​Our Vision: We want to get closer to God through prayer, to serve people

in our community in new ways and to grow more in faith and membership.

St. John's Read & St. Peter's Simonstone

​​Christmas Tree Festival:

This year, the celebrations get underway with

a family film afternoon. All events are Free

and at St. John's Church in Read

(unless otherwise stated).




Starting on Sunday 16th December

At 4 pm. We will be showing "A Muppets Christmas Carol

Monday 17th:

2 pm - Joint School Carol concert.

7:30 pm - Readstone Singers Christmas Concert -
Tickets on the door.

Wednesday 19th

4 pm - St. Christopher's CEHS Jazz Band with afternoon tea - This is a free event and if you know anyone who is on their own, please let them know about this great event (volunteer drivers will be available if you need a lift to and from the event. If you need transport - please use this 'contact us' link).


Thursday 20th

2 pm - Pre-school Treasure Hunt. This is a great activity for toddlers and young children searching for treasure in the Church building among the decorated trees.


Saturday 22nd

4 pm- Film - Miracle on 34th Street. Another family favourite to be shown on the big screen in church.


Sunday 23rd

6 pm - 9 Lessons and Carols


Monday 24th

10 am - Making Christingles         













4 pm - Crib/Nativity and Christingle Service