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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PHOTO GALLERIES

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

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday 9th 2019 gallerySt James Church

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ST JAMES CHURCH 179th ANNIVERSARY

The church was opened on 5th August 1840 and consecrated on 28th November by Bishop Thomas Griffiths of London. On Monday we will commemorate the opening of the church and give thanks to God for the priests and people who have gathered for Mass and the Sacraments in...

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CALLED AND GIFTED

Please join us at the ‘Called & Gifted’ day on Sat 5th Oct. More than 2000 in the diocese have been through ‘Called & Gifted’ with amazing results. This is a process that helps you to understand your own calling and to discover the charisms (gifts) that you...

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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.

This Sun 18th August
20th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM

WELCOME to Fr Jeremy Corley who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass, and Fr David Elliott who will celebrate our 11am Mass this weekend.

GOAN YOUTH MASS at 3.00pm at Christ the King, Whitley 

Next Sunday 25th  August
21st Sunday Ordinary Times

WELCOME to Fr who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass, Fr JP who will celebrate our 9am Mass and 11am Mass this week-end.

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.

This Sun 18th August
20th Sunday Ordinary Times

MASS TIMES: 09:00 AM

WELCOME to Fr Jack Creagh who will celebrate our 9am Mass.

GOAN YOUTH MASS at 3.00pm at Christ the King, Whitley.

Next Sunday 25th  August
21st Sunday Ordinary Times

WELCOME to Fr who will celebrate our 6pm Vigil Mass, Fr JP who will celebrate our 9am Mass and 11am Mass this week-end.

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PLANNING A BAPTISM

PLANNING A BAPTISM ? To book and register please make an appointment to see Fr John 957 4171. Baptism Preparation on Saturdays at 10am-11.15am on 19th Jan & 2nd Feb (must attend both).

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PLANNING A WEDDING HERE OR ABROAD

If you live here & are planning a marriage elsewhere in the UK or abroad, you must do the marriage paperwork and marriage preparation course here with Fr John.If you are planning a marriage this year here in the parish please contact Fr John to begin the marriage...

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VACANCIES

St Anne’s and St Martin’s Catholic Primary Schools in Caversham Park, are seeking a new Executive Headteacher and a new Head of School. For more information please contact Jacqueline Campbell on bursar@st-annes.reading.sch.uk or by phoning 0118 937 5597.

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ONLINE PARISH REGISTRATION

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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

email: stjames@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

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