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St Michael's Church - 2012
Welcome to St Michael's, a calm and peaceful place of prayer, worship and hospitality within the suburban area of Reading. Our beautiful church is used regularly for worship and prayers are said daily. We hope that you will feel God's presence and take his peace with you when you leave. Christians have been worshipping here for at least seven hundred years. This church was constructed in the 13th century AD and is dedicated to St Michael.
St Michael's congregation meets regularly to witness the love of God expressed in life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our worship is focussed on the Eucharist - the communion meal, which is celebrated each Sunday morning and mid week on a Wednesday morning. We draw strength from worshipping and praying together and being part of the worldwide community of Christians which endeavours to love and serve God in every aspect of life.
Take yourself on a pilgrimage as you walk round the church and you will come upon certain places which may prompt you to reflect on their spiritual significance.
Remember also, as you pass the tombs and epitaphs of those remembered in this church, that you are one of many thousands who have walked this way as they journeyed through their lives.
Please take a moment to think of those that you love in your own lives.
You can find details of our regular services, as well as special services and other events, together with our latest news and you can also find out how to join one of our church groups, which include choirs, bell ringers and the flower team. Just select a link from the menu bar above.
We look forward to welcoming you to St Michael's and hope very much that you enjoy your visit.
RESTORATION AND ROOF APPEAL
Buy a tile for St Michael's
St Michael's Church in Tilehurst has just raised nearly £400,000 to restore and redocorate the interior of the Church. Just after this work was finished, to the dismay of all concerned, tiles began to flake and fall from the Church roof, endangering the newly restored interior. Investigation showed that some of the Victorian tiles were decaying, and battens and nails holding them were rotting.
Although the Church Architect had warned, in 2011, that roof repairs might be necessary within 20 years or so, the strange weather patterns of the last few years have made this a much more urgent matter.
The Church now needs to raise £75,000 for urgent work to some areas and approximately £175,000 to complete the whole roof.
As part of fundraising, 'Tile Certificates' are being sold for £5 each. Special times will be arranged for certificate holders to sign the back of a tile, or write a message which will be part of the building until the roof needs repair - many years hence, we hope!
Hundreds, if not thousands of people visit St Michael's each year, for worship, for baptisms, for weddings, for funerals and for other reasons. Why not buy a tile and have a lasting memorial built into the Church roof?
Certificates may be obtained for £5 each from the Parish Office.
It is hoped to advertise signing sessions as soon as the work commences. Alternatively, your message can be written on your certificate and will then be written on a tile for you.... just return your certificate once purchased with your message to the Parish Office.
Many, many thanks to all those that have supported St Michael's Church Restoration..... it is very much appreciated.