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The parish is part of the Diocese of Portsmouth. Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust registered charity 246871


Who are we and what do we do?

We are always looking for new people to join us, either as part of the main group or with help at the functions we hold. If you are interested in being part of this friendly team please talk to one of us, or contact the parish office.





Roman Catholic Parish of St James and St William of York Reading

How can you help?

Faith In Action

Parish Project 2017 Poster

The Parish Faith in Action Group exists to give practical demonstration of our Catholic community’s love and concern for our neighbour.

The group focuses on raising awareness of and support for a variety of issues in Reading and further afield.


Members of the group are Mick Scanlon (Chair), Henri Grech (Secretary), Fr John O'Shea, Mary Butler, Carol Bothwell, Brendan Caulfield-James, John Kakrabah, Pat Thomas (CAFOD Rep) and Graham Johnson.