Welcome to our Website

Thank you for your interest in the Roman Catholic parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rottingdean and St. Patrick’s, Woodingdean.

Here you can find information about our services and facilities. Just use the links in the menu on the left. If you are new to the parish, soon to move here or require a priest urgently, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.



Please see our News and Events page for our weekly parish newsletter as well as regular special news updates for each of the liturgical seasons and festivals throughout the year.

A message

“I welcome you to this virtual part of our parish. It is of course for information and for people to feel part of the parish from far and wide. But, I hope it will also be a great opportunity for people to grow in faith and understanding as the tools and Links that are contained here give a glimpse of the Universal Church and her teaching. Please use them. I would like to thank Richard Difford-Smith for all his enthusiasm, time and skill in developing this site to the glory of God. Please pray for me and the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes with St Patrick! God bless you. ”

Visiting the Parish ?

Are you thinking of visiting the Parish? Do you need to find a place to stay or learn more about the surrounding area?
St Martha’s Convent offer accommodation at very reasonable rates.
For details of the surrounding area, see the Community section on our Links page.

Website Information

Keeping up to date

Many Browsers remember or ‘cache’ previously visited web pages rather than reloading them to make surfing the Internet faster. If you want to ensure you are seeing the latest version of this site, clear your browser’s cache on a regular basis or simply hit the refresh button on each page.

Swapping SIM to a Lady of Lourdes SIM Card

Transferring your phone number to the Churches mobile network is something that millions of us do every year and thanks to ruling by Ofcom, the UK’s telecom regulator it’s now an easy and quick process.

Simply contact your mobile phone provider and ask for a Porting Authorisation Code (PAC code), which is needed to retain a phone number when switching. A PAC code must now be given to consumers immediately over the phone, or sent via text message within a maximum of 2 hours.


Your PAC code will be valid for 30 calendar days from the date of request, so make sure you don’t delay too long once you start the process.

How do I switch network providers and keep my number?

  1. Obtain a PAC code from your current supplier
  2. Research your options and choose the best plan and provider for your needs.
  3. Give your PAC to our SIM team and they will take it from here.

It should take no longer than 1 working day from the day you provide your PAC code to your new network for the transfer to complete and you to be up and running. In the interim, all calls on your phone will continue to be made via your old network.

Providers now have to pay reasonable compensation to customers if numbers are not ported within 1 working day, or if there is an abuse of the porting system.

Once you have sorted out a new phone and contract with your new provider you are ready to move your number. Your new phone should come with a temporary number so you can make/receive calls while waiting for the switch.

N.B. Your new phone or SIM needs to be in the UK on the day of transfer for the port to be successful.

About this site

If you wish to learn a little more about the history of this site and how it was put together, see the About this Site page.