On the 23rd November, we started a new weekly programme in opening the chapel to visitors from 10.15 am to 12.30 pm (sometimes later). This will occur every week until Easter 2019. If for any reason the chapel is not to be opened on a Friday information will be posted on this website. This will provide an additional opportunity to pray and have a time of reflection in the chapel and also to read the gospel of John with a member of the congregation.
Most months on the first Sunday we have a fellowship meal following the morning service - all are welcome. The next one will be on 3 February.
We are part of The Church of England (Continuing) and attended the Annual Assembly on Saturday 1 July, 2018. This was held at Benson Parish Hall, Oxfordshire. Our speaker this year was the Rev Maurice Roberts, from Inverness. Recordings of his two addresses are found here (first session, ‘Justification by faith’) and here (second session, ‘More than conquerors’).
The Heritage weekend in September 2018 displays at St Mary's were based on the Light of the World / lighting at St Mary's Castle Street and Women missionaries sent from St Mary's in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Chapel was open on Thursday and Friday between 10 am and 2 pm, and on Saturday between 9 am and 6.00 pm, as well as the scheduled services on the Sunday. It is anticipated that the chapel will again take part in the Heritage week(s) in 2019 – the dates for Reading will be September 13 to 22, the chapel's opening times will be published nearer the time.
Occasional events including rambles are organised — these are publicised in the monthly Newsletter.