember, The things that made you glad. Always remember to forget, The people...

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St Anne's Trust Collections

 Fri, Nov 17, 2017   

St Anne’s Trust Collections:  The time has come around again for collections to help the homeless.  Suggested items: men’s & women’s new vest/pants, t/shirts, gloves, hats, scarves, socks and toiletries.  If you have...

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St George's Children's Liturgy

 Fri, Nov 17, 2017   

Children and their parents who attend St George's Children's Liturgy are warmly invited to a Las Posadas Celebration on Friday 15 December at 4pm at the home of Anne and Paul Sullivan.  Invitations...

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St George's Pyx x 2

 Fri, Nov 17, 2017   

St George's Pyx x 2 - We hold these in the safe. Unfortunately the sacristans have noticed they are missing.  If you have borrowed them, please return as soon as possible, as there...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Nov 17, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:          Next weekend has two very important events:  Prayer Day on our doorstep at Holy Cross Priory on Saturday 25th November.  On Sunday at 2pm is a Service of Healing in...

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Love In A Box

 Fri, Nov 10, 2017   

Love In A Box:  The Mustard Seed Relief Mission in Eastbourne is collecting shoe boxes for a child.  Details of what to put in the boxes can be found on leaflets left...

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Advent Prayer Day

 Fri, Nov 10, 2017   

Advent Prayer Day:  Sign up sheets are available in the porches for those wishing to attend the Advent Prayer Day at Holy Cross Priory, on the 25th November.  A contribution of £20 is...

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Christmas Party

 Fri, Nov 10, 2017   

Christmas Party:  3rd December, 3-6pm in St Wilfrid’s Hall.  Come along and enjoy Father Christmas, Games, Secret Santa, bring and share food. This event is free to all parishioners in both parishes.  This...

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Red Wednesday 22nd November

 Fri, Nov 10, 2017   

Red Wednesday 22 November is when Aid to the Church in Need asks you to join them to remember all those Christians who are suffering because of their faith. Many Cathedrals are being floodlit...

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Day of Reflection

 Fri, Nov 10, 2017   

Day of Reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist is being held on  the 2nd December in St George's Hall. Deacon Eugene Adams from Christ the King is leading  the day, which commences...

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Lights of Love

 Fri, Nov 10, 2017   

Lights of Love is being held on 28th November in St George's Church at 7.00pm. Mulled wine and mince pies follow an evening of celebration  led by St Wilfrid's Hospice in Eastbourne. Please...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Nov 10, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:          The Feast of Christ The King is a truly special occasion.  Shortly after the second Vatican Council, a big effort was made to highlight the Feast of Christ the King. ...

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A Big Thank You

 Fri, Nov 03, 2017   

A Big Thank You:  to all who helped to make the Beetle Drive held last week at St Wilfrid’s such a great success.  We raised  a total of £330.   Thank you.  

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Love In A Box

 Fri, Nov 03, 2017   

Love In A Box:  The Mustard Seed Relief Mission in Eastbourne is collecting shoe boxes for a child.  Details of what to put in the boxes can be found on leaflets left...

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Advent Prayer Day

 Fri, Nov 03, 2017   

Advent Prayer Day:  Sign up sheets are available in the porches for those wishing to attend the Advent Prayer Day at Holy Cross Priory, on the 25th November.  A contribution of £20 is...

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Saturday November 11th

 Fri, Nov 03, 2017   

Saturday November 11th 10.30am –4pm at St Thomas More, Seaford. Dr Stefan Reynolds leads a day of reflection on three inspirational women and their response to God. Call 01323 8988548.  

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The Knights of St Columba

 Fri, Nov 03, 2017   

The Knights of St Columba meet on Monday 13th November at 3pm at Christ the King Parish rooms.   All Catholic men are invited.  

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RED WEDNESDAY

 Fri, Nov 03, 2017   

RED WEDNESDAY 22 November 2017.  On this day we are asked to remember and pray for the many Christians in the world who are suffering persecution for their faith.  One way would be to...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Nov 03, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:          Last week, lost to our attention despite the best efforts of the Catholic media, was the staggering number of legitimate abortions that has taken place since it was made legal.  When...

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Blessing of Graves

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

Blessing of Graves:  The graves in the Memorial Garden at  St. George’s will be blessed immediately after Mass on Thurs Nov 2nd. The graves in Willingdon Cemetery will be blessed between 10.45 and...

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Christmas Family Mass

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

The Christmas Family Mass at St Wilfrid’s is at 5:30pm on 24th December, where children will take part in our Nativity Mime.  

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Rehearsal for the St Wilfrid's Nativity Mime

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

Rehearsal for the St Wilfrid's Nativity Mime is on Friday 22nd December from 10-11:30am, all children wanting to participate in the mime on Christmas Eve please come along to the rehearsal.  

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St Wilfrid's First Holy Communion Lesson

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

The next St Wilfrid's First Holy Communion Lesson is from 5-6pm on the 21st November in the church hall  

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First Confession

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

First Confession:  On Tuesday the 12th December at 7pm at St Wilfrid’s, the First Holy Communion candidates will be having their First Confession. Everyone is welcome.  

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St Wilfrid's Bereavement Mass

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

St Wilfrid’s Bereavement Mass:  will be held on Sunday 12th November 2017 in St Wilfrid’s Church, at 3pm.  All are welcome to attend from both parishes.  

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Next Weekend at St Wilfrid's

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

Next weekend at St Wilfrid’s we are having a second Name Tag Sunday - an opportunity to get to know your fellow worshipers better. Light refreshment will be available after Mass on Sat...

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Advent Reflection

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

Advent Reflection:  On 25th November St Wilfrid’s Leaven Group will be leading an advent reflection entitled “I wish it could be Christmas Everyday”. This will be taking place at Holy Cross Priory, Cross...

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2030

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

2030:  There will be two meetings for anyone to give responses to the Bishop’s article re 2030. 1st meeting primarily, but not exclusively, for anyone over 55 on Tue Nov 7th after the...

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Sunday November 5th

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

Sunday Nov 5th, 2.30-4.30pm Eastbourne’s Remembrance Concert in Words and Music at Our Lady of Ransom. Admission free with a retiring collection for the Armed Forces Charities. The Concert is presented by the...

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St Thomas A Becket School Annual Fireworks

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

St Thomas A Becket School Annual Fireworks is this Friday 3rd November, doors open at 6.30pm fireworks at 7.30pm - live band, entertainment and hot food and drinks - tickets available in advance...

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St George's Readers - a plea

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

To St George’s Readers – a plea.  Please remember it is your responsibility to check that the microphone is switched on before you start to read/speak and off when the last reader/speaker has...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Oct 27, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:          Special Feast Days:  This week we return again to very special celebrations.  On Wednesday we celebrate all the saints in heaven, and on Thursday, we commemorate all the Holy Souls.  When...

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St Wilfrid's Friday Bereavement Group

 Fri, Oct 20, 2017   

St Wilfrid’s Friday Bereavement Group:  will next meet on Friday 27th October at 11.15am.  Look forward to seeing you there.  

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St Wilfrid's Bereavement Mass

 Fri, Oct 20, 2017   

St Wilfrid’s Bereavement Mass:  will be held on Sunday 12th November 2017 in St Wilfrid’s Church, at 3pm.  All are welcome to attend from both parishes.  

