Welcome to St Augustine's High Wycombe

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

We are fully open for public Mass. Click here for more details of our remaining Covid-19 restrictions, and 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. 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 been having to resort 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 would normally be happening in our large and energetic community.

Our doors had to be closed for some periods in recent months. but our hearts are still open, and the life of prayer and worship continued. Until 10th Oct some of our public Masses were being live-streamed via YouTube so that anyone who cannot get to the Church, or is reluctant to take part in an indoor meeting, can, if they have the Internet, watch Mass being offered, and take part in it spiritually as far as possible. We are open to reinstating this if there is enough notified demand.
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).. 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 still suffering under the remaining pandemic conditions, 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.

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 on 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.

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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