Church of The Good Shepherd

To bring more people to experience God’s love

  • 272 Dyke Road
  • Brighton
  • Sussex
  • BN1 5AE

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 Welcome to the Church of the Good Shepherd

Felix HS On these pages you will I hope find lots to interest you about our Church.

If you are a visitor, I hope you will browse our web site and find something of interest to you

If you are a member of our congregation you can access all you need to know about running the Church from the members pages.

Felix Mascarenhas Vicar

More from Fr Felix

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Palm Sunday Sermon
You can download Fr Christyan's sermon, or read it here

RiP Margaret Andrew
Funeral in Church at Noon on Thursday 10 April. Link here
More from 
Ronnie Hunter's funeral

Don’t be scammed -Read about a clever fraud in our area

You can read the latest Parish magazine or download it here

There is a picture from our Christmas party here

See the answers to the 2013 Christmas quiz here
Congratulations to the Thomas family and Lucy Hotchkiss

Pictures from our Crib and Christmas day services are on Flickr

Pictures of the Time for God beach hut are here...More details of the Beach Hut Advent Calendar

Christmas Magazine 

You can download our Christmas Magazine  here or read it on Issuu

See pictures from the Lovey Foundation launch

You can now donate to the Church using your credit/debit card through BT's MyDonate service. Read more about ways of supporting your Church here

You can now follow us on Twitter - see link at the top of the right hand column


You can view John Sherlock's presentation on Stewardship for our Church here

RIP - Our In Memoriam pages are dedicated to the memory of those who are no longer with us. 

Older news items

        Thursday 17 April
          Maundy Thursday

7.00pm Last Supper and Eucharist
(Common Worship)
In Church
followed by Watch until 10.30pm
In the Lady Chapel

Please indicate on the list at the back of church if you will be joining us for the supper before the Eucharist or email here.

          Friday 18 April
                Good Friday

9.00am Churches Together Walk of Witness
from St Matthias Church, Ditchling Road via Stanford Avenue Methodist Church and St Mary's Church, Surrenden Road to Preston Park
Please note that this walk will not be completed before the Family Service at the Good Shepherd!

10.00am Family Service - Holy Week Surprises!
A service of action involving our young people
In Church
Followed by Hot Cross Buns

1.00pm  An hour before the Cross
A service of reflection and meditation
In Church

2.00pm  The Liturgy of Good Friday with Holy Communion
In Church
(Common Worship)

Sunday 20 April
  Easter Sunday

8.00am Holy Communion (said)
(Common Worship)
In Church (Chancel)

10.15am  Easter Eucharist
with the Lightling of the new fire and Easter Candle

In Church
(Common Worship)
followed by Easter Egg Treasure Hunt!

For details of services and events on Sunday evenings and during the week see our weekly sheet which is updated on a Saturday for the week ahead. Sheets for past weeks are here

Further details of our Holy Week and Easter services are here

Our Regular Sunday Services


Said Eucharist - Common Worship; the Book of Common Prayer is used on the first Sunday of the month


Main Parish Eucharist in Church.
"Time for God" service in the Church Hall. Ideal for young people and their families; finishes in time for people to take communion in Church if they wish.
On the third Sunday of each month (except August) there is a single Family Eucharist in Church at 10.15am.

Occasional Choral Evensong or other services such as "Songs of Praise"; otherwise Evening Prayer is normally said in the Holy Redeemer Chapel (see weekly sheet or contact Fr Felix to confirm details).

The detailed calendar to August 2014 is now on our members' page. You can also see our Google calendar


Would you be interested in helping to maintain and edit our site?  If so speak to or email Peter

Coming soon

More details on events below are here

Friday 25 April  7.00pm
Race Night and Fish & Chip Supper in hall.
Tickets £10  from Deacon Helen

Brighton Festival comes to the Good Shepherd. We will be hosting an Artists’ Open House during May. Details

14-22 June Good Shepherd Festival. Details here


Monthly craft fair Organised by Bright'n'Crafty.. Dates

Our Choir
Read about our Choir here and how you can join in

See our Google Calendar or download the full Church calendar here

For pictures and videos of recent events  go to our Events page

If you are holding a concert or other event in Church please email us so we can publicise it here

Time for God  informal service.  

Our publications are on Issuu

They are also available in our Archive secton

News of Church groups

Here is a picture of a recent Tea Club outing.

Details of our Pastoral Care Group are on the Church Members' page

Pages from our Clergy:



We are continually developing our web site, so if there is something you would like to see here please contact us

Diocese of Chichester

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Wile every effort is made to ensure that all information on this website is correct, neither the Parochial Church Council nor any individual contributor can be held responsible or accept liability for any errors or omissions. The Parochial Church Council disclaims responsibility for any loss, damage or distress resulting from the use of any information on the Website, howsoever caused.

Church of the Good Shepherd, 272 Dyke Road Brighton BN1 5AE        Tel: 01273 882987         Email us
Registered Charity No: 1131188 
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