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Roman Catholic Parish of St James
St William of York Reading
Fr john writes
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
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...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.
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
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...read more
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...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