St Joseph's & St John the Baptist Catholic Churches

The Catholic Parish of East Brighton

Welcome to St Joseph’s and St John the Baptist! We are a vibrant and welcoming Catholic
community in Brighton, with a vision to form disciples of Jesus Christ, to love others, and to serve
our city. In normal times we have 4 Masses each Sunday, plus one on Saturday evening, and 2 most weekdays. We are also very much present online, with with live Mass every day, daily news, on line groups, and resources for use at home.


We are a community serving each other and the local area – both with practical support and
befriending. If you feel isolated at home, or need practical shopping help or telephone advice, or if you can help
us provide this support, our Lightbulb project can help you for free.


The current situation offers a great opportunity to use time well, and think about our faith and the
big questions of life. Join our online Alpha, a weekly series, with each week focussed on one of the
big questions – with opportunities for input, discussion, and getting to know like minded people in
our community.


Unfortunately the current risk has meant that we have had to pause attendance at Mass

we stream Mass daily at 10am in the week and at 11:30am on Sundays

A full statement from Fr Kieron is on our news page

Hear more about our Fitzherbert Community Hub development

new Alpha opportunity

At this strange time why not take the opportunity to build your faith, explore your faith, or learn more about faith, life, and God from home.

We have run two very successful Alphas online, after many in person series, with a mixture of parishioners and people new to our church. We are half way through our third Alpha online AND ARE NOW TAKING NAMES FOR OUR NEXT ONE.

See our Alpha page, or get in touch and we will answer questions and give you full details


There are so many good things to read, watch, or listen to. We have assembled a range of excellent resources that you may find useful, perhaps even more so at this time. We are constantly adding to this, so please keep coming back to this.

Young Adults

We offer loads of opportunities for students and young adults to journey deeper – to explore, discover, make friends, reflect, celebrate, get involved in the life of the church, and make a difference in the local community together.

The Gift - new 6 week series on Tuesday evenings

Another Lockdown! Why not join other parishioners on Zoom as we explore and share together a series on the Holy Spirit entitled The Gift.

An inspiring and practical series aimed at people of all ages to help them encounter the Holy Spirit and empower them to share their faith.

The teachings are relaxed, personal and informative, rooted in the Bible, the Catechism, Evangelii Gaudium and reflections on the Holy Spirit from Pope Francis.  Each session includes video input from a Catholic dvd series with testimonies from laity and clergy

Taking our Parish forward

Over the next few months we will be providing a number of opportunities to hear about and discuss how we might take our parish forward in line with Pope Francis’ call.

The first opportunity is currently on Thursday mornings.

Join us on zoom to hear more and discuss

Be a part of our community and stay in touch

We entered the lockdown without a good database of parishioners. We would really want to keep everyone informed about all that is going on – please help us by giving us your contact details. Also please fill in our parish Census 2020 form.


News & Live Stream Mass


Scroll down with the bar on the right edge of the column for earlier news


 Welcome to our new Eastbrighton Catholic Parish YouTube channel. The currently live or latest video should be showing above. You can access all previous videos and wait for our next live session by clicking here for the channel. Mass is streamed lived at 10am or 6pm during the week (see newsletter or news page for current week), and at 11:30 on Sundays. We also stream other services and events. Check our news page for details.


What’s on this Week

Our Mission & Vision

“Loving Jesus, living and sharing our faith, welcoming all.”

“Transformed by the love of Jesus, we are a community of communities, a sanctuary where all are welcome unconditionally. We are a centre of missionary outreach to make disciples and serve our city.

A chance to build our faith

Join Our Online Alpha Course