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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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Welcome to St Andrew's

Local Church News

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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.'

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 20 nations worshipping together.  


You will be made very welcome.

See Church Services below.

      Church Services in St Andrew's URC, Reading


August 2018


Sun 19th    11.00 am     Morning Service                  Revd Edwin Kibathi

                                       (African Style)

Sun 26th    11.00 am     Morning Service                  Mr Rob Lewis


September 2018


Sun 2nd    11.00 am     Holy Communion                  Revd Robert Barthram


Sun 9th     11.00 am     Morning Service                    Revd John Downing


Sun 16th   11.00 am     Morning Service                    Revd Robert Barthram


Sun 23th   11.00 am      Morning Service                   Mr Rob Lewis


Sun 16th   11.00 am     Morning Service                    Revd Stephen Thornton

Noah Ark

Constance Coltman's centenery celebrations

Burns Night Supper - Saturday 20th January 18


Members and friends from some ten nations came together to celebrate the life and works of Robert Burns and to share food an fellowship together. The fold duo Davaar, Colin Livingstone and Paul Gallacher entertained us and our own Dr Don Drennan gave us in his own inimitable style,'the History of the Haggis' and its place in social history.


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.

African Led service  - Sunday Morning 19th August 18  


You are invited to join our multi-cultural churchin an African Led Service when our preacher will be Revd Edwin Kibathi of PCEA Outreach (Presbyterian Church of East Africa).


Our service starts at 11.00am and please join us in fellowship for tea and coffee after the service. All are welcome.