Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Mass Times will be as follows, and as shown on this poster Mass times poster

Mon 24th Dec – Christmas Eve
Vigil Mass (Children) 18.00
Christmas Night Mass 22.00

Tues 25th Dec – Christmas Day
First Mass of Christmas 09.00
Christmas Day Mass 11.00

Weekday Masses during the Christmas Octave (from Christmas Day to 1st January) will be at 10.00am.

Advent course – The Epiphany

During the season of Advent, Fr Patrick is hosting, once more, a course for adult Christians anxious to deepen their understanding of the Christmas mystery.  The Annunciation and The Incarnation were covered in the first two sessions, and the final session on Monday 17th December will be on the subject of The Epiphany.  The session will begin at 19.30 and end at 20.30 after which tea and coffee will be served.  If you have missed one or both of the first two sessions, don’t worry!  You will still be very welcome at the third.  The poster for the Advent Course can be seen here: Advent Course




First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2019

First Holy Communion – the programme for preparation for this sacrament will begin at the end of January 2019. Dates and times will be sent out when details are arranged.
Confirmation – if your child does not attend a Catholic school and would like to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation in 2019, please contact the office with your child’s name and an adult’s contact details.

Flower Arrangements

These are two of the several floral displays that were created to help celebrate Remembrance Sunday this year at Our Lady & St Anne’s.


Previously, Churches Together in Caversham had asked the flower team at Our Lady & St Anne’s to take part in the flower festival which was being organised to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War 1. This festival was held at Caversham Heights Methodist Church, Highmoor Road, on Saturday 20th October, and these are three photos of what Paul Turnock and Berna McDonald created.

Going into hospital

On admission to Royal Berkshire Hospital all Catholics should inform the hospital staff that they are Roman Catholic and if they wish to have Communion or see a Priest. All arrangements in RBH are “Patient Led”. Hospital Chaplain – Fr JP Lyttle, Mobile: 07391 896559 / RBH: 0118 322 7105

Blessing of graves

Henley Road Cemetery: This will take place on Remembrance Sunday 11th November at 3pm. Assemble in front of the Chapel/Crematorium.

Kidmore End Cemetery: Sunday 11th November at 2pm led by Deacon Brian Theobald.

All Souls

Masses on Thursday 2nd November will be at 9.15am, 12.30pm and 7.30pm.  The evening Mass will be the Mass of Remembrance where we will remember and pray in a special way for those parishioners who have died in the past year.

All Saints

This is a Holy Day of Obligation and Masses on Wednesday 1st November will be at 9.15am and 7.30pm.  Members of St Anne’s school will be at Mass in the morning.

Recent Mass count

During the last two weeks of September and the first two weeks of October, the number of people at Mass was counted.

The average number of people at Mass at Our Lady & St Anne’s is 381 per weekend.