ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH OF ST JAMES AND ST WILLIAM OF YORK

Welcome to our Parish

“Making disciples of Jesus Christ and building a vibrant community of joyful missionaries…”

Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New 2019

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THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANA

A wedding is a time of joy, a gathering of family and friends. Today’s story sets the scene for the beginning of Jesus’s ministry in the world. Jesus is a guest who brings new wine to the wedding feast. He fulfils the promises of the old prophets. This is the third...

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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.

SUNDAY 13th JANUARY 2019

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

(This ends the Christmas season). We hear of another revelation and the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry after he had been immersed in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. We will renew our own Baptismal promises at all Masses.

MAGNIFICAT CONNECT GROUP to meet after 6pm Mass in Barberi Room.

FOLK GROUP at 11am Masses.

LAUDATO SI ACTION GROUP launch 4th leaflet on Biodiversity.

CONFIRMATION session at 12.15pm at St James.

TAMIL MASS ay 5pm (Rosary at 4.30pm).

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.

SUNDAY 13th JANUARY 2019

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM

(This ends the Christmas season). We hear of another revelation and the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry after he had been immersed in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. We will renew our own Baptismal promises at all Masses.

FOLK GROUP meet at 9am

LAUDATO SI ACTION GROUP launch 4th leaflet on Biodiversity.

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PLANNING A BAPTISM

PLANNING A BAPTISM ? To book and register please make an appointment to see Fr John 957 4171. Baptism Preparation on Saturdays at 10am-11.15am on 19th Jan & 2nd Feb (must attend both).

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PLANNING A WEDDING HERE OR ABROAD

If you live here & are planning a marriage elsewhere in the UK or abroad, you must do the marriage paperwork and marriage preparation course here with Fr John.If you are planning a marriage this year here in the parish please contact Fr John to begin the marriage...

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VACANCIES

St Anne’s and St Martin’s Catholic Primary Schools in Caversham Park, are seeking a new Executive Headteacher and a new Head of School. For more information please contact Jacqueline Campbell on bursar@st-annes.reading.sch.uk or by phoning 0118 937...

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ONLINE PARISH REGISTRATION

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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

email: stjames@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

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