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 Tony Milner.


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.


Newsletters are back on the website! 
Just click the Newsletter tab at the top of the page to get to this week's newsletter

This weekend, 11/12 September, is the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. It is Education Sunday and families from St Mary's School will be at the 9:30 Mass at St Theresa's.  We welcome in particular the children of reception Class an their families.


Bishop Richard has recorded a video podcast based on the Gospel reading.

The news page has a message of thanks from Fr Alistair, following his farewell, plus photos from that event. Also to be found there is other news and information from the parish and further afield.

If you have particular difficulties because of the pandemic, 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.



We thank you, creator God,
for the goodly heritage you offer us,
from green downland
to the deep salt seas,
and for the abundant world
we share with your creation.
Keep us so mindful of its needs
and those of all with whom we share,
that open to your Spirit
we may discern and practice
all that makes for its wellbeing,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rev. Peter Lippiett

Parish Hall

The parish hall is available for hire.


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.