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Father Patrick Madden
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Parish Secretary:
c/o The Parish Office
408 Northumberland Ave
Tel: 0118 931 4469

Welcome to Christ The King in Whitley, Reading

Peace be with you!
We hope you find us an open and welcoming community. Over the years the shape and make up of the community has extended to include a wonderful diversity of backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and age; which means that our congregation in one sense demonstrates the universal love of Christ the King.

Latest News Updates

    There will be two Masses on Friday 23rd June at 9.30am and 7.30pm to celebrate the solemnity of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus w ith a Holy Hour before the Mass. There will be a Mass on Saturday morning 24th June at 9.30am to celebrate the Nativity of St. John The Baptist with an Holy Hour before the Mass.

  • New RC Hospital Chaplain

    Bishop Philip has appointed Fr John Lavers as Hospital Chaplain and Assistant Priest at English Martyrs parish for June, July and August. Fr John is to be contacted through the RBH switchboard 0118 322 5111 and he will be on duty every week from Saturday, 12 noon – Thursday 12 noon. The other Reading priests will be on emergency on-call when Fr John is off duty.


    A Day of Prayer for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion on Saturday, 24th June at the English Martyrs School from 10.30 am - 3.30 pm. Please reply to the Fr. Pat by this Sunday 18th June. Additiona lly , the organisers are looking for two teams of helpers for the day. Four people to be welcome's and set up coffee/tea between 10 – 11 am, and four people to help with lunch between 12 noon – 2 pm. Please let Maria (Christ The King Office) or Angela Wills ( or 07952 775811), know if you can help.


    Please support them with your prayers. A big THANK YOU to the children, to their parents and the team of catechists who have been preparing the children, and to all involved in preparing the Church and the Liturgy for this Sunday and next Sunday’s celebration. Our prayer is that the children will be nourished by the Body and Blood of Christ to be young disciples in the world. Congratulations to: Andrea Sobrejuanite, Cormac Penn -Greenaway, Enzo Silva, Ethan Digweed, Gian Sobrejuanite, Harrison Corp, James Glover, Javan Jeremiah, Jesse Eze, Liam Jelly, Luca Forte, Malaika Seville, Oliwia Nadratowska, Pearl Dourado, Pretty Dourado, Ralph Castro, Ruby Chester, Shianne Wood, Siona Mathias, Zack Haskiewic, Alba Del-Prado, Anna Jabukowska, Artur Fela, Caitlin Mitchell, Caressa Sevok, Eli Moran-Mendez, Emily McAuley, Julie Luczak, Kenzo Gonzalez-Odjidja, Kila-Jai Swanborough, Laura Pagliaro, Mekiael Khokhar, Mariam Gray, Motiejus Adesina, Niamh Williams McCabe, Nicole Luczak, Olivia Luczak and Seamus McHugh.

  • The Joy of Family Life

    The Family is very important to all of us, particularly for Christians. We are organising 2 evenings (7.30pm, Wed 28 June & Wed 5 July) to reflect on the blessings and challenges Christian Families face in our time and hope to draw inspiration from Pope Francis’ publication, the JOY OF LOVE, For all interested adults, married or single. Save the date, more info to follow

  • Training for New Volunteers

    There will be a training day for new bereavement support volunteers on Saturday 1st July 2017. The training will take place at St. John Bosco Parish Centre, Western Avenue, Woodley, RG5 3BH between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Application forms are available from the back of the church, must be returned by Friday 23rd June.


    Taking place on 13th – 20th September 2017. Flight: Stanstead – Santiago. 30+ people: For new & former walkers, 20 – 25km per day. Thousands of people do this walk every year, the most famous pilgrimage after Jerusalem & Rome. Fr. Pat Madden and Margot Spooner did the walk a number of years ago and it was a intense spiritual experience. Highly recommended!! Info evening on Thu 9th Feb in St James RG1 3FD at 7.30pm.


    Fr. Bon who is currently parish priest at St. John Bosco in Woodley will be returning to Bamenda at the end of July. Fr. Bon has made a wonderful contribution to our pastoral area during his time as a priest in Reading. Please keep, Fr. Bon in your prayers as he returns to Bamenda. He will be sadly missed by priests and people and we thank him for his time with us and enriching our parishes with his many talents and gifts.

  • Fr Sean Budden

    Sunday, 25th June at 11 am Fr Shaun Budden will celebrate his 50th Anniversary of Ordination with the parish of Our Lady of Peace. All are welcome

  • Dates for your Diary

    Dear parishioners; there is a number of important events happening in the parish and pastoral area in the next few months: Churches Together Fun Day on Saturday 8th July, 50th Anniversary of CTK school on Wednesday 12th July, parish BBQ on Sunday 16th July, Farewell Mass for Fr. Bonaventure at St. John Bosco on Saturday 29th July at 5pm with BBQ after the Mass.


    Marriage Preparation Facilitators & Head of Centre are needed. Please visit for more details

  •  2017 Fanning the Flame Summer Camp

    The annual Fanning the Flame Summer Camp is an exciting week of faith, fun and fellowship here in Hampshire for young people aged 10-25. Come for a week full of good food, fun games, discovering more about your faith, horse riding, creative workshops, sports, lively worship, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Adoration, and of course camping under amazing night sky. Booking Forms are now available on


    If you would like to join parishioners from English Martyrs on this pilgrimage please contact Judith on or via 07830 144 165 for a booking form and more information. Please see poster for more information.

  • Are you being called?

    Jesus calls each of us to follow Him, along a variety of different paths. He continues to call men and women, young and old; rich and poor; labourers, professionals, students to serve him in a variety of different ways.

    Click here to find out more.

  • Please pray for the sick and housebound in our parish and local community.

    “Our Lady of the sick, Pray for them”

    Please pray for all who are mourning the loss of loved ones.

    May God comfort them in their sadness and they be reassured that they will be resting in the arms of our blessed Lord, Jesus.

  • How to become a Catholic?

    I am not baptised (christened) but deep within me there is a sense that I am being drawn to something beyond myself and my present experience.

    Click here to find out more.

Come Holy Spirit,
Fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And you shall renew the face of the earth.
 Let us pray
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy his consolations. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Youth Forum
The Reading Catholic Youth Ministry looks to meet the needs of a young growing Catholic community by ensuring that there are appropriate faith based activities for our young people in the Reading area.

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