Reconciliation Services in Advent Through-out the Deanery

There will be the following reconcilitation services during Advent across the Deanery. Please do take advantage of these services and receive this Sacrament.

  • Sunday 15th, St Michael, High Salvington, 3.00pm
  • Monday 16th, St Catherine, Littlehampton, 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 17th, Christ the King, Steyning, 10.30am
  • Wednesday 18th, St Joseph, Rustington, 10.30am
  • Thursday 19th, English Martyrs, Goring, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 19th, St Peter, Shoreham by Sea, 7.30pm
  • Friday 20th, Our Lady Star of the Sea, East Preston, 6.30pm
  • Friday 20th, St Charles, East Worthing, 7.30pm

Men’s Evening of Recollection

There will be a MEN’S EVENING OF RECOLLECTION on Tuesday 10th December starting 6.30pm for 7.00pm. An Advent time of prayer and preparation for the Coming of the Lord.

Starting Again but with Joy

With today’s first Sunday of Advent, a new liturgical year begins. The Church takes up her journey again and invites us to reflect more intensely on the mystery of Christ, a mystery that is always new and that time cannot exhaust. Christ is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Thanks to him, the history of humanity proceeds as a pilgrimage toward the fulfilment of the Kingdom which he inaugurated with his Incarnation and victory over sin and death.

Pope St John Paul II, First Sunday of Advent, 2001

Advent Residential Retreat

There will be an ADVENT RESIDENTIAL RETREAT on 6th-8th December, with led exploration of the Advent scriptures and the opportunity for individual spiritual direction at Sussex Heritage Centre, Arundel, BN18 9QY.

Cost £185 full board, single ensuite rooms. Limited places. For more details, or to book, see or ‘phone Maria on 01903 413606.

Advent Small Groups 2020

You are warmly invited to join one of our groups for the four weeks of Advent at the following venues:

  • Mondays, starting November 25th, 2.00pm, Aglaia Road, ‘phone 507167, Roz & Michael
  • Tuesdays, starting November 26th, 2.00pm, West Parade, ‘phone 539970, Marisa & Mike
  • Fridays, starting November 29th, 8.00pm, Westcourt Road, ‘phone 231014, Norma

Contact any of these phone numbers for more information on these friendly, prayerful and rewarding groups. They last about 1.5 hours. There will be leaflets to guide us. If you would like to have a group yourself, please ‘phone 507167 for more information (or inspiration!).

Our Lady of Walsingham at Arundel Cathedral – 30th November

Dowry TourEngland is being re-dedicated as the Dowry of Mary in March 2020. Leading up to this date the statue of Our Lady from the Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham is being taken to each cathedral in England for a three-day triduum of prayer. Arundel Catherdral is next in line with ceremonies taking place between 28th-30th November. Parishioners are encouraged to attend any of the services over the triduum. Transport is provided from our church to attend on Saturday 30th November leaving at 8:45am sharp and returning at approximately 2:15pm. Return travel will be free.

Please take the opportunity to participate in this event of national importance. Full timetable here: For other enquires contact Stuart Burman on or 07557 380009.

Week of Guided Prayer

There is a WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER Sunday 12th to Friday 17th January 2020.

This experience offers you the chance to meet each day for 30 minutes with an experienced Prayer Guide, one-to-one. The role of the Prayer Guide is to help you to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit in your heart. It is the Holy Spirit who guides us in prayer. A daily informal and confidential meeting, at a time to suit you, will be agreed with the Prayer Guide. In a way, you have this beautiful opportunity of a week of retreat in the midst of your ordinary, everyday life. Places will go quickly. Please take a leaflet and application form from the church entrance and return as soon as possible (details are listed there). The leaflet also provides clear information about the week.

This is for you!

Dowry Tour

Dowry Tour at Arundel Catherdral 28-20th November

Dowry TourDuring the course of 2018 to 2020 the statue of Our Lady from the Slipper Chapel at the Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham will be taken to each Cathedral in England for a three-day triduum of prayer, as part of the preparation for the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020.

Parishoiners are welcome and are encouraged to to attend any of the services over the triduum. However it is proposed that transport is provided from our church to attend the ceremonies in the Cathedral on Saturday 30th November between 9:30am – 1:30pm. Watch this space for confirmation of timing and coach pick-up / drop off points.

In the meantime a detailed timetable of the triduum can be found here:

For enquires contact Stuart Burman on or 07557 380009.

Christmas Decorations for the Church

For many many years, Jacqueline Key and her amazing team have decorated the church for Christmas, Easter and other important occasions. They have done so with cheerfulness and generosity. We are most grateful to them. The time has come, however, for change. Can you help?

Would you be willing to use your time and skills to prepare the church two or three times a year for important festivals and observances? If so, please speak to Jacquie ASAP on 01903 243914. Consider what a great contribution you would be making to our worship!