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 16th August 2016

St Andrew's 140th Anniversary



Sunday 22nd May saw the 140th Anniversary

of the founding of St. Andrew's on our current

site on London Road, by the Royal Berks Hospital.


Revd. Richard Church, URC Deputy General Secretary conducted our morning worship and which was joined by representatives from Local Churches. Captain Harrie Welmer and his wife Inge representing the Embassy of the Kingdom of the the Netherlands was also present together with past members from all part of the UK.


As a small token of our thanks,  a Celtic Quaich, a two handed pewter friendship cup was presented to Revd Church.


Other events to celebrate our 140th year are planned.

St. Andrew's Donation to RBH ICU Charity- Sun 24th April


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 Church Services in July


Sun 3rd     11.00am      Holy Communion       Revd Robert Barthram

                  5.00pm      Summer Tea and at

                   6.00pm      Praise Service


Sun 10th    11.00am     Junior Church Promotion Service              


Sun 17th    11.00am     African style Morning Worship        


Sun 24th     11.00am    Morning Worship      Mr Colin Ferguson


Sun 24th     11.00am    Morning Worship      Revd Robert Barthram



We have lots of events planned for our 140th Anniversary Year

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                  During May 16, visits to the site were





                          Thank you to all our Visitors.

                To contact us go to our Contact Us page.



ICU presentation - 24 Apr 16

St Andrew's members welcomed ICU Consultant Tim Parks, ICU Sisters' Sheila Hill & Melanie Gager and volunteer Gordon Sturmey and presented a cheque for over £1000 to the ICU Charity.  The sum was raised by member donations. Thanks to everyone.

140th Anniversary Service

Revd John Downing Induction - Sat 30th January

St. Andrew's Celebrates 140 years of Witness - Fri 20th May

On Friday 20th May  over 100 members and friends enjoyed a superb Dinner Dance at the Calcot Hotel, Reading to celebrate 140 years on Witness on our site on London Road, Reading.


Former members from across Britain joined us for the evening and for the Anniversary Service on the Sunday.

Thanks to everyone who made it special.

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