Welcome to St Augustine's High Wycombe

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

For Confirmation / First Communion course info, click here

We are a large (5-600) Catholic community whose church is sited on Amersham Hill, just above the railway station in High Wycombe. . With effect from 24th April 2022, we have also been serving the two churches of Saint John Henry Newman parish elsewhere in the town as their priest had to be posted to Thrapston and cannot be replaced at present. Our two priests, Fr Hill and Fr Reno, also celebrate Masses for the SJHN churches, taking turns week about.
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 post-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 ! Like many churches and organisations, we have got used to online platforms like Zoom for much of our activity; click here for a troubleshooting guide if you are having difficulty with the tech aspects.

You will find, on this site, listings of all our Masses and service times, and details of the wide range of activities that happen in our large and energetic community.

Fr Hill is available on the phone most of the day to offer basic church information, spiritual advice and solace, and home and hospital visits can again be arranged. (if the hospital permits)..

The “St. Vincent De Paul” charitable group in the parish is ready to assist anyone who is in need of support such as friendship visits, lifts, shopping 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, and do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything we can help with, by telephone conversation or online meeting.

The Millennium Tapestry which features in one of the alternating banner photos at the head of this page was produced by the parish Tapestry Group, under Maggie Saxby, for the year 2000 AD. The central figures, l-r., are St Wulstan, Bishop of Worcester 1062-1095, of whom miraculous stories are told of his visits to Wycombe: St James, patron of our former shared church at Downley, relinquished to the Church of England in 2012; St Augustine of Canterbury, our principal patron (Archbishop of Canterbury 597-604 AD); and St Edmund Campion, (martyred 1581) (church of this dedication at Hazlemere closed 2012). Around the edges are many small designs representing the locality and the many parish groups.