Welcome to the parish website of St Augustine’s, High Wycombe

St Augustine’s parish has been at the centre of Catholic life in High Wycombe for more than 120 years and we are fortunate to belong to a thriving community experiencing growing numbers.

Our parish has a long and interesting history dating back to 1889 when local landowner Philip F. Rose, a convert to the Catholic faith, asked Bishop Arthur Riddell to set up a parish here.

Fr Herbert Ignatius Beale was appointed to High Wycombe in 1889 to serve the small Catholic community in South Bucks, and in 1894 the church of St Augustine’s in Castle St was consecrated. The church we know today on Amersham Hill was opened in 1957.

From here there developed the other churches in High Wycombe – St Wulstan’s, Totteridge,  and Our Lady of Grace at Booker, now combined in the parish of Blessed John Henry Newman - and St James,  Downley, and St Edmund Campion at Hazlemere, sadly no more.  

Today we are blessed as a parish having more than 500 families, a vibrant liturgy, a beautiful church building, good social facilities, and strong and active lay leadership in many aspects of parish life.

The Parish Priest is Monsignor Paul Donovan and the Deacon is the Revd Brin Dunsire.



Monday 30 March

7pm Penitential Service

Maundy Thursday 2 April

8pm Mass of the Lord's Supper & watching until midnight

Good Friday 3 April

10.30am Children's Stations of the Cross

3pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion

Holy Saturday 4 April

9.30am Morning Prayer

No Adoration or Reconciliation today

8.30pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday 5 April

Mass at 9am, 11am, 7pm


Saturday - 7.00pm

Sunday - 9.00am, 11.00am 

and 7.00pm

Weekdays - usually 9.30am, 

but check the newsletter.

Holy Days - 8am, 10am, 6.30pm


Saturday - 11.30am - 12 midday

with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 11am - 12 midday

but check the newsletter.