Mortimer Benefice

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Click here to read the Vicar's letter 4th November 2020.

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Weekly Newsletter 29th to 6th November 2020

The Sunday Link 29th November 2020

The Benefice will be live-streaming the forthcoming services

at St. John’s, Mortimer via Zoom

Sunday 22ndNovember at 10 am

The Feast of Christ the King

Sunday 29thNovember at 6 pm

The Advent Procession

Sunday 20thDecember at 4 pm

The Carol Service – Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Thursday 24thDecember at 5 pm


Thursday 24thDecember at 11.30 pm

Midnight Mass

Friday 25th December at 10 am

Christmas Day

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.