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.

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. 

Some items of interest are below but 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.


Further details of the Lent activities can be found in the March edition of the keys (page 4).

Reading a Gospel through Lent

Want to read the Bible but don't know where to start?  Or looking for a way to deepen your faith during Lent?  Follow the story of Jesus with St Luke through Lent, a few verses at a time: details here.

Lent Hunger lunches 2019 Lent Lunch

We are again having our Lent Lunches every Friday during Lent at 12.30pm in the Church hall. The frugal lunches will consist of soup, bread and cheese with a biscuit and tea or coffee to follow. The lunch costs £4 and after expenses have been taken out all profits will be split between the Reading Drop-in Centre and support for our CMS partner Anna Sims in Peru. 

There will be a short (5-10 minute) talk on the theme of Journeys while people are drinking their tea/coffee, with a different speaker each week. 

The Art of EasterDoré: Jesus

Three sessions in the Church Hall during Lent to help us prepare for Easter Mondays 11 and 18 March and 8 April 7.30 to 9pm.  Repeated on Tuesdays 12 & 19 March and 9 April 10.30am to 12 noon.

In the sessions Richard Miller will be talking about Jesus’ journey through Holy Week and Easter as portrayed in religious art.

Sunday Evening Worship

At a time when fewer churches offer a service every Sunday evening, we are blessed at St Peter’s to have a regular and enthusiastic congregation at our 6.30pm services.   We have been reflecting with them on the pattern of worship on Sunday evenings and in October, November, and January (December of course is different with special Advent and Christmas services) we will test the following general pattern of Sunday evening 6.30pm services:

First Sunday:  Evening Worship

Second Sunday: Choral Evensong

(where the choir sings most of the service)

Third Sunday: Holy Communion

Fourth Sunday: Evensong

(led by the choir, but with more congregational singing)

Fifth Sunday: Compline

You can see more information in the September issue of the keys.

Recent Sermons

To read or hear recent sermons, including Philip on "Can Christians ever support war?" and Hannah on "Prayer", click here.

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

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.