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.
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
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
Sun 1st 11.00 am Morning Worship Mr Robert Lewis
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.