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THE CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER FOR SURREY & SUSSEX F R E E To read A&B NEWS on line please visit www.dabnet.org F R E E D iocese of Arundel & Brighton No 308 SEPTEMBER 2016 L i am and D uncan raised to the Diaconate p age 5 Inclusion conference in Rome page 6 Award for St Wil­ f rid’s students p a ge 7 B I SHOP RICHARD LED THE DIOCESAN Holy Year Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of O ur Lady of Consolation in West Grinstead, West Sussex on Sunday 17 July. Over 600 parishioners from all over the Diocese, a few from each parish because of the limitations of space, came by coach to join in the celebrations which began at 11am and ended with Mass at 3pm. Parish clergy who were busy in their own parishes in the morning were able to come l ater in the day for the Mass at 3pm ( pictured right) . In this Holy Year of Mercy the Shrine was chosen as one of the sites for a Holy Door in the Diocese and Bishop Richard expressed a wish that there be a pilgrimage to the Shrine as part of the Diocesan Holy Year celebrations. During the day there was Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions and the Holy Rosary and the climax of the day which was Holy Mass. Bishop Richard led the day not only in welcoming everyone as they arrived, but in leading people in the Rosary around the beauti­ ful Rosary Walk, then presiding at Benediction as well as leading a session on Lectio Divina (the prayerful reading of Scripture), and finally in celebrating Mass with the pilgrims and clergy gathered at the Shrine. The people who came were able to sit in the gardens to sit and chat ( see picture below) , to wander around the cemetery which includes the grave of Hilaire Belloc, Catholic man of let­ ters, and to visit the priest’s house with its secret chapel and priest hiding holes from Penal Times, when being a Catholic priest could mean death. There were also additional talks from Aidan Cantwell, Social Action Adviser on the Corpo­ ral Works of Mercy, focussing on the work of the Diocese with refugees, and from Clare Wordsworth , prison volunteer on the Spiritual Works of Mercy, focussing on sharing faith with women prisoners. ( see edited notes on page 9) The large numbers for the talks and services were accommodated not only in the church building, but also in a specially erected marquee to which everything was relayed on giant screens. It was a day of grace and blessing, reflected in the kind weather conditions, as we came to­ gether as members of the Diocese to pray, deepen our understanding of the mercy of God, meet in friendship and celebrate Mass. It is a wonderful way to mark the Year of Mercy. The Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation was the first Catholic Shrine in honour of Our Lady to be established in England since before the Reformation. The site was also the location for a secret chapel used during times of persecution and was at one time a seminary in the early days of Catholic Emancipation. The church remains today a popular pilgrim­ age centre welcoming people throughout the years not only in this Holy Year. You can find out more about the Shrine on their website w ww.consolation.org Pictures and story: Mark Woods See more on Page 9 The Year of Mercy Pilgrims with Our Lady H UNDREDS GATHERED in the bril­ liant sunshine to pay tribute to a very special lady and to commemorate her life and contribution to the annual A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage for many years. Lourdes Remembers ‘A Very Special Lady’ ­ full report on Page 3 A&B NEWS P a ge 4

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2 A&B NEWS September 2016 V olunteer Editor of A&B NEWS T he current Volunteer Editor of A&B News, the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of A rundel & Brighton is retiring at the end of the year and the Diocese is looking for a new Vo l u n t e e r E d i t o r. The Editor works as part of the Communications Team and is responsible to the Commu­ n ications Officer. There is part­time secretarial assistance to the paper. Travel and other ap­ propriate expenses are paid. Work space is provided at the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton Christian Education Centre in Crawley. You can see a full Job Description, Person Specification on the Diocesan website under Resources and Communications. Otherwise ring Ruth Gerun on 01293 651164 or email r uth.gerun@dabnet.org Interested individuals are invited to send in a CV and covering letter outlining their inter­ est in the role by 31 October2016 . If anyone wishes to discuss the position further then please contact Mark Woods, Com­ m unications Officer on 0752 843 8042 or email communications@dabnet.org P A to Diocesan Financial Secretary 14 hours per week – Hove Fixed term to December 2017 The Diocesan Finance Office in Hove is a small, friendly but busy office that administers the finances, property and legal matters for the Diocese, its parishes and schools. The current post holder has moved to a different role within the Diocese so we are seeking a replacement on a fixed term basis (fifteen months). Reporting to the Diocesan Financial Secretary, you would have the usual PA/secretarial duties of keeping the Financial Secre­ t ary’s diary, arranging meetings, minute taking, report writing, ordering office supplies etc. Yo u w o u l d b e e d u c at e d t o a t le a s t G C S E s t a n d a r d w i t h q u a li f i c a t i o n s i n s ec r e t a r i a l w o r k . Yo u w i l l h a v e e x c e l l en t c o m m u n i ca t i o n a n d o rg a n is at i o n s k i l l s w i t h a h ig h l e v e l o f a b il i t y i n IT systems particularly using word processing, email and the internet. Clerking for Diocesan c ommittees is an important part of this role, and relevant experience would be very helpful. The remuneration package comprises a realistic salary and a 15% non­contributory pen­ sion scheme. Working hours will be agreed with the successful candidate but it is a requirement of this p ost that specific meetings are attended during office hours on weekdays. Please contact Sarah Kilmartin: telephone: 01273 859705 or email: finance@dabnet.org for an application form and job description. Closing date: 30 September 2016 . Interviews will follow shortly after this. occasion for them, their families and all who w ere present. Afterwards there was a small re­ ception for the First Communicants and their families in the presbytery. The Summertime Duncton breakfast was held in the village hall after Mass on 26 June and a village Mass was held in Graffham on 14 June The one scheduled for Northchapel a week later was converted to a recitation of the rosary as Fr P eter could not be present because of the recent death of his mother. Saturday 23 July was the date for our annual barbecue; later in the year than usual. The downside was that numbers were reduced