All Saints, Reading

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Parish Advent Event: An Advent Message of Hope

St Mark's Church, Saturday 2nd December at 7pm.

This promises to be a moving medley of music and readings, presented by the choirs and members of both our churches. (see link to the right)

Christmas Carols with the Salvation Army

Hall Car Park, 6.30pm, Monday 4th December

accompanied by the Salvation Army Band. (see another link to the right)

For our Christmas Services please use the tags "Services and Events/ Other Events"

All Saints Church is half a mile to the west of Reading town centre in Downshire Square, RG1 6NN (No.1 or 2 or 26 or 33 bus from the town centre). Within the All Saints area there are two Church Schools; All Saints Infant School next to the Church and St Mary's Primary School in Coley Park. There are also several other primary, prep and secondary schools in the area. In the parish, which is very large, there are also several Care Homes which we regularly visit and minister to, as well as two private hospitals, several pubs, more than one hotel, not many shops, a railway station, a canal, no helipad, more than one herd of cows, and at least two petrol stations.

Our main Sunday Service at All Saints is currently the 11 am Parish Eucharist to which everybody is welcome. The style is relaxed and friendly. There is a wide spectrum of Anglican traditions amongst the congregations. Coffee and Chat afterwards is an important social occasion. We hope that you will find that all the congregations, young and old, are friendly and inclusive. If you are looking for a venue for an event please consider our Church Hall which is available to everyone. Details are to be found via the links to the right..

If you cannot find what you want to know please use the email link ("Contact us" tab above) to send a message which will be responded to within two or three days.

This site is regularly updated, usually every week. Footnote: You will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Office to read all of the linked pages on this site.

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Andrew Poynter
All Saints' Church
Downshire Square,
Reading, RG1 6NN.
(0118) 9502620 (Parish Secretary)

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Parish Eucharist
A Eucharist for the family with a mix of traditional and modern music. Service partly "said". Creche in Church.
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Family Communion
Family Communion with Children
Every first and third Sunday at 3:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Evening Service
Various experimental formats during each month - consult the weekly newsletter for details.
Every Sunday at 6:00 PM for ¾ hour


Thursday Holy Communion
An invitation to meet around our Lord's table as we attend to God's word in Scripture and celebrate the breaking of bread at the altar in the North aisle.
Every Thursday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
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Carols by Candlelight
Our annual Christmas Carol Service at All Saints: All welcome
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
Christingle and Crib Service
This very cheerful Service of Praise and Adoration is always popular with everyone, particularly our children
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Traditional Christmas Service at All Saints (though possibly at St Marks - watch this space) welcoming all those who come occasionally and some who don't. Please come.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Common Worship
Christmas Day at All Saints
The Nativity of the Lord
Monday 25th December 2017 at 11:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
Stained Glass Wall Paintings

Church Open Saturday mornings, usually about 10 to 12, Monday mornings 10 to 12, and, of course, on Sundays and at times of weekday services - see the relevant link on the home page.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire Contact the Hall Manager: Ivor Snape: See the link on the home page for details.
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 228
Built: 1865 then completed 1874
Architect: J Piers St.Aubyn
Style of worship: Broad Churchmanship
Our Patron: Bishop of Oxford
Archdeaconry: BERKSHIRE (272)
Deanery: READING (27206)
Parish Legal Name: Reading Saint Mark and All Saints (270461 )
CofE Church Info: (627452 27/452)
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The current editor is: Andrew Poynter

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 21st November 2017
All Saints : Downshire Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 6NN - Off North side of Bath Road, about 200 yards to the west of the top of Castle Hill.


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