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

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

Updated: 5th June 2022

Dear Parishioners and visitors,

Welcome to our website and to our parish community. Following Easter and the Great Feast of Pentecost, the parish moves into Ordinary Time, fulfilling our baptismal dignity to celebrate the Sacred Mysteries and announce the gospel of the Lord.

We are continuing to revaluate our Parish’s Mission and Vision, which was last done in 2003, and this is presented in draft form here:

Parish of O L Rosary Pastoral Care and Support Group Easter Update Mission and Vision

From Pentecost (5th June 2022), the Bishops of England & Wales have restored the ‘Sunday Obligation’ and so we invite you to return to in-person worship at Mass,  especially if we have returned to other public activities.

COVID remains with us, and we are moving into the endemic phase, and so we must remain vigilant. 

Face coverings are personal choice.

The temperature of our Church buildings can be on the cool side, so you are advised to wear warm clothing.

We all have a responsibility to keep the Church clean and tidy, ready for the next liturgy.

Although there is no formal social distancing, our recommended capacities are the current seating capacity of each Church, please do not stand in the isles or doorways, which are possible pinch points.

Recommended Capacities

190, St Martha’s & 200, St Mary Magdalene.

The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Town Centre:

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

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

We have another Church in the parish, St Martha’s, Little Common, which has a Sunday Mass: 

  • 9am Mass of the Sunday

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

*** if you are able, please continue to support your parish through the diocese’s online offertory scheme via: ChurchSuite Donate 

 remembering to select the BEXHILL PARISH 

With my prayers and best wishes,

Fr Simon Dray, Parish Priest.