West Berkshire Pastoral Area


The role of the Pastoral Area Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is a representative body of Christ's faithful, drawn from the worshipping communities of our pastoral area. The Council's function is to work with the co-ordinating Pastor and Leadership Team to implement and 'Go out and bear fruit' by discerning the pastoral needs of our area. The Pastoral Council is a consultative body and advises and supports the Leadership team in addressing those needs, drawing wisdom, talents and experience from the worshipping communities in our area.

Churches St. Joseph's Newbury - Pauline Mason, is the Parish representative

St. Francis de Sales Wash Common, Newbury

Our Lady of The Assumption Church, Thatcham

Douai Parish consisting of the following Churches:

St. Bernadette's (Pangbourne)
St. Mary's (Upper Woolhampton)
St. Luke's (Theale)
St. Oswald's (Burghfield)

Douai Abbey Church of Our Lady and St. Edmund, King & martyr



Schools (Primary)



St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Finian's Catholic Primary School

St. Paul's Catholic Primary School


Schools (Secondary): Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School

Religious Communities St. Cassian's Centre

The Society of Franciscan Pilgrims

Cold Ash Retreat & Conference Centre - Telephone 01635 865353