Please note that all public services including weekday and Sunday Masses are suspended until further notice.
More information below and on the covid-19 page.

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.

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.


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.

Information about weekday Masses is given in our weekly

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

On 18 March, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales made a statement suspending all public services, including weekday and Sunday Masses, until further notice.

This means that there will be no Masses at St Theresa's or at St George's, or at any other church. Catholics are not, for the time being, under an obligation to attend Mass on Sundays.

You can listen to Cardinal Vincent Nichols’ message here.

We are working on new ways of communicating with all our parishioners during this difficult period. Please check our special covid-19 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.

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.