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BINGO

 Fri, Oct 20, 2017   

BINGO:  All proceeds to Polegate Children with Cancer Fund, to be held at St George`s Hall on Friday the 10th November all welcome.  Doors open 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start, raffle and refreshments on the night.  

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Today is World Mission Sunday

 Fri, Oct 20, 2017   

Today is World Mission Sunday World Mission Sunday is your chance to support missionaries and the Church in proclaiming the Gospel of peach of those who suffer around the world.  By supporting Mission,...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Oct 20, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:          A very good outcome - we are reaching the closing stage of the project to have a new church at St Wilfrid’s,  which was in response to donations given...

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Save the Date

 Fri, Oct 13, 2017   

Save the Date:  Following the success of the Lenten Reflection, the Leaven Group at St Wilfrid's are organising an Advent Prayer and Preparation Day at Holy Cross Priory, Cross in Hand, on Saturday 25th...

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Remembrance Sunday

 Fri, Oct 13, 2017   

Remembrance Sunday:   If anyone is interested to represent the Parish at the Remembrance Sunday Service at Hailsham memorial Sun 10th Nov. please contact Fr Rory or David Hoad for details.   

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St Wilfrid's Church

 Fri, Oct 13, 2017   

St Wilfrid’s Church:  The in/out openings to the Church premises are being used by members of the public as a roundabout.  This is creating a situation which is both dangerous and causing damage...

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St George's Sacristans

 Fri, Oct 13, 2017   

St George’s Sacristans – Father Rory and Delia extend their warmest thanks to the team who so carefully prepare the altar for the celebration of the Mass.  Your time, effort and thoughtful care is...

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The South Downs Singers' Christmas Concert

 Fri, Oct 13, 2017   

The South Downs Singers' Christmas Concert will be in aid of Children with Cancer in Polegate, a charity which is strongly supported by many members of both our communities.  Please do your best...

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St George's Remembrance Garden

 Fri, Oct 13, 2017   

St George’s Remembrance Garden.  To bring us in line with Diocesan Health and Safety procedures some changes  need to be made to  the Garden.   I am  holding 2 meetings to inform all parishioners...

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APF - Mill Hill Mission Thank You & Appeal

 Fri, Oct 13, 2017   

APF - Mill Hill Mission Thank You & Appeal Fr Frank wishes to thank you for your welcome last weekend.  If you did not become a member of APF - Mill Hill by...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Oct 13, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:          Our response to Bishop Richard’s presentation to the deaneries. For bishops, the most important points of reference are twofold.  For some, the first point of reference is Canon Law and the Catechism,...

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Attention St George's

 Fri, Oct 06, 2017   

Attention St George’s:  There will be no tea/coffee in the hall on Tuesday 10th October after Mass, as the hall is hired out from 9.30am until 1.00pm  

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Oct 06, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:                                                                                APF - Mill Hill Mission Thank You and Appeal This weekend we welcome Fr Frank Downs who will take the opportunity to thank the Parish for their...

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The Link Coffee Shop in Hailsham

 Fri, Sep 29, 2017   

The Link Coffee Shop in Hailsham:  are looking for volunteers to help with food preparation, cooking, serving at tables, clearing away and washing up.  If you are looking for ways in which you...

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Beetle Drive

 Fri, Sep 29, 2017   

Beetle Drive:  St Wilfrid’s will be holding a Beetle Drive on Thursday 26th October, 7pm for 7.30pm in St Wilfrid’s Church Hall.  Tickets: Adults £5, Children Free.  A raffle will be held and...

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Mission Needs You!

 Fri, Sep 29, 2017   

MISSION NEEDS YOU!  APF - Mill Hill Local Secretary required for this parish.  Our Local Secretaries are the ‘engine room’ of APF - Mill Hill’s work.  Each parish benefits from having a dedicated...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Sep 29, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:                                                                                Feasts and Famines I acknowledge that from time to time I hear that we do far too much appealing for money.  So I do appreciate that persons must...

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Deacon Simon Kirkdale

 Fri, Sep 22, 2017   

Deacon Simon Kirkdale from Bexhill will be speaking about the role of Deacons in the Church at Christ The King parish room on Monday 25th September, commencing at 7.30 pm.  All are warmly...

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St George's - 1st Holy Communion

 Fri, Sep 22, 2017   

St George’s - 1st Holy Communion:  Any parents who have a child of seven years and would like them to have instruction for 1st Holy Communion, please make themselves known to Father Rory...

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St George's Readers & Extraordinary Ministers

 Fri, Sep 22, 2017   

St George’s Readers and Extraordinary Ministers – the Rotas are at the back of the church.  

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St George's Church

 Fri, Sep 22, 2017   

St George’s Church will not be able to accept the old £1 coins after the end of September. The Post Office, where we bank our collections, will not take  them. Only new...

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Churches Together, Polegate

 Fri, Sep 22, 2017   

Churches Together, Polegate, extend their thanks to all who attended Songs of Praise last Sunday.  It was a delightful, uplifting occasion, with prayers and hymns chosen by our local churches. Thank you Kelly,...

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St George's Leaven Group

 Fri, Sep 22, 2017   

St George’s Leaven Group Agenda for the meeting on 6th October is at the back of the church.  If you have any issues you would like to raise, please write them on...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Sep 22, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:                                                                                Actions speak louder than words and we have plenty of opportunities coming up.  With Harvest Festival when we give thanks for the bounty we are privileged to...

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Indian Mass at St Wilfrid'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 recruit 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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St George's Church - Harvest Festival

 Fri, Sep 15, 2017   

St George’s Church, Harvest Festival, 1st October.  This year, our focus is on Eastbourne Foodbank. The Children’s Liturgy will be celebrating the concept of harvest and focusing particularly on sharing this bounty with...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Sep 15, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:                                                                                A.N.G, Yes A.N.G Many years ago when I was in the seminary, it seemed that a great opportunity was in store for the life of our church.   A...

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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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Bingo

 Fri, Sep 08, 2017   

Bingo:  The next Bingo session is in St George’s Hall on Friday 6th October.  Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.  All welcome.  

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Eastbourne Foodbank

 Fri, Sep 08, 2017   

Eastbourne Foodbank thanks you for all your contributions to those in need in Eastbourne.  Please remember that some of the people who need our help may not have cookers, maybe just a kettle...

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Churches Together, Polegete, Songs of Praise

 Fri, Sep 08, 2017   

Churches Together, Polegate, Songs of Praise, this year will be held on Sunday 17th September, at St. Wilfrid’s Church, Broad Road, Willingdon, at 4.00 pm.  Kelly Richards has chosen the hymn for St....

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Sep 08, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: Gone before us marked with the sign of faith.  This Sunday the Catenians host at St Wilfrid’s a Mass offered for the soul of Brian Winter.  We first give thanks...

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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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Rediscover 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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A huge thank you

 Fri, Sep 01, 2017   

A huge thank you to Kelly for giving another insightful presentation on the life of her famous aunt, Anne Shelton, at St George's on the 20th August.  Her easy and witty manner made...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Sep 01, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: Back on the road again, and with a sense of a new year in the life of our faith underway, it is important to refocus “God is love, let us...

