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St Andrew's URC Reading

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We have a shared ministry team of

Revd.'s Robert Barthram and John Downing

and lay preachers and we invite you to join us at one of our morning worship services where we hope you will feel very welcome.


Sunday Worship and Junior Church begins at 11.00am      

(10.45 on Remembrance Sunday)

Children and toddlers are most welcome  and our Junior Church Children and Leaders leave  for their own group activities part way through the service.

We hope you will join us for Tea or Coffee in th Hall downstairs after morning worship.


The German Lutheran church meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 4.30pm

The Imani Lutheran Church meets on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 2.30pm


To contact one of our ministers

 Revd Robert Barthram or Revd John Downing, 

please click email links below or see our Contacts page.









Church Profile 

We have prepared the following Church Profile (below) which was part of our search that brought John to join Robert in our team ministry.





St Andrew's Presbyterian Church 

Here is a little of the early history of how our church came into being almost 140 years ago.






 Our Church

Who we are

Copyright St Andrew's URC, Reading 2017

Where we are

We are situated next to Readings' Royal Berks Hospital on the corner of London Road and Craven Road and close to both Reading and Thames  Valley Universities. The entrance to our car park is via Craven Road.


Our worship room is up-stairs with lift for those who find stairs difficult and we have full accessible facilities on the ground floor.

We are family friendly church from a gathered community with a large multi-ethnic diversity. 


As a multicultural Church, the URC affirms its reforming, uniting and non-conforming ethos, intentionally committing itself to an intercultural journey and that calls us to

    embody God's love,

    live God's word,

    promote God's justice,

    and practice expansive hospitality,

    the Jesus way.



In our mission, we seek to be at the heart of the local Community and provide joyful and thoughtful worship and to show God’s love for everyone in all we say and do.  



Moderator's Blog

Read what Revd Dr Michael Jagasser, Moderator of the URC General wrote about us following his visit  to conduct morning worship on Sun 23rd February.







Hospital Chaplaincy

We support the work of the RBH Trust Hospital Chaplaincy team Revd's Bob Simmons and Lorraine Colum in the witness and support they provide to Staff, Patients and their families.

Please join us in prayers for the patients and their families, and all those who care for them, doctors, nurses and auxilliaries, carers and volunteers in our hospitals and care homes throughout the country                                                                                  

Rev Robert Barthram Map - St Andrew's URC welcoming_logo St Andrew's adjusted 6.5 cm length i.e. in proport St. Andrews Church Profile May 2014

St Andrew's URC

                      - Safeguarding Policy


The Elders and Members of St Andrew’s URC are committed to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk, and to ensuring their well-being.


St Andrew's URC - Safeguarding Policy

- Children and Adults at Risk

Last reviewed Sept 2017P




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