Although churches are being kept locked during the current health emergency,


continues to be celebrated regularly by your priests who are asked to pray for all people. Wherever you may be, you are invited to join in with Fr Martin who will be saying Mass weekly in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

on Sundays at 8 a m.

You are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion Prayer (two examples are given below) to express your intention in uniting your spirit to those of countless others who wish to support one another at this time in the love of Jesus.

Guidance about the Easter Duties observed annually by Roman Catholics, and about how to fulfil them during this exceptional year, may be found on our parish website:

Spiritual Communion Prayers

My Jesus, I believe that You are truly present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as being already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen

St Alphonsus Liguori


I wish, my Lord, to receive You with the purity, humility and devotion with which Your Most Holy Mother received You, with the spirit and fervour of the saints. Come, Lord Jesus. Give me, good Lord, a longing to be with you: give me warmth, delight and quickness in thinking upon You. And give me Your grace to long for Your holy sacraments, and especially to rejoice in the presence of Your very blessed Body, Sweet Saviour Christ, in the Holy Sacrament of the altar.

St Thomas More

Here is a guide you can follow when Mass cannot be celebrated publicly.

For more ideas of things you can do to follow your faith at this difficult time, please do look at the Covid-19 Guidance from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England & Wales.

If we are able to open the church at a later date for quiet contemplation, we will post details here.

For help during the Covid-19 outbreak, please click here for all the latest from Saint Benet’s. 


Usual Mass times:

  • 8 a.m. every Sunday
  • 8 a.m. on Holydays of Obligation
  • Stations of The Cross: by arrangement
  • Rosary: by arrangement
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: by arrangement
  • Latin Mass: by arrangement

Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 8 a.m. We have a short service which usually lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Generally our Mass is celebrated without music, except on Easter Sunday and on Christmas Day, when an unaccompanied hymn or carol (or two!) may be sung. Although we do have a small pedal-powered organ, it is very seldom played. If you would like to play it, please get in touch! We also have an electric keyboard!