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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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Eastbourne Catenians Sponsoring Good Citizens at St Thomas a Beckett School

 Fri, Aug 18, 2017   

Eastbourne Catenians Sponsoring Good Citizens at St Thomas a Beckett School:  The annual Good Citizens award, sponsored by Eastbourne Catenians, was presented to Erin Todd from St Thomas a Beckett Junior School.   Many...

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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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St George's Leaven Group

 Fri, Aug 18, 2017   

St George’s Leaven Group:  The agenda will be posted up at the back of the church from the 20th August (this Sunday) until after Mass on the  27th August, to give everyone...

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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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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Aug 18, 2017   

Deacon John Writes: For the last two weeks I have given you Mother Teresa’s ABC thoughts.  Perhaps this week you might like to compose your own ABC. If you do, and are prepared...

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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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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Aug 11, 2017   

Deacon John Writes: More of Mother Teresa’s ABC for this week – N to Z Never tell lies.                                                                      Only believe you are precious to Him (God). Put love into whatever you do.                           ...

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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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Attention St George's

 Fri, Aug 04, 2017   

Attention St George's - There will be no tea/coffee in the hall on Tuesday 8th August after Mass, as the hall is hired out from 9.30 until 1.00 pm.  

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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Aug 04, 2017   

Deacon John Writes: I thought you might like to take on board some of Mother Teresa’s thoughts, perhaps adopt one each day and then two or even three as the week/month goes on. Mother...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jul 28, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:  As we begin the summer holiday period, I wish that, with the help of God, it will be a rewarding, refreshing time for you all.  But to begin with we...

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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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St George's Leaven Group

 Fri, Jul 21, 2017   

St. George’s Leaven Group – to widen participation the Agenda will be published 2 weeks before each meeting.  If you have an item to discuss, please put this on the agenda, which will...

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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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St George's Flower Arrangers/Church Cleaning/Music Liturgy

 Fri, Jul 21, 2017   

St George's flower arrangers/church cleaning/music liturgy - following the recent Leaven Group meeting, in order to ensure better communication, there is now a diary in the sacristy which shows any weddings etc that...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jul 21, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:  Just one lovely man.  It is with great sadness that we hear that Brian Winter has died.  He slipped away quietly Wednesday evening.  When the news was first announced that Brian...

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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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Bingo Session

 Fri, Jul 14, 2017   

BINGO SESSION: starts on Friday September 1st,  to be held at St Georges Hall.   Please put a note in your diaries.  

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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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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Jul 14, 2017   

Deacon John Writes:  As a follow up to the parable of the sower, there is a poem by Goodenough Sakhile Dlamini[https://www.poemhunter.com/goodenough-sakhile-dlamini/poems/], there is a comparison with gardening which, hopefully will give you food for thought,...

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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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St George's Hall tea and coffee makers

 Fri, Jun 30, 2017   

St George's Hall tea and coffee makers - an incident occurred on Thursday morning where a lady was locked in the hall after going to use the toilet.  Please could those who kindly...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jun 30, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:  (Part 1 of 2) They came back to give thanks:  At St George’s church last Sunday, as a very important part of receiving First Holy Communion, the children returned to give...

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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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St George's Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

 Fri, Jun 23, 2017   

St George’s Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist – please collect your rotas which are at the back of the church.  

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jun 23, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: Most important to us:- A Special Event Healing Service at 3pm at St George’s Church, Polegate, Sunday 9th July. For many years one of the most important events of the year is the...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jun 16, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: What a wobble.  All of a sudden we are part of a very wobbly world.  I am sure I have my own wobbles of late, but the great good Jesus...

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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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St George's Church, Key Holders

 Fri, Jun 09, 2017   

St George’s Church, key holders: if you have a key to the safe in the sacristy, please contact Delia McCann or Roz Burke as soon as you can.  We need to keep...

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Date for your Diary

 Fri, Jun 09, 2017   

Date for your diary:  BE THE FIRST TO LOVE…. Chiara Lubich modern mystic.  Come and hear her story in St George’s Church Hall in a DVD called “Stream of Light” after morning Mass...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jun 09, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: A Special Event Our day at Worth Abbey on Saturday 15th April was a very special occasion.  The core team had planned and prepared for this occasion, with a lot of...

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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 Abbotts 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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The Anne Shelton Story/Vintage Tea Party

 Fri, Jun 02, 2017   

Back by popular demand at St George's Church Hall, The Anne Shelton Story - presentation by her niece, Kelly Richards.  This will take place on Sunday 20th August at  3.00pm followed by a vintage...

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David Hoad Writes

 Fri, Jun 02, 2017   

David Hoad Writes: We have a great opportunity to rejoice and celebrate as Churches Together, Polegate, the venue of the Pentecost Service is at Trinity Church at 6pm.  Christians together at Hailsham, joining the...

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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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Garden Party

 Fri, May 26, 2017   

Please come to the Garden Party at no 3 Broad Road on  Wednesday 5th July at 2.30pm.  There will be a sales table, cakes, marmalade and jam, bric a brac and a...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, May 26, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: A special time of year, an important time, and please God, a Holy time.  Following up upon Deacon John’s guidance last week, there is no doubt that Christ has died. ...

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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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Thank You

 Fri, May 19, 2017   

Thank You:  We thank everyone who supported the table sale in St George's Hall,  we raised a total of £195 for the Children with Cancer Fund Polegate.  

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St George's Plant Fair

 Fri, May 19, 2017   

St George's Plant Fair was a great success with £600 raised. We completely sold out of plants which has never happened before. Thank you to all those who nurtured the young plants, baked...

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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, May 19, 2017   

Deacon John Writes: We all need to think about the Gospel of last Sunday. In particular, we all need to accept Jesus as the Way, the Truth and the Life. How do we...

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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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Churches Together - Polegate

 Fri, May 12, 2017   

Churches Together, Polegate.  The venue of the Pentecost Service on 4th June is now changed to Trinity Church at 6.00pm.  NOT St. Wilfrid’s as suggested planned.  

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, May 12, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:          There was an important promise in last Sunday’s scripture from the Acts of the Apostles, “and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit”.  The time leading up to...

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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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CAFOD

 Fri, May 05, 2017   

CAFOD:  This year for the Lent Fast Day appeal £787.12 was raised for CAFOD in donations, including two from St Wilfrid's, the Lent lunches and the hall table and is about £130 more...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, May 05, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:          We are called by name:  when, through God’s providence we are baptized, this is the greatest truth, because God is faithful.  When we find ourselves in church, God knows our potential,...

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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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St George's Plant Fair

 Sat, Apr 29, 2017   

St George's Plant Fair will take place on Saturday 20th May from 10.00 am. Any donations of plants and garden tools or decorative pots welcomed on the day. Please do support this venture...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Sat, Apr 29, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:          Very Grateful:  The right man was in the right place; and it turned out to be a great blessing for the building of the new church at St Wilfrid’s.  Just...

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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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Thank You

 Fri, Apr 21, 2017   

Thank you to all the choir at St George's who sang so beautifully on Easter Sunday the special hymn we had been preparing for several weeks. Thank you for your commitment to rehearsals...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Apr 21, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:          Thanks be to God for the Holy Week and Easter Services with all their special moments of grace.  The Good Friday Service at St George’s was especially moving.  It puts...

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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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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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St George's

 Fri, Apr 07, 2017   

St George's: N.B.Tuesday 11th April - there will be no tea/coffee after Mass as the hall is booked all morning by an outside group.    

