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Key Contacts

Fr Phillip Pennington Harris
01235 812338

Parish Secretary:

Mrs Joanna Robins

15 Manor Crescent,    Didcot, Oxfordshire. OX11 7AJ

Tel: 01235 812338

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and Welcome to English Martyrs Church, Didcot

We are a Roman Catholic community based at the English Martyrs Church in Didcot and with a close sister community in Wallingford. Led by
Father Phillip Harris, the parish of English Martyrs is a vibrant community with many groups and activities helping to celebrate our faith here in Didcot and the surrounding villages.

Whether you are new to the parish or an existing church member, please explore our website to join in our faith celebration and to find out how you can get the most out of your parish and church community.


Our Church

Here you can learn more about the history of English Martyrs and our parish today, the story of the English Martyrs themselves, and browse the church’s picture gallery. If you are new to the parish or a visitor to the area and need to find us, click here for a location map.

 Click here to find out more about our church

Our Community

Visit this section of the site to access parish notice boards and newsletters, find key church contacts, read about parish social activities and forthcoming church events, and volunteer for or find out more about our range of spiritual support services, care groups and learning programmes.

 Find out more about Our Welcoming Community


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Our Faith and Worship

Here you can find out the Roman Catholic Church and the living faith we in Thames Isis Pastoral Area try to achieve for personal and for the good of the community and world. Our times of Mass and other services are displayed. You can also see how to join our Liturgy and music groups.

If you wish to request a Mass or prayers to be said, click here – also if at home or work we offer a little spiritual reflection and help to take ‘time out’ in our busy lives – click to find out how.

 Find out more about Our Faith and Worship
Latest News
Administrator Required for Didcot and Wallingford Parishes

A vacancy has arising for a part-time Administrative Secretary to work for Fr Phillip Harris, Parish Priest at the churches of English Martyrs, Didcot and St John the Evangelist, Wallingford.  The successful applicant will be located at the Parish Office in the Presbytery at Didcot.
Hours of work: 28 per week, hours each day to be agreed
Salary:  £9.19 - £11.34 per hour
Commencement Date: To be confirmed
Experience and Qualifications required for the role:
·         Experienced Administrator with excellent secretarial skills, time management and prioritisation skills
·         Computer literate, skilled in word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, database management and use of the internet
·         Experienced in book-keeping and knowledge of accounts
·         Experience of website management (training will be given)
Personal Attributes:
·         Sympathetic to the Ministry and Mission of the Catholic Church
·         Self motivated and flexible, with ability to work on own initiative and using own judgement without supervision, able to cope with change and work under pressure.
·         Diplomatic, discreet with a sympathetic nature and emotional resilience.
Application form available here, Equal Opportunites form for completion here. Full job description available here. Please return to Fr Phillip Harris, English Martyrs Church, 15 Manor Crescent, Didcot OX11 7AJ, Telephone 01235 812338


Consecration of English Martyrs Church, Didcot

For latest photographs of this wonderful event, see here


General Notices


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In Our Prayers

Benediction and Exposition
of the Blessed Sacrament

Every Wednesday after 9.30am Mass at
English Martyrs