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

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.



The public celebration of Sunday Mass has resumed. Booking is essential.



Many resources are available to help you with prayer.



Death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster has said:

“At this moment of sadness and loss I pray for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, Her Majesty the Queen’s faithful and loyal husband. I pray for the Queen and all of the Royal Family.

“How much we will miss Prince Philip’s presence and character, so full of life and vigour. He has been an example of steadfast loyalty and duty cheerfully given. May he rest in peace.”

+ Vincent Nichols
Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Other headlines

The public celebration of Sunday Mass at St Theresa's and at St George's has resumed but the continuing pandemic means things cannot be 'back to normal'; you will need to book a place if you wish to attend. Read more...

Bishop Richard has recorded a video for the Second Sunday of Easter. Fr Alistair has a new blog article 'From Easter onward'.

For more information about what is going on in the parish and further afield see the news page.

​If you have particular difficulties because of the pandemic and the current restrictions, please let the Parish Office know, so that we can offer you help and support.

Pope Francis’
prayer intention for April:
‘For fundamental human rights’


Let us pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis, that they may see their sacrifice and their work bear abundant fruit.

Read more about Pope Francis' prayer intention.

Parish Hall

The parish hall is closed at present to all users except the Foodbank.


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.

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.

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