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Sunday & Weekday Masses at English Martyrs and other churches in the area

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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Our Church

WELCOME

Whether you are new to the parish, a visitor to the area, or an existing church member, the English Martyrs Church in Didcot is a welcoming, thriving parish with over 300 regular parishioners of all ages celebrating the Roman Catholic faith.

Established since the 1930s, our Church celebrates a rich history founded in the story of the English Martyrs who openly proclaimed and defended their faith since the early days of 1534 and who were persecuted for doing so. Our Church is dedicated to honouring these English Martyrs for their bravery and perseverance which has helped to shape and widen our faith today.

Read more about Our History and Patron Saints and browse the picture gallery to see more of the Church.

 

 

THE PRAYER LIFE OF THE PARISH

“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I.” (Matt 18:20)

Christ is the inspiration and the motivation of all that we do and are in the parish. We are called to build a personal relationship with Christ through our prayer life.

As a parish, we try to provide opportunities for prayer – the celebration of the Eucharist being the parish’s central prayer. In order to prepare for the Eucharist, we need to provide other opportunities for prayer. Throughout the year we gather to prepare for the major feasts of Advent and Lent, the rosary is prayed regularly, and various prayer groups meet. Prayer brings us together so that we are more than just a mere collection of isolated individuals.

If you have any ideas that would help in the development of the parish’s prayer life, we would love to hear from you.

 
 

Church Notices

SACRISTY TEAM

SACRISTY TEAM

Volunteers are needed for the Sunday morning Mass. Duties include helping to prepare the altar before Mass, and overseeing altar servers. If you think you could help, and for further details, please contact  the parish office.

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Readings at Mass are undertaken by a group of volunteers, usually two readers at each Mass. Volunteers are always welcome. Training is available. If you would like to be a Reader, please contact Camilla King via parish office.

GUILD OF ST STEPHEN (ALTAR SERVERS)

GUILD OF ST STEPHEN (ALTAR SERVERS)

Any parishioner can participate in a more meaningful way at Mass by becoming an Altar Server. It is one of the lay ministries of the Church, and provides an opportunity to explore a new path for growing closer to God. This involves preparing the altar and sanctuary with all the sacred vessels and accessories necessary for the priest to say Mass, and assisting him during Mass itself. Children are welcome to become Altar Servers once they have received their First Holy Communion.

Please see Fr Phillip if you are interested.