as many people were away, but the upside was that it was a perfect summer`s evening ­ a rarity this year ­ and those present enjoyed a delicious bar­ beque M ary Staffiere RECENTLY A GROUP OF 23 PARISH­ I ONERS set off on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi to mark the Year of Mercy. The pil­ grimage was led by parish priest Fr Raglan Hay­Will and accompanied by former parish p riest, Canon Séamus Hester. Five nights were spent in Rome and four in Assisi. The weather was just about right for a trip which involved a fair bit of walking around the b asilicas and other major sights of Rome and the hilly town of Assisi. Highlights included the regular papal audience and daily Mass cel­ ebrated in such inspiring places as the Cata­ combs and the tombs of the popes under St P eter’s. All four Holy Doors were duly passed through as part of the pilgrimage. Sadly, in the course of the time in Rome, o ne of the group fell very ill. Caroline was se­ riously ill before the pilgrimage left and it was a brave decision on her part to persevere. She achieved her goals of visiting the Catacombs, the Sistine Chapel and seeing Pope Francis. For this everyone was glad. After just three d ays her husband had to take her home. Caro­ l ine died two weeks later peacefully at home surrounded by the love of her family and comforted by her faith in God. On more parish news, we welcomed David W ills who led a Catechist meeting the aim of which was to build on the good work of Fr David King who had spoken to them last year about the mission of the church. S ally Bohane E ASTBOURNE Our Lady of Ransom, St Gregory and St Agnes F ROM THE PARISHES ( overspill from page 10) ( We apologise that this contribution was inadvertantly omitted from the previous issue!) APRIL AND MAY HAVE BEEN BUSY M ONTHS in the life of Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Wilfrid`s School. The singing of pa­ triotic songs and a wonderful afternoon tea in the parish hall marked our celebration of St. George`s Day. A First Communion Mass on May 1 was cele­ brated for 10 young people, their families and friends. After coming to the church on May 18 the icon of Our Lady of Consolation travelled to St Wilfrid`s School, Angerming. H ere there was a special service with flowers galore carried in procession around the play­ ground by the children before being placed at the feet of the statue of Our Lady. The school cele­ b rated their own May Day on the May 20 with parents and visitors watching dancing around the May Pole in the sunshine by the seemingly tire­ less pupils. The free ice creams certainly pro­ vided the extra energy they needed. Mrs Sharon Reynolds, head teacher, thanked everyone who had made this celebration such a happy and memorable afternoon. Deacon Allan Veness EAST PRESTON WITH ANGMERING Our Lady Star of the Sea PETWORTH with DUNCTON The Sacred Heart, SS Anthony and George IT IS WONDERFUL TO REPORT that Fr. Peter Wanjau Ndegwa, who was sponsored through his training for the priesthood by the c h urches of Petworth and Duncton, has been o rdained into the sacred priesthood for the diocese of Nyeri in Kenya. Five young people from our parishes made their First Holy Communion on 19 June. As always it was a very special and uplifting

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A&B NEWS September 2016 3 I F THE GOOD LORD allowed mountains to smile ­ Wednesday 3 August, would have been the day the Pyrenees smiled in memory of Lady Sarah Clutton. Towering above the Domain in Lourdes, they would have bowed their heads in respect as Bishop Richard dedicated two benches to mark the life of this extraordinary lady and her life­long work with the Lourdes Pilgrimage Trust. It has now become the largest gathering in the year of our dio­ c ese. Indeed, the A&B pilgrimage is one of the most successful within England and Wales. ‘After Lady Sarah’s retirement as co­ordinator in 2012, the Pilgrimage Trustees wanted to find a suitable way to recognise her unique contribution to our Diocesan Pilgrimage. After 37 years’ serv­ i c e w h a t c o u l d w e p o s s i b l y d o ? ’ r e f l e c t e d A d a m S i m o n , C h a i r o f t h e Tr u s t e e s . ` Va r i o u s o p t i o n s w e r e considered, but none hit the mark. Then it was the day of her funeral when a group of her Arundel Cathedral friends made a suggestion that we ask the Lourdes authorities if we could erect a bench in her honour, somewhere in the Sanctuary. This immediately seemed like a great idea which Nigel, her husband, and Lady Mary, her sister, wholeheartedly supported` Adam continues the story ‘We immediately wrote to the Rector of Lourdes, Fr Horacio Brito, making this suggestion. There was no answer, and so on the first day of last year’s Pilgrimage, I went to see him saying that I felt like St Bernadette asking Abbe Peyramalie to have a church built! Fr Horacio was a lot less gruff than stories that you hear about Abbe Peyramalie and, full of joy, he said that the Conseil du Sanctuaire had agreed to our request. But there was one condition – my heart sank. He looked at me and said that the condition was there would not be one bench – my heart al­ most stopped – but there would be TWO benches!’ He explained that the reason was that the authori­ ties had decided to place the benches in front of the Accueil Notre Dame (the hospital). Because of its symmetrical design, one would be placed in front of each wing. The naming of the benches are designed to give each one a separate name to highlight a different aspect of pilgrimage and of Lady Sarah’s contribution. T he Pilgrim Bench ‘In memory of Lady Sarah Clutton 28.9.1941 – 14.6.2015 Coordinator of the Arundel & Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage 1976 – 2012 A beautiful lady` Its dedication is to all pilgrims as a place of rest and recollection, as well as a place to chat and to meet up. With its views of the Grotto, one can reflect on beauty in its many forms. The Youth Bench `Lady Sarah Clutton nee Fitzalan Howard 3rd daughter of the 16th Duke of Norfolk, married to Nigel Clutton Lovingly remembered by her family, friends, the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton and the L ourdes Sanctuary` This bench is dedicated to young people of all nations who come to Lourdes, and in whom so often a seed is sown on pilgrimage ­ which grows later into a tree of faith. B ishop Richard conducted a moving ceremony, when he blessed the benches before a very large i nternational gathering. It was a moving reminder of Lady Sarah, with many shedding a silent tear at the thought she would no longer be able to join in with future pilgrimages. However, Lady Mary re­ flected with the A&B News `I think this is a most wonderful tribute to my sister and to everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen. Thank you so much!` Appropriately, Lady Sarah`s widower, Nigel Clutton, and the family were the first to sit on the two benches. The Director of the Sanctuary was cer­ tain about the unique decision made by the Authorities `Lady Sarah was a very special person not to just the A&B Pil­ grimage, but to many others who come here for peace and reconciliation. We had to do something special` As the crowd dispersed, the final re­ flection came from Adam Simon `This is a wonderful way of keeping Lady Sarah`s memory alive in future pilgrimages and in the spirit of love. By placing the benches in this special location, we will never forget her and her great work in Lourdes. The thought of the mountains bowing to this great lady was so appropriate May she rest in peace. Story: Peter Burholt Pictured above: M Francois Labadie, Director of the Accueil Notre Dame, Lourdes Sanctuary; and below L to R: Fr Stephen Ortiger, Lady Mary, sister of the late Lady Sarah and Mgr Barry Wymes Pictures by Peter Burholt and Photo Lacaze, Lourdes Lourdes recognises a very special lady D edication of benches ­ a unique occasion Above: the crowds - including A&B pilgrims - assemble for the dedication in front of the Accueil Notre-Dame, which is reserved for sick and disabled pilgrims and their companions Below: Bishop Ricard blesses the benches in a loving ceremony A Registered Educational Charity No.1017853 Leading independent co­educational Roman Catholic day schools in Surrey offering a values­led education for 3 to 18 year olds. Call 01932 839437 Book now at www.stgeorgesweybridge.com OPEN MORNINGS Nursery & Junior School 30 September & 1 October 2016 College & Sixth Form 1 October 2016 1 26/07/2016 16:07

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A&B NEWS T he official monthly paper of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Editor: Pauline Groves Deputy Editor: David White Editorial Assistants: Harry Robertson, Tony Northeast, Frances Rourke Special Correspondent: Peter Burholt Administrative Assistant: Ruth Gerun Editorial Office: DABCEC, 4 Southgate Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6RP. Telephone: 01293 513052 Email: a bnews@dabnet.org W ebsite: w ww.dabnet.org Distribution enquiries: Ruth Gerun, Editorial Office Publication date: Last Sunday of the month for the following month. Opinions expressed by con­ tributors are not necessarily those of the Editor or the Diocese. The Arundel and Brighton Diocesan Trust is a reg­ istered charity: No. 252878. FOR CATHCOM Advertising: Alice, Tel: 01440 730399 JUST A THOUGHT 4 A&B NEWS September 2016 T HIS MONTH WE HAVE TWO particu­ larly major stories for you. Both are about Our Lady and her power of healing ­ directly i n Lourdes and through the mercy of God at her shrine in West Grinstead. This seems par­ ticularly relevant as our page 4 feature is about mental health. Both shrines are often about healing the soul or the mind. We hope that you will see ways of taking up s ome of the ideas suggested for helping those whose minds are ill – even though we cannot s ee that they are ill. On a totally different topic, we have been hopelessly oversubscribed with material this m onth, so if your contribution has been edited down or omitted we are sorry. We should be able to include some items next month. We value your news very highly – so please don`t b e disheartened! And please keep it coming! Healing with Our Lady ‘ The greatest cruelty is our casual blindness to the despair of others’. R ECOVERING FROM a mental health problem is likely to take time, energy and work. For people with mental health problems feeling connected to other people is important as it can help the person to feel valued and confident, and can give them a different per­ spective on things. Talking to people can be a massive support and enable the person to feel accepted for who they are. If you know someone has been unwell, don’t be afraid to ask how they are, just letting them know they don’t have to avoid the issue with you is important. Just spending time with the person lets them know you care . Phrases like ‘Cheer up’, ‘I’m sure it’ll pass’ and ‘Pull yourself together’ definitely won’t help. Be non­judgemental, show respect and simply lis­ ten. As a diocese we might set ourselves the challenge of raising our awareness of parish­ ioners that suffer mental health difficulties . We need to arrive at a place where as a church community mental health is okay to talk about. It may be that local communities chose to form a group to consider how best to offer care and increase pastoral support to our most vulnerable parishioners with mental health needs and examine how we might also support their families and carers. In the words of John 13:34 ‘a new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another’. Phyllis Flynn A senior Mental Health nurse, a parishioner of St John the Evangelist, Tadworth sets the scene. ‘If mental illness could be seen on a sufferer maybe society wouldn`t say “just get over it."’ Doubtless we all know someone with a mental health problem with one in four of us are likely to consult our GP in connection with a mental health related problem. Mental health problems can affect the way we think, feel and behave. Some mental health problems are described using words that are in everyday use, for exam­ ple ‘depression’ or ‘anxiety’. This can make them seem easier to understand, but can also mean there is a risk that people underestimate how serious they can be. Common mental health problems might include depression, anxiety, ob­ sessive­compulsive disorders, phobias, eating problems, bipolar disorder (manic depression), schizophrenia and personality disorders. Al­ though mental health problems are very com­ mon there is still stigma and discrimination towards people with mental health problems. Despite the challenges of suffering from a men­ tal health problem most people recover and live a productive and fulfilling life. Mental health problems are not exclusive to adults, they span across all age groups from young children who may have difficulties with their behaviour, to older people who may suffer a range of mental health challenges including those specifically related to the ageing process e.g. dementia, cognitive impairment, etc From our diocesan Pastoral team It is very likely that you know someone who has experienced mental health challenges ­ if you don`t it may well be because people are more wary of telling someone that they have mental health difficulties than they are about talking about physical illness. How can we overcome these obstacles to provide pastoral and spiritual support to those who have mental health chal­ lenges as well as their families or carers? To help us include and embrace people with mental health challenges in the prayer, liturgies and life of our parishes the following resources may be helpful:  Spiritual Reminiscence Box for Dementia Sufferers ­ how to create a personal spiritual reminiscence box. A resource for the family, friends and carers of people with dementia (www.wrexhamdiocese.org.uk)  Support for parishes to become more demen­ tia friendly.  