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Thank You

 Fri, Apr 07, 2017   

Thank You:  Many thanks to the ladies at St George's who made soup for the Lenten lunches.  The soups were much appreciated by all who attended and declared delicious.  We raised about £200...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Apr 07, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:                                                    Responding to God’s Grace and Blessings There is a special opportunity to support and indeed further develop the work of the Foodbank here in Hailsham, and also help to...

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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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Holy Week, Mass Times at St George's

 Fri, Mar 31, 2017   

Holy Week, Mass Times at St George's   Palm Sunday, 9.00 am Holy Thursday, 7.30 pm Good Friday, 3.00 pm  

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Holy Week and Easter Events in Polegate

 Fri, Mar 31, 2017   

Holy Week and Easter Events in Polegate  - Good Friday, The Walk of Witness, Polegate High Street, 10am.; Easter Saturday, Easter Hymns will be sung outside the Salvation Army in Polegate from 10.30am...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Mar 31, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: This week we were audited by external auditors appointed by the Diocesan Finance Office; and so a very big thank you to the Treasurers who do so much work for...

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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 George's Church

 Fri, Mar 24, 2017   

St George’s Church – Readers’ and Eucharistic Ministers’ Rotas are ready for collection at the back of the church. Please take your copy.  The readings for Holy Week are also at the back...

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Stations of the Cross

 Fri, Mar 24, 2017   

Stations of the Cross will be held at St George's each Sunday during Lent at 3pm, except on Mothering Sunday, 26th March.  On Sunday 9th April, Palm Sunday, the Stations will be followed...

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Eastbourne Foodbank

 Fri, Mar 24, 2017   

Eastbourne Foodbank – once again extends warm thanks to St George’s Church which has provided a wonderful 66  meals so far in 2017.  A great accomplishment! Please continue to give generously during Lent,...

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St George

 Fri, Mar 24, 2017   

St George – The new Collection envelopes are available at the back of church.  Please pick up your box as soon as possible.  If you are an income tax payer and do...

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Holy Week and Easter Events in Polegate

 Fri, Mar 24, 2017   

Holy Week and Easter Events in Polegate  - Good Friday, The Walk of Witness, Polegate High Street, 10am.; Easter Saturday, Easter Hymns will be sung outside the Salvation Army in Polegate from 10.30am...

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St George's Choir Practice

 Fri, Mar 24, 2017   

St George's Choir Practice:  there will be two further practices before Easter Sunday.  These will be on Thursday 13th April at 2pm and Saturday 15th April at 10am.  Thank you for your...

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St George's Easter Flowers

 Fri, Mar 24, 2017   

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

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Mar 24, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: It was just a lovely enjoyable evening on St Patrick’s Day, and as such a Godsend.  This is the result from a lot of hard work, and great credit and...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Mar 17, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: While I am away, something different to trumpet from the Network of Christian Peace Organisations: In this World Peace Day message Pope Francis reminds us that all of us want peace...

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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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CAFOD Fast Day

 Fri, Mar 10, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: CAFOD Fast Day Florence is a hard-working mother who is devoted to her family.  A few years ago, she was only just making enough to feed her family.  However, CAFOD’s partner,...

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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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St George's Choir Practice

 Fri, Mar 03, 2017   

St George's Choir Practice will take place on Saturday 18th March at 10.00am  

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St George's

 Fri, Mar 03, 2017   

St George’s – The new Collection envelopes are available at the back of church.  Please pick up your box as soon as possible. If you are an income tax payer and do not...

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Parish Faith in Action

 Fri, Mar 03, 2017   

Parish Faith in Action You may recall that in last weeks newsletter Fr Rory made mention of a day at Worth Abbey on the 1st April. You may also recall that shortly after...

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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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CAFOD

 Fri, Feb 24, 2017   

CAFOD:  At St George's I am still collecting for CAFOD as I have for quite a few years.  Several people are very generous in handing me money for CAFOD throughout the year.  This March...

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Soup Lunches at St George's

 Fri, Feb 24, 2017   

Soup Lunches at St George’s  will commence on Thursday 2nd March, but there will not be a soup lunch on Thursday, 9th March as a funeral will be taking place.  All are welcome...

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Stations of the Cross

 Fri, Feb 24, 2017   

Stations of the Cross will be held at St George's each Sunday during Lent at 3pm commencing Sunday 5th March, except on Mothering Sunday, 26th March.  On Sunday 9th April, Palm Sunday, the...

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Women's World Day of Prayer - Polegate

 Fri, Feb 24, 2017   

Women’s World Day of Prayer, Polegate.  This year we are celebrating at Polegate Free Church, at 2.30 pm on Friday, 3rd March.  We are praying for and with the people of the Philippines, do...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Feb 24, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: Once again we are back to Ash Wednesday this week and ready to launch upon a great season of Lent.  “Lent means Spring”, in it we highlight the approaching “Kingdom...

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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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St George's Choir Practice

 Fri, Feb 17, 2017   

St George's Choir Practice will take place on Saturday 25th February, 10am.  We are going to be learning a new piece for Easter Sunday so attendance at rehearsal is important. New members always...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Feb 17, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: Back on the horizon are great events and important occasions in the life of our faith.  Lent with its preparation for Holy Week; the great event that is Easter, Christ...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Feb 10, 2017   

We have received two letters of thanks:             Firstly, CAFOD - Harvest Fast Day.  “Thank you to all parishioners at St Wilfrid’s & St George’s for your generous support for CAFOD Harvest Fast Day this...

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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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Funeral

 Fri, Feb 03, 2017   

Funeral:  The funeral and celebration of Jack’s life takes place at St George’s on Tuesday the 7th of February at 10am.  I do hope you can all come to say goodbye to...

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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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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Feb 03, 2017   

Deacon John Writes:                                       The Knots prayer: Dear God: Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life. Remove the have nots, the cannots, and the do nots...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jan 27, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes:                                      Our Fallen State consequences of original sin Following on from the week of prayer for Christian Unity, which appears to receive less support each year, at least there may...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jan 20, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: This is the middle of the week of prayer for Christian Unity.  It began on Wednesday 18th and ends on Wednesday 25th.   Ecumenical Service will be held at St George’s Church...

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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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Prayer Meeting

 Fri, Jan 13, 2017   

Prayer Meeting:  There will be a Prayer Meeting on Tuesday  17th January  at 33 Hailsham Road, Polegate at 7.30pm. with refreshments afterwards.  All welcome.  

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St George's Children Fund

 Fri, Jan 13, 2017   

St George`s Children Fund  would like to thank all those who supported us last year at Bingo, Sales Tables and Coffee Mornings, we raised £1,221 altogether for our local Polegate Children with Cancer Fund.  Many...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jan 13, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: The Bishops of England and Wales invite us to keep this Sunday as a day of prayer for world peace and to reflect on the theme Pope Francis has chosen...

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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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Thank You

 Fri, Jan 06, 2017   

Thank You:  Happy New Year to you all and thank you for all the cards and good wishes.  Deacon John and Tessa.  

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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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St George's Choir Practice

 Fri, Jan 06, 2017   

St George's Choir Practice:  will take place on Saturday 21st January at 10.00am.  All welcome.  

