St. Birinus Mission

In October 2007 a new Parish was formed – “The Parish of Tilehurst : St. Catherine and Calcot : St. Birinus” combining areas from the former parishes of “St Catherine of Siena, Tilehurst” and “St Birinus, Calcot”

The St.Birinus Mission is an initiative of this new Anglican Parish.

Moving forward in the spirit of St.Birinus we are increasingly working with other churches in the area to change the way in which the Church can love and serve the community.

Some other parts of the former parish of St Birinus Calcot were combined with the adjoining parishes of St.Matthew’s and St.Michael’s.  See Our Parish for details on the historical changes to the Parish Boundary.

The St Birinus Church building is now owned by ‘The Gate’ church (formally Reading Community Church) and is now known as ‘The Gate : Empress Road’.

See for further details.