The Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

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

Deanery: St Wilfrid


The Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle
356 London Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 7SR

Also Serving

St Edmund - Horndean
St Edmund, Napier Road, Horndean, Hampshire, PO8 9LR

Catholic Priests and People

Rev Mgr Canon Jeremy Garratt - Parish Priest
Rev James Lewis - Priest
Mrs Susan Siou - Admin Lead
Mrs Lisa Wingrove-Cross - Housekeeping


Correspondence AddressThe Presbytery
356a London Road
Phone 02392 262289
Click here to email The Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
External Link to The Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church`s Website:

Nearest Catholic Schools

Oaklands Catholic School and Sixth Form College, Waterlooville (1 miles)

Nearest Catholic Parishes/Churches

St Michael and All Angels, Havant (1.8 miles)
St Edmund, Horndean (2.3 miles)
St Joseph and St Thomas of Canterbury and St Thomas More, Havant (2.6 miles)
St Colman and St Paul, Portsmouth (2.8 miles)
St Colman and St Paul, Portsmouth (3.5 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

Justice & Peace - Justice & Peace
The Rowans Hospice - Hospital
St Peter`s Primary School - Mixed
Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd - Religious House


- Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd


- The Rowans Hospice

About The Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle Catholic Church

The Parish of The Sacred Heart in the Diocese of Portsmouth. The Catholic parish church of WATERLOOVILLE .

Groups active in the parish: Evangelisation Team, Musicians/Choir, Eucharistic Adoration, UCM, Catenian, Our own Parish Support Group, Welcome Group, Hospitality 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." (

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

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