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Forthcoming Events

The Parish Calendar lists the services and events at all three churches.


Sunday 2 October at 11.15am at St Margarets

St Margarets celebrate the harvest today. Gifts of tinned food and toiletries will be welcome for the Churches in Reading Drop In centre.

Welcome Eucharist

Wednesday 5 October at Reading Minster

The new Bishop of Oxford will preside and preach at a Welcome Eucharist for the Archdeaconry of Reading.

Organ Recital

Saturday 8 October at 6pm at St Peters

Joseph Nolan will be performing for us on the organ at St Peters. This is the second in a series of organ recitals to present our new 3 manual Viscount Classical Organ, following the superb demonstration by Philip Aspden in February. Joseph is based in Perth Australia but is visiting the UK to play at selected venues; you can read more about him at the Perth Cathedral website.

Entry will be by ticket at £10 in advance (£12 on the door), including free refreshments after the recital. Tickets are available from Mary Tucker ☎ 07999 023825 or from the Parish Office ☎ 0118 947 1703.

If you would like to publicise this event, you could download and print or share this poster (PDF).


Sunday 9 October at 9.30am at St Johns

A service suitable for all ages which will include a baptism. Gifts of tinned food and toiletries will be welcome for the Churches in Reading Drop In centre. There will also be a Fair Trade stall selling groceries, chocolate, gifts, etc after the service.

Church Forum

Sunday 9 October at about 11am at St Peters

The next St Peters church forum will take place after the 9.30am service. This is your chance to have a say in the running of the church, so please make every effort to attend.

Choral Evensong

Sunday 9 October at 6.30pm at St Peters

Tonight’s evensong will be fully choral. The music includes anthems by Bairstow and Stopford, responses by Radcliffe, and a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Dyson. The service will be followed by refreshments.

Parish Barn Dance

Friday 21 October at 6.30pm at St Johns

The parish barn dance features local band Inisheer and caller Howard Ballard. Tickets are now on sale from Sabita Clark (St Peters), Ralph Taylor (St Margarets), and Sylvia Purkis (St Johns). They are £8 for adults, £4 for children, £20 for a family (2+2) and are available in advance only. You are invited to bring your own food and drinks.

Combined Worship

Sunday 30 October at 9.30am at St Johns

The parish worships together at St Johns today. There will be no services today at St Peters or St Margarets.

Remembering a Loved One

Sunday 30 October at 4pm at St Johns

A service to remember a loved one who has died and to light a candle in their memory. All welcome.