Welcome to St Benet’s!

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)


Yes, please do join us on Sunday.

You’re very welcome to stay on for tea or coffee, biscuits and a chat in the parish hall after 10:30 or 18:00 Mass.

We also open our repository after 10:30 Mass,  selling a range of books, cards and religious articles.

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 sidebar on the right.

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 the week’s Masses, plus other services and activities, can be found by clicking here to see our “Services & Sacraments” page.

Access for Visitors and/or Private Prayer

St Benet’s is open throughout the day, for the public, – of any faith or none – to visit for private prayer or simply to enjoy some peaceful meditation. Normally we open in time for Morning Prayers at 08:45, and close at dusk. 

At the back of the church we have a range of informative booklets for purchase, while in St Anthony’s Chapel (front right), there is with a wide selection of religious books which may be borrowed, free of charge.


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:                                                 priest@saintbenetsbeccles.org

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 most recent Parish Newsletter, is under the tabs at the top of this page;
  • these “top tabs” include the full content of our “Parish Handbook” – 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 the relevant document.


Please email the Web Site Editor, Terry O’Brien, at website@saintbenetsbeccles.org :-

  • 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

email: website@saintbenetsbeccles.org