St Theresa's Catholic Church, Southwick
St Theresa of Lisieux

Parish of Southwick
with Portslade


to the website for St Theresa of Lisieux (the Parish of Southwick with Portslade) and St George

(the Parish of Hangleton and West Blatchington), situated in

the west of the Roman Catholic Deanery of Brighton & Hove.

We'd love to welcome you to a service at either church.

About Us

Each of our parish communities has its own distinct 'feel', but we also do many things together.

We are served by parish priest Fr Alistair Simmons.


St George's Catholic Church, Hove
St George's

Parish of Hangleton and West Blatchington


Preparation classes for the reception of First Holy Communion and for Confirmation usually start in the autumn each year.

For Baptisms and Marriages please contact the parish office.



Places at Mass are limited because of social distancing, and are allocated on a first come basis.



Many resources are available to help you with prayer.



This weekend, 5/6 June, we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi.) There is a pastoral letter from Bishop Richard which you can listen to here.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the First Holy Communion preparation programme starting in September. You, perhaps?
Find out what's involved. 

For news from the parish and further afield, see the news page. Included is information about the impact of Covid-19 on poverty and a consultation to be held in all dioceses around the world.

​If you have particular difficulties because of the pandemic and the current restrictions, take a look at the resources page but also please let the Parish Office know, so that we can offer you help and support.

Please support your parish!

The bills still keep coming in but parish income has dropped. Find out more about giving to the parish.

Thank you to everybody who has helped by setting up a standing order for their offertory giving.



God bless each step
that you take today,
whether that road
is rough or smooth.
And in God’s strength
step out in faith,
step out in love,
step out in peace,
and bless this world
with God’s presence
in and through your life.

From Faith and Worship

Parish Hall

The parish hall is open but to a restricted number of users at present. Bookings are not being taken.


Catholic Schools

The parishes are served by

St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Portslade

Cardinal Newman Secondary School in Hove.

Another Catholic primary feeder school in our locality is

Cottesmore St Mary Primary School in Hove 

​See the school websites for information about admissions.

Part of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. The Arundel and Brighton Diocesan Trust is a Registered Charity no 252878.