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29th May 2020
  • LIVE FRIDAY MASS IN

    29th May 2020  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    LIVE FRIDAY MASS IN

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30th May 2020
  • SUNDAY MASS - AVAILABLE FROM

    30th May 2020  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    WEEKEND MASS - SATURDAY

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31st May 2020
  • 1st ZOOM SESSION- SUNDAY IN

    31st May 2020  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    ZOOM SESSION- SUNDAY

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  • 2nd ZOOM SESSION- SUNDAY IN

    31st May 2020  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    ZOOM SESSION2- SUNDAY

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1st June 2020
  • LIVE MONDAY MASS IN

    1st June 2020  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    LIVE WEEKDAY MASS IN

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2nd June 2020
  • LIVE TUESDAY MASS IN

    2nd June 2020  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    LIVE TUESDAY MASS IN

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3rd June 2020
  • LIVE WEDNESDAY MASS IN

    3rd June 2020  10:00 am - 10:30 am

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4th June 2020
  • LIVE THURSDAY MASS IN

    4th June 2020  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    LIVE THURSDAY MASS IN

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Next Sunday will be the great feast of Pentecost. For our parish that also means … International Mass! Remember last year? Can we update this year’s list of nations?  Please post your nationality, photos, flags on our Facebook page or email the Parish office [email protected]uk.

international flags

Parish Office – latest Corona Virus update

Due to the current Social Distancing measures introduced by the government, the parish has introduced a means of still reaching out and remaining in communion via online video content. You can tune in and watch videos or live stream when available, by accessing the parishes YouTube channel. Please click the link below or copy and paste into your browser.

Weekday Mass Live Streaming: Every weekday at 10am- Youtube Channel Link Below

We will Live Stream Mass every Weekday at 10AM (Mon-Fri). Sunday Mass will pre-recorded and available from 6PM Saturday. Please visit the St James YouTube channel link below will be able to view the schedule of live streams and set reminders.

St James Church Youtube Channel Link

Sunday Mass Pre-recording: Available Every Saturday from 6pm onwards - Link Below

Saturday & Sunday Mass Link

Past live streams will remain on YouTube for viewing anytime. You can also watch from the player below.

Virtual Coffee Connect : Every Sunday 1000 - 1030 BST or 1200 -1230 BST - Zoom Link Below

If you miss the chance to chat after Mass, or to meet new people over a cup of tea or coffee, please join us on Zoom every Sunday, from 1000 - 1030BST or from 12 noon – 1230 BST for our "Virtual Coffee Connect" sessions. Everybody is welcome to stop by and say hello, share news or ask for information about our wonderful Parish!

Zoom Link

If you would like to connect by phone you can use One tap mobile; +442030512874,,89114571947 Or dial from a landline: 0203 051 2874. When prompted please enter the Meeting ID: 891 1457 1947. Please join us and invite your friends! Please spread the word.

Staying connected with all our Parishioners

The parish have put various measures in place to ensure we all stay connected during these difficult times. However, we are aware that not everyone uses email, Facebook or WhatsApp or any of the social media platforms. If you know any parishioner(s) in this category who would like to be contacted and also have their consent, kindly reach out to the Parish office via this link https://jameswilliam-reading.org.uk/contact-us/ or by phone (+44 (0)118 957 4171) and the parish would be glad to be in touch.

Message from Fr. John

 

What are the new arrangements in the parish:
• All weekday and Sunday Masses are to be suspended until further notice.
• St James and St Williams are both closed.

Starting 3rd week of April 2020 we will Live Stream Mass every Weekday at 10AM (Mon-Fri). Sunday Mass will pre-recorded and available from 6PM Saturday. Please visit the St James YouTube channel link below will be able to view the schedule of live streams and set reminders

Offertory and Donation Appeal

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Parish Update Archive

Message from Bishop of Porthsmouth

Dear Faithful and Clergy of the Diocese of Portsmouth,

 “I watched Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Yes, I have given you power to tread underfoot serpents and scorpions and the whole strength of the enemy; nothing shall ever hurt you” (Luke 10: 18-19).

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing much harm and concern to us all, both at home and abroad. We do not know why God in His providence has allowed this pandemic to occur. What we do know is that He has given us victory through the death and resurrection of His Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ and poured into human history the power of the Holy Spirit to guide all things in the right direction. This is why, in the words of St. Paul... read more

Link to Corona Virus update page

We are committed to serving the most vulnerable in our community during this time, either by providing help from volunteers in the parish or by signposting to the appropriate organisations. 

If you live in Reading we suggest you contact The One Reading Community Hub.

https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirussupport

The One Reading Community Hub is a partnership between Reading Borough Council, Reading Voluntary Action and Reading's wide and varied voluntary and community sector including churches.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of extra support:

Fill in the online coronavirus support form

or call

0808 1894325 (freephone) from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. 

Reading Deaf Centre SMS: 07704 687298 / Fax: 0118 950 0507

 

 

LIVE STREAMING AND VIDEOS OF MASS

upcoming events

Fr john writes

OUR NEED OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD

OUR NEED OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD

In this time of fear and uncertainty we are called to a deeper faith and trust in Jesus Christ.  We are in post-Ascension and pre-Pentecost time.  The Church is waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit.  Today we hear Jesus at prayer:  it is His final prayer.  He...

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NOVENA BETWEEN ASCENSION AND PENTECOST

NOVENA BETWEEN ASCENSION AND PENTECOST

The nine days between these two celebrations is a time of prayer and reflection. We long for the gift of the Holy Spirit for ourselves and for the wider world.  Pray together ‘Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of Your faithful’.  ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is an international...

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PENTECOST INTERNATIONAL MASS

PENTECOST INTERNATIONAL MASS

Normally this is a big event for us in the year when we celebrate our diversity in culture and our unity in faith.  Sadly it is not possible this year, nor is it possible to share Foods of the World after Mass.  However, we will try to bring an international flavour...

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PHOTO GALLERIES

Bishop Phillip’s visit Feb 2020

BISHOP'S VISIT FEB 2020St James and St William of York Reading

X-MASS 2019

CHRISTMAS MASS 2019St James and William of York Reading

1st Holy Communion July 2019 Set 2

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

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.

 MASS HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

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PHYSICALLY ATTENDING MASS IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE.
We Stream Live Weekday Mass at
from 10:00 am  
 
Sunday Mass will be available
from
Saturday 6:00 pm

Please visit the St James YouTube channel link below will be able to view the schedule of live streams and set reminders.

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.

 MASS HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

+
PHYSICALLY ATTENDING MASS IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE.
We Stream Live Weekday Mass at
from 10:00 am  
 
Sunday Mass will be available
from
Saturday 6:00 pm

Please visit the St James YouTube channel link below will be able to view the schedule of live streams and set reminders.

latest news

 
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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