Welcome to Reading Minster

Welcome to Reading Minster.

We hope that our website provides you with an insight into the daily life of all who work and worship at the Minster.

Here you can find details of our regular services, as well as special services and other events. You can find out about the other work we do and our social action such as Sanctuary.

The Minster has always played a key role in the community and none more so than today. Reading Minster, provides a calm, safe and peaceful place of prayer, worship and hospitality within the heart of Reading.

We look forward to welcoming you to Reading Minster.

11th November News

New Archdeacon of Berkshire announced

We are delighted to announce that the Revd Canon Stephen Pullin is to become the new Archdeacon of Berkshire. Stephen joined the Diocese of Oxford as Priest-in-Charge of Reading Minster in 2014.

Bishop Steven says: “Stephen emerged as the right candidate for the role of Archdeacon of Berkshire through a testing process and in a very able field of other candidates. He will bring a heart for mission and the Church, resilience, imagination and vision. He is deeply committed to our calling to be a more Christ-like Church for the sake of God’s world and to the Church and people of Berkshire. I look forward enormously to working more closely with Stephen and to the leadership he will bring to the area and the wider Diocese.”

The Ven. Olivia Graham, who is soon to be Bishop of Reading, said: ”I am delighted that Stephen will be continuing to work with the Reading Area Team as Archdeacon. He is a person of great integrity, wisdom and common sense, and has proved himself to be a much-valued colleague since he took up the role of Assistant, and recently Acting Archdeacon. Our prayers are for him and Sarah as they make this transition.”

Stephen will continue as Assistant Archdeacon until 29 February, when he will take a much-needed break before officially being installed as the Archdeacon of Berkshire. There will be a licensing and collation service in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, on Saturday, 29 February 2020 and a welcome service in the Berkshire Archdeaconry at a date to be confirmed. Find out more on the website.


This parish is committed to the safeguarding, care and nurture of the children and people of all ages in our church community.

If you have a safeguarding concern or support needs please contact the Safeguarding Officer at contact@readingminster.org.uk or tel 01189571057