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
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.
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
Reading's Mayor Cllr Mohammed Ayub and Reading West M.P. Mr Alok Sharma joined other guests for the Induction of Revd John Downing into the Joint Pastorate of St Andrew's, Grange and Tilehurst URC' on Saturday 30th January
During May 16, visits to the site were
Thank you to all our Visitors.
To contact us go to our Contact Us page.
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.
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.