Mortimer Benefice

The Benefice Office is closed. For urgent matters, please telephone The Vicar, Fr. Paul Chaplin - 01189 331 718. For 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.


St. Mary and St. John, Mortimer: Ms Sarah Theaker – 07816 814868 and

Dr Gwen Adshead – 01189 333902

St. John the Baptist, Padworth: Mr Roger Jones – 01189 333136 and Mrs Elizabeth Porter – 01189 713136

St. Saviour, Mortimer West End: Dr Gwen Adshead 01189 333902

At the time of Coronavirus the Church's ministry here continues daily and online and over the telephone - whilst our church buildings must remain closed.

Welcome to Join in Stratfield Mortimer, Mortimer West End and Padworth

Online Morning and Night Prayer

9 am & 9 pm

The invitation to us to join 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.

Paul Chaplin


The Benefice is live-streaming services via Zoom.

Morning Prayer at 9 am Monday to Friday- the Zoom link is

Night Prayer at 9 pm Monday to Friday - the Zoom link is

Sunday Eucharist at 10 am each Sunday - the Zoom link is


If you would like to see 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.

Weekly Newsletter

If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter, please let the office know -

View the latest weekly newsletter below.

Weekly Newsletter 31st May to 7th June 2020

The Sunday Link 31st May 2020

Christian Stewardship - Giving to the Church

Christian Stewardship and Financial Giving

The Stratfield Mortimer Benefice welcomes your generosity in financial contributions. Whether it is a one-time donation or regularly, all funds are appreciated. We need your support to maintain & develop our beautiful church buildings & their grounds & to ensure the Parish Church’s ministry continues to be here for everyone. 

To set up a standing order, please download the document below and return via post to: The Treasurer - Confidential, The Parish Office, St. John’s Church, The Street, Mortimer, Berks, RG7 3SY. If you wish to set up a standing order directly with your bank, please put your name as a reference so that we know where donations have come from & can claim Gift Aid. To donate by cheque, please make payable to ‘Mortimer PCC’ for St. Mary and St. John, Mortimer, for St. Saviour's, Mortimer West End make payable to ‘Mortimer West End PCC’ and for St. John the Baptist, Padworth make payable to ‘PCC of Padworth’. 

Thank you.

Christian Stewardship - Time and Talents
There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There are varieties of service, but the same Lord.  There are many forms of work, but all of them, in all men, are the work of the same God.  In each of us the Spirit is manifested in one particular way, for some useful purpose.’
1 Corinthians 12:4-7

The Stewardship Committee invites you to reflect on your own gifts and talents in the service of God and his Church.  Whatever your ability or interest, we would like to hear from you.