Welcome to Ryde's Catholic Parish web site!


Welcome to Ryde's Catholic Parish web site. The following pages of this web site contain much information on our parish, its colourful and interesting history, its groups and societies and all aspects of parish life. These are exciting and challenging times for the Church, under the leadership of Pope Francis, and Bishop Philip Egan.


Our most important role as a community is preaching and living the Gospel message through our worship of Almighty God, passing on the Catholic Faith and responding positively to all appeals and initiatives that complement these objectives. We are very fortunate that we have one of the finest early Victorian Catholic churches in the south; - the Church of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary; a daughter church at Bembridge dedicated to St. Michael; and the two famous Benedictine abbeys at Quarr and St. Cecilia's.


Hopefully, as you browse through the pages of our website, you will find much to interest you.


- Fr. Anthony Glaysher
Parish Priest of the Church of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Ryde; with St. Michael's, Bembridge


 




 

Fr Jonathan Redvers Harris is the priest who serves as Pastor to the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth Ordinariate Mission based at St Mary’s Ryde, while also assisting the diocese as priest​ in ​charge of East Cowes (St David’s). In addition to having a legal background, he was also formerly an Anglican clergyman for 21 years, eight of them in Ryde as Vicar of All Saints. He is married to Wendy, and they have five children, in their twenties and late teenage years.

Fr. Jonathan now lives at the presbytery at East Cowes.
His contact details are: jredversharris[at]portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
Telephone 01983 292726 or 07847521717.


- Fr. Jonathan Redvers Harris
Pastor to the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth Ordinariate Group





Patrick is a parishioner of St. Mary's. He is also an Independent IoW Councillor for Brading, St. Helens and Bembridge. Patrick joined the Parish Council in 2010 and was soon appointed to the Parish Finance Committee. He is well known in the parish and was appointed as Chairman of St. Mary's Parish Council on 8th February 2011.


- Patrick Joyce
The Chairman of St. Mary's Parish Council


 


 



Jocelyn Galsworthy was elected Chairman of the Island Catholic Pastoral Council on 12th March 2011. The Council meets several times a year to co-ordinate the work of the five different parishes on the Island. Jocelyn lives in St. Helens and attends Mass at both St. Mary's, Ryde and St. Michael's, Bembridge. She is very active in the parish, being a member of the Liturgy Committee, the Finance Committee and the Parish Council.


- Jocelyn Galsworthy
The Chairman of the Island Catholic Pastoral Council


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