ABOUT US

OUR parish priest

Canon John O’Shea

Fr. John has been with us since the beginning of 2010. Prior to this he was based at the City Centre parish of St Joseph and St Edmunds in Southampton for ten years, a parish similar to our own with a large multi-cultural community. He is remembered for his work with the Southampton City Council, his involvement with the different faith communities and his loyalty to ‘The Saints’ team. Fr John was born in Cork, Ireland, ordained priest at Carlow College in 1969. Early on his ministry in the diocese took him to Guernsey, C.I. for a spell of 8 years, where he is remembered for his exploits with Guernsey Rugby Club.

OUR VISIONS

THE PARISH OF ST JAMES & ST WILLIAM OF YORK THE WAY FORWARD:

Main focus of the parish:

  • To make disciples of Jesus Christ
  • Making our parish into a joyful missionary community
Our Vision Statement:

  • To bring people closer to Jesus Christ
  • To gather people to share in the Sunday Celebration of the Eucharist
  • To help people to discern their gifts and talents
  • To support our community in its efforts to serve the poor and the needy
  • To develop our responsibility and appreciation for God’s creation
  • to grow our parish into a community of joyful missionary disciples of Jesus Christ.

OUR team

Canon John O'shea

Canon John O'shea

Parish Priest

 
Françoise Le Saux

Françoise Le Saux

St William of York Officer

 
Allan Reed

Allan Reed

St James Helper

 
Ginika Okoye

Ginika Okoye

St James Safeguarding

 
Catherine Ledgard

Catherine Ledgard

St James Parish Secretary

 

Get In Touch

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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