YES – A sincere Welcome to St Benet’s
As usual at this time of year, to help visitors to Beccles we attach here the most important information –
our Christmas Mass Schedule!
We hope to see you over this joyour season and that you and your family have a very happy and holy Christmas.
To help with your planning for the celebration of the birth of Christ,
the following services and events will be held in our parish,
(in addition to our regular Masses):-
Tuesday 13 DECEMBER; 14:00 School Carol Service at St Benet’s.
Sunday 18 DECEMBER; 16:00 Candle-lit Carol Service at St Benet’s
Saturday 24 DECEMBER; 18:00 NIGHT MASS at St Benet’s.
Sunday 25 DECEMBER; 09:00 DAWN MASS at OLPS, Gillingham.
Sunday 25 DECEMBER; 10:30 DAY MASS at St Benet’s.
But first – some important news!
There is Currently No Resident Priest at St Benet’s
At present, Autumn 2022, we are without a Parish Priest, and Fr Mike Brookes, parish priest at St Edmund’s in Bungay, is also acting as the Administrator of our parish.
Through the good offices of some retired clergy – and especially with the assistance of Fr Mike – we maintain the schedule of services shown below. However, there is always a risk of change, so please check by clicking here to see the posted weekly Newsletter before travelling.
To Contact Fr Mike in an emergency, tel 01986 89 33 55 or email email@example.com
For details of the services at St Edmund’s, please visit their web site, www.stedmundsrcbungay.org.uk
For a brief explanation of these changes, and how they will affect us all,
We would love to welcome you to our Sunday Masses.
These are now celebrated at
09:00 (OLPS) and 10:30 (St B)
OLPS = Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Gillingham; St B = St Benet’s, Beccles
We regret that Mass will no longer be celebrated at 18:00.
In addition, weekday Mass will normally be celebrated only on Friday, at 11:00, in St Benet’s.
For a quick introduction to what is happening in our pasish,
we suggest you read the copy of our weekly Newsletter,
And Now –
An Introduction to Our Parish
St Benet’s, Beccles
Web Site: www.saintbenetsbeccles.org
2, Grange Road,
BECCLES. NR34 9NR
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Our Parish Contacts
Parish Administrator: Fr Mike Brookes
Telephone:(Bungay) 01986 89 33 55
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
House Telephone: 01502 713 179
Deacon: Rev. Tony Felton:
Mobile: 07985 228 397:
Within our parish, Mass is also celebrated in the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (OLPS), Gillingham
Web Site: www.gillinghamcatholicchurch.com
GILLINGHAM. (No post code)
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Please note that OLPS is NOT in the village of Gillingham and there is no post code for Satnav. users. If all else fails – from the “McDonalds” roundabout at the A143/A146 junction, take the A146 towards Lowestoft; after c. 150 mtrs turn left (i.e. North) – before the footbridge – then at the “T” junction, turn right.
YES, PLEASE DO JOIN US ON SUNDAY!
Just like the rest of the world, we had a lot of changes over the past 2 years, and just as we thought we were over the worst of it – now we find ourselves without a resident priest.
In spite of all these changes, we are always delighted to welcome newcomers to the parish and will also extend a real hand of friendship to holidaymakers and visitors.
In case you are a stranger to Beccles, there is a Google Map of St Benet’s location on the sidebar on the right; and for users of Smart Phones, we have added http://www.what3words.com codes for our churches.
Fr Mike will celebrate Holy Mass at 11:00 on Fridays and will be delighted to meet and welcome you there. Do please come up and introduce yourself.
We pray the Rosary together at 09:30 on Wednesday, when Fr Mike has a day off.
Details of the current week’s Masses, can be found by clicking here to see our “Services & Sacraments” page.
ACCESS FOR VISITORS AND/OR PRIVATE PRAYER
We keep the church open from 08:45 to dusk each day for Private Prayer, or simply for a quiet period of peace and contemplation.
The “Tabs” follow a logical sequence. (At least it is logical to your editor!) If you rest your cursor on each of the tabs, the subjects included under it will all show up. Another way is to use the “Search” box on the Home Page; this will bring up a number of pages containing the word or phrase you have entered; you just read each until you find the best match. And then there is the “Updates” page which has a list of all the pages updated recently. For example, all the pages updated each week are listed, with links to them.
CURRENT NEWS AND ACTIVITIES
The “Current Information” pages are updated from the Parish Newsletter each week. Just use the blue link to find the sub-menu with news of all that goes on in our Parish. You will be made very welcome, if you come along and say “Hello!” – particularly if you offer to help.
PARISH REGISTRATION AND CENSUS
If you have moved to Beccles and/or wish to join our parish, please register your details with us by using this link to our Parish Census / “Keeping in Touch” Form and returning it to the Parish Priest. Copies are also on the table at the back of the church
PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION
Information provided on the Parish Register, updated from the “Keeping in Touch” form, together with any other personal data held about individuals by the Parish of St Benet’s, Beccles and the Diocese of East Anglia, is processed in accordance with the Diocese’s Privacy Notice which is available at www.rcdea.org.uk/privacy or from your Parish office
We will never share or release your Personal Data, other than as agreed by you.
You can unsubscribe from communications, or withdraw or change consents, at any time.
If you have any concerns or complaints about any aspect of the Parish Database, please contact the Parish Priest in the first instance. If not satisfied, you can then contact the Diocesan Data Protection Manager at email@example.com
We really do hope to see you soon! Please, come up and say “Hello!”
FR MIKE BROOKES
Our Parish School is St Benet’s Catholic Primary School
Ringsfield Road, BECCLES; NR34 9PQ
Executive Head: Mrs Sam Barlow
Assistant Head: Miss Amanda Lyons
Tel: 01502 712 012
Web site: www.st-benets.suffolk.sch.uk
WEB SITE NAVIGATION
To find your way around:-
- all the “Current Information”, including the contents of the most recent Parish Newsletter, is under the tabs at the top of this page;
- these “top tabs” include the full content of the St Benet’s “Guide to Parish Life” – indexed for ease of use;
- all the “Reference Information” – our history and previous activities – is in the sidebar on the right.
If you are looking for something specific, try using the “Search” box at the top right of the screen – it searches the whole site for the words you enter, and presents you with relevant documents to read.
Use of Forms on the website
We do not have the facility for you to complete any forms “on-line” but you can “Highlight” all or part of the text or form you want; “Copy” it; and then “Paste” it into a document of your own.
Alternatively, paper copies of the forms are available at the back of the church – or drop me an email and I will send you a copy..
Please email the Web Site Editor, Terry O’Brien, at firstname.lastname@example.org :-
- if you can’t find the information that you want; or
- if you want a copy of a form to complete; or
- if you have any news of interest to our parishioners; or
- if you have any comments or criticisms, or any suggestions for improving our web site.
Thank you for visiting!