United Reform Church, High Street
Sunday Services are held at 11.00 a.m.
Junior Church – held during the morning service all Children welcome
Ladies Fellowship is held every Thursday during term time 10.30 a.m. to
11.45 a.m. Tel Mrs Lavers for details 01488 683690
Coffee Morning – Every Wednesday in the School room, 10 am to 12 noon.
Prayer Meeting 7 p.m to 8 p.m. normally 1st Monday of the month.
The School Room and Memorial Room at the rear of the Church are also
available to hire. Extensive work was carried out in 2004 to give the building
excellent disabled access.
Minister: Revd. John Sturney 01235 766169
Secretary: Mrs. Fiona Hobson 01488 683165
Lettings Officer: Mrs Evelyn Lavers 01488 683690
Earliest information: c.1470
Original estate: Hungerford
Common Rights? Yes
Date of current building: 1840
Listed? Grade II
The URC stands on the west side of the High Street, on a burgage plot between 32 HS (the Old Congregational Manse) and 33 HS (Wilton House. The rear section of URC’s property is a walled graveyard about 13m long by 11m wide, and is reached by a narrow path on the south side. Land originally part of the burgage strip to the rear of the graveyard now belongs to 33 HS.
The congregation founded in 1671 moved to this site in 1793, the church was enlarged in 1810 and rebuilt in 1840. [B.O.E. (Berkshire) p.157. Non-conformist Chapels and Churches (RCHM) – C. Stell.]. In 1989 disabled access to the front door was improved by making a ramp.