First Sunday of Advent (December 3rd)
Service of Hymns and Readings for Advent, with Benediction at Petworth at 5pm

Additional Confessions before Christmas
Holy Hour with a visiting priest for confessions at Midhurst, Saturday December 9th 10am-11am
Holy Hour with visiting priests for confessions at Petworth, Saturday December 16th Midday-1pm

Parish Crib Service and Childrens' Party
Sunday December 17th at Midhurst, 4pm

Fourth Sunday of Advent 
Saturday December 23rd
Vigil Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Advent at Midhurst, 5pm
Vigil Mass of the Fourth Sunday of Advent at Petworth, 6.30pm
Sunday December 24th
Sunday Mass at Duncton at 8am
No Mass at Midhurst at 9.30am
No Mass at Petworth at 11am
(Christmas Eve)
Vigil Mass of Christmas at Midhurst at 6pm
Mass in the Holy Night at Petworth at 10pm
Monday December 25th
Mass of the Dawn at Duncton at 8am
Mass of the Day at Midhurst at 9.30am
Mass of the Day at Petworth at 11am


Our parishes, which cover over 200 square miles of Sussex countryside, are in the Cathedral Deanery of
the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.

There are two Catholic churches in the parish of Petworth: 

The Sacred Heart, Petworth;
SS Anthony & George, Burton Park, Duncton

There is one church in the parish of Midhurst:
The Divine Motherhood & S Francis of Assisi, Midhurst

These pages will introduce you to our parish community, and give you some information about the history of the parishes and their buildings. We are lucky to have three very beautiful churches, but there is much more to the parish than bricks and mortar. Our parishes are lively, dedicated and friendly communities of people of all ages, united by our will to love God and to make him known to others. If you would like to come and visit us, you will be very welcome.

Our parish priest is Fr. Peter Newsam. He has been in the parish since September 2004. Before that he was an assistant priest at Chichester for four years, and before that at Bognor for 18 months. Fr. Peter was previously a minister in the Church of England, and he is married with two children.