Welcome to the Parish of the Good Shepherd.

Following Saturday evening’s announcement by the Prime Minister of a Lockdown for the whole of England beginning on Thursday, 5th November, please see below.

Times of opening for private prayer: St Thomas of Canterbury & Star of the Sea

St. Thomas of Canterbury, St. Leonard’s-on-Sea will be open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11am until 12 noon and Sundays from 9.30am until 10.30am.

St Mary Star of the Sea, Hastings will be open for private prayer beginning November 8th: Sundays: 11am until 1pm. Wednesdays and Fridays: 11am until 12 midday

Holy Mass will be celebrated daily and shared via Facebook; 10am Monday to Saturday and 11am Sunday’s.

Local updates will be available on our Parish Website www.parishofthegoodshepherd.net & our Facebook page; Parish of the Good Shepherd, St Leonards-on-Sea. Also contact can be made via email: stleonards@abdiocese.org.uk or via telephone 01424 420815.

Below is a link to the guidance published by the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales on Thursday 5th November 2020:-


Our Parish is a community of faith. We believe in the love and forgiveness of God and spread the ‘Good News’ among those we meet. Our churches , are in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton.

We serve the Catholic community of St Leonards & Hollington and are part of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton and the Deanery of St Leonards.

Our Churches are St Thomas of Canterbury & English Martyrs, Magdalen Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6ET & Holy Redeemer, Upper Church Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 7AS.

Our Parish Priest is Fr Míċeál Beatty and has been with us since October 2017.

Please click below for our Facebook Page and see what’s happening in the Parish.