By In Newsletter Blog On June 25, 2021

 Please welcome Fr David Murphy to weekday Masses and Vigil Mass and Fr Kevin Dring to Sunday Masses.

Hello! I am Fr David Murphy, and I will be writing a few words here until July 17th. Until that date, I will reside at the Presbytery in Cranleigh and Bramley from Wednesday to Saturday evening, and I look forward to being present to you in any way I can. Many of you in Cranleigh know me already from the times I covered for Fr David on Saturday evenings. Normally, I am the chaplain at Holy Cross Hospital in Haslemere.

Recently, I marked my silver jubilee of ordination. Among my favourite memories are those times I have prepared children for First Holy Communion. I was delighted, therefore, to know I would be celebrating the very sacrament here in Cranleigh this weekend. The Eucharist is the source and summit of everything we do. Transformed by the presence of Christ at the altar, we go forth to be leaven for others in the world. The presence of Christ celebrates with others in their joys and brings consolation in sorrows. The presence of Christ is a healing presence in so many ways. We see this in the Gospel today with the healing of the daughter of Jairus.

Speaking of Eucharist, healing, and presence, I am very conscious of Fr David and Helen at this time, as I know all of you are. May the Eucharist and our leaven be a source of peace, healing and consolation to them at this time of challenge and transition.

With my thoughts and prayers and with a humble request for yours,  Fr David

The Open Cloister @ Worth Abbey:

Julian of Norwich – Online Day Retreat led by Fr David Jarmy OSB

Saturday 17th July 2021.  Zoom registration at 09:45 and the day ends at 4:30pm

To book your place online go to

For further information email

The Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group in Crawley have issued the following request.

We would be grateful to receive good quality second-hand clothes as follows:

  • Jeans, waist 30”, 32”, 33”, 34”
  • Joggers in all sizes
  • T-shirts in all sizes but especially Medium
  • Summer jackets in all sizes
  • Shoes in all sizes (apart from 45)

People can bring clothes to the office (The Orchard, 1-2 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley, RH10 6AD) during office hours,  but it is best to email Josie first to fix a time in case the staff member has to go out:

CCRS – The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is beginning again in our Diocese this September. The course is designed for teachers in Catholic schools, for Catechists and for anyone who would like to grow in understanding as they live their Catholic faith.  The CCRS offers a very flexible and accessible way of learning, it includes some online content and is made up of eight modules: six core and two specialist modules. Each module involves ten hours of course time and an assignment.  For more information or to register your place please contact our Formation Adviser

CYF administrative assistant (Maternity Cover) 1-year Fixed Term Contract:  

The Catholic Parish of Guildford seeks a part-time (20 hour a week) administrative assistant to work within the Children, Youth and Families team. Please note that this role is a fixed-term contract. Hours of work will be primarily normal business hours but will require some evening or weekend work with advance notice based on the needs of the ministries.  A successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, interpersonal skills and computer skills including using Microsoft Office. Visit for more information. Deadline Monday 12th July. Interviews to take place the week of 19th July.

This year, the UK will host the ‘COP26’ climate talks in Glasgow in November. Many of the world’s poorest countries are struggling to cope with the effects of climate change such as increased droughts, floods and cyclones. We need world leaders to put the poorest people at the heart of their talks and the UK has a critical role to play as host. Please sign our petition to the Prime Minister at from parishes across our diocese are also meeting their MPs locally, to let them know how strongly we feel as Catholics about protecting our earth and helping our sisters and brothers around the world. Further details can be found here:  Parliament in your Parish | CAFOD. Please consider holding a meeting with your MP too.

World Day of Prayer

Formally known as the Women World Day of Prayer. Now all are welcome to the service to be held at Holy Trinity Church Bramley on Saturday July 3rd at 10.30.  This year it is the Holy Trinity Church who are organising the service for all our surrounding villages.  It is an ecumenical service written by the Christian women of Vanuatu.  Usually, we share the same day over all the world but due to the COVID-19 this is not possible.  We will therefore be having a local service.  Depending on the outcome of the Covid-19 arrangements we may need to be outside in which case we will use the Garden of Remembrance next to Holy Trinity Church.

Thanks to your support, CAFOD has been helping communities around the world cope with the pandemic. Just in Zambia, in the past year, our reports show we’ve been able to reach 1,234,200 people with messages on COVID-19, provide 13,312 people with access to safe water, train 392 frontline health workers from Zambia’s 11 dioceses on how to prepare and respond to COVID-19 in their local communities and donate over 1000 handwashing hygiene stations in communities to support handwashing measures. Thank you for standing alongside people in Zambia and for supporting people in more than 30 other countries worldwide.

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