mass times

parish office – latest CoronaVirus update

St James Church Opening times:

The Church is now open for Mass, however there are new measures in place to adhere to. Please note that you will need to book your place using the above booking system in order to attend Mass. Please select the Mass date you wish to attend and complete thre registration which takes less than 1 minute to complete.

Your Parish Needs you - Volunteers required for above Church Opening Times:

When you are asked ‘What did you do in the Covid-19 crisis?’ why not answer ‘helped to reopen our church doors and welcome everyone home’? Please read the attached Your Parish Needs You for more details.

How to Donate: 2 ways to Donate

There is currently 2 ways to donate as shown below. Kindly donate using either option below. If you are a UK tax payer you can enable Gift Aid Donations where the UK government will pay an additional 25 pence for every £1 donated. If you need more information or have questions please contact us either by phone (shown at the bottom of this page) or via contact us page or simply click on the links below. We thank you for your generous doantions.

Offertory and Donation Appeal

Please click here to donate online

 

Weekday Mass Live Streaming: Every weekday at 10am- Youtube Channel Link Below

We will Live Stream Mass every Weekday at 10AM (Mon-Fri). Sunday Mass will pre-recorded and available from 6PM Saturday. Please visit the St James YouTube channel link below will be able to view the schedule of live streams and set reminders.

St James Church Youtube Channel Link

Sunday Mass Pre-recording: Available Every Saturday from 6pm onwards - Link Below

Saturday & Sunday Mass Link

Past live streams will remain on YouTube for viewing anytime. You can also watch from the player below.

Virtual Coffee Connect : Every Sunday 1000 - 1030 BST or 12:30 -13:15 BST effective from 19th July 2020 -  Zoom Link Below

If you miss the chance to chat after Mass, or to meet new people over a cup of tea or coffee, please join us on Zoom every Sunday, from 1000 - 1030BST or from 12:30BST – 13:15 BST for our "Virtual Coffee Connect" sessions. Everybody is welcome to stop by and say hello, share news or ask for information about our wonderful Parish!

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 891 1457 1947
Password: coffee

If you would like to connect by phone you can use One tap mobile;

+442034815240,,89114571947#,,,,0#,,225303# United Kingdom
+442039017895,,89114571947#,,,,0#,,225303# United Kingdom
Or dial by your location
        +44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom
When prompted, please enter the Meeting ID and Password below;      
Meeting ID: 891 1457 1947
Password: 225303

Please join us and invite your friends! Please spread the word.

Staying connected with all our Parishioners

The parish have put various measures in place to ensure we all stay connected during these difficult times. However, we are aware that not everyone uses email, Facebook or WhatsApp or any of the social media platforms. If you know any parishioner(s) in this category who would like to be contacted and also have their consent, kindly reach out to the Parish office via this link https://jameswilliam-reading.org.uk/contact-us/ or by phone (+44 (0)118 957 4171) and the parish would be glad to be in touch.

St James Catholic Church Opening times:

Our prayers and thoughts are very much with the three people who tragically died and their families, also with the three others seriously injured who are in hospital, as a result of the horrific attack in the Forbury Gardens on Saturday evening, 20th June. Our community at St James will continue to pray for all who have been affected by this tragic incident.

PRIVATE PRAYER POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY 3RD JULY

Unfortunately, the police have informed Fr. John that St James Church be out of bounds and be closed for private prayer until at least Friday at the earliest.

St James opening cancelled, as Police cordon will not be lifted until at least the earliest.

Watch this space for further updates later in the week.

Your Parish Needs you - Volunteers required for above Church Opening Times:

When you are asked ‘What did you do in the Covid-19 crisis?’ why not answer ‘helped to reopen our church doors and welcome everyone home’? Please read the attached Your Parish Needs You for more details.

St William of York Reading: Church opening times

Our prayers and thoughts are very much with the three people who tragically died and their families, also with the three others seriously injured who are in hospital, as a result of the horrific attack in the Forbury Gardens on Saturday evening, 20th June. Our community at St James will continue to pray for all who have been affected by this tragic incident.

St William of York opening times this week:

Mon 22nd10am – 12pm
Tue 23rd2.30pm – 4.30pm
Wed 24th10am – 12pm
Thu 25th2.30pm – 4.30pm
Fri 26th7pm – 9pm
Sat 27th2.30pm – 4.30pm
Sun 28th

2.30pm – 4.30pm

To volunteer please contact Mary Colbeck-Reed on Facebook.

Your Parish Needs you - Volunteers required for above Church Opening Times:

When you are asked ‘What did you do in the Covid-19 crisis?’ why not answer ‘helped to reopen our church doors and welcome everyone home’? Please read the attached Your Parish Needs You for more details.

Message from Bishop of Porthsmouth

Dear Faithful and Clergy of the Diocese of Portsmouth,

 “I watched Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Yes, I have given you power to tread underfoot serpents and scorpions and the whole strength of the enemy; nothing shall ever hurt you” (Luke 10: 18-19).

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing much harm and concern to us all, both at home and abroad. We do not know why God in His providence has allowed this pandemic to occur. What we do know is that He has given us victory through the death and resurrection of His Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ and poured into human history the power of the Holy Spirit to guide all things in the right direction. This is why, in the words of St. Paul... read more

Link to Corona Virus update page

We are committed to serving the most vulnerable in our community during this time, either by providing help from volunteers in the parish or by signposting to the appropriate organisations. 

If you live in Reading we suggest you contact The One Reading Community Hub.

https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirussupport

The One Reading Community Hub is a partnership between Reading Borough Council, Reading Voluntary Action and Reading's wide and varied voluntary and community sector including churches.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of extra support:

Fill in the online coronavirus support form

or call

0808 1894325 (freephone) from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. 

Reading Deaf Centre SMS: 07704 687298 / Fax: 0118 950 0507

St James Church

Sunday11:00 AM
Monday12:15 PM
TuesdayNo Mass
Wednesday12:15 PM
Thursday12:15 PM
Friday12:15 PM
Saturday6:00 PM

St WILLIAM’S OF YORK READING Church

Sunday9:00 AM
MondayNo Mass
TuesdayNo Mass
WednesdayNo Mass
ThursdayNo Mass
FridayNo Mass
SaturdayNo Mass

 

Other mass times

Latin Mass – Tridentine Rite, 11am St William of  York

Chaplaincy Mass 6pm St William of York
   
Weekday    12:15pm Monday to Friday  St James 
Except Tuesdays when there is no mass.

Holiday of Obligation

12:15 pm  St James    7:30 pm St James

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions)
5:00 – 5:45pm Saturday

St James 
Also by appointment with Parish Priest

Rosary

Monday to Thursday after 12:15pm Mass  St James

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Fridays after 12:15pm Mass until 1:45pm  St James

Mass in Ukrainian Rite

2nd Sunday of the month  1:00pm  St James

Mass in Hungarian Rite

Quarterly  St William of York

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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