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St Paul within the diocese of Arundel and Brighton.

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A letter from the President and Vice-President

on behalf of all the Bishops of the Conference

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith. It is very clear that, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches. This will begin from Friday evening, 20th March 2020, until further notice.

Our churches will remain open. They are not closing. They will be a focal point of prayer, where you will find solace and strength. In visiting our churches at this time, we will observe with great care the practices of hygiene and the guidance on social distancing.

However, the celebration of Mass, Sunday by Sunday and day by day, will take place without a public congregation.

Knowing that the Mass is being celebrated; joining in spiritually in that celebration; watching the live-streaming of the Mass; following its prayers at home; making an act of spiritual communion: this is how we share in the Sacrifice of Christ in these days. These are the ways in which we will sanctify Sunday, and indeed every day.

We want everyone to understand that in these emergency circumstances, and for as long as they last, the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is removed. This is, without doubt, the teaching of the Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2181). This pandemic is the 'serious reason' why this obligation does not apply at this time.

You will find more details about the pathway of prayer and sacramental life we are now to take in the accompanying document and on the Bishops’ Conference website ( Your own bishop and parish priest will provide further support, encouragement and information about our way of prayer together in the coming weeks.

The second vital aspect of these challenging times is our care for each other. There are so many ways in which we are to do this: being attentive to the needs of our neighbour, especially the elderly and vulnerable; contributing to our local food banks; volunteering for charitable initiatives and organisations; simply keeping in touch by all the means open to us.

During these disturbing and threatening times, the rhythm of the prayer of the Church will continue. Please play your part in it. The effort of daily kindness and mutual support for all will continue and increase. Please play your part in this too. For your commitment to this, we thank you.

'The Lord is my shepherd,

There is nothing I shall want.'

May God bless us all.

Vincent Cardinal Nichols Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP

President Vice-President  - 18th March 2020

Following Government guidance about not coming into ‘un-necessary contact’

with others, it is with regret that Fr Trevor and the Parish Team have announced that all Masses, Services and meetings at our churches will be suspended until Further notice. 

Stations of the Cross at St Richard’s on Friday 20th March has been cancelled.

The evening for Confirmation Candidates with Bishop Richard on 24th March at St Paul’s Catholic College has also been cancelled. 

It is possible that the day of reflection on 2nd May will also be cancelled as well as following sessions. 

It is also possible that the Confirmation Mass will be cancelled, too. 

Please keep checking here for updates.



Please do not come to the parish office at this time.

Bishop Richard has asked all parish employees to work from home.


Contact can be made by phone, or email in the usual way.

01444 450139

Our Churches


St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church



Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima




Hazelgrove Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 3PQ

Tel: 01444 450139

Cuckfield Road
RH17 6ET

Tel: 01444 401818


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St. Stephen's Church

St. Stephen's Church




Horsted Keynes
RH17 7DX


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Our Clergy


Fr Trevor Welland
Parish Priest
Tel: 01444 450139

Fr Vladimir Nikiforov
Our Lady of Fatima, Staplefield
Tel: 07742 582923




Rev Dave Turner
Mobile: 07777 646965

Rev Paul Bilton
Mobile: 07941 473475


Parish Office




The Presbytery, St. Paul's Church, Hazelgrove Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 3PQ
Tel: 01444 450139
Fax: 01444 441439

Office hours: Monday 9am - 3pm, Tuesday 11am - 3pm, Thursday 11am - 3pm, Friday 9am - 3pm
Parish Secretary: Marie Broderick

Please ring the Parish Office and leave a message if a priest is needed urgently.
If you have someone needing a visit in the Princess Royal Hospital, the Kleinwort Centre or a local nursing home
please contact the Parish Office.


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