The purpose of The Gallery is to show photographs and information on the Parish that may be of continuing interest.






Fr Patrick’s “Thought for the Week” for past weeks can be found here:

Lent 5th Sun 07Apr19

Lent 4th Sun 31Mar19

Lent 3rd Sun 24Mar19

Lent 2nd Sun 17Mar19

Lent 1st Sun 10Mar19

8th Sunday of Year 03Mar19

7th Sunday of Year 24Feb19

6th Sunday of Year 17Feb19

5th Sunday of Year 10Feb19

There is no “Thought for the Week” for 03Feb19

3rd Sunday of Year 27Jan19

2nd Sunday of Year 20Jan19

There is no “Thought for the Week” for 13Jan19

Solemnity of the Epiphany 06Jan19

Feast of the Holy Family 30Dec18

Advent 4th Sun 23Dec18

Advent 3rd Sun 16Dec18

Advent 2nd Sun 09Dec18

Advent 1st Sun 02Dec18

Solemnity of Christ the King 25Nov18

33rd Sunday of Year 18Nov18

32nd Sunday of Year 11Nov18

31st Sunday of Year 04Nov18

30th Sunday of Year 28Oct18

29th Sunday of Year 21Oct18

28th Sunday of Year 14Oct18

27th Sunday of Year 07Oct18

26th Sunday of Year 30Sep18

25th Sunday of Year 23Sep18

24th Sunday of Year 16Sep18

23rd Sunday of Year 09Sep18

22nd Sunday of Year 02Sep18

21st Sunday of Year 26Aug18

20th Sunday of Year 19Aug18

Solemnity of the Assumption 15Aug18

Feast of the Transfiguration 06Aug18

17th Sunday of Year 29Jul18

16th Sunday of Year 22Jul18

15th Sunday of Year 15Jul18

14th Sunday of Year 08Jul18

13th Sunday of Year 01Jul18

St John the Baptist 24Jun18

11th Sunday of Year 17Jun18




Blessed Dominic Barberi

Blessed Dominic Barberi (born 1792) was an Italian theologian and a member of the Passionist Congregation. He was beatified by Pope Paul VI in 1963. Blessed Dominic is best known for receiving Blessed John Henry Newman into the Roman Catholic Church at Littlemore, near Oxford, in 1845, and his more local connection is that he died near Reading Railway Station in 1849.


Our Lady, Queen of Heaven

Queen of Heaven is a title given to the Virgin Mary by Christians mainly of the Roman Catholic Church, and also, to some extent, in Eastern Orthodoxy and Anglicanism. The title is a consequence of the First Council of Ephesus in the fifth century, in which the Virgin Mary was proclaimed “theotokos”, a title rendered in Latin as Mater Dei, in English “Mother of God” (From Wikipedia).


St Anne with Our Lady

Saint Anne (also known as Ann or Anna) of David’s house and line, was the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ, according to apocryphal Christian and Islamic tradition. Mary’s mother is not named in the canonical gospels, nor in the Qur’an. Anne’s name and that of her husband Joachim come only from New Testament apocrypha, of which the Protoevangelium of James (written perhaps around 150) seems to be the earliest that mentions them (From Wikipedia).


Blessed Hugh Faringdon

Blessed Hugh Faringdon (died 1539) was a Benedictine monk who presided as the last Abbot of Reading Abbey. At the dissolution of the monasteries under King Henry VIII of England, Blessed Hugh was accused of high treason and executed. He was declared a martyr and beatified in 1895.


The above four images, displayed at the High Altar, were painted by Marcelo Lavallen, who is the artist responsible for the beautiful artwork in the restored Shrine.