Church Info

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

Saturday 6pm
Sunday 10am

Holy Week Mass Times

14th April 2019
Palm Sunday
9:30
Procession from Falkland Road Memorial
10:00
Mass at St Francis de Sales
18th April 2019
Maundy Thursday
19:30
Mass of the Lord's Supper
19th April 2019
Good Friday
10:00
Children's Stations of the Cross
15:00
Solemn Liturgy & Reading of the Passion
20th April 2019
Holy Saturday
12:00
Blessing of Food
21:00
Easter Vigil Mass
21st April 2019
Easter Sunday
10:00
Easter 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).