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

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

COVID-19 Roadmap for Reopening

15th June 2020

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Dear Parishioners and visitors,

Welcome to our website. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on public gatherings remain in force and we are unable to celebrate Mass or administer the Sacraments, except in danger of death. The Government and the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales have given tentative permission for the reopening of Churches for Private Prayer, providing that all the routines of social distancing, supervision and cleaning are in place.

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

  • Fridays: 09.30am to 11.30am
  • Saturdays: 09.30am to 11.30am

The Mass Centre of St Martha’s in Little Common remains closed until further notice.

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 and parish office remain closed all personal callers.

The parish administrators remain furloughed and no longer working and so, the answerphone will not be checked regularly. Please do not post cheques or cash through the letterbox – use the online giving as outlined above.

Fr Simon can access emails sent to: stmm@btconnect.com

Strict Emergencies: 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.