Church Meeting/Activity groups

Bethany Group

A small group of people who meet in each other's houses to explore their faith and its application to daily life. The group meets fortnightly, normally on Tuesday evenings, and devises its own varied programme, which can include studying books of the bible and Emmaus Course materials, listening to Christian tapes, looking at Christian art, attending events such as carol concerts. Fresh ideas are always very welcome. There is a social part to every meeting, and there are regular meals together. The group is open to anyone who is interested - male or female, old or young - who may attend regularly or just for one particular meeting. For enquiries, contact the Group Organisers via the Parish Office.

Bell Ringers
St Michael's Church Bell Listen to the sound of the bells: Sound symbol- St Michael, Tilehurst Date: 1997, Tilehurst local ringers, Stedman Triples.

The bells are rung for Sunday services from 08.50 am until 9.25 am and again at 17:50 pm until 18.25 pm for evening services.

Some Sunday evenings and for special services Quarter Peals may be rung.

Weekly Practices take place on a Wednesday evening from 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm.

The ringers of St Michael's also enter striking competitions and have an annual ringing outing to other parts of the country during the year.

If you would like to know more about bell ringing or want to learn please contact the Captain of Bells via the Parish Office.

Confirmation Classes

A programme of confirmation classes is normally run once per year (subject to demand). There is often a good range of ages represented. For enquiries, contact the Rector.

Wednesday Lunches

Most Wednesdays (except during Lent) we hold a lunch in the Morlais Room from 12.30 pm. This is a chance to socialise with friends. Two courses plus tea and coffee are on offer for only £4.00.
If you would like to book your place please contact Jackie Chappel or Diane Morris and please do book in advance as the event is very popular.

The Tilehurst St Michael's Branch of the Mothers' Union has a membership of around 80-90. An Afternoon Group normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month, and an Evening Group normally meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Both groups have an interesting and varied programme of talks, walks, discussions, visits, meditations, concerts etc. From time to time there are coffee mornings, a Summer Service, a New Year party. There is also a Fellowship Group which normally meets on the first Tuesday of each month. The Branch and its members support St Michael's and the wider church in innumerable ways, as well as a number of M.U. charities. For enquiries, contact the Branch Leader via the Parish Office.

New Lane Hill Group

A house group which meets monthly and provides opportunities for Outreach through its wide membership. The group has an informal Coffee Evening in the summer to plan the next year's programme, often a mixture of talks by visiting speakers, a trip to the theatre/cinema, a meditation, a visit to a church, a summer walk, a new year meal etc.
For enquiries, contact the Group Organisers via the Parish Office.

St Michael's Wives Group

A house group which normally meets on alternate Tuesday evenings during school term time. The group's varied programme includes guest speakers, discussions, outings, activity evenings and meditations. It is actively involved in supporting many church activities such as the Plant Sale, Christmas Bazaar, lay duties at church services, serving refreshments on Sunday morning, baking Simnel cake for Mothering Sunday etc. For enquiries, contact the Group Organisers via the Parish Office.

Helping Other Local Christian Organisations


A local registered charity (No.1065627) helping Reading people in need. Support is required to work in their shops, for fundraising activities, and the provision of furniture, clothing etc.
To offer help, get in touch with the CCA Contact via the Parish Office.

Located in St Saviour's Church Hall in Berkeley Avenue, Reading, this local registered charity (No.1005654) for the homeless and needy requires extra funding from March 2003, as well as constant donations of time, food & clothing.
To offer help, get in touch with the Drop-in Centre Contact via the Parish Office.

Help is always needed with food preparation & serving, with baking & soup-making, and with laundry.
To offer help with any of these, get in touch with the Contact for The Link via the Parish Office.


Women's Centre

A local registered charity (No.1063875) for women, providing a safe, friendly environment and opportunities for care, support, development & relaxation. Located in Wesley Church Hall on the corner of Watlington Street & Queen's Road.
To offer help, get in touch with the Womens Centre Contact via the Parish Office.

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