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

9.30am-12 noon at St James Church. The aim of this meeting is for us, as a parish, to look at ways we can move from a “maintenance parish”to becoming a “mission parish”. The Lord is calling us as a parish to something new and great.

Fr John invites all of us to pray that the Spirit of God will help us to discern the pathway we should follow. We shall look at these questions: What is our dream and vision for the parish? Where would you like our parish to be in 1, 5 and 10 years? How do we begin to create a vision, a pastoral plan for our parish? Please reflect on this and note the date in your diary—all welcome.

Up Coming Events

3rd to 10th Oct 2017. Cost: £519 per person
(sharing). Inc. flights, transfers to/from Medjugorje, accommodation on half board basis.

For details, contact:
Nancy tel:0118 926 2315/ 07745
434888. See poster.


From Reading, 13th – 20th September 2017. Return flights: Stanstead – Santiago. 30+ people: For new & former walkers, 20 – 25km per day. The most popular pilgrimage after the Holy Land and Rome. Con-tact the parish office for details and booking form. Closing date 31.03.17.



For details on all other events and activities please see the Parish Newsletter. For details on Church Services please see the Mass Times page.


PROGRAMME 2017/18 Arrangements have now been made to commence our First Holy Communion programme.
If your child is in Year 3 or above, you are invited to collect an Enrolment form and a parental consent forms from the back of the church.

The completed forms together with a copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate and payment should be returned to the Parish Office.