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 Pewsheet   20th September 2020



9.30 am Parish Eucharist         at St Philip’s Church

11 am Parish Mass                 at St. Barnabas Church


St Barnabas is also open : 

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

Saturdays: Private Prayer -           10.30am – 12.30pm                Mass  at 11am



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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Sunday Readings


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, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


The First Reading: A reading from the prophet Isaiah:

Seek the Lord while he is still to be found, call to him while he is still near. Let the wicked man abandon his way, the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn back to the Lord who will take pity on him, to our God who is rich in forgiving; for my thoughts are not your thoughts, my ways not your ways – it is the Lord who speaks. Yes, the heavens are as high above earth as my ways are above your ways, my thoughts above your thoughts.


The Psalm:


The Lord is close to all who call him.

I will bless you day after day

and praise your name for ever.

The Lord is great, highly to be praised,

his greatness cannot be measured.

The Lord is close to all who call him.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,

slow to anger, abounding in love.

How good is the Lord to all,

compassionate to all his creatures.

The Lord is close to all who call him.

The Lord is just in all his ways

and loving in all his deeds.

He is close to all who call him,

who call on him from their hearts.

The Lord is close to all who call him.


The Second Reading: A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians:

Christ will be glorified in my body, whether by my life or by my death. Life to me, of course, is Christ, but then death would bring me something more; but then again, if living in this body means doing work which is having good results – I do not know what I should choose. I am caught in this dilemma: I want to be gone and be with Christ, which would be very much the better, but for me to stay alive in this body is a more urgent need for your sake. Avoid anything in your everyday lives that would be unworthy of the gospel of Christ.


The Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Matthew:

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard. He made an agreement with the workers for one denarius a day, and sent them to his vineyard. Going out at about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market place and said to them, “You go to my vineyard too and I will give you a fair wage.” So they went. At about the sixth hour and again at about the ninth hour, he went out and did the same. Then at about the eleventh hour he went out and found more men standing round, and he said to them, “Why have you been standing here idle all day?” “Because no one has hired us” they answered. He said to them, “You go into my vineyard too.” In the evening, the owner of the vineyard said to his bailiff, “Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last arrivals and ending with the first.” So those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came forward and received one denarius each. When the first came, they expected to get more, but they too received one denarius each. They took it, but grumbled at the landowner. “The men who came last” they said “have done only one hour, and you have treated them the same as us, though we have done a heavy day’s work in all the heat.” He answered one of them and said, “My friend, I am not being unjust to you; did we not agree on one denarius? Take your earnings and go. I choose to pay the last comer as much as I pay you. Have I no right to do what I like with my own? Why be envious because I am generous?” Thus the last will be first, and the first, last.’


Parish Prayers this week:

20th    Sun     25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 11am          THE PARISH

21st     Mon   S. Matthew Ap                                                        Tax Inspectors     

22nd   Tue     Feria                                                      12.30pm    Those to be ordained

23rd   Wed   S. Padre Pio                                          12.30pm    The Suffering

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

25th    Fri      Feria                                                      12.30pm    Departed of September

26th    Sat      Ss. Cosmas and Damian                     11am          Chemists

27th    Sun     26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 11 am THE PARISH



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

20th      Poynter Road, Raphael Road

21th      Prinsep Road, Reynolds Road

22th      Ranelagh Villas, Richardson Road

23th      St. Patrick’s Road, Rutland Gardens

24th      Sackville Road, Sackville Gardens

25th      Shakespeare Street, St Heliers Avenue

26th      Sheriden Terrace, Titian Road

27th      Shirley Street, Walsingham Road



Let us pray for the sick, 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:  Alan Cross Pr; Manaj Natha-hanson; Edna Sheltonand also those whose years mind falls at this time:  


21th      Elizabeth Poole; Helen Hughes; Hilary Perry; Eric Offin; Amy Smith

22th                Nellie Terry; Phillis Gillies

23th      Elizabeth Coldcott

24th      Jean Weller; Edith Stapleton; Trevor Mann; Robert Seymour;

             Hugh Pickles Pr. Roy Stevens

25th                Howard Gates; Sarah Last; Roger Ashley; Eric Gillies Pr. Roy Simpson

26th      Charles Green

27th      Alice Tewkesbury; Leon Shepperson


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

Website:                        www.stbarnabashove.co.uk

Twitter:                         @StBarnabasHove

Facebook:                      StbarnabasHove

Instagram:                    stbarnabaschurchhove


St Philip’s contacts:

Churchwarden:            Alex Hoare                             alexjhoare@googlemail.com

Parish Contact:            Alathea Samrah                                    01273 771882


Since the beginning of the Pandemic both Churches have suffered  a significant financial loss so you support is more essential than ever.

Have you considered paying by Standing Order?


HARVEST THANKSGIVING        Sunday 5th October         

9.30 am Parish Eucharist  St. Philips 11 am Parish Mass  St. Barnabas

Harvest goods would be gratefully received (non-perishable) to be given to The Hangleton Food Bank



St. Philip’s                    Sunday  11th October    following the Service

St. Barnabas        Sunday  18th  October   following the Service

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