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Roman Catholic Parish of St James
St William of York Reading
Fr john writes
Today’s Gospel tells us that the disciples continue to misunderstand what the ‘Son of Man’ is to undergo. While Jesus is speaking about his suffering, death and rising, the disciples are quibbling over ‘Who is the greatest’ among them. They have missed the...read more
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....read more
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 —...read more
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.
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.
Congratulations on the BEST EXAM RESULTS EVER in the life of the school, in ‘A’ levels and GCSEs. All students exceeded their target grades. This marks a significant step in the schools progress compared to last year. Well done to all students and...read more
THE WAY FORWARD We had a fruitful meeting on Monday evening and agreed to set up Connect Groups. They will meet 4 - 6 times this term and each group will have Two leaders. Pre-existing parish groups are considering becoming Connect Groups. A Bible Video group, Sharing...read more
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...read more
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St James Reading Church
Reading, RG1 3HW,
Tel: (44) 01189 574171
St William of York Church
46 Upper Redlands Road,
Reading, RG1 5JP,
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