About Us

Our vision as a church is to see Reading transformed by the love and power of Jesus.

Greyfriars Church has been on the same site in Reading for hundreds of years, proclaiming the Good News of Jesus and serving the poor in Reading. We continue that mission as a group of believers coming from different parts of Reading, different backgrounds and different ages.

Our parish is made up of two churches, Greyfriars and New Hope, with one PCC and one team that oversees the activities within them.

There are so many ways you can get involved in the life of our church, through groups, serving, giving and worshiping with us. Do explore the website where you can find out so much more or get in touch with us.

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Meet the team

David Walker

Vicar

Natalie Worsfold

Associate Vicar

Chris Hall

Curate

Dan Bright

Youth Pastor

Alyssa Carey

Student Pastor & Atrium Manager

Heather Harper

Children's Pastor

Abi Ord

Children's & Community Pastor

Tom & Melissa Pollard

Worship Pastors

Debs Procter

Operations Manager

Debs Jeffries

Church Warden

Margaret Stone

Church Warden

Parochical Church Council

Sven Lewis

Steve Smith

Malveen Raheja

Chinedu Orji

George Eapen

Chris Greaves

Debs Jeffries

John Ledger

Alan Tuvey

Sam Brown

Joshua Talib

Maddie Kulkarni

Rachel Harrop

Katryna Seals

Harriet Booth

Jennifer Nhau

Mal Summers

Margaret Stone

Gabriel Diaz

John Missenden

Nick Lam

Ben Daniel

Alan Cross

David Aubrey-Jones

Lay Licensed Ministers

Philip Giddings

Chris Greaves

John Ledger

Chris Ledger

History

The building of Greyfriars Church was completed by 1311 by Franciscan friars, followers of St Francis of Assisi, who wore grey robes, hence the name of Greyfriars. It is now a Grade 1 listed building, being the oldest Franciscan building still used for worship in the UK. The church was completely refurbished in 2000, which means that we meet in a light and airy building amidst the ancient walls.

The Franciscans arrived in Reading in 1233 with the aim of telling people about Jesus and serving the local population, which continues to be the main aim of Greyfriars Church today.

For a fuller history, a limited edition 'History of Greyfriars Church, Reading' by Malcolm Summers is available from the bookshop in the Atrium.