Mass is celebrated every day at 9.30 am and is open to the public (except Saturdays - when mass is at 10am)
About our church...
The original Catholic church on this site in Watlington (pictured below) was founded in 1929 by the chaplain of the Chapel of the Sacred Heart at nearby Stonor Park, and the new church and presbytery were built in 1990.
The church is dedicated to St Edmund Campion (1540-1581), the Jesuit priest and martyr who was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn in London after he was arrested by priest-hunters and charged with high treason for his pamphlet - Decem Rationes (Ten Reasons) - which rejected the Anglican church.
St Edmund was sheltered, and the pamphlet was printed, at the nearby Stonor Park manor house, one of few houses in the country to have remained Catholic through all of England's religious wars, and an original printing hangs on the wall there to this day.
Hanging on the walls at St Edmund Campion church itself, you will find a number of fine artworks contributed by our parishioners including a beautiful wooden crucifix carved by Peter Foster, and a carving by Faith Faulconbridge, wife of Christopher Tolkein.
The original church on this site. Note the buttresses holding up the walls!
Weddings, baptisms & new (or returning) parishioners
We would be delighted to welcome you and your family to our community.
If you have any questions at all about how to arrange these sacraments please don't hesitate to get in touch.