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Clifton Diocese


The Parish of Sacred Heart, Tisbury and All Saints, Wardour

Our Parish is one of the largest in the South of England.  Situated in the south-west corner of Wiltshire, within the Diocese of Clifton, and Salisbury Catholic Deanery  it is some sixteen miles long and ten miles wide, shaped like a diamond, and covering seventeen Church of England Parishes.  It stretches from six miles west of Salisbury to the very edge of Shaftesbury.  It contains not only its Parish Church of The Sacred Heart but, also, the chapel of All Saints at Wardour Castle.  Its connections with the latter and with the Arundell family, mean that it has more history than most other parishes. (Extracted from “The Diocese of Clifton” by Rev. Dr. John Anthony Harding, The Clifton Diocesan Archivist.)

Parish Priest: Fr Jonathan Creer

Deacon Michael Hughes


The Emmaus Partnership

The Emmaus Partnership

Based on the Scripture reading:  The Road to Emmaus (Lk 24:13-35)

Jesus joins them on the road and travels with them.  He walks no faster or no slower than them.  He meets them where they are at, not where He thinks they should be or where they ought to be and journeys with them even though this journey is away from Jerusalem.  They did not recognise Jesus because of the turmoil they were going through themselves, but Jesus does not judge them but asks them to recount their story.  It is in the ‘normal’ of their lives that He meets them.

Lord Jesus Christ,

Stay with us, too, we pray,

in every part of our journey,

no matter how full of doubt or fear we may be today.


Through your Holy Spirit,

we pray that you will open our eyes, too

Help us see you as our risen Lord

in all your beauty,

and in all your loving power.


Wardour is proud to be part of the Emmaus Partnership of schools. The partnership works together with the common aim of promoting Catholic education and comprises a mixture of primary and secondary schools within Clifton Diocese. These include St Louis in Frome, St Augustine’s College in Trowbridge, St Josephs in Devizes, St Georges in Warminster, St Edwards in Romsey, St Joseph’s in Salisbury, St Osmund’s in Salisbury, Christ the King in Amesbury, St John's in Trowbridge and St Edmunds in Calne.

Members of staff at Wardour are part of different Emmaus committees who meet regularly to share best practice.


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