Bringing People Closer to Jesus Christ

Bringing People Closer to Jesus Christ




Please see this week’s newsletter for Mass times and intentions.

Due to the present National restrictions, Churches are open for private prayer only.

St. James Church is open every day for private prayer from 1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.

The Mass continues to be celebrated at the usual times for the intentions requested. Each Mass is live- streamed through the parish website.

Please click here  for livestream of Mass

Please click here for this week’s newsletter

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.


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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

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