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.



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



Many resources are available to help you with prayer.



This weekend is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. Bishop Richard has recorded a reflection on Sunday's readings.

There is public celebration of Sunday Mass at St Theresa's and at St George's, 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...


Fr Alistair has been building 'churches in the air' in his latest blog entry.

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

For fresh ideas on prayer resources, including online groups, take a look at the prayer page, where you will also find the list of parishioners in need of your prayers.

​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.


God of love,
you are the vinegrower who lives in each and every one of us.

Help us to prune our lives and ministries,
so that you can place us where we can bring you the best new growth and fruit,
and so grow the true vine of your Son, our Saviour.

This we ask in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Alleluia. Amen.

Canon Robert Townsend

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.