Get involved!

The Chaplaincy offers a variety of events and activities, from learning about your faith, to playing games, volunteering, exploring the area, there is something for everyone.

Masses/Liturgy


Fr Rod Celebrates Mass at the Meeting House on Sussex Campus at the following times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12 noon
Wednesdays: 1pm
Sundays: 6pm (also streamed on facebook.)

There is also Mass at St Josephs, Brighton at the following times
Tuesday-Friday: 6pm
Sunday: 11:30am and 5:30pm.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
You can approach Fr Rod to arrange a time for confession, or a priest is available at St Josephs Church:
Saturdays 11 – 11:45am.

Trips and Retreats

The Chaplaincy participates in an annual South Eastern University Chaplaincies’ Pilgrimage, where we join over 200 other Catholic students in historically significant destinations such as Canterbury, Cambridge, or Oxford. The next pilgrimage should be in October 2021.

Every year the Chaplaincy has a residential weekend retreat at Worth Abbey, a Benedictine monastic community 40 minutes North of Brighton. It is a great opportunity to deepen friendships, explore faith, and have a break from hectic student life in the Sussex countryside.

Every Summer the Chaplaincy makes a trip to Taizé, an ecumenical Christian Community in France, and spends the week among thousands of young people from all over the world, singing the beautiful chants, camping in tents, joining the brothers in prayer, and enjoying the beautiful countryside. It is a life-changing experience!

Tuesday Nights

From 6:30pm every Tuesday we hold a range of different events and activities: movie nights, board games, talks, country walks, bowling trips, prayer evenings… Traditionally this takes place at Howard House, opposite Falmer Station, but due to covid restrictions the meetings will take place via zoom for the time being. You can find a link on the facebook chaplaincy page.

Social Outreach

The chaplaincy takes part in the Soup Run, offering soup, bread and tea to the homeless, every 4th Thursday of the month. We meet at Howard House 18:45, or you can go directly to St George’s Church in Kemptown, if you are based in Brighton. If you would like to get involved please email Fr Rod at catholicsussex@gmail.com

The Chaplaincy is also involved in Lightbulb, a local initiative offering free practical, manual support for those who may be isolated and without adequate help within the local community. If you are interested in helping, speak to one of the chaplains or email lightbulb.stjospehs@gmail.com.

If you enjoy working with children, there are opportunities to volunteer with Overflow – a termly kids activity day at St Josephs parish, or Chomp, who provide healthy meals and activities during the holidays for children who usually rely on free school meals. Get in touch with your chaplains for more info.

Weekly Schedule

SUNDAY
11:30 Mass – St. Joseph’s Church, Brighton BN2 3ET
(also streamed on www.youtube.com/c/EastBrightonCatholicParish)
18:00 Mass – The Meeting House, Sussex Campus
(also streamed on www.facebook.com/groups/catholicchaplaincy)

MONDAY
12:00 Mass – The Meeting House
18:30 Rosary – streamed on www.facebook.com/groups/catholicchaplaincy

TUESDAY
12:00 Mass – The Meeting House
18:30 Social on zoom – see www.facebook.com/groups/catholicchaplaincy

WEDNESDAY
13:00 Mass – The Meeting House

THURSDAY
12:00 Mass – The Meeting House
20:00 – 21:00 Deep Waters Young Adults Group – see www.facebook.com/groups/deepwatersbrighton

FRIDAY
12:00 Mass – The Meeting House
19:00 Holy Hour (Adoration with music and reflections – streamed on www.facebook.com/groups/catholicchaplaincy