Wantage Parish

  • Ss Peter & Paul
  • The Vicarage, The Cloisters
  • Wantage
  • Oxon
  • OX12 8AQ

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Last Saturday (24 June 2017) there was great joy as we stood beside Fr. Orazio as he was made a Priest in the Church of God. Due solemnity was observed but did you notice the occasional smile? He has been touched by the generosity of our community shown in the gift of a Chalice and for the spread afterwards, not to mention the strength of support in love and prayer. Thank you for whatever part you played in the celebration.

The Butler Centre received "Good" after a recent Ofsted Inspection on 9 January 2017.
Read the full report here.

Here are the 2016 Christmas Services

The Street Pastors Annual Report for 2015 can be seen here.

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Sue’s sudden death on Sunday 29 May 2016.  We hold her in our prayers together with her son Anthony and her family.  We received her body into church on Thursday 16 June2016 at 5.00 pm and celebrated Evening Prayer. Her Funeral Mass was at 10.30 am on Friday 17 June 2016 followed by Committal at the Church Gate. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Election Day!


Sunday 10 April 2016
The Vestry Meeting to elect Church Wardens is at 5.30pm
Evening Praise & Blessing at 6.00pm
then followed by
The Annual Parochial Meeting at 6.30pm
both meetings will be held in the Parish Church

The Program for Holy Week and Easter  2016 can be seen here.
The Lent Program 2016 can be seen here.

Embargoed until The Solemnity of the Epiphany, 3rd

January 2016


A Statement from Fr. John:

I am very pleased to announce that I have agreed to appoint a Curate and we will be joined in the Parish of Wantage by Dr. Orazio Camaioni, as a Deacon in training for Priestly Ordination. Fr. Camaioni will come to us after his Ordination as Deacon at Christ Church Cathedral on 2nd July, 2016.

As his name suggests, he is an Italian from Abbruzzo; born of an Italian Father and an English Mother.  He is a classist with a Masters Degree in Philology* and a doctorate has been awarded to him in the same discipline by the University of Reading.  He is presently reading a Theology degree at S. Stephen’s House, Oxford.

He will marry Sylvia in May, returning to Italy to celebrate their marriage in their home town.

I would ask that you keep them both in your prayers as together we discern how best we can develop his vocation in our Parish.

*Editors Note:
Philology is the study of language in written historical sources; it is a combination of literary criticism, history, and linguistics. It is more commonly defined as the study of literary texts and written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, and the determination of their meaning

 Friday 4 December: Dickensian Evening Celebrations.
Remembrance Services 2015
see the Music List for the Summer Term 2015 here.
Details of Pray & Play can be seen here. 
Here are the times of services in Holy Week and Easter2015

On Sunday 4th January 2015 we celebrate The Epiphany
All our Masses are at the usual times
 Our Epiphany Procession of Carols is at
6.00 pm in the Parish Church

Services & Events for Advent and Christmas 2014 can be seen here.

Keeping Advent 2014As the movement to Christmas accelerates it is so easy to loose sight of what is important to us - the celebration of the Incarnation.To help us pause for just five minutes each day, here is  a prepared diary of Bible Readings. These readings will help us keep a common meditation for the whole Parish. They can be seen here and down loaded if required.

Play & Pray 2014
Sunday, 14th December
Christingle at Holy Trinity
Children and parents are invited to come together to make Christingles and hear the story.
3.00 pm at Holy Trinity
For more information contact Leanne Cox on 01235 765301

Mothers' Union 2014
On Wednesday 10th December at 2pm in the Parish Church, there will be a talk entitled "Preparation for Christmas" given by the Rev. Joan Impey. She will speak about God's Feasts and Festivals. Everyone is welcome.

Details of the Wine and Cheese Tasting can be seen Here.
The Street Pastors Annual Report for 2013 can be seen here.
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