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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Welcome to St Andrew's

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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 .



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.


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.

See Church Services below.

      Church Services in St Andrew's URC, Reading


January 2019         We wish you all a Heathy and Happy New Year


Sun 6th       11.00am      Communion Service              Revd Robert Barthram


Sun 13th     11.00am      Morning Service                     Revd Robert Barthram


Sat 19th        2.00pm      Service of Baptism                 Revd Robert Barthram


Sun 20th     11.00am      Morning Service                     Revd David Witts


Sun 27th     11.00am      Morning Service                     Revd Stephen Thornton


February 2019

Sun 3rd       11.00pm     Morning Service                     Dr Scott Wheeler


Sun 10th     11.00am      Morning Service                     Revd John Downing


Sun 17th     11.00am      Morning Service                     Revd Robert Barthram


Sun 24th     11.00am      Morning Service                     Mr Colin Ferguson

Noah Ark

Constance Coltman's centenery celebrations


Blood Transfusion Service team will next be at


St Andrew's, Reading on Mon 14th January 19

Burns Night Supper - Saturday 26th January 2019


Tickets priced at £22.50 are now available for the St Andrew's Burns Night Supper to be held on Saturday 26th January 2019.

Members and friends come together to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns and to share food an fellowship together and the folk duo Davaar, Colin Livingstone and Paul Gallacher will entertained us


For details Contact Bob Purdom - see Contact Us page .

One World Social Event - 14th April 18  


Our Inter-cultural church shared FOOD - MUSIC and DANCE from just some of the nations of our Church family and raised  £326, which will be shared between our Church Funds and a Methodist Church building project in India.

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 2018

IMPORTANT - St Andrew's Church Car Park


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 owners's details and issue a penalty charge notice of £100.

Prominant Warning Signage will be Displayed.