About Us

Our vision as a church is to see Reading transformed by the love and power of Jesus.

There are so many ways you can get involved in the life of our church, through groups, serving, giving and worshiping with us. Do explore the website where you can find out so much more or get in touch with us.

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Meet the team


David Walker Vicar

Natalie Worsfold Associate Vicar

John Freeman Curate

Amy Cavender Curate

Ministry Heads

Abi Ord
Youth & Children's Outreach Worker

Dan Bright
Youth Pastor

Sam Brown
Student Pastor

Heather Harper
Children's Pastor

Tom and Melissa Pollard
Worship Pastor

Church Wardens

Debs Jeffries
Church Warden

Harvey Jessop
Church Warden

Parochial Church Council

Ayo Akintoye

Jonny Alden

David Aubrey-Jones

Alan Cross

Harvey Jessop

Ben Daniel

Nick Lam

John Ledger

Katy Lyne

John Missenden

Rev John Freeman

Arfon Rees

Gabriel Diaz

Margaret Stone

Chris Tinker

Rev David Walker

Mal Summers

Deepa Senapathi

Rev Amy Cavender

Jennifer Nhau

Debs Jeffries

Chris Greaves

Harriet Booth

Katryna Seals

Nick Beard

Rachel Harrop

Rev Natalie Worsfold

Maddie Kulkarni

Lay Licensed Ministers

Philip Giddings

Chris Ledger

John Ledger

Chris Greaves


The building of Greyfriars Church was completed in 1311 by Franciscans, followers of St Francis of Assisi who were monks, then called friars, who wore grey, hence the name Greyfriars. It is now a Grade 1 listed building, being the oldest Franciscan building still used for worship in the UK. The church was completely refurbished in 2000, which means that we meet in a light and airy building amidst the ancient walls.

The Franciscans arrived in Reading in 1233 with the aim of telling people about Jesus and serving the local population, which continues to be the main aim of Greyfriars Church today.

For a fuller history, a limited edition 'History of Greyfriars Church, Reading' by Malcolm Summers is available from Greyfriars Bookshop.