Church of England Diocese of Chichester St. Mary Kemp Town

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Wednesday

Morning Prayer (CW)

Every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. for 30m

61 St James's St
Brighton

A half-hour Morning Prayer service, using Common Worship liturgy, held in the Lady Chapel from 8.30 am every Wednesday. All welcome. Worshippers are welcome to stay on afterwards for private prayer or just to experience the peace and beauty of the building.

Refreshments Common Worship
Monday

The Purlers

Every Monday at 10 a.m. for 2hr

61 St James's St
Brighton

Natty with the needles? Or a knitting no-hoper? It doesn't matter either way. Join the Purlers, St Mary's knitting group, which meets over tea and coffee on Mondays at 10 am to knit simple squares for making up blankets for displaced families in Iraq and Syria. Other knitting projects are on offer too. All materials and encouragement provided free!

Refreshments
Tuesday

Choir Practice

Every Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. for 1hr

61 St James's St
Brighton

We have a growing choir at St Mary's, and are always looking for new singers. Enthusiasm and a good sense of humour are prerequisites; the ability to read music is not. If you would like to join or just check us out, please contact Fr Andrew on [email protected]

Choir Singing Event held in a Church
Monday

Morning Prayer (BCP)

Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. for 30m

61 St James's St
Brighton

Morning Prayer (BCP) - approx. 30 mins. Followed by prayers for individual needs on which we have been asked to intercede.

Book of Common Prayer Refreshments
Sunday

Sung Eucharist

Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 1hr 15m

61 St James's St
Brighton

A beautiful, dignified act of worship, conducted according to the Common Worship liturgy, with a sung mass, candles and incense. Everyone is welcome to attend the service or else to drop in for a coffee afterwards. The coffee-slot after the service is a good time to see the church and get know St Mary's, and we're usually open till at least 1 pm. Wheelchair accessible. Photography welcome. Dogs on a lead and bicycles happily accommodated.

Refreshments Common Worship Family Friendly Incense
Wednesday

Said Eucharist (CW)

Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. for 30m

61 St James's St
Brighton

A half-hour spoken Eucharist, conducted according to the Common Worship liturgy, which takes place in the Lady Chapel. Tea and coffee available before the service.

Common Worship
Tuesday

Said Eucharist (BCP)

Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for 40m

61 St James's St
Brighton

An evening Eucharist, using the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer, in the intimate space of the Lady Chapel.

Book of Common Prayer
Friday

Morning Prayer (CW)

Every Friday at 9:30 a.m. for 30m

61 St James's St
Brighton

A half-hour Morning Prayer service, using Common Worship liturgy, held in the Lady Chapel from 9.30 am every Friday. All welcome. Worshippers are welcome to stay on afterwards for private prayer or just to experience the peace and beauty of the building.

Refreshments Common Worship
Tuesday

Kemptown Koalas Parent-Toddler Group

Every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. for 1hr 30m

61 St James's St
Brighton

Our friendly, inclusive parent & toddler group runs in our church hall on Tuesday afternoons from 2.30 to 4 pm. The entrance to the hall is in St Mary's Place, immediately to the east of the church.
The group is run by volunteers from St Mary’s. We welcome people of all faiths and none and hope you'll feel comfortable with us whatever your beliefs. Our group leader is Suzie, who's a qualified teacher and mum to Ella, aged 3, and baby Charlie. She’s assisted by Shelley, our volunteer manager, and Fr Andrew, our priest. We’re always happy to chat and answer questions.
To help cover the costs of snacks for the littlies and afternoon tea for the grown-ups, we ask that parents pay £1.50 for the first child, and £1 for a second. But this isn't obligatory. Please speak with one of our volunteers if this would prevent you from bringing a child to the Koalas.

Refreshments Community event Community group Parents and toddlers Event held in a Church Hall
Friday

Kemp Town Talks

Every Friday at 10 a.m. for 2hr

61 St James's St
Brighton

St Mary's holds free, drop-in classes for people who need or want to improve their English conversation skills. We have friendly, experienced EFL teachers who will get you talking confidently. Tea and coffee available and there's a great bunch of volunteers hanging around too to liven things up - plus Magnus the Scottie dog, who has terrible verbal skills but who understands anyone who gives him a friendly pat and a dog biscuit.

Refreshments Community event Community group Event held in a Church
Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Big Issue Distribution

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 9 a.m. for 4hr

61 St James's St
Brighton

St Mary's is the Big Issue Distribution Agency for Brighton and Hove. We distribute the Big Issue magazine to about 20 homeless and insecurely housed vendors on all days of the week, apart from Thursday.

Community event Homeless outreach Event held in a Church