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Welcome to the URC's Reading Group Pastorate website. We are 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 Prestbyterian and Congregational Churches of England and then later with the Churches of Christ. You will be made very welcome.

Local Church News

Good News

We are please to announce that the Revd John Downing will join our Ministry team with effect of the 1st November 2015.

The Induction Service for will take place in St Andrew's URC on Saturday 28th November at a time as yet to be confirmed.
We wish John every blessing in his Ministry in Reading

300+ join 3 churches to celebrate the BIG LUNCH
On 7th June 2015, over 300 people joined members from St Andrew's URC, Wesley Methodists and St Luke's C of E in the King George V Memorial Park, Eldon Square for the free community BIG Lunch, provided by the three Churches. The aim was for the churches to be seen to be at the Heart of our local community and to enable neighbours to meet with and share with each other.

By all reports the event was a great success and enjoyed by everyone as chef Darren Foster served up a delicious Bar B Que , whilst church members provided a fantastic selection of cakes and pastries.
It really was an amazing sight.

A number of local people wanted to make a contribution towards the free lunch and a total of over £175.00 will now be sent to Christian Aid’s for the Earthquake Disaster Appeal for Nepal.

Reading Christian Network (RCN)
is the Parent group for Readings Street Pastors but also runs a befriending service which responds directly to increasing isolation and lonlieness among older people.
Volunteers are always welcome and will receive training.
For more information please contact RCN at Greyfriars Church Tel 0118 956 7080

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