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

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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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Traidcraft

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 .

Traidcraft

ReadiFood

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.'

St Andrew's Link

 

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.

 

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 below.

       Church Services in St Andrew's URC, Reading

September 17

 

Sun 3rd     11.00 am   Holy Communion       Revd Robert Barthram

                                                                       

Sun 10th   11.00 am    Morning Worship      Mr Keith Whyte  

         

Sun 17th   11.00 am   100th Anniv of Constance Coltman Ordination

                             Revd Robert Barthram & Pastor Tumaini Kallaghe

 

Sun 24th   11.00 am   Harvest Festival          Revd John Downing

 

October 17

 

Sun 1st     11.00 am    Morning Worship       Mr Robert Lewis

                                                                 

Noah Ark

2017  A Year of Feasts and Festivals

Feasts and festivals weave together like threads.

 

The practice of feasting and marking significant events with a festive gathering is a strand that runs through the Bible.

Feasts and Festivals - One World Charity Event - 25th March

 

Our Inter-cultural church shared FOOD - MUSIC and DANCE from just some of the nations of our Church family and raised over £235 which will go to charities in Kenya and Cameroon.

The Blood Transfusion Service will be in

St. Andrew's URC on Tuesday TBA

 

Call 0300 123 2323 for an appointment

On 17 September 2017, the United Reformed Church and the Congregational Federation in the UK will mark the centenary of the ordination of Constance Coltman as a Congregational minister. She was the first woman to be ordained in a mainstream British denomination – and she continued her pioneering role by remaining active in ministry as a married woman and mother.

 

Her courage showed from the start in the sacrificial ministry she shared with her husband in London Docklands. A committed pacifist and suffragist, she was also an early supporter of birth control. With clear views on women’s history and role in the Church, Constance Coltman did much to promote women’s ordination across the churches, at home and abroad.

 

Join us in St Andrew's Reading

Please join us  in St Andrew's, Reading on Sunday 17th September at 11.00am as we celebrate the ordination of Constance Coltman. Revd Robert Barthram and Pastor Tumaini Kallaghe of the Imani Lutheran Church will lead our worship service.

Constance Coltman's centenery celebrations