Our Lady and the Saints of Guernsey Catholic Church

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Bishops` Conference of England and Wales (Cymru) Diocese of Portsmouth

Deanery: Saints Helier and Sampson


Our Lady Star of the Sea
Rue des Monts, St Sampson, Guernsey, GY2 4HUWDF
St Joseph & St Mary
La Couperderie, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1JQWDFWDFDP
Notre Dame du Rosaire
Burnt Lane, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1HLWDFWDFDP

Catholic Priests and People

Rev Canon Christopher Rutledge - Parish Priest
Rev Inna Gade - Priest
Rev Mark Leightley - Deacon
Mrs Yvonne Priaulx - Parish Secretary
Mrs Elaine McKay - Parish Secretary
Bridget Cowens - Safeguarding
Mr Thomas Saddington - Youth Worker

Retired People:

Rev Canon Gerard Hetherington - Retired


Correspondence AddressParish Office
Ampthill House
Cordier Hill
St Peter Port
Phone 01481 720196
Click here to email Our Lady and the Saints of Guernsey Catholic Church
External Link to Our Lady and the Saints of Guernsey Catholic Church`s Website: www.catholic.org.ggwww.catholic.org.gg

Nearest Catholic Schools

St Mary and St Michael Primary School, Guernsey (0 miles)

Nearest Catholic Parishes/Churches

St Anne and St Mary Magdalen, Alderney (23 miles)
Our Lady of Annunciantion, Sacred Heart, St Bernadette, St Mary and St Peter, St Matthieu, St Patrick, St Thomas, St Peter (25 miles)
Our Lady of Annunciantion, Sacred Heart, St Bernadette, St Mary and St Peter, St Matthieu, St Patrick, St Thomas, St Brelade (25.4 miles)
Our Lady of Annunciantion, Sacred Heart, St Bernadette, St Mary and St Peter, St Matthieu, St Patrick, St Thomas, St Brelade (25.9 miles)
Our Lady of Annunciantion, Sacred Heart, St Bernadette, St Mary and St Peter, St Matthieu, St Patrick, St Thomas, St Helier (27.7 miles)

Nearest Schools and Churches are calculated `as the crow flies` and may not be the closest or easiest when travelling.

Catholic Groups/Organisations/Religious Orders

Notre Dame du Rosaire School - Mixed
Les Bourgs Hospice - Hospital
Princess Elizabeth Hospital - Hospital
Guernsey Prison - Prison
Blanchelande College - Mixed
Sisters of Mercy - Religious House
SPARK - Youth
Laudato Si - Laudato Si
Holy Spirit Prayer Group - Bible Study
Sts Padre Pio & Philomena Prayer group - Scripture
Mothers Prayers - Womens Group
Catenians - Catenians
Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM) - Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM)
Parish Befrienders - Friendship
Legion of Mary - Teams of Our Lady
Guild of St Joseph - Financial/Debt Support
Parish Schola - Music Ministry
Delancey Music Group - Music Ministry
Children`s Liturgy - Children`s Liturgy
RCIA/Adult Formation - RCIA/Adult Formation
Church Cleaners - Church Cleaners
Flower Arranging - Flower Arranging
Centre for Peace - Prayer Group


- Sisters of Mercy


- Les Bourgs Hospice

- Princess Elizabeth Hospital

About Our Lady and the Saints of Guernsey Catholic Church

The Parish of Our Lady and the Saints of Guernsey in the Diocese of Portsmouth. The Catholic parish church of GUERNSEY.

Groups active in the parish: Evangelisation Team, Livestreaming of Liturgies, Musicians/Choir, Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary Group, Prayer Groups, UCM, Legion of Mary, Catenians, Guild of St Joseph, Befrienders Group, Laudato Si group, Children`s Liturgy groups and youth group.

Part of the Catholic Church - you can find other Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools or Religious Orders/Houses and Chaplaincies nearby above. Or you can use the Find a Church Near Me box above to search for a Church, School etc.

Useful Definitions of the Structures in the Catholic Church

What is a Catholic Bishops' Conference?

An episcopal conference, sometimes called a conference of bishops, is an official assembly of the bishops of the Catholic Church in a given territory. ... Individual bishops do not relinquish their immediate authority for the governance of their respective dioceses to the conference (Wikipedia).

What is an Archdiocese?

Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms "diocese" and "episcopal see" being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).

What is a Diocese?

The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, "government, administration, or province." (Vocabulary.com).

As of April 2020, in the Catholic Church there are 2,898 regular dioceses: 1 papal see, 649 archdioceses (including 9 patriarchates, 4 major archdioceses, 560 metropolitan archdioceses, 76 single archdioceses) (Wikipedia).

What is the difference between a Diocese and an Archdiocese?

Each diocese is within a Province - a group of Dioceses - the Archdiocese is the main Diocese within that Diocese. The bishop of that Archdiocese is therefore automatically an Archbishop. If a bishop has been made an Archbishop personally is referred to as an Archbishop but it does not make their Diocese an Archdiocese.

What is a Deanery?

A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the deanery.www.catholicculture.org

What is a Parish?

In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515–552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars." Wikipedia