18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    1st of August 2021


    Updated COVID rules

    In the light of the ending of the legal requirements, Fr David and the Standing 

    Committee of the PCC have decided the following:

    We request that Masks are still worn unless you have an exemption.

    Please use the hand sanitizer before and after your visit.

    Please maintain social distancing.

    There will be no singing during the services

    The Peace will not be shared

    We will continue to receive the Blessed Sacrament in one kind only (The host)

    The current mass times and church opening will remain the same.

    These rules will be reviewed at the end of August. The current spike in COVID cases in Brighton and Hove is a cause for concern.


    Sunday Service Times

    *9.00 am Parish Mass at The Church of The Good Shepherd, Mile Oak

    11.00 am Parish Mass at St Nicolas Church, Portslade


    The 9.00 am Sunday mass will be live-streamed. If you have access to Facebook, look for the Parish of Portslade and Mile Oak page or click on the Facebook icon on this webpage or HERE

    You can also follow the Sunday Mass order of service by clicking on the Sunday Service button in the menu. 


    The Sunday Mass readings & Bulletin can be found HERE, PDF or RTF


    Our churches are open for private prayer during the week. However, due to the strict rules about cleaning and keeping public areas safe, we will only be able to open the churches at set times each week for the near future.

    St Nicolas, Portslade will be open from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm each Tuesday and Saturday. 
    The Good Shepherd, Mile Oak will be open from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm on Wednesday and from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm on Sunday
    If you need a "telephone visit" for prayer, support or for baptisms, weddings or funerals, please contact me on 07872572681 or davidswyer64@gmail.com
    Yours in Christ,
    Fr David Swyer SSC
    Priest in Charge of the Parish of Portslade and Mile Oak


    As members of this PCC we are committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of all our members.

    We recognise that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

    We are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by the House of Bishops

    We will carefully select and train all those who work or volunteer in positions of trust.  We will use the Disclosure and Barring Service, amongst other tools, to check the background of each person.

    We will respond, without delay, to every concern made that a person for whom we are responsible may have been harmed. 

    We will co-operate fully with statutory agencies during any investigation concerning a member of the church community.

    We will seek to ensure that anyone for whom we have pastoral responsibility who has suffered abuse is offered support that meets their needs.

    We will respond appropriately to those who have committed sexual offences who wish to join our fellowship, following House of Bishop's guidance and the advice of the Safeguarding Team.

    We will review this policy annually and as part of this process will ensure that all our procedures, particularly in relation to the Disclosure and Barring Service, are up to date.

    Our Safeguarding Representative is Sarah Peck. Please contact Sarah by ringing  01273 276556 or by email to pmosafeguarding70@outlook.com

    Please click the link for more information about

    Baptism (or Christening) in the Parish of Portslade & Mile Oak

    Marriage in the Parish of Portslade & Mile Oak

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