Please see below a list of key diary dates,
activities and events that have taken place in the
English Martyrs Parish . For future events,
see the notice board.
The Consecration of English
Martyrs Church, 18th February 2017
Bishop Philip came to celebrate
the Consecration of the church on the 50th
anniversary of its blessing. It was a
wonderful occasion, attended by many parishioners
and also previous priests of the parish. The
celebration continued after Mass with refreshments
and a wonderful cake.
With thanks to Ellen Dickson for use of photos
A huge thank you to all who helped prepare our
annual Christmas Senior Citizens' Lunch. A
great time was had by all!
Fun and games at our joint parish
BBQ on 26th June. A big 'thank you' to all who
made it such a successful event. Great fun was
had by everyone, and the weather was even kind to
Enjoying the Bouncy Castle...
along with Gladiator Dual.
The annual highlight of the BBQ,
the parish tug-of-war
English Martyrs Church organised
the Churches Together Didcot and District Walk of
Witness on Good Friday, in Didcot's Orchard Centre.
Thank you to all those who gave their time to help
at this event.
Congratulations to Des Healy on
his inauguration as Mayor of Didcot. Our
prayers and best wishes go with Des as he undertakes
his new responsibilities.
Thank you to RISE Theatre for
providing over 200 people with their wonderful
thought-provoking performance of 'Soldier to Saint'
on 10th April at English Martyrs Church. A
great evening was had by all.
JEMS (English Martyrs and St John's Youth Group)
The Youth Group was set a challenge by CAFOD's Ben
Oldham to turn £10 into £100,
and decided to run a Beetledrive for parishioners,
with tea and cakes.
The event proved very successful, with around 30
people attending a fun and lively evening.
A total of £170 was raised for CAFOD! Thanks
to all for support given.
The Easter Garden created by the
children of the parish (with Fr David's help)
Oxfordshire Historic Churches
Trust Ride and Stride
The big thank you to all who took
part in the recent Ride and Stride event across the
Thank you not only to those who
cycled/walked, but also to welcomers and sponsors.
English Martyrs, Didcot, and
The Quaker Meeting House, Wallingord
Outside St John the
With thanks to Vince Buckley
for the use of his photographs
Preparing for the Jubilee lunch
at English Martyrs...
Traditional Polish Blessing of
Easter Food at English Martyrs
Parishioners gathered for this
traditional blessing on Holy Saturday, bringing food
which made for a colourful display.
English Martyrs and St John's Parishes Retreat
Parishioners from our parishes attended a
spiritually refreshing retreat weekend at the
Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill. Thanks go to the
Friars for hosting a wonderful weekend, and to
Barbara Thacker for organising this worthwhile
Seniors' Christmas Lunch at
A wonderful Christmas Lunch was
prepared by the Fundraising Team at English Martyrs,
especially for the senior members of the parish.
Many thanks to all involved in the preparations.
A great time was had by all.
English Martyrs and St John's Day
Parishioners enjoying a Day of
Recollection for Advent at Littlemore, run by Fr
Parish Welcome Weekend
English Martyrs and St John's held
their annual Welcome Weekend on 23rd and 24th
September, celebrating the diverse range of culture
in our communities.
Congratulations to the winners of
the competitions held, as follows: