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The Brighton Oratory

Brighton Congress Hall

1-6 Park Cresent Terrace

Brighton

BN2 3HD

United Kingdom

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The only daily offering of the Traditional Latin Mass in Sussex. Known anciently as the "Divine Liturgy of St Peter," then the "Gregorian Rite" and latterly the "Tridentine Mass," this is one of the oldest forms of liturgical worship known to Christians since at least the 4C AD, preserving aspects of worship from the time of Solomon's Temple (1000-586BC). Though offered predominantly in Latin, the readings and homily and devotional prayers before/after Mass are offered in English; bilingual translations of the Ordinary and Proper parts of the Mass are available in missalettes and hand missals. Chapel Veils, rosaries and missals/missalettes are availble to be borrowed by visitors for worship. Orthodox Catholics are welcome to receive holy Communion after introducing themselves to the priest. The Sacrament of Penance is also available half-an-hour before Mass.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available Monday-Saturday from approx' 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 (running along the top of The Level), 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.

What can I bring into the event?

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 (mantillas) are available to be borrowed for this purpose in the Chapel contained in a basket. Similarly it is customary for both men and women to dress modestly i.e. clothing covering legs and arms.

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. 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.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

email: info@brightonoratory.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.

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The Brighton Oratory

Brighton Congress Hall

1-6 Park Cresent Terrace

Brighton

BN2 3HD

United Kingdom

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