Earley St Peter's Church

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Earley St Peter's Church

Welcome to the Earley St Peter’s website.  St Peter’s is the original Church of England parish in Earley on the eastern side of Reading.  

Breaking news

Our clergy, Hannah and Philip Hobday, are appearing on BBC Radio Berkshire next week to discuss What is beauty? as part of a BBC project exploring faith in the world. The interview will be broadcast around 08.40 on Sunday 23rd October and available afterwards from the website. Video clips are available at the BBC Berkshire website.

What do you think about worship at St Peter's?
We are currently seeking the views of everyone who worships at Earley St Peter’s - however frequently or occasionally!  

Read Philip's sermon on the centrality of worship to our Christian life and why a vibrant church like St Peter's needs to review what it does from time to time to ensure we are giving of our best to God. Then go here to find out how to have your say.

What a joyful occasion - nine people confirmed at St Peter's

On Sunday 2 October the Bishop of Reading confirmed nine people at our 10am Eucharist. Bishop Andrew was joined by Bishop Pushpa, Bishop of Nandyal in India and the first female Anglican bishop in Asia.

 Confirmation Oct 2016

See more pictures here.

and then

Harvest giftsOn Sunday 9 October we celebrated Harvest. The non-perishable gifts from our Harvest Festival Eucharist were donated to the Churches in Reading Drop in Centre

Harvest auction

The perishable gifts were auctioned after the service and the money raised sent to the Christian Aid Harvest Appeal.  

The morning was rounded off (as were a few tummies) with our excellent Harvest Lunch.


You will find much more about us in these pages which we hope will be of interest and whet your appetite to join us in worship and other fellowship activities.

We will be pleased to welcome you at any of our services or other events.  On Sundays we normally offer services at 8am, 10am and 6.30pm and full details of these and weekday services are given on the Services page.

The Visiting us page contains links to our weekly news sheet (Life at St Peter's) and the latest edition of our parish magazine (the keys).  Earlier editions of the keys may be found here.