mass times

parish office – latest CoronaVirus update

Due to the current Social Distancing measures introduced by the government, the parish has introduced a means of still reaching out and remaining in communion via online video content.

You can tune in and watch videos or live stream when available, by accessing the parishes YouTube channel. Please click the link below or copy and paste into your browser.


Message from Fr. John


What are the new arrangements in the parish:
• All weekday and Sunday Masses are to be suspended until further notice.
• Churches are open: St James church open every day St Williams open from 9.30am-12.30pm every day.

Dear All,

The applause on Thursday evening for carers in the NHS who are on the front line brought a sense community to all of us. It showed our need to be connected and our appreciation for the NHS doctors, nurses and staff. We have come to value our family, friends and our parish community. We are not able to gather for the Sunday Eucharist, however, we still belong together… read more

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

St James Church

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


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


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,
Tel: (44) 01189 574171

St William of York Church

46 Upper Redlands Road,
Reading, RG1 5JP,
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