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.

Lent and Easter at St Peter’s

A leaflet giving details of our services and other events throughout Lent and Easter can be downloaded here and further information can be found in the keys, but here are some highlights:

Ash Wednesday is 14 February and we have services of Holy Communion at 9.30am (said) and 8pm (sung).  If you wish, there will be a chance to be marked with the sign of the cross in ash as a symbol of our repenting and turning back to God.

Friendship Lunch during LentAnd on the Fridays in Lent we have a series of Hunger Lunches (soup and a roll with a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit) with the theme Women in the Bible.  Lunches are in the Church Hall at 12.30pm.  The Revd Hannah Hobday opens the series on Friday 16 speaking about Deborah. 

The Beatitudes

There will be Lent Groups to discuss the Bishop of Oxford’s study of the Beatitudes (Matthew 5.1-12) which he has asked churches across the diocese to explore. Groups will meet Mondays 5, 12, 19 March, 7.30 to 9pm in Church, repeated on Tuesdays 6, 13, 20 March, 10.30am to 12noon in the Church Hall


Many of us last year found Reading a Gospel through Lent a really helpful way to start (or re-start) looking at the Bible more closely. This year we will be reading Mark’s gospel with a short chunk set for each day. Sermons at 8am and 10am on Sundays will be discussing passages allocated for that week.  Download a leaflet with the daily readings in here.

Organ Appeal: We need to raise £20,000 to carry out long-overdue work to overhaul our organ and preserve our musical tradition for the future.  Click here for details of how you can help.

For more on our Mission Action Plan - our parish's priorities for the next few years - click here.

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.