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The Parish of St James and St William of York in the Diocese of Portsmouth. The Catholic parish church of READING ST JAMES & ST WILLIAM OF YORK.


St James Church, St James, Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 3FD
St William of York Church, St William of York, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5JJ


Canon John O`Shea - Parish Priest
Mrs Jackie Welton - Secretary


AddressSt James
Abbey Ruins
Forbury Road
Phone 0118 957 4171
Click here to email St James and St William of York

Nearest Schools

St Joseph`s College, READING (0.8 miles)
St Anne`s Catholic Primary School, CAVERSHAM (0.9 miles)
St Anne`s, Reading (0.9 miles)
Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic Secondary School, Reading (1.8 miles)
Christ the King VA Catholic Primary School, READING (2.1 miles)

Nearest Parishes/Churches

Sacret Heart (Polish), Reading (0.1 miles)
Our Lady of Peace and Blessed Dominic Barberi, Earley, Reading (1.7 miles)
English Martyrs, READING (1.7 miles)
Christ the King, Whitley, Reading (2.1 miles)
St John Bosco, WOODLEY (2.4 miles)

Nearest Schools and Churches are calculated `as the crow flies` and may not be the closest or easiest when travelling.