The Towers Convent

 
 

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament were founded by Blessed Peter Vigne (1670-1740) and came to Upper Beeding in 1903, where they opened a school for girls, still flourishing to this day. As their name suggests, they have a marked devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and pray regularly there before our Eucharistic Lord for their school and also for our parish.

 

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament

The Peter Vigne

Eucharistic Association


For those who wish to share the Eucharistic spirituality of Peter Vigne in order to respond more fully to their baptismal vocation, The Peter Vigne Eucharistic Association offers a means rooted in the Gospel to enable them deepen their understanding of the Eucharist, Mystery of Redemption, to become witnesses of the Eucharist and to help them make their contribution to the life and mission of the Church.

 

In close connection with one of the communities of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, committed members and those in contact with the Association, help each other :

maintain a life of Adoration and Praise...

live the Holy Mass in the daily events of life ;

make Jesus known more widely (through work, social justice, evangelisation, etc.) and by sharing in one or many aspects of the Sacramentine Mission.

 

The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and the Peter Vigne Eucharistic Association are mutually supportive and complementary by their Charism.

All the members undertake to live their own vocation with its demands and life-style according to the spirit of the Founder.

The Congregation, on its part, wishes to conform ever more closely to the Founder’s aspirations and make them relevant and practical wherever it is present.


Please contact Sister Frances at The Towers for more details. Email here.



You can find The Towers on the Henfield Road at the eastern extremity of Upper Beeding. For those of you with Satnav, the postcode is BN44 3TF.

Find us on a map.

—though at the time of writing, the arrow on the map is misleading; The Towers is on the left hand side of the Henfield Road just after the junction (a mini-roundabout) where you can see the A2037 doing a sharp turn right.


Telephone: 01903 817841


Sunday Mass

is celebrated on Saturday evening at 5.30pm. There is always music, led by Sister Mary Andrew, and people come from all over the parish (and from further afield) to it.


Weekday Services

There is daily Mass, but you would be advised to confirm the time with the Sisters, as the horarium fluctuates as the needs of the school dictate.

Usually, in termtime, Mass on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are at 7.15 the morning, and on Tuesday and Thursday at 5.30 in the evening.


The sisters also celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours (the Divine Office) and are very happy that people join them for it.


In addition, there is regular prayer before the Blessed Sacrament exposed, in particular late on Sunday mornings.

L to R: Sister Catherine, Sister Mary Andrew, Sister Mary Patrick (Superior), Sister Frances, Sister Breda and Sister Consolata.