*** Face coverings are mandatory, unless exempt by law ***

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

***Public Worship permitted, but with simplicity and brevity in mind***

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

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

Update: 6th January 2022

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Dear Parishioners and visitors,

Welcome to our website. The Bishops of England & Wales have issued a document called “Honouring Sunday” asking us to reflect on how we are keeping the Lord’s Day (Sunday) Holy and inviting us to return to Holy Mass, especially if we have returned to other public activities.

Bishops’ Statement: Honouring Sunday

Clergy and Musicians will celebrate with reverence and joy, but with simplicity and brevity in mind.

We ask people to clean their own seat after Mass using the virus wipes provided.

From 1st December, our Public Masses are usually:

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.

Funerals and school commitments may alter this schedule – always check the newsletter.

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.

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.

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), use both email addresses:

simon.dray@abdiocese.org.uk  & rajesh.minz@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.