Mortimer Benefice

Stratfield Mortimer Benefice:

St John the Evangelist
The Street, Mortimer Common, Reading, RG7 3SY
St Mary the Virgin
The Street, Mortimer Common, Reading, RG7 3NU
St John the Baptist
Sopers Lane, Padworth RG7 4NP
St. Saviour
Church Road, Mortimer West End, RG7 2HX

Telephone: (0118) 9333704
9 am to 12 noon Monday to Friday. 24 hour answerphone


The churches are reguarly open and you are welcome to enter for peace and quiet; for prayer; to be alone or to be with God. A Bible and the Sacraments are available for Christians. We welcome members of other faiths and those who are seeking, or agnostic.

If you would like to see a priest in complete confidence call the Vicar, Fr. Paul Chaplin.

If you would like to be kept informed of services and events around the benefice, please complete the form to be found at the following link.

Please complete this form.


Ash Wednesday 26th February

at St. John’s, Mortimer

9.15 am Penitential Ashing and Eucharist
7.30 pm Penitential Ashing and Eucharist


  Altar Servers' Lent Mission 2020

Our Annual Altar Servers' Lent Mission aims to raise money for children and adults in need in our link diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman, South Africa, and to support essential work with the 'Hope for the Living' project.

The attached document gives more details of this project.  Events to raise money for the Lent Mission will be advertised here.

All donations should be sent to The Parish Office, St. John's Church, Mortimer, RG7 3SY and marked clearly 'Altar Servers' Lent Mission 2020'.  Cheques should be made payable to 'Mortimer PCC'.