Home

Welcome to the website of Eastbourne Catholic Churches.
Here you can find information about the following churches in Eastbourne

  • Our Lady of Ransom
  • St Agnes
  • St Gregory

****************************

Church Opening Times
Our Lady of Ransom church will be open at the following times:

Day Morning Evening
Sunday 12th July 8.45 – 13:00
(Masses 9:15 & 11:30)
Monday 13th July 18:00 – 19:30
(Mass at 18:30)
Tuesday 14th July Closed
Wednesday 15th July 10:30 – 12:00
(Mass 11:00)
Thursday 16th July 10:30 – 12:00 (Mass 11:00)
Friday 17th July 10:30 – 12:00
(Adoration & Confessions 11-12)
Saturday 18th July 17:30 – 19:00
(Mass at 18:00)
Sunday 19th July 8.45 – 13:00
(Masses 9:15
& 11:30)
17:00 – 19:00
(Mass at 17:30)

Restarting of Masses
Among the many requirements we have to follow, are the provision of stewards; as we have more volunteers, we can have more Masses. If you are able to help with stewarding please could you e-mail Mary Staffiere, the Parish Secretary at info@ransomagnes.org or give the office a ring on 07510-926806 – Please note that we are not currently allowed to accept those over 70 and/or with health conditions or a vulnerable family member at home.

Understandably, many people may still be cautious of risking their health, and the Bishops are continuing to say that the Sunday obligation does not apply at the moment, so do not feel obliged to come if you have doubts. You can still follow the Mass that is live-streamed at 9.15am. If you are coming to Mass, and can come on a weekday, that will free up a place for those who can only come on Sunday.
The Mass may look and feel different from what we are used to. We are following the social distancing rule that only requires 1- metre apart, so as to accommodate as many as we can, but this means we have to come with a mask. We are asked to observe a one-way system, entering by the main door on Grange Road and exiting by the side door on Meads Road.
Benches will be allowed to sit one person at either end, and one in the middle. Families and couples who form one household can sit together and observe a 1-metre distance from others.
There will also be an overflow Mass in the Parish Centre.
Sadly we are not allowed to sing (but may have music played).
There will be no collection, but you may leave offerings at a donation box as you leave the church. Communion will be only the host, and only in the hand; after receiving everyone will leave straightaway by the exit.

Masse Attendance Preferences Questionnaire
We have produced a questionnaire and ask if you were able to pick a day and time of the week most suitable for Mass from your point of view, when would it be?
You would need to make this a regular thing, so that even if the Sunday obligation will have been lifted, quite rightly, there is still a sense of making an intentional place for that Mass in your week.
The forms are available in the church or at request from parish office or you can download below:
Mass Prefrences Word Document
Mass Prefrences PDF

****************************

Sunday Mass Live Streaming

Mass will be streamed live every Sunday at 9:15am.
Click the YouTube button below to watch live at mass time, or at any time to watch previous masses:

You can also watch previous masses on the mass live streaming page.

You can view the readings for the masses at https://universalis.com/mass.htm

If you are unable to watch at mass time you are encouraged to pray using this sheet: When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly

****************************

Eastbourne Catholic Churches Magazine

We’re excited to announce the first publication of “Eastbourne Catholic Churches”, a new joint venture with Christ the King Parish, containing lots of information about the season of Pentecost and more besides. Look out for more editions later in the year – and do share with your friends!



Click the link to read Eastbourne Catholic Churches Pentecost Edition

****************************

Newsletter
Click Here for the Latest Parish Newsletter
We have been sending out the Weekly Newsletter to Sick/Housebound/elderly or anyone without accessible internet connection. If you know of anyone who may not be on our list and would like to be, please let Mary from the parish Office know by email: info@ransomagnes.org. She will check if they are already on the list and if not, they will be added.

Link to the Newsletter Page with previous newsletters.

****************************

Meditations on the Psalms
Fr Tristan is running a series of reflections during the coronavirus restrictions.
You can view these here.

****************************

Virtual Offertory
You can donate to the parish through the Diocese Virtual Offertory: justgiving.com/campaign/parishoffertory
Click on the button below. Be sure to specify the church and town for your donation, in the ‘message of support’.

