Local Church News

St Andrews welcomes strangers  


As a church with people from over 20 nations worshipping and sharing together, perhaps it's no surprise that a stanger, a foreigner from Peru came to visit and was made welcome,

See how he got on on our events page.

                          You too will be made welcome


IMPORTANT - St Andrew's Church Car Park - Warning Notice


Due to a high number of unauthorised users parking in rented spaces, the Church Meeting in October 18 agreed to use a car park management company to which authorised car park users can upload a picture of the offending vehicle occupying their space.

The company will then obtain the vehicle owner's details and issue a penalty charge notice of £100.

Prominent Warning Signage is on Display.

Part of URC Reading Group with Grange and Tilehurst United Reformed Churches


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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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.


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.


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.


The church building is open for Sunday Services


               You can also JOIN US ONLINE for Services via Zoom

Services start at 11.00am unless otherwise shown 

Meeting ID:     465 947 9014           Password:      087977

Sun 26th June   11.00am    Morning Worship       Revd John Downing

Sun   3rd July    11.00am    Holy Communion       Revd Robert Barthram

Sun 10th July    11.00am    Junior Church Festival  Revd John Downing

Sun 17th July    11.00am    Morning Worship       Mr Robert Lewis

Sun 24th July    11.00am    Morning Worship       Revd Robert Barthram

Sun 31st July    11.00am    Morning Worship       TBA

If you need to talk, please see our CONTACT US page and call one of our Ministers or our Church Secretary. URC  a Daily Devotions pa

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   St Andrew's United Reformed Church

    London Road, Reading, RG1 5BD

    (By the Royal Berkshire Hospital)


The church has now re-opened for Sunday Worship. Our Worship Room has been re-arranged to accommodate up to 35 persons in a low-risk environment. You can also join us online via Zoom for Sunday Worship - see below for details.



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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 Traidcraft stall operates each Sunday morning and John Munro has a wide range of Fairtrade goods on offer.


See Link to Traidcraft .