The Avon Stour Pastoral Area

Welcome to the Avon Stour Pastoral Area – we are pleased you are here.

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 serve the communities of Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Southbourne and Iford in Hampshire/Dorset within the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth

We would love you to join us!

Regular Mass Times across the Pastoral Area

Visit the Parishes page for details of what is happening in each community, including newsletters, weekday Mass times, confessions, etc.