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

Bishop Phillip’s visit Feb 2020

BISHOP'S VISIT FEB 2020St James and St William of York Reading

X-MASS 2019

CHRISTMAS MASS 2019St James and William of York Reading

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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USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN LENT

USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN LENT

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THIS YEAR’S LENTEN COURSE ? Using Social Media we offer a different way of journeying together through Lent. Quality presentations from Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire will be sent out weekly, BY EMAIL. View on Smart phone, tablet, iPad and laptop...

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR LENT ?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR LENT ?

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Thursday. It is a period of 40 days, a time of renewal, a time to enter into the Passion, Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a period of fasting, praying, and almsgiving, when we root out all that is...

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AFFAIR OF THE HEART

AFFAIR OF THE HEART

Today’s Gospel tells us that the Commandments are to be observed with the heart, and that this must be to a higher standard than the self-seeking attitude of the scribes and pharisees. Jesus gives a series of examples about anger and courtesy, about sexual morality,...

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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 Sunday 2nd Feb
MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM
PRESENTATION OF THE LORD Also called Candlemas Day. Today we light candles at the beginning of Mass and sing ‘The Light of Christ’ as our first hymn. Candles are blessed after the greeting and introduction (no Penitential Rite).
NAME BADGE SUNDAY An opportunity for us to meet and greet new people and get to know each other.
BAPTISMS we welcome into our parish community Eli Taylor son of Jermyn & Fidelia and George Carrasco son of Carlos and Angie both to be baptised at 1pm St James

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Next Sunday 9th Feb
5th Sunday Ordinary Time
FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses.
PRESENTATION OF ALTAR SERVERS MEDALS at the end of all Masses.
TAMIL MASS at 5pm (Rosary 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.

This Sunday 2nd Feb
MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM
PRESENTATION OF THE LORD Also called Candlemas Day. Today we light candles at the beginning of Mass and sing ‘The Light of Christ’ as our first hymn. Candles are blessed after the greeting and introduction (no Penitential Rite).
NAME BADGE SUNDAY An opportunity for us to meet and greet new people and get to know each other.
BAPTISMS we welcome into our parish community Eli Taylor son of Jermyn & Fidelia and George Carrasco son of Carlos and Angie both to be baptised at 1pm St James

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Next Sunday 9th Feb
5th Sunday Ordinary Time
FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses.
PRESENTATION OF ALTAR SERVERS MEDALS at the end of all Masses.
TAMIL MASS at 5pm (Rosary at 4.30pm)
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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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