Holy Thursday: 28th March 7.00pm 

Good Friday: 29th March 3:00pm 

Holy Saturday 30th March (The Great Vigil of Easter): 8:00pm 

Easter Sunday: 11:00am (No evening Mass on Easter Sunday)

New Mass Times Announcement

From the Sunday 7th January 2024 onwards Fr Tadeusz and the Polish community will be returning to St Mary Magdalen. 

Polish Mass will be at 9.30am on Sunday. 

To accommodate the Polish community the English 10.30am Sung Mass will begin at 11:00am. Sunday 5:00pm Mass remains.

Christmas Mass Times and Mass Times in 2024

Christmas Mass times are as follows:

Christmas Eve 'Midnight Mass' will be at 9:00pm celebrated by Fr Rod of Worth Abbey

Christmas Day 'Dawn Mass' will be at 10.30am  celebrated by Fr Celestine, the Catholic chaplain of Royal Sussex Hospital

Mass times on Sundays generally will change from 

Sunday 7th January 2024

Polish Mass will be at 9:30am

English Sung High Mass at 11:00am 

English Low Mass at 5:00pm

Since we have no resident priest here, we have Fr Alan Sharpe generously supplying to our parish.

The Sunday Polish Mass is celebrated by Fr Tadeusz Bialas.

Masses for the Solemnity of the Assumption at Other Parishes

Unfortunately, we there will be no Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Tuesday. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. 

Mass times at other parishes for the Assumption: St Peter’s, Portland Road: Vigil Mass (Monday) 7pm, Tuesday at 10am. St Joseph’s, Elm Grove: 7pm, Sacred Heart, Hove: 10am.

Mass for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord


Fr Carl Davies has kindly agreed to offer Mass on Thursday 18th May 2023 for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Mass on Thursday will be celebrated at 6:00pm in the evening. The Ascension of the Lord is a holyday of obligation.

Times for the Sacred Pashal Triduum

Fr Carl Davies has kindly agreed to continue celebrating our Sunday Masses and also the Sacred Triduum. 

Times for the Sacred Paschal Triduum are as follows:

Maundy Thursday 6th April

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00pm

Good Friday 7th April

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 3:00pm

Holy Saturday 8th April

The Solemn Vigil of Easter 8:00pm

Easter Sunday 9th April

Dawn Mass 10:30am

Our Parish Will be Open for the Holy Rosary


Starting on Monday 20th March, our Parish will be open for the public recitation of the Holy Rosary from Mondays to Fridays 6pm to 7pm and on Saturday 1pm to 2pm.

Come and pray for our parish, our priest, our community, for loved ones, for the Church and for the World.

For our latest newsletter, please click here.

Update on Fr Ray, Masses

Fr Ray is steadily improving in his health, while tired much of the time he is able to walk assisted with a zimmer frame and to sit down at a table long enough to take a meal. Continue to pray for his full recovery.

Fr Martin Thompson is celebrating both Sunday Masses today (26th February) and Fr Carl Davies will offer both Sunday Masses next Sunday (5th March).

Fr Anthony Dykes of Oscott College is visiting during the week and will offer Mass at 6pm on Tuesday and on Wednesday, the Feast of St David.

Sunday Masses at St Mary Magdalen Church

While Fr Ray is unwell and hopefully recuperating, Fr Carl Davies will celebrate the 10.30am and 5:00pm Sunday Masses at St Mary Magdalen Church for the time being. Pray for the recovery from illness of Fr Ray. Fr Ray will not be celebrating weekday Masses, but Sunday Masses will go ahead.

Friday and Saturday Mass Cancelled

Unfortunately, Fr Ray is in a lot of pain and so Mass on Friday evening (6pm) and Saturday (12 noon) are both cancelled. Please see this website, our noticeboard or our Facebook group for updated information for daily Mass. Of your charity, please pray for the recovery of our priest.

Christmas Mass Times


On Christmas Eve. 24th December there is a daytime Mass at 12 noon for Christmas Eve, the final Mass of Advent. Please note, this is not to be confused with the Mass During the Night ('Midnight Mass') at 7:00pm, the first Mass of Christmas on Saturday 24th December. On 25th December, Christmas Day, the second Mass of Christmas (Mass During the Day) will take place at 10:30am.

Christmas Mass Times

Saturday 24th December: Mass During the Night: 7:00pm

Sunday 25th December: Mass During the Day: 10:30am

Have a blessed, holy and happy Christmas!

Mass Times Change


Sunday Mass times at St Mary Magdalen Church have today reverted to pre-Covid times of 10:30am and 5:00pm. 

Weekday Mass times remain as advertised on the newsletter, 6pm Tuesday to Friday and 12 noon on Saturday.

Times for the Sacred Triduum

Holy Thursday 14th April 
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 

Good Friday 15th April 
Solemn Liturgy of the Word 

The Great Vigil of Easter 16th April 

Easter Sunday 17th April 
 9:00am (Low Mass) 
11:00am (Sung Mass) 

Please note: 
There is no evening Mass on
Easter Sunday.

What is Sin?


At our last catechesis session in January we discussed sin, what it is and how the Church gives us the Sacraments and encourages us to pray to aid us in our battle against it. The next catechesis class will be on 'What is the Church?'