ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST JAMES AND ST WILLIAM OF YORK

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

 

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PHOTO GALLERIES

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

Fr john writes

‘SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE!’

Today’s Gospel is a bit sobering. Jesus tells the disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” Then he asks them: “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” He...

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION PROGRAMME

The Reading parishes have agreed that only children of Year 3 and above of practising parents would be admitted into the First Holy Communion programme. By practising we mean those who are already committed to participating in the Sunday Mass. Children will receive...

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CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME

The recent UN warning over food security and climate change challenges us as Catholic Christians to be pro-active with regards to how we care for our environment. Pope Francis lays out his vision in On care for our Common Home (“Laudato Si”). The pope speaks to the...

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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 18th August
20th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

WELCOME to Fr Jeremy Corley who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass, and Fr David Elliott who will celebrate our 11am Mass this weekend.

GOAN YOUTH MASS at 3.00pm at Christ the King, Whitley 

Next Sunday 25th  August
21st Sunday Ordinary Times

WELCOME to Fr who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass, Fr JP who will celebrate our 9am Mass and 11am Mass this week-end.

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 18th August
20th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS TIMES: 09:00 AM

WELCOME to Fr Jack Creagh who will celebrate our 9am Mass.

GOAN YOUTH MASS at 3.00pm at Christ the King, Whitley.

Next Sunday 25th  August
21st Sunday Ordinary Times

WELCOME to Fr who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass, Fr JP who will celebrate our 9am Mass and 11am Mass this week-end.

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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 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 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

email: stjames@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

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