Earley St Peter's Church

Following Jesus Together, Exploring Faith

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.

NEW: For details of our Holy Week and Easter Services click here or pdf here.  

Lent is a season when Christians focus on deepening our faith as we follow Jesus Christ on his journey to Good Friday and Easter.

This year, we encourage everyone to follow that journey through St Matthew’s Gospel over the season of LentYou can download a leaflet which guides you through the whole Gospel by reading a passage a day during Lent.

You could also join us in the study group which meets on Monday evenings at 7.30pm with a repeat on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am.  Tea and coffee will be available; come to one, some, or all (and you can come to some daytimes and some evenings if that suits).  Further information is on the Lent 2017 page.

Lent Hunger Lunches

On Fridays during Lent we offer simple lunches of Friendship Lunch during Lentsoup and a bread roll. This will be followed by a biscuit and tea or coffee during which there will be a 5-10 minute talk on the theme "Favourite Psalms".   There will be a different speaker each week drawn from our church family and from neighbouring churches. The speaker on  March 24 will be the Revd Ben Kautzer (Earley St Nicolas) who will speak on Psalm 63. More details here.


Annual MeetingsAnnual Meeting 2016

Our Annual Meetings will be on Sunday 2 April 2017 in the Church Hall starting at about 11.15am, just after the 10am service .

Click to see the Annual Reports, Accounts, and the Clergy Report, but do come along to hear about and celebrate the good work which goes on in our parish.

The meetings will elect two churchwardens, five Parochial Church Council members and five Deanery Synod representatives (who automatically join the PCC). PCC members are basically the parish’s ‘trustees’ and they work with the clergy to make key decisions about our life at Earley St Peter’s – overseeing buildings, finances, worship, and mission. The commitment is to about six evening meetings a year and, ideally, willingness to sit on one of the PCC’s smaller groups/committees. The PCC is most likely to be effective if we have a mix of ages, genders, backgrounds, and opinions!

Please consider whether you or someone you know might be interested; speak to the clergy, churchwardens, or any PCC member if you’d like to find out more. Nomination forms are available at the back of church. And please be praying that these meetings go well and we find the right people to serve our church in these important roles.


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.