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.  


              Sunday 22 January at 6.30pm, BCP Choral Evensong

Book of Common PrayerMost of our services are conducted in modern language using the Church's Common Worship liturgy but each month we normally have two services of Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer.  If you like the Prayer Book please join us at 6.30pm on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. 

And for something different but equally enjoyable (especially if you like the best in home-made cake) don't forget the next St Peter's Café on Friday 27 January, 8.45-10.30am in the church hall  - full details here

Lady Chapel Epiphany windowOn Sunday 8 January we celebrated Epiphany – the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles, the Magi or Wise Men.   An event pictured in the window in our Lady Chapel.

Canon Fowler memorial plaque

The window was installed in commemoration of Canon William Weekes Fowler, Vicar of St Peter’s who died in office on 3 June 1923.

But Canon Fowler was well-known beyond St Peter’s, indeed far beyond the Church of England.  Fowler's beetles

His international reputation was not as a priest but as an entomologist.  He was secretary of the Royal Entomological Society for 10 years until he became president in 1901 and he was the author of a definitive five volume work on British beetles.

Beetle in Fowler's book    Beetle in St Peter's churchyard


Of course you don't have to like beetles (or The Beatles) to worship at St Peter's ................

......but if you like home-made cake or Prayer Book Evensong see above.

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.

 Go here to learn of some of the significant happenings at St Peter's over the last  year or so.