ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST JAMES AND ST WILLIAM OF YORK

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PHOTO GALLERIES

2nd Holy Communion July 2019

2nd Holy CommunionSt James Church

Father John 50th Anniversary

Fr John 50th Anniversary  Sunday 14th July 2019 GallerySt James Church

1st HOLY COMMUNION 2019

1st holy communion Sunday 23rd June 2019 gallerySt James Church

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday 9th 2019 gallerySt James Church

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OPEN PARISH MEETING ON AV SCREENS

OPEN PARISH MEETING ON AV SCREENS

We wish to invite all parishioners to an open parish meeting on Monday 28th October at 7.30pm in St James church. This will be an opportunity to take a fresh look at the project as we plan for the installation of the AV screens and the information screen in the next...

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TODAY, 20TH OCT – WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

TODAY, 20TH OCT – WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

Today, Pope Francis invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Mission, his official charity for overseas mission. As our global Church comes together this Sunday we are asked to support the missionary work of the Church in India and throughout...

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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.

This Sun 29th  September
26th Sunday Ordinary Times
World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

MASS COUNT at all Masses
WELCOME RITE at all Masses for families of children to be baptised next Sunday
CAFOD Distribution of envelopes and talk at the end of Masses.
NOVENA WITH NEWMAN leaflet available. Please take one.
GHANAIAN COMMUNITY MASS OF THANKSGIVING on Sun 29th Sep at Christ the King Church at 2:00pm.

Next Sunday 6th  October
26th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS COUNT at all Masses
NAME BADGE SUNDAY please put a name badge on as you arrive at Mass.
SECOND COLLECTION CAFOD autumn family Fast Day.
VOCATIONS WEEKEND Fr John Cooke, Priestly Vocations Promoter, for the Diocese will speak at all Masses. He would like to talk with anyone interested in exploring the possibility of serving as a priest in our Diocese. He will be available after Mass to talk further about this.
BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James

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.

This Sun 29th  September
26th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS TIMES: 09:00 AM

World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees
MASS COUNT at all Masses
WELCOME RITE at all Masses for families of children to be baptised next Sunday
CAFOD Distribution of envelopes and talk at the end of Masses.
NOVENA WITH NEWMAN leaflet available. Please take one.
GHANAIAN COMMUNITY MASS OF THANKSGIVING on Sun 29th Sep at Christ the King Church at 2:00pm.

 

 

Next Sunday 6th October
27th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS COUNT at all Masses
NAME BADGE SUNDAY please put a name badge on as you arrive at Mass.
SECOND COLLECTION CAFOD autumn family Fast Day.
VOCATIONS WEEKEND Fr John Cooke, Priestly Vocations Promoter, for the Diocese will speak at all Masses. He would like to talk with anyone interested in exploring the possibility of serving as a priest in our Diocese. He will be available after Mass to talk further about this.
BAPTISMS at 1pm at St James

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SAFEGUARDING TRAINING

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING

SAFEGUARDING TRAINING for those who have been accepted. At St William of York church, RG1 5JT Child Protection Training Sat 28th Sept 10.00am – 12.30 pm Vulnerable Adult Training Sat 28th Sept 1.30pm – 4.00pm. We would like to encourage all our catechists, group...

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INSTALLATION OF SCREENS

INSTALLATION OF SCREENS

INSTALLATION OF SCREENS IN ST JAMES CHURCH, our application to the Historic Churches Committee has now been submitted. In The Nave we are planning to install two screens, just outside the stone arch of the Sanctuary screwed into the mortar and hung on positional arms...

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Fr. JOHN’s 50th – PRIESTS CON-CELEBRATE

Fr. JOHN’s 50th – PRIESTS CON-CELEBRATE

Fr John celebrated his 50th priestly anniversary mass alongside celebrant priests from various other dioceses and parishes. The memorable and gracious event that occurred on June 6th at the historic St James Catholic church in Reading, saw many well wishers amongst...

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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

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