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.
Everyone and anyone is welcome!
Our area comprises six parishes, a Catholic Secondary School, two Catholic Primary Schools and also includes two hospitals:
- Holy Redeemer, Highcliffe
- Immaculate Conception & St Joseph, Christchurch
- Our Lady Queen of Peace & Blessed Margaret Pole, Southbourne.
- Sacred Heart & St Therese, Ringwood
- Our Lady of Sorrows & St Philip Benizi, Fordingbridge
- Saint Thomas More, Iford
- Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham – Bournemouth Branch
- Saint Joseph’s Primary School AND St Peter’s Primary & Secondary School
- Chaplains to Christchurch & Royal Bournemouth Hospitals
The six parishes are served by four Parish Priests, one Assistant Priest and one Permanent Deacon.
The Pastoral Area also employs a part-time lay Discipleship and Evangelisation Coordinator, who works across all six parishes