Second 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 Pewsheet   17th January 2021

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


11 am              Parish Mass       at    St Barnabas Church


During the third Lockdown St. Philip’s Church will remain closed for the time being.


St Barnabas will remain open

Tuesday – Friday:        (Mass 12:30)      Private Prayer - 12noon- 2pm     

Saturday, Sunday:       (Mass 11:00)      Private Prayer – 10:30am –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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The Collect:

Almighty ever-living God, who govern all things, both in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the pleading of your people and bestow your peace on our times. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


The First Reading: A reading from the first book of Samuel:

Samuel was lying in the sanctuary of the Lord, where the ark of God was, when the Lord called, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ He answered, ‘Here I am.’ Then he ran to Eli and said, ‘Here I am, since you called me.’ Eli said, ‘I did not call. Go back and lie down.’ So he went and lay down. Once again the Lord called, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, ‘Here I am, since you called me.’ He replied, ‘I did not call you, my son; go back and lie down.’ Samuel had as yet no knowledge of the Lord and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. Once again the Lord called, the third time. He got up and went to Eli and said, ‘Here I am, since you called me.’ Eli then understood that it was the Lord who was calling the boy, and he said to Samuel, ‘Go and lie down, and if someone calls say, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.”’ So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord then came and stood by, calling as he had done before, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ Samuel answered, ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.’ Samuel grew up and the Lord was with him and let no word of his fall to the ground.


The Psalm:

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.


I waited, I waited for the Lord

and he stooped down to me;

he heard my cry.

He put a new song into my mouth,

praise of our God. R.


You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings,

but an open ear.

You do not ask for holocaust and victim.

Instead, here am I. R.


In the scroll of the book it stands written

that I should do your will.

My God, I delight in your law

in the depth of my heart. R.


Your justice I have proclaimed

in the great assembly.

My lips I have not sealed;

you know it, O Lord. R.



The Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of StPaul to the Corinthians:

The body is not meant for fornication: it is for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. God, who raised the Lord from the dead, will by his power raise us up too. You know, surely, that your bodies are members making up the body of Christ; do you think I can take parts of Christ’s body and join them to the body of a prostitute? Never! But anyone who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him. Keep away from fornication. All the other sins are committed outside the body; but to fornicate is to sin against your own body. Your body, you know, is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you since you received him from God. You are not your own property; you have been bought and paid for. That is why you should use your body for the glory of God.


The Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John:

As John stood with two of his disciples, Jesus passed, and John stared hard at him and said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God.’ Hearing this, the two disciples followed Jesus. Jesus turned round, saw them following and said, ‘What do you want?’ They answered, ‘Rabbi,’ – which means Teacher – ‘where do you live?’ ‘Come and see’ he replied; so they went and saw where he lived, and stayed with him the rest of that day. It was about the tenth hour. One of these two who became followers of Jesus after hearing what John had said was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. Early next morning, Andrew met his brother and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ – which means the Christ – and he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked hard at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas’ – meaning Rock.


Parish Prayers this week:

17th   Sun    2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME    11am        THE PARISH 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18th   Mon    Feria                                                              Anglicans

19th   Tue    Feria                                                 12.30pm Roman Catholics

20th   Wed   S. Sebastian                                      12.30pm Orthodox Church

21st    Thu    S. AGNES                                           12.30pm THE PARISH

22nd   Fri      S. Vincent                                         12.30pm Methodists

23rd   Sat     Feria                                                      11am Christian Unity

24th   Sun     3rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                 11am THE PARISH


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

17        Newtown Road, Pembroke Gardens

18        Old Shoreham Road, Princes Avenue

19        Portland Road, Princes Crescent

20        Poynter Road, Raphael Road

21        Prinsep Road, Reynolds Road

22        Ranelagh Villas, Richardson Road

23        St. Patrick’s Road, Rutland Gardens


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: Nick MacNeil Pr. Jo Forrester; Colin Spong; Sue Addis; Anne Colwell; Mother Mary Teresa SSM. and also those whose years mind falls at this time: 17th Emily Jackson, 18th Howard Leitch,  19th Arthur Gould; Walter Worrell; Colin Astbury; Mary Turner, 20th Amelia Gunn; Austin Niland; John Stock, 21st Thomas Dix, Pr. 22nd Lancelot Dowdell, Pr; Ethel Stevens; Ernest Mionnet; Derek Allen Pr. 23rd Frederick Hudson; Leslie Issac, Pr; Beryl Friend.


Parish Staff:


Parish Priest:            Fr John Eldridge SSC                           01273 881761


St Barnabas contacts:

Churchwarden:          Christopher Bould                               07730381934

Churchwarden:           Jane Blair                                          07510665861

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



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 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.


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  - Visit: and search for St. Barnabas Church Hove and for every £10 you spend 10p will be given to St Barnabas.


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