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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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English Martyrs and St John’s Pastoral Council

The Parish Council works closely with the parish priest, sharing pastoral responsibility across the two Parishes. We devise and support activities which bring our two parishes together and nurture a lively community spirit.

We aim to respond to the needs of both Parishes and as such our work is often dictated by the feedback we get from our open meetings, the AGM held at the beginning of each year, and comments made from each meeting. We are constantly working to improve our response to be a community for Christ in Didcot and Wallingford.

You can read about the latest discussions from the Parish Council by checking the minutes on the notice board which are posted shortly after each meeting. We also welcome ideas for agenda items – details of how to submit ideas and for information on meeting dates, please check the weekly newsletter.

Some of our most recent and regular activities include:

  • Organising a Lent programme of activities to ensure there is something for everyone in the Parish to help prepare for Easter, including children’s activities, Lectio Divina and gospel reading, and Stations of the Cross
  • Recruitment and training for Special Ministries
  • Planning days of recollection
  • Supporting the Churches Together communities in both Didcot and Wallingford
  • Planning social events and activities