Welcome to St Augustine's High Wycombe

You are very welcome to the website of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, High Wycombe.

In accordance with HM Government authorisation and with Bishop David’s approval, we have been able to re-open the Church for Mass, from Monday 6th July . Click here for more details.

A self-help/ FAQs page for all those unfamiliar with Zoom, which we are using for various kinds of meetings) or for troubleshooting problems with it, is here.

We are a large (5-600) Catholic community whose church is sited just above the railway station in High Wycombe. Here is our core belief, in the words of Pope Francis:
“Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you”

We are very pleased that you have come to our website, whether you are a an existing parishioner seeking information about what we are doing in these lockdown times, or someone who has no connection to our community, but is seeking for information about Catholic Christianity, or about its local presence in our parish, possibly with an interest in joining our community. Or any other reason !

You will still find, on this site, listings of all our Masses and service times, and details of the wide range of activities that would normally be happening in our large and energetic community. The transfer of all the groups and info from our previous site is not yet complete so please bear with us.

Our doors may have been closed but our hearts are still open, and the life of prayer and worship continues. Our parish priest Father Jonathan Hill has, during the first fifteen weeks of the lockdown, been celebrating Mass every day, on his own, for the spiritual benefit of the whole community, ( thanks be to God, we are now again able to join him in the daily celebration of Mass) and this is live- streamed via YouTube so that anyone who cannot get to the Church, or is reluctant to take part in an indoor meeting, if they have the Internet, can watch Mass being offered, and take part in it spiritually as far as possible. Fr Hill is available on the phone most of the day to offer basic church information, spiritual advice and solace, and and while most routine home and hospital visits are suspended, he can help you in any emergency situation.. We are also willing to have video chats with any enquirer who we would normally ask to come in for a meeting, via Skype, Zoom or Duo etc.

The “St. Vincent De Paul” charitable group in the parish is ready to assist anyone who is suffering under the lockdown, with telephone companionship, delivering shopping and prescriptions etc.

We have close contact with the other churches in the town, both Catholic and others, with other faith groups, and with St. Michael’s Catholic school on Daws Hill Lane

Please explore this website to see what we do in normal circumstances, and do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything we can help with, by telephone conversation or online meeting.

Keeping the parish going

The bills keep on coming in, even when the people and their cash donations do not.

We therefore invite and request you to set up a Standing Order for the monthly equivalent of what you would put in the Sunday collection, or to use the button below to make an online donation via the diocese – specifying that it is for St Augustine’s – High Wycombe.

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