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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SAVE GAOL

Reading Gaol in a “mass hug” as a demonstration of the wish to have Reading Gaol as an arts hub and museum accessible to allSt James Church

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

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NEW YOUTH MINISTRY

NEW YOUTH MINISTRY

We would like to invite all those interested in Youth Ministry in our parish to a planning meeting on: Wed 6th November at 7.30pm in St James presbytery We will look at planning for Youth Sunday on 24th Nov at 11am which is the Feast of Christ the King, a new Youth...

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JESUS SEEKS OUT THE CHEAT – ZACCHAEUS

JESUS SEEKS OUT THE CHEAT – ZACCHAEUS

Today we hear the story of Zacchaeus who showed himself open to the call of Jesus, to the surprise of everyone who thought that tax collectors were evil. Sometimes we get it wrong and fail to see goodness in those we have written off. As a grown man he climbed a tree...

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BAMENDA SUNDAY

BAMENDA SUNDAY

Forty four years ago, the diocese of Bamenda and Portsmouth were twinned. Sadly, over the last few years there has been a steady deterioration in the socio/political situation between the English speaking region of Cameroon (within which Bamenda sits), & the...

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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.

17th November 2019

33rd SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE POOR, THE NEEDY & THE HOMELESS

GOAN MASS at 4.30pm

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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.

17th November 2019

33rd SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME

MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE POOR, THE NEEDY & THE HOMELESS

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INTERNATIONAL MASS FOR THE PARISH

INTERNATIONAL MASS FOR THE PARISH

Today we celebrate our different traditions, languages, customs, music etc but most of all our common faith in Jesus Christ. We are blessed to be part of a largest multi-cultural community not only in Reading but in the diocese. We begin with a procession of flags. At...

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FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD

On Sat 2nd Feb—also called Candlemas Day which commemorates the time Mary & Joseph presented Jesus in the Temple to consecrate him to God. They meet Simeon & Anna who are inspired to recognise Jesus “as a light for revelation to the gentiles and glory for your...

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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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