25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Parish of St. Barnabas and St. Agnes

 A parish of the Society of St Wilfrid & St Hilda

 within the Diocese of Chichester

with St. Philip Hove

Weekly Bulletin 19th September 2021


Sunday   9.30am   Parish Eucharist at  St. Philip’s Church

                            11:00am  Parish Mass      at  St Barnabas Church


St. Philip’s is open on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month at 9.30am


St Barnabas is also open this week for private prayer

Tuesday – Friday:                Private Prayer - 12noon- 2pm            Mass as advertised

Saturday                              Private Prayer – 9:30am –12.30pm      Mass at 9.30am



Fr. John is off duty on Monday




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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The Collect:

O God, who founded all the commands of your sacred Law upon love of you and of our neighbour, grant that, by keeping your precepts, we may merit to attain eternal life.

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. Amen.


The First Reading:  

A reading from the book of Wisdom:                                     Wisdom 2:12,17-20

The godless say to themselves: ‘Let us lie in wait for the virtuous man, since he annoys us and opposes our way of life, reproaches us for our breaches of the law and accuses us of playing false to our upbringing. ‘Let us see if what he says is true, let us observe what kind of end he himself will have. If the virtuous man is God’s son, God will take his part and rescue him from the clutches of his enemies. Let us test him with cruelty and with torture, and thus explore this gentleness of his and put his endurance to the proof. Let us condemn him to a shameful death since he will be looked after – we have his word for it.’


The Psalm:

The Lord upholds my life.


O God, save me by your name; by your power, uphold my cause.

O God, hear my prayer; listen to the words of my mouth.  R.


For proud me have risen against me, ruthless men seek my life.

They have no regard for God.  R.


But I have God for my help. The Lord upholds my life.

I will sacrifice to you with willing hear and praise your name for it is good.  R.


The Second Reading:

A reading from the letter of St. James:                                                       James 3:16-4:3 

Wherever you find jealousy and ambition, you find disharmony, and wicked things of every kind being done; whereas the wisdom that comes down from above is essentially something pure; it also makes for peace, and is kindly and considerate; it is full of compassion and shows itself by doing good; nor is there any trace of partiality or hypocrisy in it. Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness.

  Where do these wars and battles between yourselves first start? Isn’t it precisely in the desires fighting inside your own selves? You want something and you haven’t got it; so you are prepared to kill. You have an ambition that you cannot satisfy; so you fight to get your way by force. Why you don’t have what you want is because you don’t pray for it; when you do pray and don’t get it, it is because you have not prayed properly, you have prayed for something to indulge your own desires.


The Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark:              Mark 9:30-37


Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples; he was telling them, ‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; and three days after he has been put to death he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him.

  They came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the road?’ They said nothing because they had been arguing which of them was the greatest. So he sat down, called the Twelve to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.’ He then took a little child, set him in front of them, put his arms round him, and said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’


Parish Prayers this week:

19th   Sun    25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                  THE PARISH

                    St Philip’s Church  9.30am  St. Barnabas Church 11am

20th   Mon    Feria                                                           Middleton Grove N.H.

21st    Tue    S. Matthew Ap.                             7pm          Tax Inspectors

22nd   Wed   Feria                                                           Those to be ordained

23rd   Thu    S. Padre Pio                                 12.30pm   The Suffering

24th   Fri      Our Lady of Walsingham                12.30pm   England’s Nazareth

25th   Sat     Feria  (Monthly Requiem)                  9.30am     Departed of September



Next Sunday 26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                  THE PARISH 

                                          St. Barnabas Church 11am


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

19th     Portland Road, Princes Crescent.     20th   Poynter Road, Raphael Road.

21st     Princep Road, Reynolds Road.          22nd  Ranelagh Villas, Richardson Road.

23rd     St. Patrick’s Road, Rutland Gardens.24th   Sackville Road, Sackville Gardens.

25th     Shakespeare Street, St. Heliers Avenue.


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: Rose Dunthorne;Philomena Buckley; Jose Lasola; Maurice Clarke Pr. Valerie Beard; Bernard Holdrich Pr. Terry Morley Pr.  and also those whose years mind falls at this time:

19th   Florence Eldridge; Demetria Hudson.        21st   Elizabeth Poole.

22nd  Nellie Terry; Phyllis Gillies.                       23rd   Elizabeth Cauldicott. 

24th   Jean Weller; Edith Stapleton; Trevor Mann; Robert Seymour; Hugh Pickles Pr. Roy Stevens.

25th  Eric Gillies Pr. Ron Simpson.


Parish Staff:


Parish Priest:            Fr John Eldridge SSC                           01273 881761


St Barnabas contacts:

Churchwarden:          Christopher Bould                               07730381934

Churchwarden:           Vacant                                              

Safeguarding:             Carol & David Tildesley   07749182018/07710 030179

Website:                    www.stbarnabashove.co.uk

Twitter:                     @StBarnabasHove    

Facebook:                  @StbarnabasHove

Instagram:                 stbarnabaschurchhove



St Philip’s contacts:

Parish Contacts:         Alethea Samrah                                  01273 771882

                                Susan Davey                                       01273 324724


Thank you for your continued support, since the beginning of the Pandemic both Churches have suffered a significant financial loss so your support is more essential than ever. Have you considered paying by Standing Order?

 St Barnabas has now gone Contactless,you can now make a donation, by mobile 

Phone with this QR code  HOME


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


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.

Easy fund raising  - Visit: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk and search for St. Barnabas Church Hove and for every £10 spent, 10p will be given to S. Barnabas.





No Exposition and mass this week


RENEWING HOPE Saturday 2nd October St. Paul’s Church West Street Brighton

Please email if you wish to attend.   email stbarnabashove2018@gmail.com.


Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham 2022

Mon 16th – Fri. 20th May 2022 5 days full board including coach travel and day trip Approx. £390 per head £20 Deposit required with booking form.