Mortimer Common: St John the Evangelist, Mortimer Common

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The United Benefice of Stratfield Mortimer, Mortimer West End and Padworth is situated about ten miles South of Reading. Its aim is to further the mission of the Church in this area to the glory of God. There are four churches in the Benefice and two Church schools, St. Mary’s (VA) Juniors and St. John’s (Controlled) both in Mortimer. A daily Eucharist is offered at varying times and places and the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in all our churches (except St. Mary’s).
Vicar: Fr. Paul Chaplin.
Associate Priest: Fr. Alan Barnes.

St. John the Evangelist is the largest church with regular worship. The main Sunday service is the 10 am Sung Eucharist, with a well-established competent robed SATB Choir. A Sunday School is held in the vestry. Various Benefice Fellowship Groups meet throughout the week to reflect the needs of the people, and the clergy are available for the sacraments of the Church.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions): Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm, or by appointment.

The Benefice Office is open from 9 am-12 noon Monday to Friday.
 

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Fr. Paul Chaplin
The Benefice Office,
St. John's Church,
Victoria Road,
Mortimer,
READING RG7 3SY
(0118) 9333704

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Children's Stations of the Cross and Good Friday Workshop
The annual Children's Stations of the Cross and Workshop on Good Friday provides and opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of the day and to enjoy craft activities for Easter.
Friday 30th March 2018 at 9:45 AM
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Sunday

Morning Prayer
Every Sunday at 7:30 AM
Eucharist (said)
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM
Sung Eucharist
Sunday School In St. John's Church during the Eucharist: children join the service at the Offertory hymn.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments
Sunday School
Stories and activities for 3 year olds upwards, held in St. John's Church during the 10.00 AM Eucharist.
Weekly (not school holidays)
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM

Monday

Morning Prayer
Every Monday at 8:00 AM
Minnows
Short act of worship plus activities and fellowship for babies and toddlers and their carers.
Alternate Mondays
Every Monday at 9:30 AM
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Evening Prayer
Every Monday at 5:30 PM
Eucharist (said)
Every Monday at 6:00 PM

Tuesday

Eucharist (said)
Every Tuesday at 7:30 AM
Morning Prayer
Every Tuesday at 8:00 AM
Evening Prayer
Every Tuesday at 5:30 PM

Wednesday

Morning Prayer
Every Wednesday at 8:00 AM
Eucharist (said)
Every Wednesday at 9:15 AM
Evening Prayer
Every Wednesday at 5:30 PM

Thursday

Morning Prayer
Every Thursday at 8:00 AM
Evening Prayer
Every Thursday at 5:30 PM

Friday

Morning Prayer
Every Friday at 8:00 AM
Evening Prayer
Every Friday at 5:30 PM

Saturday

Morning Prayer
Every Saturday at 8:00 AM
Evening Prayer
Every Saturday at 5:30 PM
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Harvest Service at St. Mary's, Mortimer
Sunday 8th October 2017 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Remembrance Sunday
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Act of Remembrance
At War Memorial
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 11:00 AM for ½ hour
Christmas Bazaar
St. Mary and St. John Christmas Bazaar in St. John's Hall, Mortimer
Saturday 25th November 2017 at 10:00 AM
Advent Procession
Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
St. John's School Christmas Service
The annual Christmas Service for St. John's School takes place in St. John's Church.
Thursday 14th December 2017 at 2:00 PM
The Carol Service at St. Mary's, Mortimer
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Christmas Carols
Christingle
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 3:00 PM
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Christingle
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 5:00 PM
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Midnight Mass
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:30 PM
Eucharist
Monday 25th December 2017 at 8:00 AM
Sung Eucharist for Christmas Day
�The Holy Eucharist on the Feast of the Nativity.
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Ash Wednesday Eucharist
The annual Benefice Eucharist for Ash Wednesday, including Ashing, is at St.John's, Mortimer.
Wednesday 14th February 2018 at 7:30 PM
Palm Sunday Procession Eucharist and giving of Palms
The annual service of Procession and Giving of Palms at the Sung Eucharist on Palm Sunday.
Sunday 25th March 2018 at 10:00 AM
Compline led by the Altar Servers
Sunday 25th March 2018 at 8:00 PM for ½ hour
Compline sung by the Choir
Sunday 25th March 2018 at 8:00 PM for ½ hour
Stations of the Cross and Eucharist
We walk the Stations of the Cross each evening at the beginning of Holy Week, followed by a said Eucharist.
Monday 26th March 2018 at 7:30 PM
Stations of the Cross and Eucharist
Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
St. John's School Easter Service
Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 2:00 PM for ½ hour
Stations of the Cross and Eucharist
Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 7:30 PM for 1 hour
Sung Eucharist for the Feast of the Resurrection
A Sung Eucharist to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.
Thursday 29th March 2018 at 7:30 PM
Children's Stations of the Cross and Good Friday Workshop
The annual Children's Stations of the Cross and Workshop on Good Friday provides and opportunity to reflect upon the meaning of the day and to enjoy craft activities for Easter.
Friday 30th March 2018 at 9:45 AM
Family Friendly
Veneration of the Cross
The service for Good Friday with solemn liturgy, veneration of the cross and holy communion is at St. John's Church, Mortimer, from 2-3pm, followed by tea and hot cross buns in the Vestry.
Friday 30th March 2018 at 2:00 PM
Tenebrae
Good Friday evening ends with Tenebrae, led by the Altar Servers. The ancient liturgy with candles and readings recalls the Passion of Our Lord and the gradual extinguishing of the light on Good Friday.
Friday 30th March 2018 at 8:00 PM
Easter Vigil
In this ancient service, new fire is kindled outside the Church on Easter Eve and brought in to celebrate the Light of Christ in the world, followed by the first Eucharist of Easter. The singing of the Exsultet, readings, joyful music, bells and candlelight and beautiful liturgy combine as we greet the risen Christ.
Saturday 31st March 2018 at 8:00 PM
Eucharist for Easter Day
Said Eucharist to celebrate the Resurrection fo Our Lord.
Sunday 1st April 2018 at 10:00 AM

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Stained Glass
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5949
Our Patron: Eton College
Archdeaconry: BERKSHIRE (272)
Deanery: BRADFIELD (27203)
Parish Legal Name: Stratfield Mortimer (270356 )
CofE Church Info: (627357 27/357)
Short URL: acny.uk/5949/
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