Mass Times & Intentions; & Other Services

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.

Private Prayer is Possible in the Church

The Church is open from 08:45 until dusk each day,

for Private Prayer, Reflection or Meditation –

or just to enjoy some peace and quiet in the company of Our Lord.


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 day’s  Mass.

Universalis Mass Readings

For the readings for today, 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.

Parish Diary; w/c Sunday 05 December &  w/c Sunday 12 December

Venue is St Benet’s unless shown otherwise; Mass intentions are shown in Italics

Sun 05 2nd Sunday of Advent; Year C 08:00 OLPS for the People
Sun 05 Second Collection; St B:  Christmas Flowers 10:30   Lorna Young † (Fd)
Sun 05   18:00   Ann Martin Ϯ (Fd)
Acclamation 2
When we eat this Bread, and drink this Cup, we proclaim your Death O Lord, until you come again
Mon 06 (St Nicholas) 09:15   Simon Bracken Ϯ (EB)
Tue 07 (St Ambrose) NO MORNING MASS
Tue 07   12:00 St Mary’s Great Yarmouth; Funeral Mass for Simon Bracken
Wed 08 (Immaculate Conception of Our Lady) NO MORNING MASS  09:30  Rosary
Thu 09   09.15   School Mass
Fri   10 (Blessed Martyrs of East Anglia) 11:00   Reconciliation Mass
Sat 11 (St Damasus I) 09:30   Topham Family (Fd)
Sat 11   10:00   Exposition and Confessions
Sun 12 3rd Sunday of Advent; Year C 08:00 OLPS Marian Gracey Ϯ
Sun 12 Second Collection:St B: The Dependent Priests’ Fund 10.30   Mario & Jacqueline Grima Ϯ (MG)
Sun 12   18:00   Mary Roberts † (Fd)
Acclamation 3
Save us Saviour of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.
Mon 13 (St Lucy) 09:15   for the Homeless
Tue 14 (St John of the Cross) 09:15   John Ladner Ϯ (Fd)
Wed 15   NO MORNING MASS  09:30  Rosary
Thu 16   09.15   for the Unemployed
Fri   17 O Sapientia 11:00   Reconciliation Mass
Sat 18 O Adonai 09:30   for those in Care Homes
Sat 18   10:00   Exposition & Confessions
Sun 19 O Radix Jesse      
Sun 19 4th Sunday of Advent; Year C 08:00 OLPS Betty Breheny † (HH)
Sun 19   10.30   for the People
Sun 19   18:00   Maureen Wright Ϯ
Acclamation 1
We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

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 Covid 19 pandemic, if you want Mass said for a Special Intention, please email; arrangements can then be made for the payment of the appropriate Stipend.

“Live Streamed” Mass

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

from Walsingham

or St John’s Cathedral

You can make your choice  from a range of churches to be found on

The website provides the texts for the current week.


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