Regular Services

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.

For details of the services at St Edmund’s, please visit their web site,

To Contact Fr Mike in an emergencytel 01986 89 33 55 or email

Through the good offices of retired clergy – and especially the assistance of Fr Mike – we maintain the following schedule. However, it is always at risk of change, so please check here in the posted  weekly Newsletter before travelling.

Mass Times – Sundays


08:00    Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Gillingham.

10:30    St. Benet’s, Beccles.

There is no evening Mass.

Mass Times – Holy Days of ObligationCommunion

09:15    St. Benet’s, Beccles; (usually with pupils from our school).

19:00    St. Benet’s, Beccles

Note that Evening Mass is not said on Easter Sunday or Christmas Day.

Saturday Vigil Mass

We do not have a Vigil Mass at St Benet’s. However, St Edmund’s at Bungay  has a Mass at 1830 on Saturday.  Please visit their web site,  for details.

Weekday Mass

Fr Mike from Bungay will say Mass in St Benet’s at 11:00 on Friday – or as set out in our weekly schedule.

Weekday Mass may occasionally be replaced by a Eucharistic Service and times may be altered when weddings, funerals or other special events occur.  Current details can be found in the Newsletter.  Copies are usually available at the back of the church or in the porch, and   it is also posted here on this Web Site.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Holy Hour is held at certain times during the year as an expression of Eucharistic devotion and an opportunity for parishioners to pray for particular intentions.

The Rosary and Stations of the Cross

The Rosary is usually prayed on Wednesday mornings at 09:30; Stations of the Cross are said at 19:30 on Friday evenings in Lent


Confessions are heard in St Benet’s by appointment with Fr Mike.  It is often convenient  to ask Fr Mike to be available after 11:00 Mass on Friday.

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

These can be arranged in consultation with the Priest.

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