Mass Times & Intentions; & Other Services

Mass Intentions

Anyone wishing to have a Mass said for a personal intention, should print and complete the “Mass Intention Request Form” available via this link.  This form is also available at the back of the church.  Please enclose the appropriate Stipend with your request.

Alternatively, during the Coronavirus crisis, if you want Mass said for a Special Intention, please email; arrangements can then be made for the payment of the appropriate Stipend.

Current Mass and Service Schedule

Please note that all Masses and services listed below will be held at St Benet’s, Beccles, (St B) unless otherwise indicated.

For example, on Sundays the 8:00 Mass (OLPS)  is celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Gillingham.

All Services Will Be Held in PRIVATE

Private Prayer

For Private Prayer, the regular opening times of St Benet’s

are after the Private  Mass, five days out of seven, as follows:

Sunday                                              11.00 – 11.30 am

Monday                                            09.45 – 10.15 am

Thursday & Friday                       09.45 – 10.15 am

Saturday                                           10.00 – 10.30 am

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Gillingham, will be open every Wednesday afternoon between 2.00 and 3.00 pm.

Bungay and Harleston

Parishioners may find it useful to know that St Edmunds will be open for prayer on Mondays 9.15-10.15 and Thursdays 12.00-1.00.

If anyone wishes to visit St Thomas More chapel at Jay’s Green, Harleston for private prayer they should contact Peter Williams on 01379 855 313 to arrange to collect the key.

The Mass Readings for TODAY and the week ahead.

Are you missing the Missalettes?  This is a new service – linking to the Universalis website – where you will find all the readings for the Mass.

Universalis Mass Readings

For the readings for the Day/Date/Feast shown, just click on the yellow “Universalis” banner above.

This “Universalis” web page also shows (on the right-hand side-bar), links to the readings for yesterday, and for the week ahead.

It is free to use, and we hope you find it useful.


Please note that during the Second Lockdown, all Masses are once again being said by Fr Martin in private. 

The Church will be open for Private Prayer for 30  minutes after each weekday Mass, and after 1030 Mass on Sunday.

Parish Diary w/c 22nd November

All Masses are celebrated in private

Mass intentions indicated in italics

Sunday 22nd  November; Year A

Christ the King

8.00 (OLPS)



Mass   Patrick Durack † (FD)  

Mass  ACN: for Christian Families in the Middle East

Mass  Opus Christi Salvatoris Mundi

First Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17      

Second Reading: Corinthians 15:20-26, 28                               

 Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46

Monday 23rd  9.15 Mass   John Thorneycroft Ϯ (JB)
Tuesday 24th

Wednesday 25th

  No Morning Mass

No Morning Mass

Thursday 26th 9.15 Mass    Lindsay Robert Tilney Ϯ (Fd)
Friday 27th 9.15 Reconciliation Mass
Saturday 28th  (Our Lady on Saturday) 9.30 Mass   Lorna Reynolds Ϯ (Fd)
Sunday 29th November 

 NB Start of Year B

1st Sunday of Advent 

8.00 (OLPS)



Mass  For the People

Mass  St Benet’s Primary School

Mass  Ann Martin (Fd)

We are also invited to participate in services streamed on the internet:-

from Walsingham

or St John’s Cathedral

or your choice from

The website provides the texts.