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.

Welcome Mass and Meal 26th September

If you are new to Brighton or Sussex Universities this is a great opportunity to learn a bit more about the Chaplaincy and meet other Catholic students. Come to the Meeting House on Sussex campus for 6pm Mass, and there will be pizza and brief intoductions by the Catholic society afterwards (gf/vegan options available). See the Find us page for directions.

Masses/Liturgy


Fr Rod Celebrates Mass at the following times:
Monday: 12:00 @the Meeting House, Sussex Campus
Tuesday: 17:30 @the Meeting House
Wednesday: 12:30 (G3 Mithras House, Moulsecoomb Campus, Brighton University.)
Thursday: 12:00 @the Meeting House
Friday: 12:00 @the Meeting House
Sunday: 6pm @at the Meeting House,

There is also Mass at St Josephs, Brighton at the following times
Monday-Friday: 6pm
Sunday: 9:30am 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 will be in 2022.

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. This takes place at Howard House, opposite Falmer Station. To stay up to date follow 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

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.

Music Group

Whether you are a seasoned musician or just enjoy singing, you are welcome to join the music group for the 6pm Eucharist at the Meeting House on Sussex Uni campus. You can contact Claire for more info at claireosullivan@brighton.ac.uk, or simply bring along your instrument/voice at 5:30pm for a run through before the Mass begins.

Weekly Schedule

SUNDAY
11:30 Mass – St. Joseph’s Church, Brighton BN2 3ET
18:00 Mass followed by refreshments – The Meeting House, Sussex Campus

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

TUESDAY
13:00 Postgrads lunch – IDS café on Sussex Campus
17:30 Mass – The Meeting House
18:30 Cathsoc gathering – Howard House

WEDNESDAY
12:30 Mass – Room G3, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb campus, Brighton University

13:00 Shared lunch – Mithras House café

THURSDAY
12:00 Mass – The Meeting House

FRIDAY
12:00 Mass – The Meeting House
18:00 Holy Hour – The Meeting House

18:30 Adoration (once a month followed by pub trip) – St Joseph’s Church