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jan 06, 2017   

Fr Rory Writes: The Christmas season ends on Monday with the Feast of the Baptism of Our Divine Lord, so we will have Mass at 10am in St Wilfrid’s Church.  The Christmas season always includes...

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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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Erin Todd

 Wed, Dec 28, 2016   

Erin Todd is delighted to announce she raised £1685.17 for St Wilfrid's Hospice following her hair cut (hair donated to princess trust for use as a wig).  Erin and her family would like to thank...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Wed, Dec 28, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: As we launch ourselves into a new year with the change in Mass Schedules and with the finalising of the Parish Centre Project at St Wilfrid’s, we are ready to...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Dec 23, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: To all our Ministries and all who have responsibilities for the organisation, support and wellbeing of our Parish, all our love and blessings at the joyful season of Christmas.   Many thanks for...

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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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Erin Todd

 Fri, Dec 16, 2016   

Erin Todd, the St George’s parishioner who recently cut her hair to donate it to the Princess Trust and obtained sponsorship to go to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, and her family would like to...

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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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St George's Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

 Fri, Dec 16, 2016   

St Georges Readers and Extraordinary  Ministers of Holy Communion - Rotas for early 2017 are at the back of the church. Please collect your copy as soon as possible.  

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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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Deacon John & Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Dec 16, 2016   

Deacon John Writes: Leader: The fruit of Silence is Prayer.  All: Lord, teach us to Pray Leader: The fruit of Prayer is Faith.  All: Lord, give us the gift of Faith Leader: The fruit of...

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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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St George's Church

 Fri, Dec 09, 2016   

St George’s Church:  The winter sun is very low on Sundays, it is a problem.  At Mass it shines on everyone and sometimes does upset them!  But this free gift from God above,...

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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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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Dec 09, 2016   

Deacon John Writes: Leader: The fruit of Silence is Prayer.  All: Lord, teach us to Pray Leader: The fruit of Prayer is Faith.  All: Lord, give us the gift of Faith Leader: The fruit of...

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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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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Dec 02, 2016   

Deacon John Writes: Leader: The fruit of Silence is Prayer.  All: Lord, teach us to Pray Leader: The fruit of Prayer is Faith.  All: Lord, give us the gift of Faith Leader: The fruit of...

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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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St George's Choir Practice

 Fri, Nov 25, 2016   

St George's Choir Practice:  will be on Saturday 17th December at 10.00am.  

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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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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Nov 25, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: For our window during Advent:  On a bright note, (much needed), Deacon John says, Advent is a special time of prayer.  (Material available from the Diocesan Advent Study material at www.dabnet.org/News/View/114[http://www.dabnet.org/News/View/114]). We had...

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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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Sponsorship request for St George's parishioners

 Fri, Nov 18, 2016   

Sponsorship request for St George’s parishioners:  10 year old Erin Todd is having her long hair cut off for Charity, the hair will be donated to the Little Princes Trust who make Children's...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Nov 18, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:   Pray constantly and never lose heart after over forty years of being a priest, to pray constantly has a certain familiarity, warmth; but to never lose heart becomes more and more...

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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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Thank You

 Thu, Nov 10, 2016   

Thank you to all the generous people at St George’s who have donated to CAFOD - up to the end of October this year £915.00 has been raised to help refugees and others in third...

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A Prayer Group

 Thu, Nov 10, 2016   

A Prayer Group is coming together next Tuesday, 15th November at 33 Hailsham Road Polegate, 7.30pm.  Please phone 487688 or 485974  for more information.  All welcome.  

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Thu, Nov 10, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: I think it is a very changed world.  Certainly I did not believe we would have Donald Trump as President of the United States.  But then we also have Brexit,...

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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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IMPORTANT NOTICE

 Fri, Nov 04, 2016   

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The Book of Remembrance under the altar is for anyone to use.  Please add the name(s) of anyone who has died, at any time, whom you wish to be remembered...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Nov 04, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: There is a constant appeal, a call upon your generosity and I know it does lend itself to a sense of fatigue.  “Do they want anything else but our money?”  ...

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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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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Oct 28, 2016   

Deacon John Writes: Next weekend will see the beginning of November, the month which is perhaps associated in our minds with bonfires and Guy Fawkes. On a more sombre and personal note,  it...

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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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Important Notice for St George's Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

 Fri, Oct 21, 2016   

Important Notice for St George’s Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:  If you have borrowed a pyx from the safe, please return this as soon as you can. There is presently a shortage of pyxes...

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St George's Choir Practice

 Fri, Oct 21, 2016   

St George’s Choir Practice:  Saturday 29th October at 10am.  All welcome.  

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Oct 21, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: TODAY IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Today the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission.  Your prayers and donations today...

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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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BINGO

 Fri, Oct 14, 2016   

BINGO:  St George’s Hall, Friday 4th November at 7pm for 7.30pm start.  All welcome.  

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A New Prayer Group

 Fri, Oct 14, 2016   

A new prayer group coming together on the 18th October at 7.30pm in Polegate.  All welcome . Phone numbers on poster at the back of the church.  For more information ring 487688 or...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Oct 14, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: A.B.C. About becoming Catholics.  When I was in the seminary, returning priests on visits would speak about the number of converts and it was like the different divisions in a football league. ...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Oct 07, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: Amazing....... Just amazing the amount of light that is now coming through; almost a chorus of comments since the removal of the great tree.  Always I have misgivings, and especially half...

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St George's Harvest Festival Pictures

 Wed, Oct 05, 2016   

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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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Christmas Cards - St George's

 Fri, Sep 30, 2016   

Christmas Cards will be on sale at the back of St George’s church this weekend.  

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Sep 30, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: Back on the horizon.  Last week I brought to your attention the two special months to come.  October with devotions to the Holy Rosary; November - the month of the Holy...

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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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Redshirt Annual Quiz - Saturday 15th October

 Fri, Sep 23, 2016   

Saturday October 15th: 6.45pm for 7.15pm.  Redshirt Annual Quiz in the Parish Centre.  Tickets £6 each on sale after Mass next Sunday or from the Parish Office, or please ring Berni 647661 or...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Sep 23, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: On Wednesday evening we had our first occasion of prayer and devotion.  With the special months of October and November on our door step, we must focus on the ageless...

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Churches Together, Polegate - Songs of Praise

 Wed, Sep 21, 2016   

On the 18th September, Churches Together, Polegate, celebrated their annual Songs of Praise at St. George's Church. Polegate. Seventy Christians came together for an evening of hymns. Prayers and a homily from the...

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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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Holy Communion at St George's

 Fri, Sep 16, 2016   

Holy Communion at St George’s:  for any children who are seven now or next year, it is time to receive instruction for Holy Communion which will start in the new year 2017. Please get...

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Bingo

 Fri, Sep 16, 2016   

Bingo:  7th October in St George’s Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm start, all proceeds to Polegate Charity, Children with Cancer Fund.  

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Prayer Group

 Fri, Sep 16, 2016   

Prayer Group starting on Tuesday 20th September in Polegate   at 7.30pm.   For more information ring Mary on 485974 or Cathy  487688.  Everyone welcome.  

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Kingdom Come, an evening of worship and prayer

 Fri, Sep 16, 2016   

Kingdom Come, an evening of worship and prayer is taking place at 7.30 pm at the New Hope Baptist Church, on Saturday, the 1st October.   Address: New Hope Baptist Church, 16, Beach Road,...

