Church of
Saint Thomas More

Hartley Wintney

Times of Masses at St Thomas More

We celebrate Mass at St Thomas More each Sunday at 8:45am. All are welcome.

On the first Sunday of each month, Mass is focused especially on the children - asking children to do the readings, for example - and the homily is designed mainly for the children.

Confession is available 5.30pm to 5.50pm on Saturdays (at St Swithun's) or by appointment at other times.

Our Patron Saint

St. Thomas More was born in 1478, the son of a prominent judge. Torn between a monastic calling and a life of civil service, he entered Parliament in 1504, eventually becoming Speaker of the House and then Lord Chancellor. He helped establish the parliamentary privilege of free speech. He refused to endorse Henry VIII's plan to divorce Katherine of Aragon and did not attend the coronation of Anne Boleyn. He also refused to swear to the Act of Succession and the Oath of Supremacy. Henry found him guilty of treason and he was beheaded in 1535. He was canonised in 1935.

Click here for a summary of St. Thomas More's life and times.

Click here for more information about St. Thomas More's imprisonment in the Tower of London.