Comprising of St Andrew's, Grange and Tilehurst

United Reformed Churches

URC Group Reading

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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.  


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. Where you will be made very welcome.


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.

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Good News 

We are please to announce that the Revd John Downing will join Revd Robert Barthram  as part of our Joint Ministry team, with effect of the 1st November 2015.


The Induction Service for John will take place in St Andrew's URC on Saturday 30th January 2016 at 2.00pm.


We wish John every blessing in his Ministry in Reading

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