We are now closed to visitors to the ceiling until April 2020. Coaches and small parties may make an appointment to visit during the winter months by dialling the Parish Office 01903 242624.
We are, of course, open for Mass and other services. For any further information please call the Parish Office 01903 242624 .
See the Calendar for daily Mass times.
During 2019, English Martyrs Catholic Church in Goring celebrates the Golden Jubilee of its church building. A programme of festivities over the next few months will commemorate this landmark anniversary. Celebrations begin with a Parish Garden Party in July .
Throughout August, there will be an exhibition, open to all, centred on the ‘Reproduction of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling’. A widely-visited feature of the church and the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the ceiling, this was actually created by one of the parishioners!
September will offer an exhibition portraying ‘50 Years of Our Church’, also open to all, together with a tea party for neighbours of the church.
A twenty-four hour Prayer Vigil and a Jubilee Concert will be held in October , the latter given by music groups of the parish and local Catholic schools. A Parish Barn Dance will take place in November .
All these events will culminate in a Jubilee Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany in January 2020, to be concelebrated by Bishop Richard and the parish priest, Father Liam O’Connor.
As lasting commemorations of the Jubilee, new Stations of the Cross and a new statue of Saint Joseph will be installed in the church.