Assumption of Our Lady

Welcome to St. Barnabas

We extend a warm welcome to all those who are in Church today and those who are visiting. We hope you enjoy our worship here and will stay for refreshments after the mass. There is an area in church for young children (2-7 years) with activities. Parents and carers are welcome to use this area.


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Prayers for use before Mass

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


O Lord Jesus Christ I have come here in obedience to your will, to offer this sacrifice which you have commanded us to make in memory of you, that I may feed upon your body and blood; that I may grow in grace and be your true servant.

I offer this Mass for………………. and all who need our prayers.

Bless the priest who will say Mass and all who join us in this celebration, that we may share in the worship of heaven which we offer to your Father in the power of the Holy Spirit, with all the angels and saints. We make this prayer for your honour and glory. Amen.


Our Celebrant today is Fr. Norman Taylor SSC as Fr. John is away on holiday


As the bell rings, please stand.


As the clergy and servers make their way to the Altar we sing the following hymn:


1 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!
Unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice;
Tender to me the promise of his word;
In God my Saviour shall my heart rejoice

2 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his Name!
Make known his might, the deeds his arm has done;
His mercy sure, from age to age to same;
His holy Name, the Lord, the Mighty One

3 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his might!
Powers and dominions lay their glory by
Proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight
The hungry fed, the humble lifted high.


4 Tell out, my soul, the glories of his word!
Firm is his promise, and his mercy sure
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
To children's children and for evermore!


                Timothy Dudley-Smith 1966

                        Tune Woodland Walter Greatorex 1877-1945


The priest greets the people.


In the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.



The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the Communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

And with your Spirit.


The Priest introduces the Mass & invites the people to confess their sins.


I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters,

that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words,

in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,

and striking their breasts say

Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault;

Therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-virgin, all the Angels and Saints,

and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.


May Almighty God, have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.




THE KYRIE                                Sung


Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Ele-ison.

Christe Eleison, Christe Eleison, Christe Ele-ison.

Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Eleison, Kyrie Ele-ison.


                                                  Anon Russian



SPANISH GLORIA          Sung


All           Gloria, Gloria, Glorial Senor

               Gloria, Gloria, Glorial mi Dios.


1.      Glory to God in the heights of the heavens.

Peace to God's people, all people on earth.  


2       Son of the Father, all glory and worship;

Praise and thanksgiving, to you Lamb of God. 


3       You take away the sin of the world;

Have mercy on us, receive our prayer.


4       Seated in pow'r at the right of the Father

Jesus alone is the Lord, the Most High.


5       And with the Spirit of love everlasting,

reigning in glory, for ever.   Amen.


                                                         Paul Inwood 1994




Let us pray:

Almighty ever-living God, who assumed the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of your Son, body and soul into heavenly glory, grant, we pray, that, always attentive to the things that are above, we may merit to be sharers of her glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.




THE FIRST READING   (Please be seated)


A reading from the book of Revelation:                             Revelation 11:19;12:1-6,10


The sanctuary of God in heaven opened and the ark of the covenant could be seen inside it.  Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, adorned with the sun, standing on the moon, and with the twelve stars on her head for a crown. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. Then a second sign appeared in the sky, a huge red dragon which had seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet. Its tail dragged a third of the stars from the sky and dropped them to the earth, and the dragon stopped in front of the woman as she was having the child, so that he could eat it as soon as it was born from its mother. The woman brought a male child into the world, the son who was to rule all the nations with an iron sceptre, and the child was taken straight up to God and to his throne, while the woman escaped into the desert, where God had made a place of safety ready. Then I heard a voice shout from heaven, ‘Victory and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ.’


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.




On your right stands the queen, in garments of gold.


The daughters of kings are among your loved ones.

On your right stands the queen in gold of Ophir.

Listen, O daughter, give ear to my words:

forget your own people and your father’s house.  R.


So will the king desire your beauty:

He is your lord, pay homage to him.

They are escorted amid gladness and joy;

they pass within the palace of the king.  R.




