St Theresa of Lisieux

Parish of Southwick with Portslade

St George's
Parish of Hangleton and West Blatchington

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.


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

For Baptisms and Marriages please contact the parish office.


Sunday Masses are


Saturday 6:00 p.m.

St Theresa's, Southwick (Vigil Mass of Sunday)


Sunday 9:30 a.m.

* St Theresa’s, Southwick


Sunday 11:00 a.m.

* St George’s, West Blatchington with Hangleton.


* Different in Advent 2019 - read more below.

Information about weekday Masses is given in our weekly


The General Election - 12 December

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a statement concentrating on the key issues – not parties or manifestos – offering a series of points that can be put to candidates prior to voting.
Read more here.

Sunday Masses in Advent 2019

From Sunday 1st December (Advent Sunday) to Sunday 22nd December (Fourth Sunday of Advent),
Sunday morning Masses will be

  • 9.30 a.m. Mass at St George’s

  • 11 a.m. Mass at St Theresa’s.

Confessions will be available at St Theresa's following the 11 a.m. Mass.

Some parishioners choose which Sunday Mass to attend because of the time, and others because of the venue. We expect that this will continue during Advent, leading to a mixing of the usual Mass-going communities and so adding to our sense of being, to all intents and purposes, "one parish" operating in two venues.

The vigil Mass at 6 pm on Saturday evenings will remain unchanged.

The Mass Centre, Portslade

The Mass Centre celebrated its final Mass of Thanksgiving on 20 July and is now closed.

Take a look at the photo albums of this and other parish celebrations!

Fr Alistair is available for confessions

  • Saturdays, from 5:30 – 5:55 p.m.  at St Theresa's, Southwick, by arrangement;

  • Sundays, following the 11 a.m. Mass at St George's, West Blatchington*, on request;

  • or by appointment.

Catholic Schools

The parish is served by

Cottesmore St Mary's Primary School in Hove 

St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Portslade


Cardinal Newman Secondary 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.