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

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Catholic Students at Reading University

Mass is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month in St James Church at  4.30pm. For further details contact Fr Francis on 07973 655460 or the Goan Chaplaincy, London 020 8665 2176.

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


Mass is celebrated in the Tridentine Rite at St William of York Church, Upper Redlands Road, RG1 5JT every Sunday at 11.00am. The priests are Fr Matthew Goddard and Fr Ian Verrier. Tel 0118 966 5284.  

Fr Stan Gibzinski is the priest chaplain and Dorinda Bray is the lay chaplain. Term time at 6pm in St William of York Church, Upper Redlands Road. RG1 5JT.

Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP)

Mass is celebrated every Sunday at St James Church at 9.15am. Fr David Elliott is the priest for the Reading Ordinariate. Email:  frdavidelliott@hotmail.co.uk   Tel: 07973 241424.

Goan Chaplaincy

Need Help?

Fr Richard Maniak is the catholic chaplain for the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He is assisted by a small team of visitors who help to take Holy Communion to the patients. Those due to go to hospital are strongly advised to contact Fr Richard Email: fr.richman@hotmail.co.uk  Telephone: 07507 441185 or via hospital switchboard: 0118 322 7105.When you or a member of your family goes into hospital please remember to inform the staff that you/they are a Roman Catholic.

Mass is celebrated on the second Sunday of the month in St James Church at 1.00pm. For further details contact 020 7629 1073.

Ukrainian Catholic Rite

The Catholic parish of St James and William of York can offer practical help and spiritual support for all parishioners, the local community and visitors. For those who are feeling troubled, seeking answers about their faith or who just want to talk you can contact the Parish Priest in confidence.
On a practical level, the parish has a strong support system for the sick, emergency contact details, and can provide information about going into hospital.