Christ Church is unashamedly Catholic in its tradition, its history, its worship and its mission. We are a Parish of The Society (under the patronage of St Wilfrid and Hilda) in the Church of England serving all the people of central St Leonards. Our main Sunday celebration is the Parish Mass at 10.15 am. Our building is imposing, and has been listed 2*; our liturgy is modern catholic with traditional ceremonial. Our congregation is open and diverse in terms of age and background. On Saturdays a priest is available in church at 11.00am to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation to offer counsel or to talk things through. The parish welcomes children and young families; there are several groups connected with the parish including Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, which meet in the Church Hall. The church has a small choir of adult voices and a stipendiary director of music, and we actively encourage outside groups, musicians and orchestras to use the church, which has a fine acoustic. Our 1882 Holdich organ was rebuilt by Willis in 1929 as a three-manual. There are close links with Christ Church Primary School which is situated near the church.
For Parish enquiries please contact:
Fr Luke Irvine-Capel
The Parish Office, 2 Christ Church Courtyard
St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6GL
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