St Patrick's Church, Woolston

The Woolston mission dates from 1879 and Mass was said in a tin chapel in Obelisk Road from about 1880 until the building of a permanent church-cum-school on the present site in 1883 to designs by Leonard Stokes, one of his first commissions. A few years later Stokes altered and enlarged St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bugle Street, Southampton. Stokes’ building was demolished in 1969. The present church was erected in 1938-9 but was gutted by an incendiary bomb the following year. Restoration took place only in 1948-50. The architect was W.C. Mangan of Preston. It is not clear whether the rebuilding was to the design of 1938-9 or whether changes were made.



45, Portsmouth Road


SO19 9BD

023 80448671

The parish is part of the Diocese of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust

Registered Charity 246871.

Contact Parish Office

Marion Patient

Parish Secretary

St Patrick's House

45, Portsmouth Road


SO19 9BD

Call: 023 8044 8671


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