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01235 520375



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and Welcome to the
Thames Isis Roman Catholic Pastoral Area

Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King

Welcome to the Thames Isis Pastoral Area, a community of five Catholic parishes with over 2000 members who are committed to celebrating their faith and working together as part of the Pastoral Plan of the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth, in communion with our  Bishop Philip Egan.

Our central purpose is to give glory to God, and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which we believe to be good news for all people. We do this both by our worship and by our lives. As a Pastoral Area we recognise the need to nurture local worshipping communities, and through these to support individuals and families in their faith. We are also keen to welcome fellow Catholics, wherever you may come from, and those who are wishing to explore the Catholic Faith.

Visit the individual websites for each parish to find the location of your nearest one and more information about the local worshipping communities within them. You will also find links to detailed information about individual churches, contact details and ways of getting involved.

A Leadership Team of clergy and lay people from all our parishes meets regularly to promote ways in which we can share resources, deepen our understanding of our faith, support each other and find ways of sharing the Christian Gospel with others and serving our local communities. This team is convened by the Co-ordinating Pastor, Father Jamie McGrath.


Our Welcoming Community

Here is where you can register to join one of our parishes, access parish notice boards and newsletters, find key church contacts in the comprehensive parish directory, and request help, guidance and spiritual support on emotional problems and life decisions.

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Our Faith and Worship

Visit this area of the website for daily prayers and spiritual guidance, to request a mass or prayers to be said, and access the latest readings and up-to-date mass times. If you are new to the Church and want to understand more about the practicing faith in the Thames Isis Pastoral Area, you can also find answers to all your questions about the Roman Catholic faith and beliefs here.

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New Parishioners & Visitors

If you are new to the area or the faith, you can learn more about the Roman Catholic faith by visiting the Our Faith & Worship section of the site, or click here to find out about how to join one of our parishes.

To visit one of our Churches, click here to look up your nearest parish and mass times.

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