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The English Martyrs' Roman Catholic Church.

Part of the Reading Pastoral Area.

Newcomers to the Parish ?

If you are new to our parish or have recently started attending Mass here, you are very welcome.


It would help us to get to know you better if you could fill out a ‘Parish Registration’ form which can be found at the rear of the church or downloaded here by clicking "New Parishioner".

Once you have completed your details, please return the form to the Parish Office either by hand, by post or as an attachment by e-mail to; englishmartyrs@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

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The community that

worships at the Church

of the English Martyrs in

Reading strives to be open

and welcoming.

Like any place where people

gather, the shape and make up

of the  community has changed

over the years.

We now have a great diversity of

background and culture, nationality

and age represented in our congregation

which in one sense demonstrates the

inclusive nature of the Catholic Church.

We come together to worship and praise

God and to develop the ties which bind us.

Through the celebration of the Mass,

especially on Sundays, we nurture the communion

between us in order that we can continue

the mission Christ gave us:

‘to go out and bear fruit, fruit that will last‘.

We do so as a community of faith which forms part

of the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth.

There are all kinds of groups and all sorts of activities going

on at English Martyrs which flow from our commitment to bring

the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world in which we live.

Often this involves doing very practical and down to earth things.

More information about a number of these can be found through this website. However, in the end our community is about relationships, about meeting

people and joining with them on our journey as Christians.

A website can only convey a certain amount. The best way to know what we are about is to come and see – all are welcome.