Reading St Matthew, Reading

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St Matthew’s Vision:

A thriving, growing church at the heart of the parish, sharing the gospel
and serving the local community.

We are a large modern church in the centre of Southcote.
There is very friendly atmosphere. You will be sure of a warm welcome!


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Revd Pads Dolphin
(0118) 9547964

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Holy Communion
Family Service with Holy Communion and children's activities.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship


Lunch for Seniors
Come and join for a friendly lunch -
Every third Monday at
Morning Prayer
start the week with a morning prayer in the chapel
Every Monday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour


Mid-week Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer


Southcote Churches Prayer Meeting
An oportunity for christians from the various churches in Southcote to meet and pray together.
Every last Saturday at 9:30 AM
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Carol Service at St Matthew's
Carol Service followed by festive food and drinks. All Welcome
Sunday 17th December 2017 at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mulled Wine Mince Pies
Christmas Eve Crib Service
Crib Service at St Matthew's, with refreshments afterwards.
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Family Friendly Refreshments
Midnight Communion
A traditional Christmas Eve service to celebrate the birth of Jesus
Sunday 24th December 2017 at 11:00 PM for ½ hour
Christmas Family Service
A Christmas Family Service for all ages. With Holy Communion
Monday 25th December 2017 at 10:00 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Floodlight


Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Audio-Visual Hall for Hire Contact: Parish Office - 0118 954 7964
Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 235
Built: 1967
Architect: Basil Spence
Style of worship: a blend of contemporary and traditional
Our Patron: Bishop of Oxford
Archdeaconry: BERKSHIRE (272)
Deanery: READING (27206)
Benefice: Reading St Matthew (27/419CR)
Parish Legal Name: Reading, St. Matthew (270463 )
CofE Church Info: (627463 27/463)
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The current editor is: Isabel Burn

This page was last updated on Wednesday 15th November 2017
Reading St Matthew : Southcote Lane, Reading, Reading, RG30 3AX - Opposite Coronation Square

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