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.

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.

Light Party 

We're working alongside Anderson Baptist Church and Park URC to put on a 'light party' for primary aged children. The party will be an evening of fun, food, craft and games as we celebrate the best light that there is. It takes place on 31st October at Park URC  at 4-6pm

 If you would like more information please contact Phil    

Song School starting this September

Know anyone in Years 3-7 who likes singing?  On Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm in September we are starting a song school ... to sing once a half term in church services and for special events ... singing lessons and choral coaching provided ... for more details click here.

Study Groups

Ever wondered how a small group of fishermen, failed rebels, and faithful women took the good news of Jesus Christ and with it transformed the mighty Roman Empire? Three sessions, including refreshments and prayers, Mondays 7.30-9pm and Tuesdays 10.30am-12noon.  All most welcome.  For poster click here.

The first hundred years  The Revd Phil Price

1st/2nd October

The 2nd and 3rd centuries  The Revd Dr Kenneth Padley

8th/9th October

The 4th and 5th centuries  The Revd Philip Hobday

15th/16th October

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.

Work to our OrganOrgan pipes during the refurbishment 2

From 20th August, the organ will be out of action for three months while it undergoes the first major clean, overhaul, and refurbishment for forty years.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to fundraising events or made donations.  This work will help us maintain a vibrant musical heritage for years ahead.  For more details click here.

Organ pipes during the refurbishment 1Organ pipes during the refurbishment 3

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.