Our Lady of Good Counsel by

Pasquale Sarullo,

19th century Fransciscan friar,

priest and artist.

Born: 1 April 1828 in Ciminna, Italy

Died: 22 April 1893 in Palmermo, Italy.

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under the Berne Convention.



November 2021

Now we are well into Winter, the  season of coughs & sneezes, flu,

sniffles & wheezes, we respectfully ask that if you have a cold or

anything easily communicable, 

please do not come into church but rather 

attend mass on-line by listening to the streamed services.

Omicron: Fr. Jim encourages you to attend the Hythe Sunday outdoor mass in the garden at 09.00am (weather permitting) in the open (or in you parked car in the lower car park) as medical advice for large gatherings is to be

outside rather than inside so as to reduce communicable risk. 

Wef Saturday 6 November as daylight considerably shortens, the

Saturday Vigil Mass reverts to the earlier time of  4pm.    

Following consultation with parishioners, and in line with their suggestions,

Fr Jim and Deacon John, respectfully propose the

following course of action until further notice:

   We will continue to ask you to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving

   the church for Mass or for times of private prayer. 

   We will ask you to continue wearing masks all the time you are at Mass.

   We will continue the spacing of the pews to maintain a 1 metre distance          from the people around you.  To this end we would ask you

not to kneel or stand if this will mean you are 

less than a metre from the people in front of you.

We will not return to congregational singing just yet.


   We will comply with the NHS Track and Trace system.

At weekday Masses we ask you to scan the QR Code or put your name and contact number on the list at the entrance to the church.

At weekend Masses we will continue to ask you to book in for Mass

though I will try to be more efficient in ensuring that regular attenders

are always on this list, and only those intermittent attenders need register either by QR code or by giving their name and contact number.

Check with the steward to make sure if you are on the list.

Fr Jim needs your help in protecting himself from Covid-19,

the Flu and lung infections which we are assured will hit us,

and put strain on the NHS, in the winter months.

We will continue to monitor the situation.


Deacon John Boughton

To book in, email Dcn John on johnboughton@sky.com or text/call John

(his number is on the Bulletin accessible via the Parish website: www.virginmotherofgoodcounsel.com.)

Please arrive in good time to allow for mask donning,

hand sanitizing and name recording.

Hands - Face - Space 

As ever, stewards are needed for Saturday vigil and Sunday masses to ensure

everyone's safety.    

If you are able to assist please contact Dcn John.

Fr. Jim will continue to Broadcast/Stream masses via


With every blessing
Dcn John

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Our parish is served by:

Fr. Jim Teeling (Pastor)

Deacon John Boughton

We warmly welcome all into our parish community and church in Hythe.

2nd April 2021

Gradual relaxation of Coronova virus restrictions allows opening up on a limited basis within the HYTHE parish.  St Monica's in Dymchurch remains closed.

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Roman Catholic Church

Hythe, Kent

St Monica's Roman

Catholic Church

Dymchurch, Kent

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with the building

of a youth and young adult group.  

For more information

please get touch.