FATHER JOHN TO RETIRE FROM THE PARISH

FATHER JOHN TO RETIRE FROM THE PARISH

Today I wish to let you all know that I am retiring from active Priestly ministry here in this Parish.  In May I reached the age of seventy-five years and in June the fifty-first anniversary of my Ordination to the Priesthood:  I will have completed fifty-one years of...
PASTORAL MESSAGE FROM BISHOP PHILIP

PASTORAL MESSAGE FROM BISHOP PHILIP

PASTORAL MESSAGE FROM BISHOP PHILIP to Canon John O’Shea and the Parish of St. James, Reading on the Feast of St. sher and St. Thomas More 22 June 2020. Dear Canon John and Dear Parishioners, I am deeply saddened by the events that have taken place just outside your...
TRAGIC EVENTS IN FORBURY GARDENS

TRAGIC EVENTS IN FORBURY GARDENS

I am sure that like me, you were all devastated to hear of the loss of the three people who tragically died last Saturday evening, and of those who were injured following the knife attack in the Gardens.  Our prayers and thoughts are very much with these three people...
WANTED:  VOLUNTEERS TO BE STEWARDS

WANTED: VOLUNTEERS TO BE STEWARDS

We urgently need a team of two or three welcomers for each session. The role is simple, to meet and greet, and to help people keep safe throughout. Please read the attached request for volunteers, and give me a call or send an email to the Parish Office if you can...
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