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About Us

Who We Are

St Mary's is a Roman Catholic Church located in the Preston Village area of Brighton, East Sussex, adjacent to the wonderful Preston Park grounds. Our Parish is a community of Christians of the Roman Catholic tradition of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.

Originally founded in 1910, our church is honoured to serve our Parish community to this day.


We are:

  • A people called by Jesus Christ to be a caring and compassionate family

  • A people called to extend Christ's love to all who come to Him in Faith, Hope and Love

Our mission is to share the love of God with all, making disciples of Jesus and serving the community after his example.

We are part of Divine Renovation UK movement, focused on evangelisation, hospitality, following the prompts of the Holy Spirit.


Simply put, everyone is welcome at St Mary's.

Our Mission

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re looking for a church. We’d love for you to be part of our community at St Mary's Preston Park Parish.


Whether you’re struggling to understand what you believe or are looking for a Gospel-focused and grace-saturated church, you can find a home with us here.

You matter to God and you matter to us. You are of infinite worth. And we’re so glad you’re here. Our Parish community is made up of real people, living real lives, making mistakes, experiencing joy, doing the best we can with what we have, taking our next steps toward Christ and helping others do the same.

A lot of things have changed since we were founded in 1910, but some things never have: connecting with God and each other through groups, events and sacramental life and weekly gatherings.

We prioritize simple and clear opportunities to help people take their next steps toward Christ...together.

We are wholeheartedly obeying Christ to “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).


This is a radical commitment to be equally focused on reaching those who are yet to know Christ, and on equipping those who already believe for ministry.

If you would like to join us as a new parishioner, download our form below.

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