Chapel @ Brighton Congress Hall

Please note that The Chapel at Brighton Congress Hall is now closed and The Brighton Oratory community now worships in the small chapel at Brighthelm Church & Community Centre, North Road, for details click here.

Community of Saints Cuthman & Wilfrid

Monday – Friday
0730 Morning Prayers – Confession available
0830 Mass & homily
0930 Breaking fast – Fridays & Sundays at Roedean Cafe, other days BCH Community Cafe, Cosy Cafe London Rd
1730 Evening Prayers – Confession available
NB check the weekly Bulletin on the homepage for any changes

Additionally on Wednesdays
0830-1300 “The Hub” homeless drop in
1730-1830 “Holy Hour” with Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
1845 Fish Supper at Bardsleys, Baker Street
2000 Conference

1030-1200 Healing & Reconciliation Service first Saturday of the month

FOR WORSHIP Doors open 15 minutes prior to advertised service time. Access to the Chapel is through the main doors of the Brighton Congress Hall, turn right inside the vestibule and head for the second set of double doors. 

Parking is available Monday-Friday from 30 mins prior to Mass time, but is limited to the duration of the Mass only and is located at the rear of the Congress Hall (turn into the first set of gates approaching the Congress Hall along Park Crescent Terrace from the north, which is a one way street). In order to facilitate other users of the Hall, please vacate the car park promptly after Mass. On Sunday’s only “pay and display” parking is available on Union Road, opposite the front entrance.

Buses The Level (centre of the map) is very well served by buses. Brighton & Hove Buses’ frequent service 25 and The Big Lemon’s service 44 go to the east (Lewes Road) side, while many routes serve the Open Market stops in Ditchling Road or Oxford Street. These include the number 21, 22, 24, 26, 37, 37B, 38, 46, 48, 49, 50 and 81 routes. Further bus information and timetables.

Trains from London to Brighton (central) and from Lewes to London Road stations, see the map above for routes on foot to the Congress Hall.

Nota Bene

We ask all visitors to please observe the following customs when attending divine worship in the Chapel; these traditional and courteous customs preserve a prayerful ambience for the benefit of all.

First time if you’ve not attended a traditional Latin Mass before, we fully recommend allowing the experience to prayerfully envelope you by not being overly concerned about following the order of Mass! “Do as they do” ref others in the congregation for standing/sitting etc. The readings, homily (sermon) and some prayers will be in English, but it is not necessary to understand literally everything being said or done to gain benefit from the experience of participating in this, one of the oldest forms of Christian worship.

Confession prior to Mass and sometimes after Mass, a priest may be available to hear Confession. In order to allow others to avail themselves of the same and the priest to prepare before Mass, please keep your Confession brief and succinct; if you require spiritual direction, an appointment may be made with a priest for another mutually convenient time.

It is customary for women to be veiled for divine worship; chapel veils are available to be borrowed for this purpose in the vestibule before the Chapel contained in a basket. Similarly it is customary for men not to wear short-sleeved clothing nor shorts for divine worship.

Holy Communion please inform the priest before Mass if you intend to receive holy Communion. Orthodox Catholics who have been baptised and chrismated (confirmed) are welcome to receive the Blessed Sacrament; other Christians in sympathy with Orthodox Catholic doctrine, are welcome to receive a benediction from the Blessed Sacrament.

For Sundays and holy days of obligation Missalettes containing the Propers/Readings of the Mass and information about the feast are available in the basket in the vestibule. Please do not take these away!

We observe a prayerful silence within the Chapel, especially before divine worship and immediately following its conclusion; please reserve greetings and conversations for the vestibule and carpark.

Offerings No collection is taken during divine worship, please use the collection box in the basket in the vestibule to leave your offering.

*Subject occasionally to changes, enquire via text to 07423 074517 on the evening prior to confirm Mass time or check here

**First Friday & First Saturday devotions follow Mass