Spiritual Reflection and support for Parish Visiting Teams  "It`s Still Me, Lord" ­ a film exploring Spiri­ tuality and Dementia aims to raise awareness of the spiritual needs of people with dementia and can also be used for training purposes (www.csan.org.uk)  Welcoming and Hospitality Awareness Rais­ ing ­ sessions available to suit parishes or groups.  Mental Health & Destigmatisation Course (2­3 hours) Intended for parishes where parish­ ioners are directly affected by mental health is­ sues. Aim: to enable them to learn more about mental health, how it affects us all and what help is available for sufferers and their families.  Tailor­made 2­hour sessions on : Sick & Hospital Visiting, Older People, Food Banks, Loneliness, housing & Homelessness, Financial Help for families / individuals, Dementia, Pris­ oners/ Criminal Justice System.  Annual week of Prayer for Dementia was held from March 12 ­19th ­ free resources avail­ able on http://www.pastoralcareproject.org.uk/dementia­ ­­prayer­week.html Our Diocese and Pastoral Team will continue to work together to:

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A&B NEWS September 2016 5 Joy in Hastings and Keymer as Revs Liam and Duncan are raised to the Diaconate O N T H E F E A S T O F S T B R I D G E T O F S W E D E N , S a t u r d a y 2 3 J u l y , i n t h e c h u r c h o f S t M a r y , S t a r o f t h e S e a , B i s h o p R i c h a r d w e l c o m e d D u n c a n B r o w n i n t o t h e S a c r e d O r d e r o f t h e D i a ­ c o n a t e . S u r r o u n d e d b y h i s w i f e S a l l y a n d c h i l d r e n W i l l i a m a n d E l i z a , h i s m a n y o t h e r f a m i l y m e m b e r s , f r i e n d s a n d t h e b r o t h e r s o f t h e H a s t i n g s ( 6 6 ) C i r c l e o f C a t e n i a n s , D u n c a n w a s o r d a i n e d a D e a c o n . T h e c h u r c h w a s p a c k e d w i t h a j o y f u l c o n g r e g a t i o n f r o m S t M a r y , S t a r o f t h e S e a a n d t h e n e a r b y ­ p a r i s h o f t h e G o o d S h e p h e r d . D u n c a n ’ s f r i e n d s f r o m T h e H o l y R e d e e m e r a n d S t T h o m a s & t h e E n g ­ l i s h M a r t y r s w e r e v e r y w e l l r e p r e s e n t e d i n t h i s h a p p y t h r o n g . T h e i r v o i c e s j o y o u s l y s a n g C h a r l e s W e s l e y ’ s h y m n ‘ O T h o u w h o c a m e s t f r o m a b o v e ’ a n d a l m o s t r a i s e d t h e r o o f w i t h t h e i r r e n d e r i n g o f G e o r g e T i m m s ’ s ‘ S i n g w e o f t h e B l e s s e d M o t h e r ’ . T h e c h o i r a n d a c c o m p a n y i n g m u s i c i a n s q u i t e o u t ­ d i d t h e m s e l v e s i n r e m a r k a b l e r e n d i t i o n s t h r o u g h o u t t h e s e r v i c e . T h e c e l e b r a t i o n s c o n t i n u e d a f t e r t h e O r d i n a t i o n i n t h e c h u r c h ­ h a l l w i t h a v e r y g e n e r o u s b u f f e t ­ i n c l u d i n g s o m e p r e t t y s t u n n i n g c a k e s . S t o r y b y E d w a r d M u r p h y O N F R I D A Y 1 J U L Y B i s h o p R i c h a r d o r d a i n e d L i a m M c I l v e n n e y t o t h e D i a c o n a t e a t S t E d w a r d t h e C o n f e s s o r C h u r c h i n K e y m e r , W e s t S u s s e x . D e a c o n L i a m j o i n s t h e r a n k s o f m o r e t h a n 5 0 D e a c o n s i n t h e D i o c e s e o f A r u n d e l & B r i g h t o n , w o r k i n g i n p a r i s h e s , c h a p l a i n c i e s a n d o t h e r m i n i s ­ t e r i e s . L i a m i s m a r r i e d t o C a r o l i n e a n d h a s g r o w n u p c h i l d r e n a n d c o n t i n u e s t o w o r k f o r E a s t S u s s e x C o u n t y C o u n c i l . A t t h e e n d o f M a s s t h e B i s h o p i n f o r m e d t h e p a r i s h a s w e l l a s f a m i l y a n d f r i e n d s w h o h a d c o m e f o r t h e o r d i n a t i o n t h a t D e a c o n L i a m h a d b e e n a s s i g n e d t o m i n i s t e r i n t h e P a r i s h o f K e y m e r a n d H u r s t p i e r p o i n t . T h i s m e t w i t h l o u d a p p l a u s e , e s p e c i a l l y i n r e c o g n i t i o n o f t h e w o r k h e h a d a l r e a d y d o n e i n s u p p o r t i n g t h e p a r i s h d u r i n g t h e a b s e n c e o f t h e p a r i s h p r i e s t F r T o n y C o l l i n s , d u e t o i l l n e s s . F i n a l l y t h e B i s h o p j o i n e d v e r y b o d y i n w i s h i n g D e a c o n L i a m a l o n g a n d f r u i t f u l m i n i s t r y . S t o r y b y M a r k W o o d s F ERGUS BROTHERTON has been ap­ pointed a Knight of St. Gregory by the Holy Father. He commenced the role of Diocesan Financial Secretary in 1986 before standing down in December 2015. In presenting the Decree of Appointment and the insignia, Bishop Richard spoke of Fergus’s commitment to the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton and nationally. His wife, Cecily and the Diocesan Trustees were present at the lunch on 15 July when Fergus received the Decree of Appointment and the insignia, and an annotated version of PAM, the Parish Administration Manual, contain­ ing messages of gratitude from the parishes, and a cheque consisting of donations from parishes, schools and Trustees. The photo shows Fergus with his wife, Cecily and Bishop Richard. Story and picture: A&B Diocese Fergus Brotherton KSG Farewell to the Poor Servants of the Mother of God O N SATURDAY 26 JUNE the PSMGs of Portslade and Peacehaven met at Jury’s Hotel, Brighton, to say a fond farewell to the last remaining Sisters in Brighton, namely Sisters Rose, Agnes and Mary; the convent in Portslade for the Poor Servants of the Mother of God hav­ ing closed after 100 years service, with the nuns leaving in 1996. A very tasty lunch was enjoyed by all including several visiting nuns associated with the Order. The afternoon ended with Sisters Rose, Agnes and Mary each receiving a gift from Heather, to­ gether with our love and blessings. Story by Marion Shannan Dawn Mass at Seaford T HERE WERE SEVERAL EARLY RISERS for our dawn Mass on Friday 24 June on the Feast of St John the Baptist. We gathered at Seaford Head car park for Mass with Fr Chris Benyon. Fr Chris, who has retired to our parish, used to have a Dawn Mass on this day each year when he was our parish priest and it was lovely being able to do this again. The sun began to rise at 4.50am as Mass began. It was great to have over 30 people there and this included parishioners from other parishes. Story and Picture by Mary Purchase P i ctured above: Bishop Richard with Deacons Duncan (left) and Liam (right) at St Mary, Star of the Sea, Hastings; picture by Peter Mould Notre Dame School, Cobham 01932 869990 An inclusive Catholic foundation, educating girls for over 400 years A Foundation of the Company of Mary Our Lady www.notredame.co.uk Nursery to Sixth Form It’s all about the best years of your life Open Days 2016: Sat 1st October and Tuesday 8th November 9 ­ 11am