A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians:             1 Corinthians 15:20-26


Christ has been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. Death came through one man and in the same way the resurrection of the dead has come through one man. Just as all men die in Adam, so all men will be brought to life in Christ; but all of them in their proper order: Christ as the first-fruits and then, after the coming of Christ, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, having done away with every sovereignty, authority and power. For he must be king until he has put all his enemies under his feet and the last of the enemies to be destroyed is death, for everything is to be put under his feet.



The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.



The Gospel Acclamation    (Please Stand)            Sung        


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


Mary has been taken up into heaven; all the choirs of angels are rejoicing.


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!



The Gospel


The Lord be with you.

And with your Spirit.



A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke:                         Luke 1:39-56


Glory to you O Lord


Mary set out and went as quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? For the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’

And Mary said: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit exults in God my saviour; because he has looked upon his lowly handmaid.

Yes, from this day forward all generations will call me blessed, for the Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name, and his mercy reaches from age to age for those who fear him. He has shown the power of his arm, he has routed the proud of heart. He has pulled down princes from their thrones and exalted the lowly. The hungry he has filled with good things, the rich sent empty away.

He has come to the help of Israel his servant, mindful of his mercy – according to the promise he made to our ancestors – of his mercy to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.’ Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then went back home.


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.



Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!



Please sit for the homily.



THE NICENE CREED (Please stand) 


I believe in one God,

the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the Only Begotten Son of God,

born of the Father before all ages.

God from God,

Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;

through him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,


(At the words that follow, up to and including ‘and became man’, all bow.)

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,

he suffered death and was buried,

and rose again on the third day

in accordance with the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead

and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.

I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins

and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead

and the life of the world to come. Amen.




THE PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL  (Please stand, sit or kneel) 


The priest introduces the Prayer of the Faithful


Lord, in your mercy             or             Lord, hear us

Hear our prayer                              Lord, graciously hear us 


The Reader will add:


Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with Thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us Sinners now

and at the hour of our death. Amen


After a short silence,

the priest concludes the Prayer of the Faithful.







A Collection will be taken at this point for the mission

and upkeep of this church


St. Barnabas does need your financial

support to survive, Please consider a regular donation

via the Parish Giving Scheme or Standing order.

Forms are by the north door.

You are also able to pay contactless or by QR code

 on your phone.


The priest prepares the altar with gifts of Bread

and Wine, they are then censed with incense.

The altar, clergy and people are also censed.

1 Ave Maria, O Maiden, O Mother,
Fondly thy children are calling on thee;
Thine are the graces unclaimed by another,
Sinless and beautiful star of the sea.

Mater amabilis, ora pro nobis,
Pray for thy children who call upon thee;
Ave Sanctissima, Ave Purissima,
Sinless and beautiful star of the sea.

2 Ave Maria, the night shades are falling,
Softly, our voices arise unto thee;
Earth’s lonely exiles for succour are calling,
Sinless and beautiful star of the sea.

3 Ave Maria, thy children are kneeling,
Words of endearment are murmured to thee;
Softly thy spirit upon us is stealing,
Sinless and beautiful star of the sea.

4 Ave Maria! Thou portal of heaven,
Harbour of refuge, to thee do we flee:
Lost in the darkness, by stormy winds driven,
Shine on our pathway, fair star of the sea.

                                 Sister M

Tune Ave Maria R.R. Terry 1865-1938


Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.


 May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands, for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church. 



The priest sings the prayers over the gifts and we respond:





THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER                                 Sung


The Lord be with you:

And with your spirit


Lift up your hearts:

We lift them up to the Lord


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right and just.


The Priest continues to sing the preface until:





Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts.

Heaven and earth, heaven and earth, are full of your glory,

Lord God of hosts.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Blessed, blessed is he who comes, blessed, blessed is he who comes,

blessed is he, blessed is he, who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

                                        Gathering Mass Paul Inwood


The priest continues with the Eucharistic Prayer


Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

We proclaim your Death, O Lord, we proclaim your Death, O Lord

 and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest,

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.


