Roman Catholic Parish of St James


St William of York Reading

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Today is the last of the Gospels on “THE BREAD OF LIFE”. Again, we hear that when the disciples heard Jesus claiming that he was “THE BREAD THAT CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN” - in other words that he was the Father’s gift which would give eternal life - they could not accept...

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 Jesus is the source of our life. Today we are reminded   that Jesus takes the ordinary human act of eating and shows us that this familiar and loving action is the very way we can come to eternal life. The act -eating -is the same, however the food differs. The food...

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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 Thanksgiving on the 175th Anniversary of the Laying of the Foundation Stone and the recent restoration work in the church.

Sunday 11:00 AM
Monday 12:15 PM
Tuesday No Mass
Wednesday 12:15 PM
Thursday 12:15 PM
Friday 12:15 PM
Saturday 6:00 PM

St william’s 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.

Sunday 09:00 AM
Monday no mass
Tuesday No Mass
Wednesday no mass
Thursday no mass
Friday no mass
Saturday No Mass

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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