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6 A&B NEWS September 2016 The Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Pastoral Team Serving the communities of our Diocese R ICHARD, SHIRLEY, LAUREN AND KATHLEEN, the delegates from our Diocesan Hand In Hand group, had arrived in Rome earlier and gave me a warm welcome at the Aurelia Hotel after my long journey and a delayed flight! They were practising for their part in the Opening Liturgy for the Conference with a partner Hand In Hand group which was started in the Warwick deanery when Julia Harvey (RIP) moved from Arundel & Brighton to the Archdiocese of Birming­ ham. From that moment I was welcomed and included in their group ­ I had arrived! The multinational conference was being held in the LUMSA University ­ just a 10 minute walk from Vatican City. It was planned and organised by Cristina Gangemi and a dynamic team from Kairos Forum and St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre. There were two main conference rooms for the del­ egates: one was a traditional lecture style theatre with state of the art technology and simultaneous translation into Italian or English. There were two highly skilled interpreters who communicated the spoken word using British Sign language (BSL). There was an iconic moment when a complex talk was being translated from Italian to English through one of the interpreter’s headphones whilst the other interpreter signed to her using BSL to support the fluency and accu­ racy of the communication. The interpreters were filmed so that the talks could be made available to members of the Deaf Community who were unable to attend the conference. In the other confer­ ence room parallel themes were being explored with delegates who had learning or intellectual dis­ abilities and their carers. Everyone had an opportunity to participate fully using multi­sensory approaches to communication and learning including art, dance, mime and song. As the conference p rogressed over the three days the walls of the room were transformed with a range of different words, pictures, artwork, diagrams, models and markings that celebrated their varied and personal responses to each session. All delegates gathered together for prayer at the start and end of each day, which involved and engaged all of the people who had disabilities. Scripture was broken open by acting the stories and we wor­ shipped in song and dance. People who had come as delegates began to become our friends. People told their stories with trust and honesty and we walked together in openness and acceptance of who we a ll are. People had amazing stories to tell about how they are enabled to live their lives fully through the support of carers, enablers, friends or family. We all accepted that each and every one of us is made i n the image of God. We saw people who had been very introverted and non­communicative at the beginning of the conference begin to interact with those around them because they were an integral and valued part of the community. We experienced belonging in its truest sense ­ we began to understand that in a community if someone wasn’t there they would be­longed for! In the final session of the conference we worked in groups to consider the following statements: * Because I believe we are all made in the image of God, I will......... * Because I believe I am called to love people who are excluded, I will.... * Because I believe a Church without Disabled People is incomplete, I will.... This really made us reflect on the challenge of these statements to us as individuals and to our Church communities. We can take small steps as individuals but just think what we could do if we worked to­ g ether as parish communities. We have to become vulnerable ourselves and allow our hearts and minds to be transformed and be willing to help others to do the same. I left the conference with lots of contacts, resources and all my notes ­ and was lucky not to have a weight surcharge on my cabin luggage! But I came away with something much more precious: an experi­ ence of getting to know people by sharing our stories, of seeing how people with disabilities make a difference in our communities and a willingness to see the image of God in each person I meet. What can you do? Consider for yourself the three statements in the box above and complete them! Please send them to me so we can begin to consider what we can achieve together to make our churches even more inclusive, where people with disabilities are longed for and are able to make a valid contribution according to their needs. Alternatively I am happy to come to your parish or deanery to explore tstatements and their implications more fully with you. Picture:Multisensory Prayer led by both Hand In Hand Groups Margaret Fraher, Inclusion Adviser. 01293 651196 margaret.fraher@dabnet .org TOXIC  CHILDHOOD On Saturday 10 September (10 ­ 4) Sue Palmer will be leading a reflction day for Grandparents at DABCEC in Crawley. It has come to light that some Grandparents want to be helped to keep abreast of all the technological and social media influences in their grandchildrenís world. Knowledge is strength in supporting these youngsters and understanding these aspects of their lives. Sue says: ‘The world may have changed beyond recognition in the last three decades, but children haven’t changed at all. For healthy development, they still need the same basic ingredients that have helped lucky children through the ages grow up bright, balanced and fit to face the challenges of adult life’. Sue, a former head teacher in Scotland, has written more than 250 books, educational TV programmes and software packages on aspects of literacy. For more than fifteen years she has been a popular speaker on this subject in schools, colleges and uni­ versities in the UK and across the world, and a fre­ quent contributor to the educational press, notably the Times Educational Supplement and Child Education . We are very fortunate that she will coming to us to share her insights with us. Please contact rosie.read@dabnet.org ­ 01293 651161 to book or for further information. R ECENTY, ST MARY OF THE AN­ GELS, Worthing, hosted an exhibition of pictures by photographer Marksteen Adam­ son entitled "The Stations". Based on the traditional "Way of the Cross" devotion, the pictures illustrated the plight of refugees from Iraq and Syria, some in the camps in France and others already living in the UK. The exhibition had first been staged at St Martin­in­the­Fields in March and has subsequently toured the country. On 21 June there was an audio­visual presentation in the church to accompany the pictures at which £325 was raised for Brighton Voices in Exile. The pictures may be viewed on www.thesta­ tions.org.uk story by Bryan Robinson The Refugees’ ‘ Stations ’ The Living Fully Conference in Rome 2016 ­ and a Challenge for Readers to help make our Churches more Inclusive!