                                                        Gathering Mass Paul Inwood


The Priest continues until:


… Through Him, and with Him, and in Him,

O God almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all glory and honour is yours, for ever and ever.   Amen.






At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:


Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.



Deliver us Lord, we pray, from every evil; graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.


For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever.





Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.



The peace of the Lord be with you always:

And with your spirit





THE AGNUS DEI                 Sung


Jesus, Lamb of God, and source of life:

Jesus, loving bearer of our sins:

Hear our prayer, have mercy; hear our prayer, have mercy;

give us your peace.


Jesus, Son of God and Son of man:

Jesus, true redeemer of the world:

Hear our prayer, have mercy; hear our prayer, have mercy;

give us your peace.


Jesus, Lord of life and Lord of light:

Jesus, here in form of bread and wine:

Hear our prayer, have mercy; hear our prayer, have mercy;

give us your peace.

                                Communion Song 3 Paul Inwood



As the priest shows us the consecrated Host he says:  


Behold the Lamb of God; behold him who takes away the sins of the world.

Blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.


Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof,

but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.




The priest first receives the Sacrament and then says the communion antiphon.


All baptised Christians who receive communion in their own churches are welcome to receive Holy Communion here.


If you require a gluten free host please tell one of the stewards.


When directed please come forward to receive Holy Communion. 

If you prefer a blessing, please bring this booklet with you and bow your head.



As you receive the Sacrament the priest says:



The body of Christ.  and we reply  Amen.



1 As I kneel before you,
As I bow my head in prayer,
Take this day, make it yours
and fill me with your love.

Ave Maria, Gratia plena,
Dominus tecum, Benedicta tu.

2 All I have I give you,
Every dream and wish are yours,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of mine, present them to my Lord.

3 As I kneel before you,
And I see your smiling face,
Ev'ry thought, ev'ry word
Is lost in your embrace.

            Maria Parkinson

            1978 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.



The priest sings the prayer and we reply   



Any Banns of Marriage and notices may be read at this point by the Churchwarden.





The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.


The priest gives the threefold blessing and we reply:   



Go forth, the mass is ended.

Thanks be to God.



The priest sits to put on incense, then reverences the Altar and makes his way to the Shrine of Our Lady




The Angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary: 

And she conceived by the Holy Spirit. 


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;

blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death. Amen. 


Behold the handmaid of the Lord:

Be it unto me according to Thy word. 


Hail Mary . . . 


And the Word was made Flesh.

And dwelt among us. 


Hail Mary . . . 


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 


Let us pray: 


Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts; that as we have known the incarnation of thy Son, Jesus Christ, by the message of an angel, so by his Cross and Passion we may be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ, Our Lord.



As the clergy and servers leave, we sing the final hymn:

1 Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria.
Hail, Queen of mercy and of love, O Maria.


Triumph, all ye cherubim, Sing with us, ye seraphim,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve Regina!


2 Our life, our sweetness, here below, O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe, O Maria!


3 To thee we cry, poor sons of Eve, O Maria!
To thee we sigh, we mourn, we grieve, O Maria!


4 Turn then most gracious Advocate, O Maria!
Toward us thine eyes compassionate, O Maria!


5 The cause of joy to men below, O Maria!
The spring through which all graces flow, O Maria!

                Traditional Sister Mary Jo

                       Tune  Salve Regina

Do please join us for refreshments after this mass

in the Café area.



Prayers for use after Mass


O Lord Jesus Christ you have come into our lives

as a willing guest and humble servant:

Take us and make us yours now and always.

We offer you the time that lies before us;

for your honour and glory. Amen.


Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me;

Blood of Christ, inebriate me; water from the side of Christ, wash me;

Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O Good Jesus, hear me;

Within thy wounds hide me; suffer me not to be separated from thee;

From the malicious enemy defend me; at the hour of my death call me;

And bid me come to thee; that with thy saints I may praise thee; for all eternity. Amen.


