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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here for a while, we hope our website helps you find out everything you want to know about our church.

Key information about the church


Where & when does the church meet?

Our Church meets every Sunday at 10:00am for our Sunday Service. Aim to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot and seat in time for the service to start.

We also have a more traditional Communion Service every Wednesday at 10:30am and at 11:45am every 2nd and 4th Sunday.

We meet at: 205 Southcote Lane, Reading, RG30 3AX

We are in the heart of Southcote - our parish extends to Ford's Farm, Beansheaf and Calcot.

Parking

You can park in the grassed area in front of the church. If this is closed because of very wet weather, you can park in Coronation Square or the sourrounding streets. 
Parking on the tarmac by the entrance is limited to 7 spaces.
Disabled parking - there are 2 spaces just outside the main entrance.

Public Transport

Bus Route 26 stops in front of the church. We are off the Coronation Square stop.

Cycling

We have some cycle racks where you can safely lock your bike - by the side of the main entrance.

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. There will be approximately 45 mins of singing with opportunity for church members to pray or read a passage from the bible. After the notices there will be a preach from one of the leaders at the Church with a chance to respond at the end of the service.
 
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.  
 

What happens to the kids at church?

We have a fantastic programme for the kids at the Church for:

Crèche (6 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/carer at all times.
Kidz Church (4-10 years)
The Gap (11-14 years)

Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children need to go to their programme. You will need to go with your children and register them, the first time they attend.

For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under church life.   
 

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.   
 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
  

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I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please feel free to contact us: 0118 954 7964  or email 'hello@st-matts.org.uk'