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Living Nativity - Sunday 20th December 15


Thanks to everyone who who joined us at Wesley Methodist and journeyed with Mary and Joseph and their donkey around our local streets to share the Christmas Story with our local community.  


We visited the Christmas tree at the Royal Berks Hospital toshare a prayer for the patients and  staff, then headed back to St Andrew’s for a cheery welcome and some delicious hot soup.

Burns Night Supper - Sat 24th January 2015

On Saturday 28th March we enjoyed the very special event ‘A Time for Jesus’ performed by the Life and Mission Choir.

Thanks to the choir and their Musical Director, Paul Wardrop Day for this very moving musical passion play, which told Mark's story of the last week of Jesus’ life .














The Life and Mission Choir is an all age Christian choir and includes members from many Christian fellowships over the years - Anglicans, Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, United Reformed Church and others. Their mission is to sing, worship God and share the Good News.


The Big Lunch  - Sunday 7th June 2015

Many thanks  to everyone who joined us for the BIG LUNCH on 7th June.


A joint inter-denominational event between

St Andrew's URC, Wesley Methodist and

St Luke'sC of E saw over 300 people join us

for a community Bar B Que in Eldon Square.



Contribution raised £175.00 for Christian Aid's

Earthquake Disaster Appeal for Nepal

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Frank Groves.

Esther Grandfield

L to R: Eilish Macbean, Doug Wright, Colin Macbean, Margaret Smith, John Miller, Marjory Wright, Frank Groves


Many thanks to all the St Andrew's members who contributed to the Christian Aid / DEC Appeal for Nepal.

Our special offering on 3rd and 10th May in aid of the Christian Aid / Disaster Emergency raised a total of £1,692.87 including Gift Aid.     Thanks to everyone who donated.


Our Junior Church organised a sponsered walk around Dinton Pastures in Wokingham and helped increase the total to over £2000. Well done everyone. 

Christian Aid Earthquake Appeal for Nepal - May 15

Church Picnic - Sunday 19th July 2015

As a Church with a gathered congregation, it is good to share quality time together and each year our Church Picnic helps us do just that.

With members from over 20 nations, a walk along the Thames at Henley and for some of  our younger more active members, climbing trees is great fun.

Time for Jesus - A musical passion play Sat 28th March

Some sixty members from our three churches gathered together for our first Group Pastorate SUMMER TEA and PRAISE worship on Sunday 5th July at Tilehurst URC.

It was a good opportunity to meet with and share tea, savouries and cakes and just have a chat with old and new friends.

The Worship service was uplifting under the theme PRAISE and included Joseph Njenga speaking about a Bible passage that meant so much to him. A member from Grange and Tilehurst also shared their favourite bible passage.  

Finally a rousing address by Lt Colonel Alan Atherton of the Salvation Army under E for Encouragement, sent us all home rejoicing. A very positive experience.

Summer Tea and Praise - Sunday 5th July 2015

Barn Dance - Saturday 5th September 2015

Our three churches in our joint Pastorate serve three quite different local communities. Therefore it is important that we from time to time have joint events where we can share fellowship together.

So our Barn Dance in Grange URC on Saturday 5th September, was a good opportunity to meet folks from Grange and Tilehurst and we did have a great time. The band were superb and our caller Keith tried his best to keep us on track but is was just as much fun when things went slightly awry.