Key Contacts

Father Patrick Madden
Click to Email

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

    10th and 11th June

    F‘Called and Gifted’ is a process that helps us to understand better what God wants us to do with their life. It helps us grow in our personal relationship with Christ through discerning our personal charism that we have been given for the service of others. A charism is a spiritual gift given by the Holy Spirit to give us power to represent Christ and to be a channel of God's goodness to others. The parishes in Reading are invited to the ‘Called and Gifted’ Workshop at Blessed Hugh Faringdon School over two days: Click here for more details

  • Prayer Service to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday


    12th June followed by a celebration tea in the hall.

  • Ecumenical Service


    CTK Church


    Sunday 19th June at 6.00pm

    followed by refreshments in the hall.


    Although this Feast is in the 13th June, our parishioners from Goan are hosting a social evening on Saturday 18th June in the hall after the Mass in honour of St. Anthony. All parishioners are invited to join them after the 6.30pm Vigil Mass. St Anthony was a gifted preacher and a Franciscan. He was welcomed as another St. Francis and is a doctor of the Church. He died on June 13th 1231 at the very young age of 36.

  • Parish BBQ


    Sunday 24th July

    in the hall

    after the 10.00am Mass


    We are now taking applications for nursery places for children aged 3 by 31st August 2016 to start this September. Applications can be found online at: or via the school office.


    Join us for the 19th-26th August 2016 with Bishop Philip Egan, on Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
    Contact Mgr. Vincent Harvey 


    Dear parishioners, I have received a letter from Bishop Philip regarding his Pastoral visit in September. He is very much looking forward to the visit. He will arrive on the Saturday 3rd September and be the main celebrant at the Vigil Mass and the 10.00am Sunday morning Mass. He is hoping to meet the chair of the P.P.C on Saturday evening and some of the parish youth representatives. On Sunday morning he will be meeting informally with parishioners after the 1000am Mass. A program for the weekend will be available in the near future

  • 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.

Click here for more

"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, That's why it's called the Present "