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.

Please complete this form.

Christian Stewardship - Giving to the Church

Christian Stewardship and Financial Giving

Giving is part of our worship and an outworking of our discipleship. The Scriptures are clear that the way we use our money matters and is a means by which we are called to bless others. Most of the outgoings go towards supporting the parish share and most of the income comes from the direct giving of members of the church family. We invite you to play your part by making either a regular or one-off gift towards the Church’s mission and work. There are many ways to make your gift, such as standing order, bank transfer, card reader, cheques or cash. And if you are a tax payer you can complete a gift aid declaration.

 Click here for details of our Christian Stewardship Programme

Click here for a Gift Aid form

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.