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1 0 A&B NEWS September 2016 FROM THE PARISHES B R I G H T O N S t M a r y ’ s , P r e s t o n P a r k S U M M E R I S A T I M E f o r c e l e b r a t i o n s : O n S u n d a y 1 2 J u n e 2 3 o f o u r c h i l d r e n r e c e i v e d t h e i r F i r s t H o l y C o m m u n i o n h e r e . C o n g r a t u l a ­ t i o n s t o t h e c h i l d r e n . T h e ‘ G o i n g F o r t h ’ M a s s t o o k p l a c e o n 1 7 J u l y . A l s o 1 1 o f o u r y o u n g p e o p l e w e r e c o n fi r m e d a t S t M a r y ’ s o n 9 J u l y b y B i s h o p R i c h a r d . C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s a n d b l e s s ­ i n g s t o t h e m . O n S u n d a y 1 0 J u l y t h e S V P o r g a n i s e d a F a m i l y F u n D a y w i t h t a b l e t o p s a l e o f c h i l ­ d r e n ’ s c l o t h e s , t o y s a n d b o o k s a s w e l l a s a b a r b e c u e . D e s p i t e t h e b a d w e a t h e r t h e y r a i s e d £ 3 5 2 . 9 0 t o b e u s e d f o r l o c a l f a m i l i e s i n n e e d . O n S u n d a y 1 7 J u l y t h e r e w a s a f u n d a y f o r c h i l d r e n w i t h p r o fi t s g o i n g t o S t M a r y ’ s . T h e fi n a l s u m r a i s e d f r o m F r B r u n o W i t c h a l l s ’ s p o n s o r e d b i k e r i d e w a s a m a g n i fi c e n t £ 1 , 6 1 1 w h i c h w i l l b e h a l v e d b e t w e e n t h e S V P a n d t h e p a r i s h L o u r d e s F u n d . C l a i r e S h e l t o n ­ J o n e s C R A W L E Y C h r i s t t h e L o r d ( L E P ) B r o a d fi e l d & B e w b u s h O N T R I N I T Y S U N D A Y F r S i m o n D r a y c e l e b r a t e d o u r M a s s , a s s i s t e d b y D e a c o n A n ­ d r e w B a y e s . O u r m u s i c w a s l e d b y o u r t a l ­ e n t e d B l u e S a s h c h o i r a n d o u r m u s i c g r o u p . D u r i n g t h e i r o w n l i t u r g y t h e c h i l d r e n m a d e b e a u t i f u l b o o k m a r k e r s , w i t h t h r e e c o l o u r e d r i b b o n s p l a i t e d t o g e t h e r t o i l l u s t r a t e t h e H o l y T r i n i t y . C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o o u r s i x l o v e l y F i r s t H o l y C o m m u n i o n c h i l d r e n . T h e m u s i c a t t h e M a s s w a s l e d b y t h e m u s i c g r o u p a n d t h e B l u e S a s h c h o i r . C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s t o G e r r y B a k e r w h o j o i n e d t h e V i e t n a m H i l l T r e k C h a l l e n g e a n d r a i s e d £ 5 , 2 0 0 f o r S t C a t h e r i n e ’ s H o s p i c e . H e t h a n k s u s a l l f o r o u r g e n e r o u s d o n a t i o n s a n d s a y s i t w a s a n u n f o r g e t t a b l e e x p e r i e n c e . J o h n D u n l e v y h a d h i s h e a d s h a v e d o n 4 J u n e a t t h e E m e r a l d c l u b t o r a i s e f u n d s f o r c y c l i n g e q u i p m e n t f o r h i s d a u g h t e r K a t i e ­ G e o r g e t o r e p r e s e n t I r e l a n d i n p a r a c y c l i n g a t t h e R i o O l y m p i c s . S h e r e c e n t l y s e c u r e d t w o g o l d m e d a l s a t t h e p a r a c y c l i n g r o a d w o r l d c u p i n B e l g i u m . K a t h l e e n P u r n e l l t h a n k s u s f o r s p o n ­ s o r i n g h e r w a l k i n a i d o f S t C a t h e r i n e ’ s h o s p i c e . B a r b a r a W i n s t a n l e y E A S T G R I N S T E A D a n d L I N G F I E L D S T P E T E R ’ S p r i m a r y s c h o o l h e l d a F a i r t r a d e ‘ b i g b r e w ’ o n F r i d a y 1 5 J u l y . P u p i l s m a d e t e a a n d c o f f e e f o r v i s i t o r s , c e l e b r a t i n g S t P e t e r ’ s a c h i e v e m e n t o f b e i n g t h e o n l y F a i r t r a d e p r i m a r y s c h o o l i n t h e t o w n . T h e p a r i s h s u m m e r l u n c h t o o k p l a c e a t S t B e r n a r d ’ s C h u r c h H a l l , L i n g fi e l d , o n S u n d a y 1 0 J u l y . A s u s u a l , t h i s p o p u l a r e v e n t w a s w e l l a t t e n d e d . I n J u l y , w e w e l c o m e d i n e i g h t c h i l d r e n i n B a p t i s m . C l i v e C a r p e n t e r E A S T B O U R N E C h r i s t t h e K i n g , T h e H o l y R o o d a n d S t J o a c h i m W E H A D T H E H O N O U R o f w e l c o m i n g B i s h o p R i c h a r d t o C h r i s t T h e K i n g o n 1 0 J u l y w h e n 1 3 y o u n g p e o p l e f r o m o u r p a r i s h e s a n d o n e y o u n g p e r s o n f r o m S t T h o m a s M o r e , S e a f o r d , r e c e i v e d t h e s a c r a m e n t o f C o n fi r m a ­ t i o n . O n c e a g a i n o u r p a r i s h F i l i p i n o c o m m u n i t y w o r k e d h a r d t o p r o v i d e d e l i c i o u s f o o d f o r p a r i s h i o n e r s a n d t h e i r f r i e n d s w h o a t t e n d e d t h e F i l i p i n o f o o d f e s t i v a l o n 9 J u l y . T h i s h e l p e d r a i s e o v e r £ 8 0 0 f o r p a r i s h f u n d s . T h e n e w l y f o r m e d p a r i s h s o c i a l / w e l c o m e g r o u p i n v i t e d p a r i s h i o n e r s t o a b r i n g a n d s h a r e b r u n c h f o l l o w i n g t h e 1 1 . 3 0 S u n d a y M a s s a t C h r i s t T h e K i n g o n 1 7 J u l y . J o h n C a r m o d y E P S O M O N S U N D A Y 2 4 J u l y t h e p a r i s h w e l c o m e d B i s h o p R i c h a r d t o c e l e b r a t e o u r 9 . 3 0 a m F a m i l y M a s s a n d o f f e r t h a n k s g i v i n g f o r t h e w o r k o f t h e S i s t e r s o f C h a r i t y o f J e s u s a n d M a r y , e s p e c i a l l y S r F i o n n u a l a a n d S r M a r g a r i t e w h o , a s C a n o n W i l l i a m D a v e r n s a i d , ‘ a r e s t i l l w i t h u s a n d p l e a s e G o d w i l l c o n t i n u e t o b e a p r e s e n c e i n o u r p a r i s h f o r s o m e y e a r s t o c o m e ’ . S r s F i o n n u a l a a n d M a r g a r i t e w e r e e a c h p r e s e n t e d w i t h t h e m e d a l o f S t P h i l i p H o w a r d a n d c e r t i fi c a t e s i n r e c o g n i t i o n o f t h e i r 2 4 y e a r s s e r v i c e t o t h e D i o c e s e o f A r u n d e l a n d ­ B r i g h t o n ’ a n d p a r t i c u l a r l y S t J o s e p h ’ s c h u r c h . W e a l s o r e m e m b e r e d i n o u r p r a y e r s S r B r e n d a n a n d S r R o s e a n n e w h o a r e n o l o n g e r w i t h u s . A u d r e y A r d e n ­ J o n e s SEAFORD OUR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS was celebrated on 19 June with 13 children re­ ceiving their Communion, it was a lovely cele­ bration. The parish held its annual dawn vigil Mass for the feast of St John thr Baptist ( see