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 29th May 2022


Sunday   11am    Parish Mass     at    St Barnabas Church  



Church Opening Times at St. Barnabas:


Sundays        from 10.30am – 12.30pm         11am        Parish Mass        



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

Saturday: Private Prayer  9 – 12:30pm  Mass 9.30am  Confessions at 10am

Wednesday: Mass at 10.30am followed by coffee


Fr. John is off Duty on Mondays




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:

Gladden us with holy joys, almighty God, and make us rejoice with devout thanksgiving, for the Ascension of Christ your Son is our exaltation, and, where the Head has gone before in glory, the Body is called to follow in hope. 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 Acts of the Apostles:                                    Acts 1:1-11

In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God. When he had been at table with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. ‘It is’ he had said ‘what you have heard me speak about: John baptised with water but you, not many days from now, will be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’

  Now having met together, they asked him, ‘Lord, has the time come? Are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know times or dates that the Father has decided by his own authority, but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to the ends of the earth.’

  As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight. They were still staring into the sky when suddenly two men in white were standing near them and they said, ‘Why are you men from Galilee standing here looking into the sky? Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven, this same Jesus will come back in the same way as you have seen him go there.’

The Psalm: 


God goes up with shouts of joy the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.


All peoples, clap your hands, cry to God with shouts of joy!

For the Lord, the Most High, we must fear, great king over all the earth:  R.


God goes up with shouts of joy; the Lord goes up with trumpet blast,

sing praise for God, sing praise, sing praise to our king, sing praise.  R.


God is king of all the earth. Sing praise with all your skill.

God is king over the nations; God reigns on his holy throne.  R.



The Second Reading:

A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians:               Ephesians 1:17-23 

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and perception of what is revealed, to bring you to full knowledge of him. May he enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope his call holds for you, what rich glories he has promised the saints will inherit and how infinitely great is the power that he has exercised for us believers. This you can tell from the strength of his power at work in Christ, when he used it to raise him from the dead and to make him sit at his right hand, in heaven, far above every Sovereignty, Authority, Power, or Domination, or any other name that can be named not only in this age but also in the age to come. He has put all things under his feet and made him, as the ruler of everything, the head of the Church; which is his body, the fullness of him who fills the whole creation.


The Gospel:  A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Luke:                Luke 24:46-53 

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this. ‘And now I am sending down to you what the Father has promised. Stay in the city then, until you are clothed with the power from on high.’

  Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. They worshipped him and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy; and they were continually in the Temple praising God.


Parish Prayers this week:

29th   Sun    SUNDAY OF THE ASCENSION                       THE PARISH

                   11am Parish Mass at St. Barnabas

30th   Mon    Weekday of Easter                                      Suffragan Bishops   

31st    Tue    Visitation of the BVM                     7pm        Priest Associates of OLW

1st     Wed   S. Justin                                       10.30am  Baptism Candidates

2nd    Thu    Ss. Marcellinus & Peter                  12.30pm  The Persecuted

3rd     Fri      S. Charles Lwanga & Companions    12.30pm  South Africa

4th     Sat     Our Lady on Saturday                    9.30am     Walsingham Sisters

Next Sunday PENTECOST SUNDAY                                 THE PARISH

                    11am  Parish Mass at  St. Barnabas



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

29th     Westbourne Villas, Westbourne Place, Wish Road.

30th     Westbourne Villas, Westbourne Street, Wordsworth Street.

31st     Those who worship here but live outside the parish.

1st       Blatchington Road, Amesbury Crescent.     2nd   Byron Street, Aymer Road.

3rd      Caisters Cl. Berridale Ave.   4th Clarendon Rd, Clarendon Villas, Braemore Rd.


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: John Lanceley, Catherine Bould; Nichole Ryecroft, Neil Williamson and also those whose years mind falls at this time:

29th  Emily Wingate, Evelina Sturt, Betty Stevens. 30th Moray O’Bierne Pr. (4th Vicar).

31st  James Carn, William Turner.   1st Betty Fosbury.

3rd   Winifred Keates, Gordon Kenworthy Pr.    4th        John Newman.

Parish Staff:


Parish Priest:            Fr John Eldridge SSC                           01273 881761


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



Thank you for your continued support.  Since the beginning of

this Pandemic both our Churches have suffered a significant

financial loss just like many other organisations 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

the QR code on the HOME page.





St. Barnabas 140th Anniversary Celebrations Saturday 11th June 12noon Solemn Pontifical Mass 

Celebrant The Rt. Revd. Will Hazelwood Bishop of Lewes,

Preacher The Revd. Canon Graham Rowlands Parish Priest of S. Silas Kentish Town


Wagner Group Corpus Christi

Sunday 19th June 4pm Vespers & Benediction. Preacher Bishop of Lewes

St. Bartholomew’s Church Brighton


Summer Garden Market

Saturday 9th July 12-4pm Stalls available to hire £10 Contact Carol 07749182018


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