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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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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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.


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 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.

We invite you to join us at one of our worship services.


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 20 nations worshipping together.  


You will be made very welcome.

      Church Services in St Andrew's URC, Reading


February 2020

Sun   2nd      11.00am     Morning Service         Revd John Downing


Sun    9th      11.00am     Morning Service         Revd Robert Barthram


Sun  16th      11.00am     Morning Service         Mr Terry Rowell


Sun  23rd      11.00am     Morning Service         Revd Julian Macro


March 2020

Sun    1st       11.00am    Holy Communion       Revd John Downing


Sun    8th       11.00am    Morning Service         Revd Robert Barthram


Sun  15th       11.00am    Morning Service         Dr Scott Wheeler


Sun 22nd       11.00am    Morning Service         Mr Rob Lewis


Sun  29th       11.00am    Morning Service         Revd Robert Barthram

Constance Coltman's centenery celebrations

 Blood Transfusion Service team

will be at St Andrew's, Reading on

Friday 14th February 20 

and Monday 27th April

St Andrews welcomes strangers  


As a church with people from over 20 nations worshipping and sharing together, perhaps it's no surprise that a stanger, a foreigner from Peru came to visit and was made welcome,

See how he got on on our events page.

                          You too will be made welcome

Paddington Bear Safeguarding Policy Document - Oct 2019

IMPORTANT - St Andrew's Church Car Park - Warning Notice


Due to a high number of unauthorised users parking in rented spaces, the Church Meeting in October 18 agreed to use a car park management company to which authorised car park users can upload a picture of the offending vehicle occupying their space.

The company will then obtain the vehicle owner's details and issue a penalty charge notice of £100.

Prominent Warning Signage will be Displayed.

                       Burns Night Supper  

                          Saturday 25th January 20


Many thanks to eveyone who attended our Burns Night Supper and helped make it such an enjoyable evening,

Over many years we have found a format that most people can enjoy.

- a place to gather with friendly company (you and your drouthy cronies)

    - a splendid chef and plenty of Haggis, Champit Tatties (mashed potatoes) and Neep’s (Swede)

 - a good chairman and willing celebrants trying to do justice to the words and spirit of Robert Burns

     - and community singing of some of Burns beautiful love songs


The evening raised over £1,000 for our Church KItchen Appeal Fund

Thanks to everyone for your support


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.'