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  • Calendar of Masses for August 2014 - all take place at 11.00 unless otherwise noted



    11 feria
    Friday 15 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary    masses at 11.00 & 19.30
    Saturday 16 Our Lady St Mary on Saturday  
    Sunday 17 Ninth Sunday after Trinity (EH701)


    Monday 18 feria


    Friday 22 feria


    Saturday 23 Our Lady St Mary on Saturday


    Sunday 24 Tenth Sunday after Trinity (EH702)


    Monday 21 feria


    Friday 29 Beheading of St John the Baptist


    Saturday 30 SS Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line, & Margaret Ward MM







Service Times & Opening Times

Every Saturday at 11am - Low Mass

Every Sunday at 11am - Solemn Mass

Every Monday at 11am - Low Mass

Every Friday at 11.00am - Low Mass (Requiem on the last Friday of the month)

The Church is open between 10.00 and 13.00 on Mondays and Fridays, and from 10.00 on Saturdays and Sundays.


Refreshments are served after every mass at S. Agatha's. WCs and car parking available on site.

Festivals and Holy Days of Obligation: as announced 

We follow the new Ordinariate Use, which integrates centuries old Anglican prayers into the Roman rite and was officially introduced at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick St London, on Thursday 10th October 2013.

Enquiries about Reconciliation (Confession), Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings are welcomed.

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The St Agatha's Trust has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to work with the History dept of the University of Portsmouth to produce an oral history of the Landport area. Were you resident, worked in the area, went to school at  St Agatha's School, St John's School or Conway Street School, or attended St Agatha's in the period up to about 1950? If so please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We currently have 20 participants, but would like more!




Called to be One

September 6th 2014 sees the first 'Called to be One' day - this is a nationwide series of events aimed to improve the understanding of the Ordinariate as a paradigm of Christian Unity. The event has been warmly welcomed by the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, and the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has imparted his Apostolic blessing on all who take part.

There are events running at both Ryde and Chichester, but here at St Agatha's we will have our usual Marian Mass at 11.00, followed by refreshments and a chance to talk to the clergy. At 16.00 there will be a service of Choral Evensong that closely follows the rite from the Book of Common Prayer.


Our Lady of Walsingham Festival

There will be a Solemn High Mass for the festival of Our Lady of Walsingham at 11.00 on September 27th 2014.

The homily will be given by a former pupil from St Edmunds, Fr Matthew Goddard FSSP (Reading) . The Mass setting is the Sparrow Mass (Mozart) and will be accompanied by a small orchestra and singers from the Portsmouth Baroque Choir.


Vestment Exhibition 2015

A major exhibition of High Mass sets, Low Mass sets, copes, banners and frontals is planned for June 2015.

Full details coming soon.


The church is available to hire as a venue for conferences and concerts.

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  • Following a major update, the new St Agatha's website is taking shape. Improvements include Facebook and Twitter intregration and an improved blog.

    May 06, 2012

Contact details

John Maunder
9 East Street
PO16 0BW

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