Parish Prayers this week and mass times:

14th   Sun    ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY         11am      THE PARISH

15th   Mon    Feria                                                        Those on holiday

16th   Tue    S. Stephen of Hungary                                United Nations

17th   Wed   Feria                                                        Syrian Refugees

18th   Thu    Feria                                                        Our Nursing Homes

19th   Fri      S. John Eudes                                            Social Outcasts

20th   Sat     S. Bernard of Clairvaux                               Religious Houses




We pray for all who live and work in our parish and especially this week:

14th     Leighton Road, Park Avenue.

15th     Livingstone Road, Pembroke Avenue.

16th     Montgomery Street, Pembroke Crescent.

17th     Newtown Road, Pembroke Gardens.

18th     Old Shoreham Road, Princes Avenue.

19th     Portland Road, Princes Crescent. 

20th     Poynter Road, Raphael Road.


Let us pray for the sick, especially those suffering with Coronavirus and those who care for them, the weak and the dying. We also pray for those for whom our prayers have been asked.

Let us pray for those who have died recently especially: Charles Eddison; Frank Williams; Barry Hughes  and also those whose years mind falls at this time:

14th  Leslie Yorke Pr. 

15th Raymonde Robinson Pr.

16th Alick Powell; William Wand Bp. George Kirk; Eileen Knight; George Trower Pr. 

17th  Rosetta Wait; Jean Lamb; Sheila James; Forde Cayley.

18th  Vera Clarke; Walter Chard; Maisie Kerr.

19th  Mary Gould.


Parish Staff:


Parish Priest:            Fr John Eldridge SSC                           01273 881761    

Fr. John is off duty Monday                                                       

Hon. Assistant Priest:  Fr. Andrew Murphy SSC                07920596990


St Barnabas contacts:

Churchwarden:          Christopher Bould                               07730381934

Churchwarden:           Kay Stringer                                       07756602784             

Safeguarding:             Carol & David Tildesley          07749182018/07710 030179



Twitter:                     @StBarnabasHove    

Facebook:                   @StbarnabasHove

Instagram:                 stbarnabaschurchhove


St Philip’s contacts:

Parish Contacts:         Alethea Samrah                                  01273 771882

                                Susan Davey                                       01273 324724



St Barnabas needs your help

A BIG ‘THANK YOU’ to all who continue to support our churches. since the beginning of the Pandemic both our Churches have suffered a significant financial loss just like other churches and businesses. Your support is more essential than ever.


Have you considered joining the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) this is by far the best way of regularly giving to St. Barnabas as we receive your donation and the gift aid straight away. Or you may consider paying by Standing Order?

These forms are by the entrance to the church.


St Barnabas is now Contactless, You can now pay by card, please ask Kay Stringer at the door if you would like to use this system.



If you shop on line you can help raise money for St. Barnabas.


Thank you to those who have been using this system, St. Barnabas has received donations from Amazon and Easy fundraising because of this.


1)          Amazon: (Just type in St Barnabas Hove in the search bar) it will come up with St Barnabas Parochial Institution Fund, once this is selected as your chosen charity, every time you shop with Amazon, we will get a percentage.



2) Easy fund raising  - Thank you to all of our amazing supporters who've helped raise FREE donations for St Barnabas Church Hove via #easyfundraising during this difficult year so far. Please continue to help us raise whenever you shop online, every donation makes a difference! If you're not supporting us yet, please sign up here:

For every £10 you spend 10p will be given to St Barnabas.


Church Opening Times at St. Barnabas:



Church Open from 10.30am – 12.30pm  11am       Parish Mass        



Tuesday – Friday: 12:00pm – 2pm         Mass as advertised

Wednesday:  9.30am – 2pm                         Mass as advertised

Saturday:      10am – 12:30pm 




If you hear of anyone in our congregations who are ill or especially if they are in hospital, will you please make sure that Fr John is informed.


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Please note that there will be no weekday masses during the Holiday season.


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Saturday 20st August 5pm Solemn Mass St. Bartholomew’s Church Anne Street Brighton