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Roman Catholic Parish of St James

and

St William of York Reading

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 Thanksgiving on the 175th Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone and the recent restoration work in the church.

Sunday 11:00 AM
Monday 12:15 PM
Tuesday No Mass
Wednesday 12:15 PM
Thursday 12:15 PM
Friday 12:15 PM
Saturday 6:00 PM

St william’s 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 09:00 AM
Monday no mass
Tuesday No Mass
Wednesday no mass
Thursday no mass
Friday no mass
Saturday No Mass

latest news

ENGAGED COUPLES TO BE MARRIED

Today, we extend a warm welcome to our Engaged Couples who are due to be married this year. I have had the privileged of meeting with these couples - 6 of whom are to be married at St James and 22 who are to be married outside of the parish. On Tuesday we had a great...

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018/2019

The Reading parishes are engaged in a review of First Holy Communion preparation. We are concerned about the high numbers of families who apply for First Holy Communion, attend the sessions, celebrate First Holy Communion and then stop attending Sunday Mass. In...

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CONFIRMATION 2019

Confirmation is offered to all young baptised Catholics who will be in Year 8 or above in September 2018. Reading Pastoral Area is to celebrate Confirmation at the Cathedral in Portsmouth with Bishop Philip on Saturdays & Sundays Eastertime (21st April—9th June) 2019...

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Fr john writes

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST FOR ME ?

Today we hear Jesus ask the apostles about his identity and his mission. “Who do you say I am?” They had been with Jesus for some time and seen signs and wonders. Peter, in faith, proclaims “You are Christ”. Yes he is the promised Messiah and Saviour of the world....

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NEW PARISH “CONNECT GROUPS”

We are planning to establish small groups to support people in their faith called “CONNECT GROUPS”. Info evening on Mon 17th Sept at 7.30pm in St James church. This is a follow up to the good experience of small groups during the Alpha Series. It is open to all —...

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SHAME AT THE ABUSE IN THE CHURCH

It is good to be back in the parish after my summer break. Last weekend, I spent most of my time watching the visit of Pope Francis to Dublin and the shrine at Knock on the TV. Sadly, the visit was over shadowed by the scandals, crimes of the past. However, there were...

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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

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