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2024 Calendar
Fr Ben’s Letter, Intentions & Intercessions for March
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This Sunday 25 February – 2nd Sunday of Lent
Sunday 18 February – 1st Sunday of Lent

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NOTICES
25 February 2024


MASS TIMES:
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday : 11.30am – Low Mass
Other days Mass will be at St Bartholomew’s:  Monday 9.30am; Tuesday 6.00pm; Thursday 12noon.
Sunday: 11.00am – Solemn Mass
WE WELCOME all visitors today.  Following Mass, refreshments are served in the Fishermen’s Vestry.
If you would like a copy of the music for congregational singing, please ask one of the welcomers.
GIFT AID ENVELOPES are available for your offertory contribution or donation.
REFRESHMENTS: Please join us for tea or coffee after the Sunday Mass.


WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2024:
Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August
Please let Fr Ben know if you’d like to book for the Walsingham pilgrimage this year. 
A deposit is required of £30.  We will be travelling by coach and the cost will be no more than £329.50 (full board) or £302.50 (half board).  However, it is hoped that the final cost will be less than this.  Also, do have a confidential word with Fr Ben if you’d like to go but would find the cost prohibitive – funds are available to subsidise pilgrims in this situation.

Walsingham

FR ROWLANDS’ SECONDMENT:
Fr Rowlands is going to be covering elsewhere a fair amount over the next 6 months.  Firstly, at St Pancras Old Church and secondly as Acting Administrator at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.  Please keep his ministry in your prayers.


NEWSLETTER:
The March newsletter has been published.  Please let us know if you’d like to receive it via email.  Hard copies are available in the narthex.
KEEPING QUIET IN CHURCH BEFORE AND AFTER MASS:
Please do keep a prayerful atmosphere in church before and after Mass to allow church to be a place where people can prepare for Mass and to offer prayers at the end.  It’s great to have fellowship and to catch up with one another, but please try and save it for the Narthex and Fishermen’s Vestry away from people who want to pray!  It would be good for each of us to make it a discipline to pray privately before and after Mass.
LAST WEEK’S RAFFLE AND SHERRY:
Thank to everyone who supported last week’s raffle.  The raffle raised £33 and sherry raised £16 respectively.
EASTER FLOWERS:
During Lent we have a retiring collection for Easter flowers.



STATIONS OF THE CROSS
With Lent having begun, we continue to pray the Stations of the Cross
► at St Bart’s on Thursdays at 11.30am
► at St Paul’s on Saturdays at 12noon

Stations-12

LENT COURSE: THE YEAR OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
Each session will run twice a week:
6.30pm on Tuesdays at St Bart’s (starting 20 February)
12noon on Wednesdays at St Paul’s (starting 21 February)
The focus of this year’s Lent Course is the New Testament
If you would like to attend, please could you sign up using the sheet at the back of the church or email Fr Ben, so we know how many course booklets to produce.


FRIENDS OF ST PAUL’S QUIZ NIGHT:
7PM, SATURDAY 9 MARCH
Join us for a quiz night. 
Tickets are £8 (Friends £6) and includes a jacket potato supper.  Teams of up to six and a bar will be available. 
Tickets can be bought on the door or in advance from
Mark Gourley (markg.gourley@gmail.com).


APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR OF MUSIC: MARTIN MCPHERSON-POTTLE
Our new Director of Music, Martin McPherson-Pottle, will be with us from next Sunday.


ADULT BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION
The Bishop of Lewes will be with us at St Martin’s Church, Lewes Road on Ascension Day (Thursday 9 May) when, with others in our Deanery, he will be baptising and confirming.  Please speak to Fr Ben or Fr Thomas by Easter Day if you wish to be prepared for baptism and/or confirmation. We will offer sessions after Easter to help prepare people for receiving these sacraments.

Confirmation

SPENDING
As many at St Paul’s are aware, our finances are not in good shape.  We are working hard to address this.  The PCC has agreed that all expenditure must be authorised.  For expenditure under £250 this can be authorised by Fr Ben, for larger amounts it require the authorisation of the Vicar and Churchwardens, Standing Committee or the PCC.  If you are spending money on behalf of St Paul’s then please make sure you have it authorised in advance otherwise it may not be reimbursed.


FRIENDS OF ST PAUL’S ANNUAL DINNER
Please note that a new date has been confirmed for the dinner on Friday 14 June.





February – 2024

FEBRUARY

Friday 2nd
CANDLEMAS
The Presentation in the Temple

Solemn Mass 7.00pm at St Michael’s

The Presentation of the Lord

Sunday 4th
5th Sunday of the Year
music : Mozart – Spatzenmesse, K220

Sunday 11th
6th Sunday of the Year
music : Ahne – Messe in C

Tuesday 13thShrove Tuesday

Wednesday 14nd
ASH WEDNESDAY
11.30am – Low Mass at St Paul’s
7.00pm – Solemn Mass at St Bartholomew’s

Ash

Sunday 18th
1st Sunday of Lent
music : Byrd – Mass for four voices

Wednesday 21st  – 12 noon – Lent Course (i)

Sunday 25th
2nd Sunday of Lent
music : Casciolini – MIssa brevissima
BRIGHTON HALF MARATHON
Traffic & busses will be disrupted
Wednesday 28th  – 12 noon – Lent Course (ii)

Brighton Half Marathon
Traffic & busses will be disrupted

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March – 2024

MARCH

Saturday 2nd
12 noon – Stations of the Cross

Sunday 3rd
3rd Sunday of Lent
music : tba

Wednesday 6th  – 12 noon – Lent Course (iii)

Temptations

Saturday 9th – Friends of St Paul’s Quiz Evening 7.00pm

Sunday 10th
4th Sunday of Lent
music : tba
St Bartholomew’s Parish Lunch 12.30pm

Wednesday 13th  – 12 noon – Lent Course (iv)

Sunday 17th
5th Sunday of Lent
music : tba

Tuesday 19thSt Joseph

Wednesday 20th  – 12 noon – Lent Course (v)

Sunday 24th
Palm Sunday
music : tba
The Passion according to Mark – after Victoria

palm branches

Monday 25th
   Low Mass 11.30am at St Paul’s
   Low Mass 6.00pm at St Bartholomew’s
Tuesday 26th
   Low Mass 11.30am at St Paul’s
   Low Mass 6.00pm at St Bartholomew’s
Wednesday 27th
   Chrism Mass 12noon at St John’s, Preston Park
         (NB No 11.30am Mass)
   Low Mass 6.00pm at St Bartholomew’s

Thursday 28th
Maundy Thursday Liturgy :
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.00pm at St Paul’s
music : Haydn Missa Sancti Joannis de Deo (Kyrie & Gloria) Hob.XXII:7; tbc
Byrd Mass for Four Voices (Sanctus, etc.) tbc

Mandatum

Friday 29th
Good Friday Liturgy :
12noon – The Solemn Liturgy at St Paul’s
Passion according to John – Victoria
3.00pm – The Solemn Liturgy at St Bartholomew’s

Saturday 30th
Easter Vigil 8.30pm at St Bartholomew’s

Passion

Sunday 31st
EASTER DAY :
music : tba

Resurrection

Care & Safeguarding


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