WELCOME TO ST JAMES & ST WILLIAM OF YORK READING
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Welcome! Here are some resources
to help those new to prayer or want to deepen their prayer life.
We are all invited into relationship with God and for all of us this relationship is built on prayer. The invitation comes from God, who loves us and is always seeking us, always waiting for us. God is always ready, we only need to begin.
Prayer is about spending time with your God; talking and listening.
>How do I start?
If you don’t feel you know how to pray or are struggling to start Bishop Robert Barron offers five important steps when setting out on your journey of prayer. Click here to begin the video.
Please come back at the start of Advent to see what’s on offer.
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PARISH & OFFERTORY Donation: 2 ways to Donate
There is currently 2 ways to donate as shown below. Kindly donate using either option below. If you are a UK tax payer you can enable Gift Aid Donations where the UK government will pay an additional 25 pence for every £1 donated. If you need more information or have questions please contact us either by phone (shown at the bottom of this page) or via contact us page or simply click on the links below. We thank you for your generous doantions.
We are committed to serving the most vulnerable in our community during this time, either by providing help from volunteers in the parish or by signposting to the appropriate organisations.
If you live in Reading we suggest you contact The One Reading Community Hub.
The One Reading Community Hub is a partnership between Reading Borough Council, Reading Voluntary Action and Reading's wide and varied voluntary and community sector including churches.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of extra support:
Fill in the online coronavirus support form
0808 1894325 (freephone) from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.
Reading Deaf Centre SMS: 07704 687298 / Fax: 0118 950 0507
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.
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.
Get In Touch
St James Reading Church
Reading, RG1 3FD,
Tel: (44) 01189 574171
St William of York Church
46 Upper Redlands Road,
Reading, RG1 5JP,
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