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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Sep 16, 2016   

Deacon John Writes: Two weeks ago I spoke about ‘opportunities’ for us all to offer ourselves to others. I would like to use this opportunity to remind you of some of the opportunities...

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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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Harvest Festival

 Fri, Sep 09, 2016   

Harvest Festival at St George's is on Sunday 25th September. Please bring non-perishable produce any time leading up to Harvest Festival. These will be displayed on the altar at the Harvest Mass.  

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St George's Vintage Tea Party

 Fri, Sep 09, 2016   

St George's Vintage Tea Party:  Sunday 25th September at 3.00 pm. Tickets available as from 4th September at £5.00 per person. Entry strictly by ticket only. Please buy in good time as tickets...

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St George's Children's Liturgy

 Fri, Sep 09, 2016   

St George's Children's Liturgy will resume on Sunday 11th September at 9am in the church hall. We look forward to welcoming back both regular attendees and any new children after the summer holidays.  

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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 Our Lady of...

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Songs of Praise - St George's Church

 Fri, Sep 09, 2016   

Songs of Praise, St. George’s Church, 4.00 pm on 18th September.  Churches Together are celebrating the annual Songs of Praise in our church. After raising our voices in praise of the Lord we will...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Sep 09, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: Once more it is back on the road again.  Enquiries for Sacrament preparation are in need of urgent attention.  For parents involved, it is important that you respond now.  With Deacon John’s...

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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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St George's Leaven Group Meeting

 Fri, Aug 19, 2016   

St George's Leaven Group Meeting is on 7th September at 6.15 pm in the church.  Please note change of date!  

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St George's Social Committee

 Fri, Aug 19, 2016   

St George's Social Committee will meet on Wednesday 24th August at 2.00pm in the hall.  Please note new date.  We are always looking for new members and fresh ideas.  Please come and join...

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St George's Children Fund

 Fri, Aug 19, 2016   

St George’s Children Fund:  Bingo Night on Friday 2nd September in St George’s Hall at 7pm for 7.30pm start.  All money raised will go to Children with Cancer.  

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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Aug 19, 2016   

Deacon John Writes: What do we gain by participating in a Sunday Mass? (Anonymous source) We receive many Blessings from our active participation in a Sunday Mass. The parish community gathers for the Sunday Eucharistic...

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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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Celebration of Life Event

 Fri, Aug 12, 2016   

Celebration of Life Event:  The family of Sue Sullivan, a parishioner who has died recently, invite you to a Celebration of Life Event at Litlington Tea Gardens on Monday 15th August from 12noon to...

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Eastbourne Catenians

 Fri, Aug 12, 2016   

Eastbourne Catenians raised over £1000 towards St Gregory's new roof at their recent sell-out barn dance.  Many thanks to all who supported this very successful and enjoyable social occasion.  

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Songs of Praise

 Fri, Aug 12, 2016   

Songs of Praise, 18th September, at 4.00 p.m. in St George’s Church.  This year we are hosting the Songs of Praise for Churches Together, Polegate.  All are welcome to attend this joyful celebration...

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Article written by David Hoad - Visit to Twin Town in France (Gournay-en-Bray)

 Fri, Aug 12, 2016   

Article written by David Hoad - Visit to Twin Town in France (Gournay-en-Bray) You will, I am sure have found the recent events in France deeply disturbing, especially the murder of Fr. Jacques.  When...

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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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St George's Choir Practice

 Fri, Aug 05, 2016   

St George's Choir practice - there will be no choir practice during August.  We will resume again on Saturday 17th September at 10.00 am.  

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Aug 05, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:   The Garden Party at St George’s:  I was delighted to hear that it was such an enjoyable and successful occasion.  I know the weather played its large part, but more...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jul 29, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:   While on holiday in Guernsey, I attended their Sunday morning Mass.  Going to this Mass highlighted to me that this is the body of Christians, the community of the faithful who...

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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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St Thomas a Becket 'All Around the World Summer Fayre' Success

 Fri, Jul 22, 2016   

St Thomas a Becket 'All Around the World Summer Fayre' Success St Thomas a Becket Infant & Junior Schools,  ‘All Around The World’ Summer Fayre on Saturday 18th June was a great success with over...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jul 22, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:   Sense for deafblind people Sense is the leading charity working with deafblind children and adults.  Their goal is to enable deafblind people to connect with the world. They provide services for deafblind...

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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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St George's Choir Practice

 Fri, Jul 15, 2016   

St George's Choir Practice:  Saturday 23rd July, 10.00 am. If any parishioner has a hymn they would like us to add to our repertoire that is in our current hymn book, please let Shirley...

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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Jul 15, 2016   

Deacon John Writes:   Henri J. M. Nouwen in “Bread for the Journey” How can we choose love when we have experienced so little of it? We choose love by taking small steps of...

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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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St George's Weekday Readers

 Fri, Jul 08, 2016   

St George’s Weekday Readers:  St George’s is looking for new weekday readers.   Please phone Margaret Neville on 483504 if you would like to go on the readers list from 1st August 16.  Thank...

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Apostleship of the Sea - Sea Sunday

 Fri, Jul 08, 2016   

Apostleship of the Sea - Sea Sunday Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea.  Without them we would not have most of the...

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St George's Children's Fund

 Fri, Jun 24, 2016   

St George’s Children’s Fund:  The coffee morning raised £187. and is going to the Polegate Children with Cancer Fund.  A really big thank you to everyone for their support.    

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jun 24, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:                                                                 As our parish and school year draws to a close, “thanks be to God”, is an important acknowledgement.  Always it recognises the rough with the smooth and...

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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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Thank You

 Fri, Jun 17, 2016   

Thank You:  Sheila would like to thank Fr Rory, Deacon John and everyone for their prayers, cards, visits and telephone calls whilst she was recently ‘housebound’.  She is pleased to say she is...

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St George's Hall

 Fri, Jun 17, 2016   

St George's Hall will be having a new lock on the door. Key holders have a huge responsibility in ensuring church property is secure when they leave the building. It is also important...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jun 17, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:                                            Day For Life - Sunday 19th June...

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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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Catholic Children's Society

 Fri, Jun 10, 2016   

Catholic Children’s Society are looking for new members with a bit of time to spare.  We raised over £1,000. last year, and this year we are supporting Polegate Children with Cancer.  Please get...

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Catholic Children's Society

 Fri, Jun 10, 2016   

Catholic Children's Society:  are having a coffee morning on June 17th at 10.30am after Mass in St George’s Hall.  

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Refugee Crisis - Eastbourne Network

 Fri, Jun 10, 2016   

Refugee Crisis – Eastbourne Network is an ecumenical organisation supporting local organisations working with refugees, encouraging and facilitating all Christians to offer their support. A meeting is being held on the 15th June, at 6.15 at...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jun 10, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:     As we continue to keep our focus “God is love, let us love one another”.  In this we have to take the rough with the smooth.  Since the advent of...

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Brighton Celebrate Weekend 2016

 Fri, Jun 03, 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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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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The First Holy Communion Mass at St George's

 Fri, Jun 03, 2016   

The First Holy Communion Mass at St George's last Sunday was a wonderful occasion for the seven children, their families and the congregation.  Thanks are especially due to Cathy, Marie and Mary for...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jun 03, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:     Two very important events:  First, the Healing Mass at St George’s for the sick and housebound of our parish is at 3pm on Sunday 26th June.  A lot of extra...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Sat, May 28, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:                                                   The Feast of Corpus Christi When we were growing up as children, this was one of the great feasts in the church’s year.  Hoc est Corpus meum.  This is my body -...

