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 Tues 22nd November 2016

St Andrew's CHARITY CONCERT on Saturday 17th September 16

                   with all proceeds to Thames Valley Air Ambulance


Many thanks to everyone who supported our Charity Concert and to all those who took part.


A total of Six Hundred and Seventy Pounds was raised for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance Service.


What a great night! Well done everyone.

Summer Tea and Praise - Sun 3rd July 16


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 in 2016.


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 October


Sun 23rd      11.00 am    Morning Worship       Revd Julian Makro




Sun 6th        11.00 am    Communion and Elders Induction & Ordination

                                                                            Revd Robert Barthram


Sun 13th      10.45 am    Remembrance Day    Revd John Downing


Sun 20th      11.00 am    Morning Worship       Dr Scott Wheeler


                      2.00 pm    RBH Intensive Care Memorial Service


Sun 27th      11.00 am    St Andrew's Day Service    

                                                                            Revd Robert Barthram



         During August 16, our website had





                          Thank you to all our Visitors.

                To contact us go to our Contact Us page.



The Joint Pastorate Summer Tea and Praise service took place in St Andrew's on Sunday 3rd July.


It was a time of sharing and many thanks to everyone who took part in the Praise service and those who provide a cakes and other culinary delights.

Revd John Downing Induction - Sat 30th January

St. Andrew's and Wesley Methodist - BIG LUNCH - Sun 12 June 16

Once again, St Andrew's and Wesley Methodist members played host to THE BIG LUNCH on Sunday 12 June to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday.  

The weather threatened but held up as an estimated 250 people for our local community joined us in Watlington Street to enjoy a fantastic array of cakes and savouries.

Thanks to everyone from our local community who joined us on the day and to those who provided the food and helped with setting up and clearing away.

Noah Ark

African Drumming Event - Sat 8th October 16

A special event as part of our 140th Anniversary Celebrations.


The young people  of our Junior Church and their friends learn about the African Drum and as they create and share the sounds and excitement of Africa.