WELCOME TO THE PARISH OF HAMPSHIRE DOWNS
– from Canon Paul Townsend, Parish Priest
A warm welcome to our website and, if you are visiting or are a new parishioner, to our parish as well.
To all who visit this site, whether out of interest or in the search for information, I invite you, in the words of Jesus in John 1:39, to ‘Come and see’.
To come and see – if you are visiting the district either for business, for holiday, or if you are a student, by joining one of the church communities for Sunday Eucharist.
To come and see – if you are newly resident in the area and become a weekly member of a Sunday Eucharistic community. Don’t forget to complete and return to the parish office one of the yellow welcome forms available in all the churches.
And if you are interested in discovering more about the Catholic faith contact one of the clergy or Nick Kelly who runs the Journey of Faith process, which has a section on this site. Each year Nick and his team support those who wish for Christian Initiation or membership of the full communion of the Catholic Church.
Wherever you are reading this, at home or overseas, I hope you enjoy our site and I wish you every blessing in Christ.
Canon Paul Townsend (Parish Priest)