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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

 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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Thanksgiving Mass - St George's

 Fri, May 20, 2016   

Thanksgiving Mass:  Sunday 5th June at  9am, followed by Holy Communion Breakfast in St George’s Hall with presentation of Certificates.  

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St George's First Holy Communion

 Fri, May 20, 2016   

The First Holy Communion Mass at St George's will be at the 9am Mass on Sunday 29th May.  Please be aware that the first four rows of pews on each side are...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, May 20, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: Graces and blessings:  As we are about to celebrate First Holy Communion for our Parish Communities, and we had the celebration of Confirmation for seven candidates at Our Lady of Ransom...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, May 13, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: A great sadness.  The death of Michael Bradley this week is just such a shock and a loss to me and to all of us.  The fact that his daughter...

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Dedication of St Wilfrid's Church

 Fri, May 06, 2016   

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Dedication of St Wilfrid's Church

 Fri, May 06, 2016   

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The South Downs Singers

 Fri, May 06, 2016   

The South Downs Singers will be performing "Music From the Movies" at St John's Church, Polegate on Saturday 14th May at 7.30 pm. Tickets available on the door @ £8.00. Evening is in...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, May 06, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:                                     “The White Fathers” - Missionaries of Africa The Missionaries of Africa” a.k.a (The White Fathers), are an international team of priests, brothers and lay associates from Africa, Britain and may countries around...

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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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Special Thoughts

 Fri, Apr 29, 2016   

Special Thoughts:  Many people from St George’s who have been involved with Contact Care and Churches Together over the years will be sad to hear of the death on Saturday 23 April of...

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St George's Vintage Tea Party

 Fri, Apr 29, 2016   

St George's Vintage Tea Party - a big thank you to the team who provided sandwiches, cakes, a brain teasing quiz, and waited on all our guests to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere....

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Apr 29, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:  The Dedication was a lovely occasion.  A time to say Deo Gratias.  Thanks be to God, and to keep our focus, God is love, let us love one another.  A...

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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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CAFOD

 Fri, Apr 22, 2016   

During the Lent and Easter season St. George's has raised £611.17p for CAFOD.  HM Government has promised to double whatever parishes raise so this sum is worth £1,222.00 which will go towards providing...

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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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Eastbourne Foodbank

 Fri, Apr 22, 2016   

Eastbourne Food Bank – St George’s contributions have always been received with many thanks.  Please continue with your generosity during Spring and Summer as there are still many families needing donations of preserved...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Apr 22, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:  THE LIGHT OF CHRIST HAS COME INTO OUR WORLD.—Our  architect Simon Franks has captured this lightness and brightness in the architecture; a light, bright entrance to the church with a sense...

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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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St George's Church Lenten Lunches

 Fri, Apr 15, 2016   

St George’s Church Lenten Lunches were again a great success. Two charities were supported: CAFOD for whom we raised £182, and Children with Cancer (Polegate) Fund, for which £182.50 was donated. Thank you for...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Apr 15, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:  Two major events this week:  On Thursday 21st at 7pm the Dedication of our New Church, and please God, a moment of grace and inspiration for the years to come.  On Saturday...

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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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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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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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CAFOD

 Fri, Apr 08, 2016   

CAFOD:   If anyone at St George's has collected money for CAFOD, please hand it in now so that it can be sent off in time to take advantage of the government's promise...

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St George's Day/Queen's Birthday Vintage Tea Party

 Fri, Apr 08, 2016   

St George's Day/Queen's Birthday Vintage Tea Party on Saturday 23rd April, 3.00 pm.  Tickets £5 per person. No tickets will be available on the door, so please purchase early. Tickets available from Ros or...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Apr 08, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:  On our horizon:  When I first arrived in this parish, I was very conscious that the Sunday Mass Intention for the parish priest was for “our parish communities”.  I was...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Apr 01, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:  Once again we have celebrated Holy Week and Easter.  The centre point of this is “because Christ has risen from the dead our faith will never be in vain”.  At...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Wed, Mar 23, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:  EASTER GREETINGS  

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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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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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St George's Readers' and Extraordinary Ministers'

 Fri, Mar 18, 2016   

St George’s Readers’ and Extraordinary Ministers’ Rotas are ready for collection at the back of the church.  

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Mar 18, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: Once again we celebrate Holy Week “The hour has come”.  This was a real hour that happened in our human story.  An event that took place in real time, in...

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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 Sunday 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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Churches Together, Polegate

 Fri, Mar 11, 2016   

Churches Together, Polegate: The Walk of  Witness – Good Friday, 25th March, from Polegate Precinct, 10.30 a.m. Hymns for Easter, Saturday, 26th March, 10.30 - 11.00a.m. Polegate Precinct. Sonrise, the celebration of Christ’s rising from the...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Mar 11, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes Another statement or “saying” from the time when I was growing up is “when all fruits fail, welcome haws“.  So thank God for Jesus because this Sunday’s reading gives us a good...

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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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Newman Association Talk by Fr Raglan

 Fri, Mar 04, 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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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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St George's Hall - Parish Bookings

 Fri, Mar 04, 2016   

St George's Hall - Parish Bookings.  If you are going to be holding a meeting or coffee morning after the week day Mass, please advise the Hall Administrator of the time you...

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Churches Together, Polegate: Three Easter Events:

 Fri, Mar 04, 2016   

Churches Together, Polegate: Three Easter Events: Monday, March 14th – 7.30 p.m. Stainer’s Crucifixion”, Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Willingdon.  Sunday 20th March, Palm Sunday “The Cross of Christ” – 6.30 p.m. St. Mary...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Mar 04, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes We continue on our Lenten journey, acknowledging that it is a Holy time, preparing us to celebrate a sacred event.  This event which brings God’s salvation should be at the heart...

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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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Hailsham Choral/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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Women's World Day of Prayer, Polegate

 Fri, Feb 26, 2016   

Women’s World Day of Prayer, Polegate is taking place on 4th March at 2.30pm in St. Wilfrid’s Church, Broad Road, Willingdon.  It is headed this year ”Receive children, Receive Me”. Come,  join with...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Feb 26, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:  As final payments are being put in place for our new church, it is time to say a great “thanks be to God” because it has come within our...

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Women's World Day of Prayer

 Fri, Feb 19, 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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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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The Sacrament of Reconciliation/First Confession

 Fri, Feb 19, 2016   

The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Children's First Confession will be held on Friday 18th March at St George's Church at 6pm.  The First Holy Communion Mass at St George's will be at the 9am Mass...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Feb 19, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:  Last Sunday after the morning Masses we had two special appeals.  At the 9am Mass at St George’s, Ellen Bonner highlighted Lenten Family Fast Days and the importance of being generous...

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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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Tai chi classes

 Fri, Feb 12, 2016   

Tai chi classes are being held in St George's Church Hall every Wednesday evening from 7-8.30 pm.   Adults only.   £6.00 per session.  Just turn up in comfortable clothes and ask for Lynn the...

