Bringing people closer to Jesus Christ

Welcome to our parish website.  May you have a blessed Easter! 

 Please book ahead to participate in our Sunday Mass at St. James. See the link below.

 You can find our most recent Newsletter, with all Mass times and intentions here.

 We are ready to welcome those who have pre-booked for our celebrations of Mass this Easter Sunday. 

If you cannot join us in person, please join us online here.  The Easter Vigil and our 11.00 a.m. Mass will be live-streamed. 

 You may wish to join with fellow parishioners in a few moments of reflection in our Easter Space.


The Diocese have set up an online collection for Easter Offerings.  To donate please click here.

You can also make your offering from the homepage of this website or in person during any of the celebrations of Easter Mass.  Thank you!

BOOK IN ADVANCE for Sunday 11 a.m. Mass

Due to increased demand for space we invite you to booking ahead for 11.00 a.m Sunday Mass for next week. 

To book your place for 11.00 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. James please CLICK HERE

God bless you and your family during this Easter Season.

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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

1st Holy Communion July 2019 Set 2

2nd Holy CommunionSt James Church

Father John 50th Anniversary

Fr John 50th Anniversary  Sunday 14th July 2019 GallerySt James Church


1st holy communion Sunday 23rd June 2019 gallerySt James Church

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday 9th 2019 gallerySt James Church

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

St William of York of Reading Church showing the outside of the Church Building

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.

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Get In Touch

St James Reading Church

Forbury Road,
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