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1914 - 1918
As we reflect upon the start of the First World War at 11pm on the 4th August 1914 we remember all those who gave their lives so that we might live in peace across the world
We especially remember all those from Tilehurst.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
by John McCrae, May 1915.
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.