Welcome

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: 13th April 2022

Dear Parishioners and visitors,

Welcome to our website. The Parish would like to wish you a holy and happy Triduum, Easter Sunday and Easter Season. You will find our Easter Service times here:

Holy Week 2022 – Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday

From Easter Sunday to Pentecost, we are spending time in prayer to reconsider and promulgate our Parish’s Mission and Vision, which was last done in 2003. The Parish Pastoral Care and Support Group, therefore, present the following document for your consideration during the Easter Season:

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

Although The Bishops of England & Wales have yet to formally, restore the Sunday Obligation, they have issued a document called “Honouring Sunday” which in summary asks 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.

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.

Holy water, hymn books, sign of peace, and bidding prayers are allowed.  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

https://www.facebook.com/stmmbexhill

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.