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Welcome to the English Martyrs Didcot and St John's, Wallingford website. We are two neighbouring parishes within the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth. We currently have about five hundred regular parishioners and many activities.

Parish Day Music

If you enjoy singing or play a musical instrument the parish music groups would love you to join them for an informal session or "jam" in the church during the Parish Day picnic 17th Sept after 11am Mass.  We will be playing some of our favourite hymns – why not shake the dust off your violin or bongos and come and join us for some fun making music together? Many thanks. Carolyn.


The Six Holy Habits (1) Sunday Mass

 I remember once after Mass, when during the homily I had mentioned the obligation on Catholics to attend Mass on Sundays and Holydays, being asked by a parishioner: Where does this obligation come from? Ultimately, of course, the obligation comes from God. On Mount Sinai He gave us the Ten Commandments, the fourth of which is to keep holy the Sabbath.

From the very early Church, Sunday, the Lord’s Day (Rev. 1: 10) replaced the Jewish Sabbath as the day of worship. It was the day the Lord rose from the dead.

Check our Gallery page for pictures from the visit of the Bishop

on the 19th of March

English Martyrs Didcot will be open daily for private prayers between 8am and 5pm.

Giving Going Digital

You will find our new 


contactless terminal  at the back 

of the church.

Just use your contactless debit/credit card or smart phone/ device to make a donation.

It is just one more option to giving.

Simply choose the amount you wish to donate and hold your card onto the reader.

You can also opt-in for Gift Aid to increase your donation by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer then donating with Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 received.

Contactless donations are simple to administer, secure and convenient.

Thank you for supporting our Church.

Are you registered in the parish?

If you would like to register Click Here to download 

the parishioners registration form

Where to find us

English Martyrs Church,
15 Manor Crescent, Didcot, Oxon  OX11 7AJ

Telephone: 01235 812338

St John the Evangelist Church
Market Place, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 0EG

(All correspondence to English Martyrs Church, address as above please)

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