Welcome 2

We would love to meet you at Mass on Sunday,

at any of the following times!

08:00 (OLPS); 10:30 (St B); 18:00 (St B)

(OLPS = Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Gillingham; St B = St Benet’s, Beccles)


Please do join us on Sunday, and stay on for tea or coffee, biscuits and a chat in the parish hall after 10:30 Mass (when we open our repository,  selling a range of religious articles) or after 18:00 Mass.

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 our location on the right sidebar.

Saturday Vigil Mass

We do not have a vigil Mass at St Benet’s.   However, St. Edmunds at Bungay, celebrates Mass at 1830 on Saturday.  Bungay is about 10 miles west of Beccles and the church is in the centre of the town. Please click here to visit their web site.

Weekday Masses

Details of these and other services, can be found by clicking here to see the “Services & Sacraments” page.

We really do hope to see you soon!

Fr Martin Gowman

Priest in Charge

St Benet’s Minster, Beccles


2, Grange Road,


Web Site:www.saintbenetsbeccles.org


Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Gillingham


Norwich Road,

GILLINGHAM. (No post code)

Web Site: www.ourladyofperpetualsuccour.wordpress.com

Parish Contacts

Priest in Charge:                            Dom Martin Gowman, OSB

Mobile Telephone:                           07504 326 719

Email:                                                 frmartin616@gmail.com

House Telephone:                           01502 713 179

 Deacons:                                          Rev. Tony Felton:                        07985 228 397

                                                            Rev. Mike Wells:                          07771 631 029


St Benet’s Catholic Primary School

Ringsfield Road, BECCLES; NR34 9PQSt Benet's School

Federation Headteacher:    Veronica Short

Head of School:                   Sam Barlow

Web site:   www.st-benets.suffolk.sch.uk



To find your way around:-

  • all the “Current Information”, including the contents of the Parish Newsletter, is under the tabs at the top of this page; and
  • all the “Reference Information” 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.



Please email the Web Site Editor, Terry O’Brien, at tmob@sapo.pt :-

  • if you can’t find the information that you want; 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!

Terry O’Brien,

Website Editor