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.

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About Us and Churches in the Benefice


At the heart of the life and purpose of our Benefice is the worship of God.  The Benefice holds a full schedule of Sunday and weekday services, as well as Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, Thanksgivings, Memorials and Reconciliation and Healing Services. Our liturgical practice incorporates the variety and beauty of our four church buildings and their beautiful spaces. The use of ritual and ceremony varies from the simplest spoken services to the highest festival liturgies involving processions and special music. We treasure the best of Anglican heritage, whilst endeavoring to foster an inclusive and progressive spirit.


Our four church buildings are holy places, a local focus for the life and ministry of the Church where prayer has been offered for many years. Please pray for our Bishop and for those who minister and worship here and go in peace.

St. John the Baptist, Padworth

                                                        St. John the Evangelist, Mortimer
                                                          St. Mary the Virgin, Mortimer
                                                       St. Saviour, Mortimer West End