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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Local Church News

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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 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

 

November 17

Sun 19th   11.00 am   Morning Worship               Mr Colin Ferguson            

                                                                                & Dr Phebe Mann

                   2.00 pm   Royal Berks Hospital ICU Memorial Service

 

Sun 26th   11.00 am   St Andrew's Day Service   Revd Robert Barthram

 

December 17

Sun  3rd    11.00 am   Morning Worship               Revd John Downing            

                   6.30 pm   Advent Evening Communion

 

Sun 10th   11.00 am   Junior Church Festival Service   Junior Church

 

Sun 17th   11.00 am   Morning Worship               Revd Robert Barthram

                   2.15 pm  Living Nativity - Walk with Mary and Joseph as

                          we take the Christmas story into our local Community.

   Meet Us at Wesley Methodist at 2.15pm and return to St Andew's for Soup    

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.

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.

Constance Coltman's centenery celebrations

   The Blood Transfusion Service will be in

         St. Andrew's URC, Reading on

    Wed 29th November and 11th December 

  For an appointment call  0300 123 23 23

St. Andrew's Day Service   Sunday 26th November 11.00am

As the nearest Sunday to St Andrew's day, the Reading Scottish Pipe Band will parade and play before and after the service.    Wrap up warm and join us from 10.30am. Everyone is Welcome.