The English Martyrs' Roman Catholic Church

Part of the Reading Pastoral Area



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English Martyrs is a welcoming  community, inviting, encouraging and supporting all to have an

ever-deepening relationship with Jesus. We are inspired to show God’s love to the world with joy and hope.






Canon Michael Dennehy

Vicar General and Moderator of Curia of Portsmouth Diocese

Fr Richard


Fr. Richard Maniak


SUNDAY MASSES:    6.30pm(Saturday) - Vigil Mass - First Mass of Sunday

                                    09.30am, 11.30am, and 5.00pm


WEEKDAY MASSES:   Monday...........9.30 am

                                     Tuesday.................9.30 am

                                     Wednesday.....9.30 am

                                     Thursday...............9.30 am and 7.30 pm

                                     Friday...............9.30 am  

                                     Saturday..............11.00 am



Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: 

Sunday: 8.00am - 9.00am

Monday to Thursday:  8.25am to 9.25am

Friday: 8.00am to 8.55am

Thursday & Friday only: 10.00am to 9.00pm in the Baptistry

Saturday 11.30am to 12.30pm


Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession: 

Saturday 5:30 to 6:15pm ; Sunday 4:00 to 4:45pm or by appointment

Please check the Weekly Newsletter for any alterations to the above times and especially

if there is a Holy Day of Obligation or Bank Holiday.



If you would like to arrange for a Mass to be offered please contact the parish secretary.

Being quite a large parish, we receive many requests, so if you require a specific date, it would be

helpful if you could make your request well in advance.  

Donations for Masses are always welcome but are not essential.    


MASS                    TIMES

For details of Mass times at other churches in the Reading area click on other churches.

For details of Mass times at other RC churches

in the U.K click here and follow the links.

Getting to English Martyrs:-


Arriving by Train at>


Reading General Station>

Leave the station on the South Side and

proceed on foot along Station Road to Friar Street.

Go to Bus Stop (FE) and board a No.33 -

operated by Reading Buses - and alight at the

Waverley Road stop.

You will see English Martyrs church opposite

on the corner of Liebenrood Road.  


Reading West station>.

Exit up walkway onto Tilehurst road.

Turn right and walk along Tilehurst Road

for approximately 15 minutes.

Church will be on your left.


For train times click here


By Bus>    

Route 33 operating between Tilehurst and Reading Station is the only route that passes by our church and runs

along the Tilehurst Road. Board/Alight at Waverley Road regardless of direction you are travelling from.

For bus times click on here 


By Own Transport> 

A Car Park is available and can be accessed from both Liebenrood Road and Tilehurt Road.

A Bicycle rack is available and is located to the right of the colonnade entrance.                    


                 Wheelchair access

                 Induction Loop

                 Toilet Facilities

wchair loop toilet