***Attendance at Mass is 1st come, 1st served***

***Public Worship permitted, but with precautions***

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: Government Roadmap Stage 4

From 19th July 2021

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Dear Parishioners and visitors,

Welcome to our website. Although formal COVID restrictions have now been lifted, it is important that we exercise great caution in the implementation of the stage 4 guidance:

Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales (cbcew.org.uk)

In the guidance, we are asked to ensure that the general principles of continuing to create safe environments in places of worship and their ancillary buildings are not abandoned, meaning that certain preventative practices will still be required. Additionally, all places of worship should always consider the prevailing local conditions for the virus. Our local practices can be found in the newsletter section of this parish website:

bexhill-parish-stage-4-guidance-19th-july-2021.pdf (wordpress.com)

From 19th July 2021, our Public Masses are:

The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Town Centre:

  • 6pm (Sat), 11am & 6pm on Sundays,
  • 10am on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays,
  • 6.30pm on Thursdays.

Although there are no formal social distancing requirements, our recommended capacity for this Church is 150 people which allows for some space between people to be maintained.

Remember the obligation to hear Mass on Sundays remains suspended until 1st Sunday of Advent (28th November 2021). 

The Mass Centre of St Martha’s in Little Common currently has a Sunday Mass:

  • 9am Mass of the Sunday

Our recommended capacity for this Church is 112 people.

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 bexhill@abdiocese.org.uk

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

These voicemails are checked during office hours only.

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.