A message from the Vicar, Canon Tom Mendel, SSC

 

Welcome to our website. I hope very much that you will find it offers a taste of who we are and what we do. What it can't do is offer a taste of what we are like; or, more importantly, of what the God we worship and the Jesus we seek to serve are really like. For that you need to experience actual, not virtual, reality.

That reality is rooted in worship: our offering of ourselves to God in response to his gift of himself to us. Our Christian living stems from our encounter with God in Word and Sacrament. The ministry of Word and Sacrament at St Mary's is, broadly speaking, within the catholic tradition of the Church of England. Services are detailed on the 'Worship' tab above.

Our church really is a Parish Church. As such it is open to residents and visitors, to the faithful and to enquirers and you are as welcome in person as you are here.

Tom Mendel.

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Sunday 7 December at 6.30 p.m.
COMPLINE
sung by Lux Aeterna
including music by Blow, Gibbons, Stone and Dufay

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Christmas Services at St Mary's


Sunday 21 December

6.30 p.m.
SERVICE OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

Wednesday 24 December - Christmas Eve
4.30 p.m.
Blessing of the Crib and Childrens' Carols

11.30 p.m.
MIDNIGHT MASS of Christmass


Thursday 25 December - Christmas Day

8.00 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP)

9.45 a.m. CHRISTMAS HOLY COMMUNION with Carols

11.30 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP


With best wishes for a Merry Christmas
from our Clergy, Churchwardens and Congregation.

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We are one of the few Parish Churches where BCP Evensong
is sung on most Sundays at 6.30 p.m. Full Choral Evensong is generally sung on the
second Sunday of each month and at Major Festivals where indicated.

Click here to visit
http://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/being-a-christian.aspx
and read 'Being a Christian' by Baron Williams of Oystermouth,
 the former Archbishop of Canterbury.




St Mary's plays a significant part in the annual Eastbourne Festival. Festival 2015 will move from Easter to 5 - 26 July 2015.
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Copies of the 'Pitkin' Church Guide Book
are available in church or from the Parish Office - price £3.

Click here to visit our gallery including detail of the beautiful
stained glass windows in our church.

The church
is open daily for private prayer, closing at 4.00 p.m. in winter months.
Times of services can be found on the Worship Page of 
site, at the doors of the church, in the monthly Magazine or the Weekly Newsheet.
Do visit other pages, by clicking the links above, for further information about St Mary's.

For information about Baptisms and Weddings or to speak to a member
of the Ministry Team please telephone 01323 72042001323 720420 for an appointment.
or email us at admin@stmaryseastbourne.com
For further guidance and information as to how the church can help
you with your wedding arrangements click here to visit www.YourChurchWedding.org


Accessibility

  • The Church has a 'Loop' system to assist Hearing Aid users.
  • Wheelchair ramps are available at the North Door and Ministers will bring Communion to the pew of anyone unable to reach the altar rail.
  • There are wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities in the North Cloister.
  • Large print service and hymn books are available on request.
  • There is a creche available during the Parish Eucharist for 0-5's. See our Worship page for further details.

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Site last updated  20 September 2014