Avon Stour Pastoral Area

Welcome – our churches are open…!

We are delighted that our churches are all now opening to celebrate Mass again, albeit in a restricted way, and some continue to offer opportunities for private prayer at set times too.
Please visit our Parishes page to see details for each church – usual times of Mass may have changed and booking is often required to manage numbers and ensure fairness.  Their latest newsletter is a good place to look.

Online Masses and other resources for when you can’t get to Mass 

Do you need prayer or a listening ear?

Welcome to the Avon Stour Pastoral Area – comprising the Catholic parishes of Christchurch, Southbourne, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Iford & Highcliffe in Dorset/Hampshire UK within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth.

Our Pastoral Area strives to be a community of welcoming, vibrant, growing Catholic parish communities of intentional, fruitful, missionary disciples, rooted in the Father’s love, focused on and in relationship with Jesus Christ, and on fire with the Holy Spirit, united in bringing the love of God to our neighbourhoods through prayer, service and witness.

We would love you to join us!

Fr John Chadwick, Co-ordinating Pastor

Regular Mass Times across the Pastoral Area