Fr Mark McAulay SSC
The east end of the Church
This shows some of the majesty of this unique building.
Fr Thomas (left) and Fr Mark (right)
Mosaic – Parable of the Sower
St Saviour’s is the Parish Church of
St Saviour and St Peter, Eastbourne in the Anglican diocese of Chichester.
The Church was designed by George Edmund Street in the mid-nineteenth century and is one of the finest Tractarian Churches in the country.
Our clergy and the worshipping community hope that you enjoy your visit to our website.
As you will all be aware, as a response to the growing resurgence of COVID-19 Her Majesty’s Government have again put the country into a national lockdown for four weeks from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December. Part of this involves the decision to again suspend public worship in our churches. Consequently this will mean that there will be no services at St. Saviour’s in which the public may participate during this period.
However, this does not mean that the Church – or indeed St. Saviour’s – has “shut up shop”. St. Saviour’s will remain open as usual from 9am to 5pm each day for prayer, reflection, contemplation and to light a candle.
Live-streamed Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer will continue to be offered at 8.30am and 5pm. Live-streamed Masses will also continue to be celebrated on a daily basis at St. Saviour’s, including Sundays (at the usual times during the week and at 10.30am on Sundays), where the clergy will offer the Holy Sacrifice on behalf of all the people of God and for the intention of the entire parish.
Given the restrictions outlined above, please do not attend these Masses. Please also understand that if you are praying in church before a scheduled act of worship, you will be asked to leave before that act of worship is able to commence.
Whilst you may not be able to participate directly by attending, as you will all now be aware from the last lockdown, you are able to participate spiritually by watching via the internet, or else by praying at the times the clergy are offering Mass and by using the Act of Spiritual Communion, the use of which I continue to strongly commend to all of you.
Undoubtedly, this will be another difficult period for many of us but, as I said on Sunday, our faith will see us through. St. Paul reminds us “have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:6-7).
In this new period of lockdown we can all show our faithfulness through our prayer together. Indeed, our Archbishops are urging us to do this. As they have written recently, “Bearing in mind our primary vocation as the Church of Jesus Christ to pray and to serve we call upon the Church of England to make this month of lockdown a month of prayer. More than anything else, whatever the nation thinks, we know that we are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures for ever.”
Please pray for your clergy as we pray for you.
May the good Lord deliver us.
Fr. Mark McAULAY SSC (Parish Priest & Vicar)
The Act of Spiritual Communion Daily Mass and Readings Prayers at Home Booklet Laude Sion
Daily Mass and Morning and Evening Prayer The Angelus Regina Cœli Tantum Ergo
We are fully committed to ensuring that St Saviour's is a safe place for all, as stated in our safeguarding policy. Our Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Yvonne Dyer T 07702 199844
St Saviour's Church
South Street Eastbourne
East Sussex BN21 4UT