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The Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, Bexhill on Sea:

the communities of St Mary Magdalene, Town Centre & St Martha’s, Little Common

An Update: Resumption of Masses and Sacraments after Lockdown 2

1st January 2021

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Dear Parishioners and visitors,

Welcome to our website. The Government have announced that communal acts of worship may now resume in all 4 of the Coronavirus Tiers, but with social distancing limitations to control the  Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the Church to be open for private prayer and / or  communal acts of worship, there must be stewards on duty so that all the routines of social distancing, supervision and cleaning are met in order to make the Church COVID-Secure.

Public Masses have resumed once again in the Parish of Bexhill but with limitations. We can only open when we have stewards on duty (who should be an existing parishioner, be under 70, be free from underlying health conditions).

Please let the parish office know if you can help: stmm@btconnect.com

Public Masses in the Church of St Mary Magdalene

  • 11am & 6pm on Sundays,
  • 10am on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays,
  • 6.45pm on Thursdays.

The Church capacity for Mass is 55 units of people (meaning that couples and families, who can sit together, may increase capacity up to a strict maximum of 80 persons). It is first come first served. The Stewards will regulate entry and will not permit the capacity to be breached. Remember the obligation to hear Mass on Sundays is suspended. If you are coming to Mass choose one Mass each week to allow more space for others.

The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sea Road, Town Centre will be open for private prayer on:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10.30 to 11.00am,
  • Thursdays 7.30 to 8pm,

The Mass Centre of St Martha’s in Little Common has resumed Masses at the weekend:

  • 9am Mass of the Sunday

This Church’s capacity is 36 units of people (meaning that couples and families, who can sit together, may increase capacity up to a strict maximum of 60 persons).

All Catholics in England & Wales are hereby dispensed from the obligation to assist / participate in the Sunday Masses and Holy Days of Obligation, until further notices.

The presbytery & parish office remain closed to casual callers (appointments only).

The parish administrators have returned to the office and will assist you if you email stmm@btconnect.com

Due to office restructuring to make it COVID-secure, you may need to leave an answerphone message: 01424 210 263 opt 4.

Strict Emergencies (i.e. sick calls / last rites): simon.dray@abdiocese.org.uk

Otherwise the following voicemails for important pastoral matters:

Fr Simon Dray: 01424 210 263 opt 3;

Fr Rajesh Minz: 01424 210 263 opt 2

We also have a parish Facebook Page: Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, Bexhill: St Mary Magdalene & St Martha’s


New parishioners are welcome to complete the form and we will deal with these once things have returned to normal: click here

With my prayers and best wishes,

Fr Simon Dray, Parish Priest.