The chapel will be hosting a service on Saturday 14 March, of Prayer for the Nation. This will commence at 11 am, and will be held in conjunction with the Protestant Truth Society. Visitors are advised to come by rail (station is 10 minutes’ walk away) or to use the park & ride scheme at Mereoak (M4 Jnct. 11).
Normally on the first Sunday of each month we have a fellowship meal following the morning service – all are welcome. However, please note that our next lunch will be on the 8th March.
On Saturday 29 October we held a special service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Church of England (Continuing). The sermon may be found here. As part of The Church of England (Continuing) we attended the Annual Assembly on Saturday 29 June at Benson, Oxfordshire. Click here for details.
In December 2019 we launched a one-to-one Bible reading scheme whereby individuals can read the gospel of St John with a member of the St Mary's congregation, please contact Mark at the chapel on Fridays between 10.30 and 1.30 or email the chapel via the link on the Welcome page if you are interested.
In addition to the Sunday services the chapel is normally open to visitors on Thursdays from 10.00 am to 2 pm, on Fridays from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm and on the first Saturday of each month.
The chapel again took part in the Reading Heritage open days in 2019 – the theme was People Power and we had a display to highlight the work undertaken by St Mary's Castle Street over the past 200 years, in particular helping build new churches. We also had a display featuring photos of most of the members of our congregation who died in the first and second world wars.
Occasional events including rambles are organised — these are publicised in the monthly Newsletter.