and Welcome to the
Thames Isis Roman Catholic Pastoral Area
The Season of Lent
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
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.
Find out more about Our Welcoming Community
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.
Find out more about Our Faith and Worship
Evangelisation Strategy Team
Could God be calling you to help?
Do you love
Christ and his Church?
Do you have a passion for
others to come to know Jesus?
Do you have basic
skills in organisation, collaboration and
Are you keen to find new and
creative ways to help others discover Christ and
build a relationship with him?
Each Pastoral Area is invited by
to form a new Evangelisation Strategy Team.
are looking for eight lay members from the seven
communities in our Thames Isis Pastoral Area. Please
take a leaflet today giving more info. Most of all,
each of you to pray earnestly for the
formation of our Team. Please contact your Parish
Priest if you feel you could help.
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