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Diocesan statistics

As at 1 Nov 2017

Priests of the Diocese
Working in the Diocese 72
Working elsewhere in England and Wales 1
Working outside England and Wales 6
Chaplains to the Forces 1
Retired 41
Other Secular Priests
Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham 8
Other dioceses in England and Wales 8
Other dioceses elsewhere 15
Personal Prelature of Opus Dei 1
Priests of Religious Orders, Congregations, Societies and Fraternities
Benedictines 22
Company of Mary (Montfort Missionaries) 1
Congregation of St Therese 1
Congregation of the Oratory 1
Discalced Carmelites 2
Friars Minor 1
Marian Franciscans 3
Mill Hill Missionaries 8
Missionaries of St Charles Borromeo 2
Missionary Society of St Paul 1
Premonstratensians 1
Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) 2
Redemptorists 3
Salesians of Don Bosco 14
Society of Christ 3
Society of Jesus (Jesuits) 17
Permanent Deacons
Diocese of Portsmouth 45
Other dioceses 8
Candidates
Candidates for the Priesthood 14
Candidates for the Permanent Diaconate 14
Religious houses
Houses of Religious Women 36
Houses of Religious Brothers 2
Parishes, Churches and Priests
Parishes 91
Deaneries 8
Pastoral Areas 22
Churches and Chapels 142
Priests working in parishes in the Diocese 97

Parish register returns

For 2016

Baptisms up to 7 years of age 1,853
Baptisms older than 7 years of age 143
Receptions into full communion 153
Catechumens under instruction 281
First Communions 2,175
Confirmations 568
Marriages 485
Deaths 1,332
Average Mass attendance 35,116
Pastoral Assistants 174
Lay Catechists 1,256
Members of Catholic Associations 1,820

Educational statistics

As at 1 Jan 2017

Schools Pupils
Voluntary Aided Schools (inc Ecumenical)
Primary 40 11,604
Secondary 7 6,808
Academies
Primary 6 2,108
Secondary 2 2,466
All through 1 1,689
Independent
Primary 6 1,480
Secondary 5 2,271
All through 7 3,070