Painting in the Chapel of the Visitations at Paray-le-Monial. It depicts the second apparition of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary

Welcome to St Margaret Mary Catholic Church
in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth

St Margaret Mary is a Catholic Parish serving the people of Park Gate, Locks Heath, Warsash, Sarisbury Green, Lower Swanwick, Burridge, Curbridge, Whiteley and Titchfield. It is situated to the north-east  of Fareham, Hampshire, and is part of the Solent Pastoral Area of the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth.


Pastoral Area of the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth.

Our parish church is the centre of a vibrant and active Catholic community. We welcome everyone.

Please use this website to find out about who we are and what we do. Come and see us. You will be most welcome.

Read about the parish history by clicking on the button below: 

Parish Priest: Father Ansel D'Mello

Father Ansel is working in the Parish full-time.

Fr Ansel’s day off is Wednesday, so he will not be available on this day.

If you need Fr Ansel urgently, please phone 01489 572797

For all other enquiries, please email the parish office using:

[email protected] or contact number above.

Sunday Masses are live streamed from this website. You can find more information on the Mass streamed live and on the Mass times pages.

For weekday Masses, keep up to date with times issued in weekly newsletter. 

Parish Finance

Please click on the document below to see the latest Finance Fact Sheet and the Presentation by Mark Hoban, Chair of Finance Committee.

Donate to help our parish

A general online donations platform “Give as you live” has  been set up for our parish of St Margaret Mary and can be accessed by clicking the button below.

We are working on a direct donation method into the parish bank account, and will update you on this when we have made progress. In the meantime, you can find the parish bank account details and a standing order from the resources section of this website.

Contact details: 

Parish Administrator:

Heather Skittlethorpe               

Parish Office, Middle Road, Park Gate, Southampton,  SO31 7GH

Tel: 01489 572797

Email: [email protected]

Parish Safeguarding 

Safeguarding Co-ordinators: 

Contact: [email protected]

Jodie McMenamin: 07768 751118 or

Fran Slater: 07899 691094

Portsmouth Diocese Safeguarding Co-ordinator:

Ruth Attfield

tel: 023 9421 6486

email: [email protected]

The Bishop’s Vision

To go out on Mission to everyone.

That we enable many more to hear the Gospel and to come to know, serve and love Jesus Christ in the saving communion of His Catholic Church, so that, persevering in faith, hope and charity, they may one day reach the happiness of Heaven.

“Go, make disciples of all nations”

Matthew 28: 19

To be totally dependent on the Holy Spirit

That shifting from maintenance to mission, we trust more completely in God through prayer, imploring the Holy Spirit to inspire our clergy and our laity with constant joy and creativity to develop and realise new, innovative ministries and ways of Christian living.

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you”

Acts 1:b

To convert Catholics

That we assist all Catholics, especially those who are not yet practising, to reach a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, to be more intentional disciples and, discerning their charisms, to become more actively engaged in the Church’s mission.

“He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood, lives in me, and I live in him”

John 6:55

To become outward-looking servants

That all our parish and our school communities become ever more outward-facing service centres, brighter beacons of mission, dialogue and service to everyone around, especially to the poor, the homeless, those in need.

“In so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me”

Matthew 25:40


Painting of the Last Supper by Ed de Guzman

Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth is a charity.

Registered Charity No: 1199568