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.
The hidden problem of poverty in our town is immense & wide-ranging. It is far too big for any one individual, single church or charity to handle alone. There are close to 4,500 households struggling to make ends meet and many more are facing the negative consequences of the welfare reforms which affect the poorest the most.
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