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

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

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday 9th 2019 gallerySt James Church

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CALLED TO ‘COME TO OUR SENSES’

CALLED TO ‘COME TO OUR SENSES’

Today we hear about things lost and found, the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son—better known as the Prodigal son. We hear of the father who watches out for his ‘prodigal’ son and runs out joyfully to meet him. The younger brother ‘came to his senses’ and...

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION PROGRAMME

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION PROGRAMME

Parents enquiring about First Holy Communion for their child are invited to make an appointment to see Fr John to discuss the way forward for them and their child. Children should be baptised, in school YR3 or above and regularly attend Mass with their family....

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TODAY IS HOME MISSION SUNDAY

TODAY IS HOME MISSION SUNDAY

At our meeting last Thursday evening for those adults exploring Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, we had two ladies: one from South Korea who discovered our meeting on our excellent website and a lady from Portugal who was impressed with the quality of our welcome...

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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.

This Sun 22nd  September
25th Sunday Ordinary Times
Harvest Sunday

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

MASS COUNT at all Masses
HARVEST DONATIONS to come in procession to the altar.
DR SIMON UTTLEY – Headmaster of Blessed Hugh Faringdon School will be speaking at 9.00am & 11.00am Masses and will be available after Mass.
GOAN MASS at 4.30pm

Next Sunday 29nd  September
26th Sunday Ordinary Times

World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees
MASS COUNT at all Masses
WELCOME RITE at 11am Mass for families of children to be baptised next Sunday
CAFOD envelopes to be distributed and talks at the end of Masses.
GHANAIAN COMMUNITY MASS OF THANKSGIVING on Sun 29th Sep at Christ the King Church at 2:00pm.

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.

This Sun 22nd  September
24th Sunday Ordinary Times

Harvest Sunnday

MASS TIMES: 09:00 AM

MASS COUNT at all Masses
HARVEST DONA TIONS to come in procession to the altar.

DR SIMON UTTLEY – Headmaster of Blessed Hugh Faringdon School will be speaking at 9.00am & 11.00am Masses and will be available after Mass.
GOAN MASS at 4.30pm

 

 

Next Sunday 29nd  September
26th Sunday Ordinary Times

World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees
MASS COUNT at all Masses
WELCOME RITE at 11am Mass for families of children to be baptised next Sunday
CAFOD envelopes to be distributed and talks at the end of Masses.
GHANAIAN COMMUNITY MASS OF THANKSGIVING on Sun 29th Sep at Christ the King Church at 2:00pm.

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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