Mortimer Benefice

For all matters please telephone Fr. Paul Chaplin, The Vicar - 01189 331 718.

The Benefice Office is closed, but. for all non-urgent matters, please telephone 01189 333 704 and leave a message or send an email to and we will respond as soon as possible.

At the time of Coronavirus the Church's ministry here continues daily through prayer and online and over the telephone - whilst our church buildings must remain closed.



SUNDAYS FROM 11.00 am to 12 NOON

All Covid 19 safeguarding precautions must be adhered to carefully.

Welcome to Join in Stratfield Mortimer, Mortimer West End and Padworth

Online Morning and Night Prayer

9 am & 9 pm


The Benefice is live-streaming services via Zoom.

Parish Morning Prayer at 9 am & Night Prayer at 9 pm Monday to Friday.

Parish Sunday Eucharist at 10 am each Sunday

The Zoom link for all services is

The invitation to join with the Parish church here in Morning and Night prayer is an invitation to make a 'sacred’ space and time in our day to pause to reflect and pray together with the help and guidance of scripture and to pray together with one heart and mind. Fr Paul Chaplin


If you would like to speak with a priest in complete confidence telephone the Vicar, Fr. Paul Chaplin – 01189 331718

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.

'It is not an acceptable human response, let alone a leadership response to say "I have heard about a problem, but… it was someone else's job to report it /act”’ The Archbishop of Canterbury

Weekly Newsletter

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View the latest weekly newsletter below.

Weekly Newsletter 5th July to 12th July 2020

The Sunday Link 5th July 2020


Good Friday Story, Stations of the Cross and Crafts

Friends, you are invited to journey with Jesus this Holy Week through the Easter Gospel story, children’s Stations of the Cross, hymns, prayers and a range of craft activities. 

Watch ‘The Easter Story – The Beginner’s Bible’ (21 minutes, to ‘Have you heard the news?’) at or ‘The Story of Easter – Jesus’ Sacrifice’ (5 minutes, aimed at juniors) at

Read the gospel accounts of the Easter story in  Matthew 26:17 – 28:8, Mark 14:12 – 16:8, Luke 22:7 – 24:12 and John 13:1 – 20:18.

Reflect on ‘The Way of the Cross’ with four children from the Catholic Christian tradition at (stop at 24 minutes). Why did Jesus have to suffer and die? How does God show love to the world? How can we find hope and joy in these challenging times? Pray the Lord’s Prayer.

Sing ‘Make Way, Make Way’, ‘When I Think About the Cross’, ‘Servant King’ and ‘Easter Jubilation’ (hymn/song sheet on the website).

Make Easter biscuits, complete the Holy Week wordsearch, make an Ojo de Dios cross, create an Easter basket or a bunny box and decorate a Bible text.

Share God’s love, your hope/joy and your crafts with your family at home and your friends and family/community online via Facebook.

God bless,

Fr Paul and the Pastoral Communications Team