Church Info

Welcome to St Francis de Sales. We are a bright modern church with lots going on.

Saturday 6pm
Sunday 10am

Christmas Services

24th December 2018
Christmas Eve
16:00
Family Mass
23:30
Midnight Mass starting with carols
25th December 2018
Christmas Day
10:00
Parish Mass
26th December 2018
Boxing Day (St Stephen's day)
12:00
Mass

Regular Service Times

Sunday
10:00
Mass
Tuesday
12:00
Mass
Wednesday
9:00
Mass
Thursday
9:00
Mass
Saturday
10:00
Reconciliation
18:00
Mass

History

The Parish of St Francis de Sales was inaugurated in November 1967 when Bishop Worlock invited the Servites to take charge of the newly formed parish of Wash Common. The Servite Fathers had been established in the Wash Common area of Newbury since 1948, but were in the process of closing their Priory at Enborne Lodge. The invitation was warmly accepted and two priests were assigned to the parish - Fr. Damian Kilbride (parish priest) and Fr. Thomas Robinson (assistant priest and chaplain to the American bases at Greenham and Welford).