Eastbourne Parish Church

St Mary the Virgin, Old Town

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.



There will be no Holy Eucharist at St Mary's on Mondays 8 and 15 October.
Holy Eucharist will be available elsewhere as listed in Cross Parish Partnership arrangements.

Harvest Festival
Sunday 21 October 2018
Parish Eucharist 9.45 a.m.
Sung Evensong and Benediction 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 27 October 2018 at 2.30 p.m.
Organ Recital of French classical and romantic music

by Victor Potter
Organist and Director of Music at St Mary's
Dialogue - Marchand
Andantino Op.2 (Cantilene) - Tournemire
Cath├ędrales -  Vierne
Tierce en Taille from Messe Paroisses - Couperin
Sonata 2 - Guilmant

Admission Free - Retiring collection for St Mary's and its music.
Organ recitals generally last about an hour.

Remembrance Sunday 11 November 2018
Please note that the Parish Eucharist including the Act of Remembrance
will begin at 10.30 a.m. on this day.

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