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 Mass in our parishes is suspended at present.



Many resources are available to help you with prayer.



The season of Lent began on 17 February. The Lent page and the associated Lent resources page will help you make the most of Lent this year. This includes the diocesan Lent mission Invited. In its first week, the mission focussed on God's overwhelming love for us all.


Bishop Richard has recorded a reflection on the readings for the Third Sunday of Lent, 7 March.

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.

Prayer of the Sons and Daughters of Abraham

Almighty God, our Creator, you love our human family and every work of your hands: 

         As children of Abraham, Jews, Christians and Muslims, together with other believers and all persons of good will, we thank you for having given us Abraham, a distinguished son of this noble and beloved country, to be our common father in faith.

         We thank you for his example as a man of faith, who obeyed you completely, left behind his family, his tribe and his native land, and set out for a land that he knew not.

         We thank you too, for the example of courage, resilience, strength of spirit, generosity and hospitality set for us by our common father in faith.

         We thank you in a special way for his heroic faith, shown by his readiness even to sacrifice his son in obedience to your command. 

         We thank you because, in blessing our father Abraham, you made him a blessing for all peoples.


Part of Pope Francis' prayer  in Ur, Iraq, 6 March 2021

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.