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

Welcome

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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Our Universal Mission Statement


THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH

THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HERE SEEKS TO:
• pray and to offer worship through the spoken word and through music
• proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and to encourage others to be committed to this aim
• encourage a deeper awareness of God and understanding of His Church
• care for the people of this Parish and for all who come as worshippers and visitors
• help those in need locally and elsewhere
• maintain a beauty of holiness by caring for the fabric of the church buildings
• pray that God’s peace may dwell here and that all who come may leave feeling the better for their having been here

IN MISSION WE MAKE THE GOOD NEWS KNOWN AS WE:
• Witness to Christ’s healing, forgiving and reconciling love for all and build loving and transforming communities of faith.
• Stand in solidarity with the poor and needy and challenge injustice and oppression.
• Protect, care for and renew all life and be good stewards of our planet.


OUR UNIVERSAL MISSION STATEMENT
Our vocation as individuals and together as the Body of Christ is: To love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our mind, with all our soul and with all our strength and to love our neighbours as ourselves.       Mark 12: 29-31