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


Update from our link diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman, South Africa

The Stratfield Mortimer Benefice Altar Server’s Lent Mission has for many years raised money for children and young people in need in our link Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman.  

In 1993, the Diocese of Oxford and the Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman in South Africa formed a partnership link which continues to the present day.  The funds from the Lent Mission are used as part of the support for the ‘Hope for the Living Project’ in Roodepan.  This project offers vulnerable children and young people food and support with learning and enrichment activities.  

The Diocese of Oxford’s World Development Advisor, Maranda St John Nicolle, provides updates of the work and support which can be viewed at on the blog page: Kimberley and Kuruman.