Divine Mercy

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 11th April 2021

Divine Mercy


9.30am        Eucharist             at   St. Philip’s Church

11am           Parish Mass          at    St Barnabas Church


Please note that the only daily mass at St Barnabas this week

will be on Saturday at 11am


St Barnabas open in the weekday for prayer on extended times due to the death of HRH Prince Philip


Monday – Friday:                                Private Prayer - 10.30- 4.30pm     


Saturday, Sunday:                                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:

God of everlasting mercy, who in the very recurrence of the paschal feast kindle the faith of the people you have made your own, increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed, that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been washed, by whose Spirit they have been reborn, by whose Blood they have been redeemed. 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 Acts of the Apostles:

The whole group of believers was united, heart and soul; no one claimed for his own use anything that he had, as everything they owned was held in common. The apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power, and they were all given great respect. None of their members was ever in want, as all those who owned land or houses would sell them, and bring the money from them, to present it to the apostles; it was then distributed to any members who might be in need.


The Psalm:

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.


Let the sons of Israel say: ‘His love has no end.’

Let the sons of Aaron say: ‘His love has no end.’

Let those who fear the Lord say: ‘His love has no end.’ R.


The Lord’s right hand has triumphed; his right hand raised me up.

I shall not die, I shall live and recount his deeds.

I was punished, I was punished by the Lord, but not doomed to die. R.


The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone.

This is the work of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes.

This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad. R.



The Second Reading: A reading from the first letter of St John:

Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ has been begotten by God; and whoever loves the Father that begot him loves the child whom he begets. We can be sure that we love God’s children if we love God himself and do what he has commanded us; this is what loving God is – keeping his commandments; and his commandments are not difficult, because anyone who has been begotten by God has already overcome the world; this is the victory over the world – our faith. Who can overcome the world? Only the man who believes that Jesus is the Son of God: Jesus Christ who came by water and blood, not with water only, but with water and blood;

with the Spirit as another witness – since the Spirit is the truth.


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

In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’, and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. ‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’

After saying this he breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.’ Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, ‘We have seen the Lord’, he answered, ‘Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.’ Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you’ he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him: ‘You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’ There were many other signs that Jesus worked and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded in this book. These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing this you may have life through his name.


Parish Prayers this week:

11th   Sun    DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY                 11am        THE PARISH

12th   Mon    Weekday of Easter                                        Bon Accord NH

13th   Tue    S. Martin I                                                    Our Faith

14th   Wed   Weekday of Easter                                        Hospital Staff

15th   Thu    Weekday of Easter                                        Local Shop keepers

16th   Fri      Weekday of Easter                                        Middleton Grove NH

17th   Sat     Weekday of Easter                        11am        School Children

18th   Sun    THIRD SUNDAYOF EASTER            11am        THE PARISH


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

11th     Goldstone Lane, Goldstone Road, Goldstone Villas

12th     Hartington Villas, Modena Road, Lawrence Avenue

13th     Landseer Road, New Church Road

14th     Leighton Road, Park Avenue

15th     Livingstone Road, Pembroke Avenue

16th     Montgomery Street, Pembroke Crescent

17th     Newtown Road, Pembroke 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: HRH Prince Philip,the Duke of Edinburgh; Willy Parker; Maureen Payne; Derek Freeman; Robert Marsh Pr. and also those whose years mind falls at this time:

11th  Talbot Eddison; Donald Carter Pr.

12th  Richard Pescod

15th  William Favell, Pr; John Gardiner Pr.

16th  Sarah Winkworth; Emily Matthews; Sibyl Fisher

17th  Sibyl Eeles


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:

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.




Please note St. Philip’s Church will be open on the


First and Third Sunday of the month at 9.30am