Whether you’ve just moved to the area or have
lived here all your life, we hope that our ‘Focus Notes’ will help to answer
some frequently asked questions and help you find out more about our Parish Churches.
There are a number of reasons why a person
decides to get involved in a parish. It could be because they will be
participating in a Baptism or Marriage or a Funeral. Or perhaps they have just
moved to the area. But a lot of times we join a new community because we are
searching for a deeper meaning and purpose in our lives. And the best way to
find that is in community with one another in the way of Jesus Christ.
We all ask questions about why we are here
and what purposes our lives have. We need to know that we have made a
difference and that our time and talents have been put to good use. That is why
it’s important to try to get the tone right when someone is thinking about
getting involved in their Parish community. Like a family welcoming a new
member, we need to be inclusive and hospitable to all.
Our four church buildings are holy places - each a local focus for the life and ministry of the Church - where prayer has been offered for many years. St John’s, Mortimer is open every day (the Vergers can give you a key for the other churches) 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. If you would like to see a priest for Confession, or to talk in complete confidence, then please contact Fr Paul or Fr Derek. We welcome members of other faiths and those who are seeking, or agnostic. Please pray for the Church and for those who minister and worship here and go in peace.
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