Our parishes, which cover over 200 square miles of Sussex countryside, are in the Cathedral Deanery of
the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.
There are two Catholic churches in the parish of Petworth:
The Sacred Heart, Petworth;
SS Anthony & George, Burton Park, Duncton
There is one church in the parish of Midhurst:
The Divine Motherhood & S Francis of Assisi, Midhurst
These pages will introduce you to our parish community, and give you some information about the history of the parishes and their buildings. We are lucky to have three very beautiful churches, but there is much more to the parish than bricks and mortar. Our parishes are lively, dedicated and friendly communities of people of all ages, united by our will to love God and to make him known to others. If you would like to come and visit us, you will be very welcome.
Our parish priest is Fr. Peter Newsam. He has been in the parish since September 2004. Before that he was an assistant priest at Chichester for four years, and before that at Bognor for 18 months. Fr. Peter was previously a minister in the Church of England, and he is married with two children.