****************************

Nazareth Appeal
On Thursday June 18th Hastings and Bexhill Circle had a Zoom meeting at which several Brothers from outside the UK took part. One of these, Brother Habib Karam spoke about the dire situation of Christians in Nazareth. You can read more here.

****************************

Cafod Quiz
For those who enjoy quizzes, the latest CAFOD quiz is on the link below. We are invited to make a donation to CAFOD as we are thinking at this time of all those peoples who are most vulnerable to the Corona virus, and to the economic effects it will have.
Link to CAFOD Quiz: CAFOD Quiz
Link to the answers (no cheating!): CAFOD Quiz Answers

****************************

GDPR
The latest version of the GDPR form is available to download now – please click on the links below:
GDPR form – Word Document
GDPR form – PDF
If you have already completed a GDPR form and any of your details have changed, we would be grateful if you would kindly complete another form. If you know of any parishioner who is not internet connected please let Mary at the Parish Office know – email info@ransomagnes.org – and she will send them a form. If any member of your family is in the same position, again, please download a form for them.

****************************

Events on Zoom
During the COVID-19 pandemic, events are taking place online using the Zoom app and video conferencing.

If you do not have the Zoom app you can download it below:
Click to Download Zoom App

For the Rosary Prayer Group every Friday at 4:00pm, the details are:-
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81272231859?pwd=VFVOZDQ2dElON3NocCtzT0lsRjF2UT09
Meeting ID: 812 7223 1859
A password is required; please email mary@joyofmusic.org.uk for the password, for further details, or if you have any questions on accessing Zoom.

****************************

Over the Rainbow
Sr Mary-Rose is blogging with regular art and craft activities and reflections for children to enjoy and to help them better appreciate the Sunday Gospels.
See: https://maryrosebracuti.wixsite.com/overtherainbow

****************************

2020 Lourdes Pilgrimage
Each year, we journey together as pilgrims to the holy Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, however, due to Covid-19, this year we will have to travel in spirit and mind and not body.
We are pleased to be able to invite you to join us for a virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage from the 25th to the 30th July. Including virtual events for families and for Redshirts (those ins years 10&11).
Find out more at www.ablourdes2020.org

The Alpha Course has been postponed.

****************************

Live Streamed Masses
Some Churches transmit Mass live online:
St Mary of the Angels, Worthing - you can access an online Mass responses sheet here.
Sacred Heart, Caterham - Mass (live and recorded), Adoration and the Rosary.
St Paul’s, Haywards Heath will be streaming via Facebook, their page can be accessed here
The Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham offers a 12 noon online Pilgrim Mass each day, a selection of previously recorded services and a prayer request facility.
Church Service TV provides live streaming and recordings from churches around the country.

You can tour the Vatican Museums from your armchair by visiting: http://m.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani-mobile/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html

Bishop Richard’s Podcast each Saturday: https://vimeo.com/arundelandbrighton/videos/

****************************

Newspapers
Many UK Catholic Diocesan newspapers on one website – www.ChurchPaper.co.uk – so parishioners can stay in contact with their Church and their community. This includes the A&B News.

Mass Intentions
Already requested Mass Intentions will be said by the priests in accordance with the list in the weekly newsletter. Mass intentions can still be requested for the future. Requests can be posted through the parish office door with your donation.

Gift Aid / Donations
The Gift Aid envelopes for the new financial year are locked in church for the time being. If you wish to make a Gift Aided donation while there are no services please post your envelope through the parish office door clearly writing your name and Gift Aid number on the envelope. This also applies to Easter gifts to the priests. If your donation is for the priests please also mark your envelope ‘Easter gift’ and with your Gift aid number.
Non Gift aided donations to the offertory and the priests can be made in the same way.
If you want to continue donating to the Parish, whether Gift aided or not, please consider setting up a bank standing order. Forms are available here. Please post your completed form through the parish office door.
You can also use the Virtual Offertory button above for the weekly offertory donations.

****************************

Useful Links
Mary – Parish Office 10.00am-3.00pm 07510-926806
Presbytery at Our Lady of Ransom (inc. Sick Calls) 01323-723222
Christ the King Parish 01323-760048
Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Website dabnet.org
National Conference of Bishops Website www.cbcew.org.uk
National Health Service www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Government Advice  gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
Parish Facebook page:

****************************

The Arundel and Brighton Diocesan Trust is a Registered Charity No. 252878