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Prayers at Home & work

Liturgy of the Hours - today's prayers

Sunday Readings - in 13 languages

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Request a Mass, Prayers, a Blessing

Catholic Dictionary

'Our Faith' in the Thames Isis Pastoral Area

Mass Times

Sunday & Weekday Masses at St Mary, East Hendred and other churches in the area

Key Contacts

Parish Priest:
Revd Mgr
Andrew Burnham



St Mary's Catholic Church
St Mary's Road
East Hendred
Wantage OX12  8LF



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Our Faith

Here you can find out more about the Roman Catholic faith and the worship activities that we at St Mary’s collectively celebrate within the Parish of East Hendred and the local community.


For visitors or new members interested in learning more about Catholicism in general, click here for an overview of the Roman Catholic faith. For existing parishioners, we have a comprehensive range of learning programmes in the Parish which span Children’s Liturgy and Catechism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

The Mass Times for St Mary and St Patrick's and the other Churches in the Thames Isis Pastoral Area are displayed here and you can also Request a Mass or Prayers to be said.

Finally to help develop the Parish’s prayer life, you can also look up the latest Sunday and Feast Day Readings on this site as well as a selection of Today’s Prayers for home or work.

Faith Notices

Pope Benedict

To summarise with the words of Pope Benedict that succinctly sum up what we believe

"Our faith is not born from a myth or an idea, but from an encounter with the Risen One, in the life of the Church."
Pope Benedict XVI: General Audience 24 September 2008 

“It is becoming more and more difficult, in our Western societies, to speak in a meaningful way of 'salvation, yet salvation - deliverance from the reality of evil, and the gift of new life and freedom in Christ - is at the heart of the Gospel.”
Pope Benedict XVI: Meeting with American Bishops, Washington DC 16 April 2008
“Christianity is not a new philosophy or new morality. [And] we are Christians only if we encounter Christ.”

Pope Benedict XVI: Wednesday Audience 3 September 2008