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

Bishop Phillip’s visit Feb 2020

BISHOP'S VISIT FEB 2020St James and St William of York Reading

X-MASS 2019

CHRISTMAS MASS 2019St James and William of York Reading

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

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday 9th 2019 gallerySt James Church

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AV SCREENS NOW LIVE AT ST JAMES !

AV SCREENS NOW LIVE AT ST JAMES !

Last Sunday was our first experience of the AV screens at Mass. It was apparent to me that the volume of the singing and the responses were significantly better. Many people had abandoned the hymn books and were looking at the screens and the choir did the same after...

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PRESENTATION OF THE LORD JESUS IN THE TEMPLE

PRESENTATION OF THE LORD JESUS IN THE TEMPLE

Forty days after Jesus was born he was presented in the temple. As the first born he belonged to God. According to the Law, Mary and Joseph were required to take him to the temple and ‘redeem’ him by paying five shekels. Our Gospel today tells us that two very old...

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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 Sunday 2nd Feb
MASS TIMES: 11:00 AM
PRESENTATION OF THE LORD Also called Candlemas Day. Today we light candles at the beginning of Mass and sing ‘The Light of Christ’ as our first hymn. Candles are blessed after the greeting and introduction (no Penitential Rite).
NAME BADGE SUNDAY An opportunity for us to meet and greet new people and get to know each other.
BAPTISMS we welcome into our parish community Eli Taylor son of Jermyn & Fidelia and George Carrasco son of Carlos and Angie both to be baptised at 1pm St James

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Next Sunday 9th Feb
5th Sunday Ordinary Time
FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses.
PRESENTATION OF ALTAR SERVERS MEDALS at the end of all Masses.
TAMIL MASS at 5pm (Rosary 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.

This Sunday 2nd Feb
MASS TIMES: 9:00 AM
PRESENTATION OF THE LORD Also called Candlemas Day. Today we light candles at the beginning of Mass and sing ‘The Light of Christ’ as our first hymn. Candles are blessed after the greeting and introduction (no Penitential Rite).
NAME BADGE SUNDAY An opportunity for us to meet and greet new people and get to know each other.
BAPTISMS we welcome into our parish community Eli Taylor son of Jermyn & Fidelia and George Carrasco son of Carlos and Angie both to be baptised at 1pm St James

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Next Sunday 9th Feb
5th Sunday Ordinary Time
FOLK GROUP at 9am & 11am Masses.
PRESENTATION OF ALTAR SERVERS MEDALS at the end of all Masses.
TAMIL MASS at 5pm (Rosary at 4.30pm)
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latest news

 
PLANNING A BAPTISM

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

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

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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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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