We are a medium size family-friendly independent church (approximately 150 people) which has grown rapidly in the last few years.  As we are non-denominational, there is no large central head-quarters supporting us.  Our members come from varied Christian denominational backgrounds and some from none at all.

We have links with other Churches and ministries locally, nationally and abroad and we receive regular visits from recognised Christian leaders. We are simply a group of Christians, that is, those who have experienced a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

We try to cater for everybody from the youngest upward, we welcome both families and single people from all backgrounds and races.  We hope that you will be blessed as you fellowship with us.  The experience of all who have joined us is that they have found a warm and friendly atmosphere and experienced the love and presence of the living God.

If you are visiting, please tell the welcome team at the entrance door so that we can show you around.  A visitors book is available if you want to be kept in touch.  We also have a monthly newsletter containing more information including what is happening over the coming months.

Core Values 

Christian teaching and education is at the heart of our programme and one of our main thrusts.  We teach the full gospel.  Our core beliefs can be found on the beliefs page.  We practice baptism by immersion for adult believers (we have our own baptistry) and we dedicate babies.

Fellowship  

Children: We have a large number of young people who go to one of our Sunday school groups:

  • Creche 0-3 years
  • Children 3-5, 6-10 years
  • Young People 11-12 years
  • Youth 13+ years

Youth: We run a youth bible study group on Sunday morning for 13 years and above.  There is also a youth fellowship group that meets regularly.

House Groups:  We have a number of house groups locally around Reading and further afield, meeting weekly for bible study, prayer and fellowship.

Other Meetings: 

Please see the Regular Meetings page.

Service Times:

These can be found on the Regular Meetings page.  We meet on Sunday morning with communion ever 1st Sunday.  We also meet Sunday evenings with communion every 3rd Sunday.

What to expect in a Sunday morning service

We normally worship the Lord led by our music group for around 30 mins followed by notices.  The children and young people usually leave the service at this point for their own groups.  The morning message taught from the bible follows for up to approximately one hour.  Sometimes we have visiting speakers.  There are regular opportunities for prayer for healing.

We usually meet for tea and coffee afterwards.  We also have a bring and share fellowship lunch alternate months.

What to expect in a Sunday evening service

We normally worship the Lord led by our music group followed by notices, testimonies, and a message taught from the bible.  The service is usually smaller than the morning service and therefore has a different atmosphere.

Other General Information

Location & Car Parking: Please see the Location page.

  • Talking over problems and prayer can be arranged in the week by appointment.  If you have a special need we are able to pray for you as a Church.
  • We have a large lending/reference library of Christian books and tapes on many topics and a growing selection of Christian videos, all of which are available for use by other Churches and the community.
  • There are also other ‘in house’ meetings which are not listed here, and special public meetings for the wider family of God from time to time.
  • We seek to encourage and link independent Churches and ministries within a Biblical framework and belong to the Christian Ministry Fellowship International (CMFI).