Welcome to our News page!

Have you seen “What’s On” lately?  Please view this page for all the latest information and especially with regard to our Centenary celebrations in May.  Click on the Centenary 2019 tab, under the What’s On page.

First Holy Communion Programme

This programme is underway.  The children continue their preparation for receiving Holy Communion for the first time in May.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Lenten Alms

There is a notice pointing to the Wall Box in the Porch to receive donations for the Contemplative Orders of Women in the diocese.  If you can, please help us to support them.  Thank you.

Gift Aid Envelopes

There are a number of boxes of numbered envelopes ready for collection on a table in the Porch for those who use them to Gift Aid their weekly donations.  

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

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.