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

SAVE GAOL

Reading Gaol in a “mass hug” as a demonstration of the wish to have Reading Gaol as an arts hub and museum accessible to allSt James Church

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

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CELEBRATING REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

CELEBRATING REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Today in every city, town and village in this country, people will gather at their local Cenotaph to pay tribute to those who died in the two Great Wars and all the subsequent wars. At the Remembrance Service they will pray for whose who died, stand in silence and...

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THE BOOK OF THE NAMES OF THE DECEASED

THE BOOK OF THE NAMES OF THE DECEASED

Please inscribe the names of your deceased family and friends in this special book. We will carry them in prayer at every Mass during November. At Mass the Paschal Candle will be lit as a sign of our living belief in ‘the resurrection of the dead’.

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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.

17th November 2019

33rd SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE POOR, THE NEEDY & THE HOMELESS

GOAN MASS at 4.30pm

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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.

17th November 2019

33rd SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME

MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE POOR, THE NEEDY & THE HOMELESS

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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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