Welcome to our Church

St Michaels church - people and buildingWelcome to St Michael's, a calm and peaceful place of prayer, worship, friendship and hospitality.  For over 800 years, Christians have been worshipping here in the village of Tilehurst, now part of suburban Reading.  Our beautiful parish church is used regularly for worship, and prayers are said daily.  Our usual Sunday services are at 08:00, 10:00 and 18:30, with a mid-week service on Wednesday mornings.

St Michael's congregation meets regularly to witness the love of God expressed in the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  On Sundays and Wednesdays our worship is focussed on the Eucharist - the communion meal.  We are an inclusive church and draw strength from worshipping and praying together, and from being part of the worldwide community of Christians which endeavours to love and serve God in every aspect of life.

We look forward to welcoming you to St Michael's for one of our services or other activities, and hope very much that you enjoy your visit.


Headlines ...

  • Congratulations! – to the Revd Amy Sykes on her Ordination to the Priesthood at Reading Minster on Saturday 22nd June.
  • No live-streaming on Sunday 23rd June There is no 8:00am service this Sunday, and hence no service to be live-streamed Our apologies to those who will miss it.
  • Street Party in Routh Lane on Saturday 29th June open to all members of our church and residents in the neighbourhood see Pew Notices for details.
  • General Election on Thursday 4th July  Are you registered to vote?  Do you have Photo ID? – see our Events and Voter Registration webpages for more info.

Things to do on our website ...


A Prayer for Peace

God of peace and justice,
we pray for people everywhere who suffer today because of invasion, terrorism or warfare.
We pray for peace, justice, tolerance and reconciliation.
We pray for the laying-down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at-risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.  Amen.

A prayer for peace is said in Church whenever the Peace Candle is lit.