ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST JAMES AND ST WILLIAM OF YORK

Welcome to our Parish

“Making disciples of Jesus Christ and building a vibrant community of joyful missionaries…”

 

Learn More

upcoming events

Fr john writes

RENOUNCE YOUR OWN COMFORT TO HELP OTHERS

What is so great about being poor, hungry or sad ? Surely it is better to be wealthy, to be well fed and to be comfortable ? It appears Jesus is not interested in comfort and being well off. He has come to turn the social order on its head. His concern is always for...

read more

A CALL TO JOIN A PARISH CONNECT GROUP

  Why is it that we yearn for company, a sense of belonging and yet fear joining a small group? Today we ask you to consider joining one of our Connect Groups or forming a new group. These are vital to the development of our parish and provide a personal intimate...

read more

TODAY, RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY

Today many continue to suffer from racial abuse and live with unjust working conditions. The Gospel demands that we acknowledge the dignity of all people, the necessity of building peace, prosperity and justice for all.    

read more

OUR VISION

St James Catholic church

St James Church is built within the ruins of the great Benedictine Abbey. Today we continue the practice of the monks to celebrate the Sacred Liturgy in Word and Sacrament. The church was built between 1837 and 1840, the architect was A W Pugin. On 14th December 2012 the community celebrated a Mass of Thanks giving on the 175th Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone and completion of the recent restoration work in the church.

Sunday 17th February
6th Sunday Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY
CONNECT GROUPS PROMOTION at 11.00am Mass
GOAN MASS at 4.30pm
UNIVERSITY CHAPLAINCY MASS at St Williams at 6.00pm
SCHOOL HALF TERM 18th—22nd Feb.

St william of york catholic church

Welcome to St. William of York Church, Reading. We hope you feel as blessed in your visit to our place of worship as we are to have you come to see us. Acquaint yourself with our Church and all that makes it our place of worship and reflection.

The church was built in 1906 by Father William le Grave, a retired Army chaplain who had volunteered to do missionary work.

Sunday 17th February
6th Sunday Ordinary Time

MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM

RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY
GOAN MASS at 4.30pm
UNIVERSITY CHAPLAINCY MASS at St Williams at 6.00pm
SCHOOL HALF TERM 18th—22nd Feb.

latest news

 

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD

On Sat 2nd Feb—also called Candlemas Day which commemorates the time Mary & Joseph presented Jesus in the Temple to consecrate him to God. They meet Simeon & Anna who are inspired to recognise Jesus “as a light for revelation to the gentiles and glory for your...

read more

PLANNING A BAPTISM

PLANNING A BAPTISM ? To book and register please make an appointment to see Fr John 957 4171. Baptism Preparation on Saturdays at 10am-11.15am on 19th Jan & 2nd Feb (must attend both).

read more

PLANNING A WEDDING HERE OR ABROAD

If you live here & are planning a marriage elsewhere in the UK or abroad, you must do the marriage paperwork and marriage preparation course here with Fr John.If you are planning a marriage this year here in the parish please contact Fr John to begin the marriage...

read more

ONLINE PARISH REGISTRATION

We would like to invite you to register your details online on our new parish database.
Your details are confidential and for parish use only. Please view our Privacy Policy here.

Prayer request

10 + 13 =

Get In Touch

St James Reading Church

Abbot's Walk,
Reading, RG1 3HW,
ENGLAND
Tel: (44) 01189 574171

St William of York Church

46 Upper Redlands Road,
Reading, RG1 5JP,
ENGLAND
Tel: (44) 01189 574171

St James and St William of York, Reading Parish is part of the Diocese of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust Registered charity 246871

email: stjames@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

X