Mortimer Benefice

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

Click here to read the Vicar's letter 4th November 2020.

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Weekly Newsletter 29th to 6th November 2020

The Sunday Link 29th November 2020

The Benefice will be live-streaming the forthcoming services

at St. John’s, Mortimer via Zoom

Sunday 22ndNovember at 10 am

The Feast of Christ the King

Sunday 29thNovember at 6 pm

The Advent Procession

Sunday 20thDecember at 4 pm

The Carol Service – Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Thursday 24thDecember at 5 pm


Thursday 24thDecember at 11.30 pm

Midnight Mass

Friday 25th December at 10 am

Christmas Day

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