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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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CHANGE YOUR MIND-SET, THINK DIFFERENTLY!

CHANGE YOUR MIND-SET, THINK DIFFERENTLY!

Today, we meet John the Baptist, the Prophet. He calls for a radical change of life—no half measurers but rather turning our lives completely around. What is it that we need to change in our attitudes and behaviour ? What area of our lives need to be healed ? Today we...

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ADVENT – A TIME OF SILENCE AND REFLECTION

ADVENT – A TIME OF SILENCE AND REFLECTION

SILENT PRAYER - 5 minutes before Mass begins during Advent. Let us cut back on talking and then kneel or sit for silent prayer before Mass. WITHOUT SILENCE WE CANNOT HEAR THE GOD WHO SPEAKS. Advent is the great time to reflect and be attentive to the mystery of our...

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APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR CHRISTMAS MASSES

APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR CHRISTMAS MASSES

We are planning to offer a special welcome to all those at our Christmas Masses, especially those who don’t go to mass regularly and are ‘Coming Home for Christmas’. Please take a poster today to display in your window or local community board inviting people to ‘Come...

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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.

8th December 2019

Second Sunday of Advent

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

Second candle lit in the Advent Wreath.

SANTA RUN 9.00am till 11.30am. 

FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses

TAMIL MASS Cancelled.

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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.

8th December 2019

Second Sunday of Advent

MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM

FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses

PLANNING FOR CHRISTMAS meeting for St Williams 9am Christmas Day Mass, after 9am Mass today in the annex. Please come and offer to help.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Child & parent session at 3pm at St Williams.

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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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