St Andy’s Church (formerly StAPH) & Bannerbrook Park

 IMPORTANT UPDATE – CHANGE OF VENUE! Sign up for a house group meeting on Sunday 10th December here!:

In case you have not heard the news, St Andy’s is no longer meeting at the Woodlands 6th Form Centre due to the building failing a health and safety survey.

So for December the details are as follows:

3rd December: Worship for All, 10am at St Andrew’s

10th December: Brunch and Worship, 10.30am at a home near you- sign up here:

17th December: All Age Christmas special, 10.30am at the Penny Farthing

24th December: Christmas Social at 900 Broad Lane

31st December: No Meeting

For more information, contact Phil by emailing

“Reaching out and working together to share God’s love”

St Andy’s Church (formerly known as StAPH) is St Andrew’s Church plant which at 10.30am each week (except the 1st Sunday of each when we meet at St Andrews, Eastern Green).  We have a contemporary service that lasts about an hour and provides a perfect way to explore faith in a relaxed setting.

You can find us on Facebook at

wp_20160808_20_50_26_proSt Andy’s Church is led by Phil Richardson, who is married to Anne and moved to St Andy’s in May 2014. Phil is also training to become a vicar part-time at St Mellitus College in Londonclick here to discover more about Phil Richardson.

St Andy’s Church is a vibrant and growing congregation.  The themes of our services explore the fundamental questions of faith, such as ‘Does Prayer Work?’ and ‘What is Faith?’  Our worship music is band-led and our talks are relaxed, informal and challenging. We come together to worship God, be built up and encouraged in our faith, and empowered to go out and share the goodness of God with the world. All are welcome, and we have no expectation on anyone to ‘be a Christian’ to join us. 

Our Services


A typical service at St Andy’s Church is like any other Church service but with an informal feel. The layout is standard rows of seating but we have recently created a ‘creche’ space at the back of the room so that parents of babies and toddlers can join in with the service.

Music is led by guitarist or a band, and songs are a mixture of new and old. Our talks last around 10-15 minutes and relate to the theme or book of the Bible we happen to be focussing on (see below for what the theme is at the moment).

Afterwards you are welcome to stay for a cup of tea or coffee.

St Andy’s meets on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of every month from 10.30am.

Below are details of forthcoming services at St Andy’s (see above details for the venue).

St Andy’s (formerly StAPH) Programme
January – March 2018
Theme:  The Kingdom of God is….

Date Reading Notes
14th Jan Now and not yet
Luke 11
21st Jan Like a catch of fish
Matt 13: 47-51
All-age service
28th Jan Like treasures old and new
Matt 13: 52
11th Feb Like a farmer sowing
Matt 13: 1-8, 18-23
18th Feb Like weeds and wheat
Matt 13: 24-29
All-age service
25th Feb Like a mustard seed
Matt: 31-32
11th March Like valuable treasure
Matt 13: 44-46
18th March Outworked through
St Andy’s!
Reading TBC
Communion service
25th March Easter
Reading TBC


On the second and fourth Sundays of the month, our team put on separate sessions for children and young people aged 4 to 16. On the third Sunday of the month all ages come together for a child-friendly service. The basic pattern for our services for each month is as below:

2nd Sunday One group for all children and young people
3rd Sunday All age service
4th Sunday Separate groups for primary school and secondary school aged children.
5th Sunday All age service
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Bannerbrook Park

We are involved in various events on Bannerbrook Park including…

Annual Fun Day
Ran July 16th
For more info search Facebook:
Click here to see the poster for the event.


The Easter Egg Hunt 


The Lantern Walk