Our Parish

Our Parish’s official name is “Tilehurst : St Catherine’s and Calcot : St Birinus”  It covers much of the western edge of Reading.  It straddles the border of West Berkshire and Reading local authorities.

The parish church is called St Catherine of Siena and is found in the heart of our parish.  It is in the middle of a 1960’s housing estate in Wittenham Avenue, opposite Birch Copse primary school.

The parish is mainly suburban housing with a little light industrial and commercial buildings scattered around.

However, the church is not a building, and is not restricted to a patch of land.  A church is a worshipping group of people.  Why not join us ?

Parish Boundary

Parish Boundary of St Catherine's Tilehurst & St Birinus Calcot
Parish Boundary of St Catherine’s Tilehurst & St Birinus Calcot

The parish boundary is shown on the right.  Click on the map for a larger version.

If you’re not sure whether you reside within our boundary, goto the directory of Church of England churches at https://www.achurchnearyou.com/ .  You can enter your address or postcode to see whose parish you reside in.

The parish boundary has change over time.  Click here for some historical details.