A Future for the Catholic Community in Worthing?

At the recent meeting with Bishop Richard and Sarah Kilmartin (Diocesan Chief Operating Officer), the following principles were presented to the parish and accepted, across the board, as a legitimate and reasonable way forward: The parishes of Worthing (St Mary of the Angels) and East Worthing/Lancing (St Charles/Holy Family) will be conjoined; the canonical term … Read more

Sea Sunday 11th July

SEA SUNDAY is the 11th July; a time when we pray for all who live and work at sea. Our second collection will be for Stella Maris, the Catholic Church’s official maritime welfare agency. The charity relies greatly on our support and donations. Please give generously.

Gradually Unlocking

In line with Government advice, the Bishops’ Conference have released further guidelines concerning the celebration of Mass. ‘Hands, face, space’ still exists, as does logging your entry to the church, please. Congregational singing, bizarrely (and sadly), is still not permitted – nor is the Sign of Peace. Holy Communion remains in One Kind. However, you … Read more

Polite Requests Concerning Mass

First, Fr Terry asks that, if you wish to ‘catch’ him after Mass when he is greeting folk at the door, please wait until he has finished meeting everyone and then approach him. It’s such a shame to see swathes of people leaving the church whilst he is prevented from speaking to them because one … Read more

How to Request Mass Intentions

Please note that, with immediate effect, Mass Intentions will only be dealt with by email or telephone. When wishing to book Mass Intentions, kindly contact Clare Collington, by email or telephone, on: clare.collington@hotmail.co.uk or 01903 535737. If on telephoning there is no reply, a simple message can be left with a contact number for a … Read more

Managing Numbers at Christmas Masses 2020

Please note the procedures below for maintaining prudent social-distancing and restricted numbers during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Perhaps they won’t be necessary but, for now, we expect that the following needs to be observed: Admission to Holy Mass for 24th & 25th December will be by ticket only on a first come, first served basis Applicants … Read more

Church Open for Private Prayer

Throughout Coronavirus ‘Lockdown #2’ the church will remain open for private prayer from Wednesday 11th November, between 11.00am and 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please feel free to come and pray at those times, in lieu of coming to Mass.    

Lockdown #2

Very regrettably, but following the Government’s latest advice and at the instruction of the Bishops’ Conference, we have decided that the church will, once more, be locked and remain locked until Thursday 3rd December for most forms of public worship. We, as a parish, want to set a good example to those around us by … Read more