Mortimer Benefice

For all matters please telephone Fr. Paul Chaplin, The Vicar - 01189 331 718.

The Benefice Office is closed, but. for all 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.

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



SUNDAYS FROM 11.00 am to 12 NOON

All Covid 19 safeguarding precautions must be adhered to carefully.

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

Online Morning and Night Prayer

9 am & 9 pm


The Benefice is live-streaming services via Zoom.

Parish Morning Prayer at 9 am & Night Prayer at 9 pm Monday to Friday.

Parish Sunday Eucharist at 10 am each Sunday

The Zoom link for all services is

The invitation to join with the Parish church here 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 and to pray together with one heart and mind. Fr Paul Chaplin


If you would like to speak with 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.

'It is not an acceptable human response, let alone a leadership response to say "I have heard about a problem, but… it was someone else's job to report it /act”’ The Archbishop of Canterbury

Weekly Newsletter

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View the latest weekly newsletter below.

Weekly Newsletter 2nd to 9th August 2020

The Sunday Link 2nd August 2020

West Berks Food Bank

From the West Berks Food Bank
'We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.'
If you need help from the foodbank the quickest way to reach them is by telephone 07955 626621. They will then direct you to the most appropriate agency to give you a foodbank voucher.
You can also contact them by email: 
More details can be found on their website: 

June 2020
Due to Coronavirus the number of people unemployed has increased & is likely to continue to increase.  As a result, the Food Bank is experiencing significantly greater demand than normal. Please continue to donate, bearing in mind these difficult circumstances, as you are able.  All types of tinned & packeted food normally given out in a Food Parcel are needed.  To make food giving easier it's now possible, as well as giving via collection points in Budgens in Mortimer & Tesco in Burghfield to arrange collection from your doorstep. To arrange a collection appointment please ring 07955 626621.