story page 5). On 24 June our very successful Alpha Course ended, which had been running since April and had on average 40 people at each ses­ sion. People were very keen also to have fol­ low­on group sessions with a variety of topics in the parish. On the 26 June we had our parish barbecue in the garden after the 10.30am Mass. It was an­ other occasion enjoyed by all those who came. And finally we had our deanery Confirmations and this year we had one candidate from Seaford, Kira, who was Confirmed by Bishop Richard at Christ the King, Eastbourne. Mary Purchase SUTTON PARK AS A PART OF THEIR LENT fund raising pro­ ject for Aid to the Church in Need, parishioners of St Edward the Confessor at Sutton Park or­ ganised a potato growing competition. The weighing of the potatoes took place on Sunday 24 July. The winner in the senior section was Peter Nagle with a crop of 15 ounces whilst Josephine Tai won the junior section with a crop of 3 ounces. There was no shortage of helpers anxious to get their hands dirty by emptying the pots and finding the sometimes elusive crop. Terence Nagl e WEYBRIDGE FIVE OF OUR young parishioners will at­ tended the Krakow World Youth Day in Poland. To help them on their way, the parish organised a number of money­raising events during the Summer. One was ‘A Night at the Movies’ when our youth showed an extraordinary range of talent ­ singing, dancing, instrumentals ­ with numbers ranging from Les Miserables to Schindlers List . All accompanied by popcorn and pizza, just like the real movies. This was followed by a very successful Spanish evening TO ALL OUR CORRESPONDENTS ITEMS for the October 2016 issue must reach the Editorial Office at Crawley by 10am on Monday 29 August 2016 and for the November 2016 issue by Monday 3 October 2016. Contributions may be sent by e-mail to a bnews@dabnet.org and if so please include a contact telephone number. It is helpful to us if Correspondents can type their contributions, keep them to no more than 200 words and include a word count. Original good quality digital pictures (which must be at least 300dpi) are very welcome. They should be sent as e­ mail attachments. We regret we are unable to use photocopies or copies printed direct­ ly from computers. Please tell us that you have permissions for children’s photos to be published. with dramatic displays of Flamenco dancing, singing and guitar playing as we feasted on l ovely tapas washed down with Rioja. We are a very fortunate parish to have such talented and hard working young people; it keeps us all feeling young! Peter Clapham WORTHING St Mary of the Angels OUR ANNUAL International Mass was cele­ brated on Sunday 3 July at 10.30am.The first r eading was said in Tagalog, a Filipino lan­ guage spoken as a first language by about a quarter of the population and as a second lan­ guage by many others. The second reading was in Malayalam, an Indian language spo­ ken mainly in the province of Kerala. After Mass there was a shared lunch in the Sion School hall to which people brought tradi­ tional food to share. O ur parish overseas project of the Mutemwa Leper Colony continue to thank us for our donations. Oversight of the project has now passed to the Franciscan community. At present there are 43 residents of whom 24 have leprosy. The clinic treats about 112 peo­ ple per month. Due to the drought in Zim­ babwe, maize and vegetable production has suffered badly, a drip irrigation system is b eing installed as funds allow. Astrid Gibson ADUR VALLEY ON SUNDAY 10 July our whole parish, y oung and older had a wonderful day of celebration at The Towers. All parts of the parish contributed to the day in the choir, serving at Mass and entertainment. The day started with Mass and then was fol­ l owed by a procession, dodging the show­ ers, with our 28 First Communion children scattering rose petals along the way for the Blessed Sacrament. (See pic­ t ure above) A quiz night at St Peter’s raised funds for the Worthing Churches Homeless Pro­ ject. Darcey Stride, for whom we had been h elping to raise funds for a much needed operation, is making good progress with her mother reporting that ‘she stood up straight, she has never been able to stand u p straight’. Penny Richardson BEXHILL ON THE 4 JULY ­ a typically chilly, cloudy English evening ­ members of the Bexhill Catholic Women`s League gathered on the seafront to support two of its members, Jac Yo u n g a n d h e r d a u g h te r M i l l i e , ag e d 1 2 , t a k e part in a sponsored cycle ride from Bexhill Colonnades to Hastings Pier and back ­ just under 11 miles. On their return, Jac said that the cheers from the assembled group was very uplifting. The marvellous sum of £460 was raised for Refuge : a charity who sup­ ports women and child victims of severe do­ mestic violence. This was in addition to the 600 items of toiletries, towels and blankets the CWL ladies had collected and donated, in hand­made toiletry bags, to the local Women`s Refuge. The picture shows the group on Bexhill seafront before the cyclists set off on their journey. Frances Haragan CATERHAM ‘AN ABSOLUTE TREASURE of a build­ ing, sublime and very special’. ‘The church i s wonderful. Certainly a blessing. Thank you for my special visit plus all the lovely ladies’. ‘I had no idea this was such a beautiful interesting church. Flowers lovely’. These are sample comments from t he visitors book when the Sacred Heart threw open its doors as part of the Caterham Festival, for people to see our hidden gems, the fine Victorian murals and stained glass in t he sanctuary, and painted Jesse Tree in the Lady Chapel. These were ordered from the famous Hardman & Co. who worked with A. W. Pugin. Also on display were some of Fr. Sean Finnegan’s antique vestments. T he choir from St Francis’ School sang a se­ lection of songs and hymns; about 40 people attended the talk on the conservation work on the murals by our architect Deirdre W addington. We had brass rubbing, colour­ ing sheets of the stained glass windows, and a display about the life of World War I hero, Fr John Glynn, chaplain to the Irish Guards. An additional bonus was a talk and demon­ s tration of Icon painting by local expert and teacher, Hanna Ward, at the Sacred Heart Church. Her pupils, Kate and Tom Thomas, ( pictured below ) who attend the church, dis­ p layed some of their work. Both parish­ ioners and visitors were very impressed by what they had created. Story and picture Ann Lardeur LEWES ON 3 JULY a group of parishioners