Part of URC Reading Group with Grange and Tilehurst United Reformed Churches


St Andrew's URC Reading

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Welcome to St Andrew's URC, Reading, we invite you to join us any Sunday morning or at one of our regular activities.


We are part of a joint pastorate of United Reformed Churches in Reading with a shared ministry team of Revd Robert

Barthram and Revd John Downing and we invite you to join us at one of our churches situated across Reading.

The United Reformed Church doctrine is from the Reformed tradition and was formed by the amalgamation of the

Presbyterian and Congregational Churches of England and later with the Churches of Christ.

You will be made very welcome.

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Blood donor team will be at St Andrew's, Reading


on Tuesdays 3rd January and 21st March 2017

2016 - It's been a very good year


St Andrew's Traidcraft stall operates each Sunday morning and John Munro has a wide range of Fairtrade goods on offer.


See Link to Traidcraft .

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Readifood have moved to bigger premises in Boulton Road and are providing essential support to an increasing number of families every month. Food is supplied by referral only so the need is very real.  


Readifood boxes are located at doors of our worship room and any food stuffs in a tin, bottle or packet and in reasonable date are welcome.


Thank you for your continued support throughout the year.

‘Together we can Help.'

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Situated close the Royal Berks Hospital, St Andrew's members have for many years been part of the Hospital Community as doctors, nurses or volunteers or indeed our previous minister Revd Richard Becher, was part of the Hospital Chaplaincy team.


We are pleased to support the RBH Intensive care team who twice each year organise and lead a Memorial Service for the families of those patients who have passed away in the unit.


In addition, regular building users include the Blood Transfusion Service, Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer and Reading Diabetes UK support groups.


Part of our Vision is to be at the Heart of our local Community, so if you need support for one of these conditions, please see our 'Useful Links' Page.

Junior Church 


We welcome families and have an active Junior Church, where during morning service our young people leave with trained leaders for their own groups .


Safeguarding is taken seriously at St Andrew's and all our Junior Church leaders have been subject to DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks and have appropriate certification.

We invite you to join us at one of our worship services over Chistmas or in the New Year.


St. Andrew’s URC seeks to provide a happy friendly atmosphere whilst providing a safe, caring Christian family environment for all children and young people who come on to church premises.  


We are truly multicultural with peoples from over 23 nations worshipping together.  


You will be made very welcome.


See Church services on 'Church Diary' page

St Andrew's URC Church Services in December


Sun 4th        11.00 am    Junior Church Festival Service

                      6.30  pm   Advent Evening Communion in the Round    

                                                                           Revd Robert Barthram


Sun 11th      11.00 am    Morning Service        Revd John Downing

                       6.30 pm   Service of Lessons and Carols

                                                                           Revd John Downing


Sun 18th      11.00 am    Morning Worship       Mr Robert Lewis

                      2.30 pm    The Living Nativity  

                                        meet us at Wesley Methodist at 2.15pm


Sun 25th      10.30 am    Christnas Day Service    

                                                                            Revd Robert Barthram

January 2017

Sun 1st         11.00 am    New Years Day Service

                                                                             Mr Colin Ferguson


         Our website had



     October                                                  Visits 



                          Thank you to all our Visitors.

                To contact us go to our Contact Us page.




St Andrew’s 140th Anniversary Year

It seems no time ago since start planning events to celebrate St Andrew’s 140th Anniversary, formed initially as a Presbyterian Church and latterly as a United Reformed Church.


We enjoyed traditional events such as our Burn’s Night Supper in January;   the One World Event of Food, Music and Dance in April; Charity Concert in aid of Thame Valley Air Ambulance in September; and an African Drumming Event in October. The Cake and Coffee event in October was attended by representatives by almost all our link group organisations  


The Dinner Dance at the Calcot Hotel in May was a great success and our 140th Anniversary Service on 22nd May conducted by the Revd Richard Church and attended by Captain Harrie Welmer and his wife Inge as representatives of the Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was very special.


A short Church History of St Andrew’s has been put down on paper and it is quite a history.  And we have recorded as a Moment in Time with a poster of photo faces of all our church family.


Thank you everyone for your support during 2016.

Noah Ark


You are invited to join us at Wesley Methodist and journey with Mary and Joseph and their donkey around our local streets to share the Christmas Story with our local community.  


We will make various stops to sing carols and exchange greetings before we wind back to visit the Christmas tree at the Royal Berks Hospital and share a prayer for the patients and staff.


Then back to St Andrew’s for a cheery welcome and some delicious hot soup. ...

Living Nat map Living Nativity poster 2016