News

Welcome to our News page!

See our “What’s On” page for latest information on our forthcoming Centenary programme and view the latest newsletter on our “Newsletter” page.

Taste and See Sessions

School Chaplains have a very important role in the life of Catholic Schools supporting the community in developing its spiritual, prayer and liturgical life; and contributing to pastoral life of the school by being available as a support for students and staff.  The diocese is looking to have a full time chaplain in all its Secondary School and to provide Chaplaincy support in every Primary School.  Could you help?  There’s a poster in the porch with details of Taste and See Sessions in different venue around the diocese in June.

Chichester District Foodbank

There has been some publicity recently about The Trussel Trust and similar organisations that are providing more and more food parcels for individuals and families who are regularly short of enough food. The local Foodbank is always in need of donations – especially of the items listed on a poster in the Porch – to enable it to provide help and support for those coping with a Crisis in their lives. Please leave any donations in the special metal basket supplied by The Trussel Trust in the Church Porch.

Update on Church Building

The 2017 Quinquennial Report outlined some urgent work to be carried out.  Phase One of the programme of works has been completed.  This has included the removal of an old oil tank for the Church boiler (for health and safety reasons), the resurfacing of the Car Park, the re-fixing and repainting of the Church ceiling tiles and repointing of the Church tower, where there were serious cracks between the stones.  The whole of the outside of the Church has been power-washed and sprayed with a water-proof agent to prevent the porosity of the stonework.  More news on Phase Two coming soon.  Thank you for your continued financial support which has enabled the work to be done.

CAFOD Volunteer

Martin Brown – the Diocesan Representative for CAFOD – is looking for volunteers to help make CAFOD better known in each parish of the diocese.  A volunteer would help to promote the activities of CAFOD locally, this includes the twice yearly CAFOD Family Fast Day.  CAFOD is offering training and support and one may do as much or as little as they wish.  All are welcome.  Please contact CAFOD’s office on 01483 898866 or email: arundeland brighton@caford.org.uk.

Hospital Visits for the Sick

If you or a member of your family need to be in hospital, you might like to know that there is a Hospital Chaplaincy, which for Catholic patients in St Richard’s Hospital and St Wilfrid’s Hospice, the Chaplaincy support is provided from St Richard’s Parish in Chichester.  A priest from the parish visits the hospital regularly and lay Eucharistic Ministers visit every Wednesday and Sunday with Holy Communion.  Please let St Richard’s parish know if you or a relative would like your name on the visiting list.  Ring: 01243 782343 – or let Fr John know and he will pass on a message.  

Parish Information Leaflet

This leaflet is a brief summary of our Parish activities with a useful Contacts’ List  should you wish to join in or assist in Parish life.  Please click on the link: Parish Leaflet Final 13.04.18

Can You Help?

Please support our Church.  We need volunteers to help clean the Church at 10.00am on the first Saturday of the month.  All are welcome.

Available for Hire – Church Hall with small Kitchen 

We have a Church Hall that can seat up to 50 people with a small kitchen that has an electric cooker, plus the use of a free car park.

Please use our “Contact Us” page  to request further information or call Sylvia Gill, our Booking Secretary on 01243 605897.