trav­ e lled to Arundel Cathedral at the invita­ tion of Bishop Richard to celebrate a Mass with new Catholics. We were ei­ ther new Catholics ourselves or friends or sponsors or family. We entered t hrough the Holy Door in a procession after the Bishop and clergy, and enjoyed a very welcoming service of thanksgiv­ ing. After posing for a photo all at the D oor ( see picture ),we made our way to the Cathedral Centre for tea and cake, and a chance to meet the Bishop. What a nice way to spend a sunny Sunday after­ noon celebrating our faith. Ffion Wilkes PORTSLADE THE PARISHIONERS at Our Lady Star of the Sea Mass Centre, Portslade, had the joy of welcoming Harold Bryant when Fr Alistair Simmons received him into full communion with the Catholic Church. Harold looked forward to being able to receive the Holy Eucharist at Mass when his beloved grandson, Alex, made his first Holy Communion. We all shared in his joy on that occasion as well. Mary Barry Pictured below; Harold, with his wife Diane on his right, with Fr Alistair Simmons and Mary Barry RCIA Catechist See further FROM THE PARISHES on page 2

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A&B NEWS August 2016 11 St Mary’s offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes on a beautiful campus located just a short train journey from the centre of London. Shape your future and fi nd out why St Mary’s is the place to be. Full details including open day dates can be found on our website www.stmarys.ac.uk/open­events 020 8240 2314 Next undergraduate open days Saturday 17th September and Wednesday 26th October. Book Now! The p l a c e t o b e /@YourStMarys /@YourStMarys /@YourStMarys /@YourStMarys C O F F E E T I M E CRYPTIC Across 1 Like a Middle Eastern country, one of the p ast (7) 5 Apostle with him out is going to die (5) 8 Written word puts crier in a tizz (9) 9 Part of the chair to reinforce (3) 10 Way a desert country contracted for plant opening (5) 12 One tucking into pineapple`s an eye opener for Paul? (7) 13 Conflicting reports one may have heard of 2 5, perhaps? (6) 14 Figures car check­ups should be inclusive (6) 16 Old coal town`s right to get Japanese firm to a ttract a large number in (7) 19 King of Ammon`s sounding surprised to meet one with a habit (5) 21 NASA`s concern – in short, it may have a blinking light (3) 22 Rig Madras constructed for carnival... (5,4) 2 4 ...is handy to re­use for masses, he wrote (5) 25 Xerxes and Themistocles scrap here for sausages (7) CRYPTIC Down 1 Port of Mysia from which Paul sailed when seeing mayday (5) 2 Rhode Island`s return address (3) 3 Rachel`s sister`s taken up hip­hop to promote a Renaissance Man (7) 4 Polish invasion of an unoccupied Antarctica island (5) 5 Gratitude indicated after pastry Madonna c aught (while having a tot) on her lap (5) 6 Piece of jazz, it reaches Number One con­ trary to custom (9) 7 Flock`s inner bearing, one to follow by the Nile (7) 1 1 Ring flea­pit about Thor, shortly to be seen on date that smacks of 6 (9) 13 Branch out with gold into the London market ( 7) 15 Judge`s hot­line`s been tampered with (7) 17 Monster doctor discovers during study (5) 18 Anathema, frostiness, covering cuts made in t he 70s? (5) 20 Time for loch to accommodate animal dwellings (5) 23 Suspect in Germany the cull from a bunch of crows is upsetting (3) QUICK Across 1 Biblical country, now part of N Iraq (7) 5 Apostle entrusted with the `keys of the King­ dom of Heaven` (5) 8 Religious writing, especially the Holy Bible (9) 9 Ready for 13 (3)1 0 Mouth­like opening in certain animals: plant pore (5) 12 Curer of Paul`s blindness in Damascus (7) 13 Struggle (6) 1 4 Themes (6) 16 S Wales valley(s) whose steam coal fuelled Britain`s navy a century ago (7) 19 King of Ammon, son of Nahash (5) 21 Roswell sighting? (3) 2 2 Fat Tuesday (5,4) 24 Composer brothers (Franz) Josef and Michael (5) 25 Sea 13 between the Greeks and Persians, 480 B C (7) QUICK Down 1 Mysian port from which Paul sailed to Jerusalem for the last time (5) 2 Rod Stewart, for one (3) 3 In Tobit, one of seven archangels (7) 4 Caribbean island, independent from the Netherlands Antilles since 1986 (5) 5 Representation of the Virgin Mary mourning o ver the dead body of Jesus (5) 6 Convention [1] (9) 7 Any of twelve kings of ancient Egypt be­ tween 1315 and 1090 BC (7) 1 1 Convention [2] (9) 13 English town that forms the constituency of a member of parliament (7) 1 5 One of the first Israelite judges who stopped his people worshipping Baal (7) 17 Ghoul; evil being (5) 18 70s hairstyles (5) 2 0 Makes a home (5) 23 Liquor distilled from fermented molasses (3) 1 234 5 67 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 1 7 18 19 2 0 21 22 23 24 25 St Mary’s offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes on a beautiful campus located just a short train journey from the centre of London. Shape your future and fi nd out why St Mary’s is the place to be. Full details including open day dates can be found on our website www.stmarys.ac.uk/open­events 020 8240 2314 Next undergraduate open days Saturday 17th September and Wednesday 26th October. Book Now! The p l a c e t o b e /@YourStMarys /@YourStMarys /@YourStMarys /@YourStMarys

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1 2 A&B NEWS September 2016 C ALLING ALL H E ADTEACHERS I f you are planning an open day in the Autumn term or have any staff vacancies please remember to advertise these in the paper. Advert rates are very reasonable and all that is needed to book is an email to alicej@cathcom.org or a phone call to 01440 730399 As the paper is reliant on advertising to fund this free publication and only ever promotes adverts from Catholic Schools, it does heavily rely on support from schools in the diocese. R YDES H ILL P reparatory School and Nursery Highest rating in every category in latest Inspection An excep ! onal Independent Catholic School where children flourish and thrive. Girls 3 to 11 and boys 3 to 7 years. www.rydeshill.com Outstanding Nurturing Happy WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SCHOOLS ON THIS PAGE FOR SUPPORTING THE PAPER Sacred Heart School and Nursery ! B oys and girls aged 3 to 11 Please call to arrange a visit Tel 01892 783414 www.sacredheartwadhurst.org.uk Excellent in all areas: ISI I nspection P P l l e e a a s s e e s s u u p p p p o o r r t t o o u u r r a a d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e r r s s Upper Beeding, Steyning BN44 3TF

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