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St George's Eucharistic Ministers

 Fri, Feb 12, 2016   

St George’s Eucharistic Ministers:  Father Rory would like  all Eucharistic Ministers to come to a meeting on  Saturday, 20th February, at 10.00am in the Church Hall.  

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Feb 12, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:  With Lent underway our first priority should be our prayers and devotions.  At the heart of our Lenten devotions on Wednesday and Friday evenings is the scriptures for Sunday.  Our Lenten...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Feb 05, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:  This week will see the beginning of Lent, a very important time in our lives of faith.  In the ordinary world health and strength are very much affected by the...

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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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Stations of the Cross

 Fri, Jan 29, 2016   

Stations of the Cross:  Starting on Sun 14th February, Stations of the Cross will be held at 3pm at St George’s each Sunday during Lent, with the exception of Sun 6th March, Mothering Sunday.  ...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jan 29, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: As I am away on my post Christmas break, Jackie will bring to your attention two appeals on the horizon that deserve our attention.  One is for CAFOD, which is always...

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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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Lenten Lunches - St George's Church

 Fri, Jan 22, 2016   

Lenten Lunches – St.George’s Church hopes to provide a light lunch of soup and bread on Fridays during Lent,  at 12.00. Numbers have declined in the last few years, but the lunches provide a...

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Lenten Devotions

 Fri, Jan 22, 2016   

Lenten Devotions To enable us to prepare hearts and minds for Easter, St. George’s Church will be holding Liturgical Services during Lent on Friday evenings at 7.00 p.m., commencing on the 12th February....

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jan 22, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: Because Easter is so early this year, Lent is almost upon us.  I am away for my Christmas break this week, we need to highlight this festival, so that we...

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Week of Christian Unity - St John's Church, Polegate

 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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Fr Rory Writes

 Thu, Jan 14, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes: Thanks be to God for our parish party on Sunday.  Just a lovely afternoon and evening, most enjoyable.  For me, a much needed and please God, greatly appreciated tonic.  When I...

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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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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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Peace Sunday 17th January 2016

 Fri, Jan 08, 2016   

Peace Sunday 17th January 2016 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, without fear...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Jan 08, 2016   

Fr Rory Writes:  Once again the Christmas story has been told for us, and well celebrated.  But for many to say “thanks be to God for Christmas”, is far from how they feel. ...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Wed, Dec 23, 2015   

Fr Rory Writes: As the newsletter was very very full with important information, I did not have space to wish you Christmas greetings and best wishes in advance of the Holy Season. From all our...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Dec 18, 2015   

Fr Rory Writes: As we light the 4th Advent Candle the circle of light is complete; we come to an end of our Advent preparation.  Our first response is one of gratitude for...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Dec 11, 2015   

This is the Third Sunday of Advent, well known as “Gaudete Sunday”.  Rejoice indeed, be glad.  Wherever our Catholic families gather to celebrate the Mass, whether in Japan or China, Australia or East...

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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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St Wilfrid's Hospice Writes

 Fri, Dec 04, 2015   

St Wilfrid’s Hospice Writes: You are warmly invited to join us at a Lights of Love event where we will come together to remember the wonderful times spent with those we have loved and lost. We...

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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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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Nov 27, 2015   

Fr Rory Writes: Back on the road again, and we light the first advent candle at the very beginning of a new year in the life of the church. It  expresses our deep...

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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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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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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Nov 20, 2015   

On Saturday 10th October, Fr Neil Chatfield from OLR made a visit to the migrant camp in Calais called the Jungle. The number of migrants now numbers 4000 – 5000.  Living in that...

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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 George's Prayer Group

 Fri, Nov 13, 2015   

St George’s:  Father Rory would like St George’s to have a prayer group.  People of St Wilfrid’s are most welcome too.  It will be held fortnightly on Thursday mornings in St George’s Church...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Nov 13, 2015   

It is now one year since my first MRI Scan at the Royal Marsden, and please God, it remains so far so good.  It is hopefully a monitoring exercise (that is my focus),...

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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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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Nov 06, 2015   

Glad Tidings:  Gladness and joy, Santa Claus came early to our parish this year, as our new church has turned out to be a great blessing - truly a lovely space..... Prayerful, relaxed, quiet...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Oct 30, 2015   

Blessings: The greatest blessing of all is Jesus the Son of God, who invites us to be His ambassador, even though He recognises that we are only frail earthenware vessels, often misguided. But...

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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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Bishop's Collection for Retired Priests

 Fri, Oct 23, 2015   

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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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Oct 23, 2015   

Deacon John Writes: Next weekend will see the beginning of November, the month which is perhaps associated in our minds with bonfires and Guy Fawkes. On a more sombre and personal note,  it...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Oct 16, 2015   

Fr Rory Writes:  This Sunday is World Mission Sunday.  In last Sunday’s bulletin we had an outline of how the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio.  Constantly at the...

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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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World Mission Sunday - 18th October 2015

 Fri, Oct 02, 2015   

World Mission Sunday - 18th October 2015 On Sunday 18th October, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission.  World Mission Sunday...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Oct 02, 2015   

Thanks to each and everyone who contributed to last Sundays great occasion.  Well celebrated and greatly enjoyed  by the likes of Philomena and Michael O’Regan on their Golden Wedding Anniversary, joined with many others...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Sep 25, 2015   

Fr Rory Writes: Continued from last week...... “The heart of it all, God is love, let us love one another”.  Yes, life is hard and I am constantly truly grateful for the gift of...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Mon, Sep 21, 2015   

Fr Rory Writes: Next Sunday sees the return of our Parish “Bash”, with a special service for our church project at St Wilfrid’s – I draw your attention to the Order of Service...

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Order of Service Sunday 27th Sept 2015

 Fri, Sep 18, 2015   

Please find attached the order of service for this sundays mass.

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Home Mission Sunday

 Fri, Sep 11, 2015   

Home Mission Sunday - 20th September 2015 Home Mission Sunday is the day in the Church’s calendar when the bishop’s invite every member of the Catholic community to pray for, celebrate and support...

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Her Majesty the Queen

 Fri, Sep 11, 2015   

Her Majesty the Queen: In England and Wales special prayers have been requested by our bishop’s to be said in thanksgiving for the long reign of service or our Queen. For the Queen:...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Sep 11, 2015   

With our Leaven Groups back in action, the work of the project reaching its critical final stages, our special Liturgy of Thanksgiving and Commitment taking place on the 27th September from 2.00 pm...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Fri, Aug 21, 2015   

Again Happy Holidays - this is a most important time. Just as in the world of nature there are dormant periods, the earth lies low. In fact very often it is after...

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Deacon John Writes

 Fri, Aug 14, 2015   

Deacon John Writes: Every week most of us receive the Body of Christ when we attend mass. I would just like to take the opportunity this week to remind us all that this...

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Fr Rory Writes

 Mon, Jul 20, 2015   

This year DAY FOR LIFE focuses on cherishing life and accepting death. It provides an opportunity for people to think about the mysteries of life and death, as well as the Church’s teaching...

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Talk on "Inland Waterways - Britain's Canal System

 Mon, Jul 20, 2015   

Tuesday July 28th: Mr Graham Albon will be giving a talk on “Inland Waterways -- Britain’s Canal System” at the Catholic Women’s League meeting on July 28th at 2.30pm in the Parish Centre,...

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