Eastbourne Parish Church

St Mary the Virgin, Old Town

A message from the Vicar, Canon Tom Mendel, SSC


Welcome to our website. I hope very much that you will find it offers
a taste of who we are and what we do. What it can't do is offer
a taste of what we are like; or, more importantly, of what the God we worship
and the Jesus we seek to serve are really like.
For that you need to experience actual, not virtual, reality.

That reality is rooted in worship: our offering of ourselves to God
in response to his gift of himself to us. Our Christian living stems
from our encounter with God in Word and Sacrament.
The ministry of Word and Sacrament at St Mary's is, broadly speaking, within the catholic tradition of the Church of England. Services are detailed on the 'Worship' tab above.

Our church really is a Parish Church. As such it is open to residents
and visitors, to the faithful and to enquirers and you are
as welcome in person as you are here.

Tom Mendel.



Christmas Services at St Mary's

Sunday 23 December 6.30 p.m.
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Monday 24 December - Christmas Eve
4.30 p.m. Blessing of the Crib and Children's Carols
11.30 p.m. Midnight Mass of the Nativity

Tuesday 25 December - Christmas Day
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP)
9.45 a.m. Christmas Family Eucharist with Carols
11.30 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP)

The Clergy and Churchwardens wish you a very bless-ed Christmas!

Please note - there will be no Sung Evensong on Sunday 30 December.

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