Our wider Catholic Community in the Reading Pastoral Area

Our Wider Community

We are part of a wider but local Catholic community called Reading Pastoral Area comprising of 3 parishes, namely:

  • Reading Christ the King parish
  • Our Lady of Peace & Blessed Dominic Barberi  (Earley parish )
  • St John Bosco  (Woodley parish )


Stewardship is a way of life, a way of thanking God for all His blessings by returning a portion of the time, talent and treasure allotted to us. For more about how you may wish to contribute your talents contact your Parish Priest to discuss.

Here is the Reading Pastoral Area directory with mass times:

Reading Pastoral Area

Christ The King

408 Northumberland Avenue
Berkshire, RG2 8NR
Telephone: (0118) 931 4469
email: ctk@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
Website: www.ctkreading.org

Saturday - 6.30 pm Vigil Mass
Sunday - 10 am Family Mass
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday - 9.30 am Mass
Wednesday - 9.30 am Mass
Thursday - 9.30 am Mass
Friday - 9.30 am Mass
Holy Days of Obligation 9.30 am and 7.30 pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Before Tuesday and Friday Mass 8.30 am to 9.25 am

Our Lady of Peace and Blessed Dominic Barberi

338 Wokingham Road
Berkshire, RG6 7DA
Telephone: (0118) 966 3711
email: parish@olop.org.uk
Website: www.olop.org.uk

Saturday - No Mass
Sunday - 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday - 9.45am
Wednesday - 9.45am
Thursday - 9.45am
Friday - 7.30pm
Holy Days of Obligation 9.45 am and 7.30 pm

St. John Bosco

58 Western Avenue
Berkshire, RG5 3BH
Telephone: (0118) 969 3423

Saturday - 6.30 pm Vigil Mass
Sunday - 10 am Family Mass
Monday - 10 am Liturgy of the Word and Communion
Tuesday - 7 pm Mass
Wednesday - 9.15 am Mass
Thursday - 9.15 am Mass
Friday - 9.30 am Mass
Holy Days of Obligation - 9 am and 8 pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Before Friday Mass 09.00 to 09.30

St. James

Abbey Ruins
Forbury Road
Tel: 0118 957 4171
website: http://www.jameswilliam-reading.org.uk

Saturday - 6 pm Vigil Mass
Sunday - 9.15am((Ordinariate), 11.00am and 1.00pm(Ukrainian Rite, second Sunday)
Monday - 12.15pm
Tuesday - No Mass
Wednesday - 12.15pm
Thursday - 12.15pm
Friday - 12.15pm
Holy Days of Obligation - 12.15pm and 7.30pm

St. William of York

46 Upper Redlands Road
Tel: 0118 957 4171

Saturday - 8 am Mass
Sunday - 9 am Mass, 11.00am(Latin Tridentine Rite) and 6.00pm(Chaplaincy)
Monday - TBC
Tuesday - TBC
Wednesday - TBC
Thursday - TBC
Friday - TBC
Holy Days of Obligation - TBC

English Martyrs

64 Liebenrood Road
RG30 2EB
Tel: 0118 957 2149
website: http://www.englishmartyrsrdg.org.uk

Saturday - 6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday - 9.30am, 11.30am and 5pm
Monday - 9.30am
Tuesday - No Mass
Wednesday - 9.30am
Thursday - 9.30am
Friday - 9.30am
On Holy Days of Obligation & Bank Holidays, altered and additional Mass times will be shown in the Weekly Newsletter.

St Joseph's, Tilehurst

The Presbytery,
Berkshire Drive,
Reading RG31 5JJ.
Tel: 0118 942 8632.
E-mail: sjtilehurst@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk
website: http://www.st-josephs-tilehurst.org.uk/

Saturday - 10apm Mass
Sunday - 9.30am, 11.30am and 5pm
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday - 9.30am
Wednesday - No Mass
Thursday - 9.30am
Friday - 7 pm
Holy Days of Obligation: 9 am and 7.30pm

As part of Churches in the Reading Pastoral Area, this also includes Our Lady and St. Anne in Caversham, Reading. The priest is Fr. Paul Martin. Our Lady and St. Anne is the designated Jubilee Church in the Year of Mercy for the Diocese of Birmingham. The website for Our Lady and St. Anne is http://www.ourladyandstanne.org.uk.

Twyford and Wargrave are no longer part of the Reading Pastoral area. However, we still continue to co-operate closely as before. The websites for St. Thomas More, Twyford; Our Lady of Peace, Wargrave; and St. John’s Convent, Kiln Green, is http://stthomasmore-twyford.org.uk.