Faith in the Community Wokingham Borough

Encouraging Christians in Wokingham Borough to Engage with their Communities

Date: June 27, 2016

Earley and East Reading Churches at East Reading Festival

Last weekend Churches Together in Earley and East Reading (CTEER) came together to provide a church zone at the East Reading Festival in Palmer Park.  The festival is “a celebration of the diversity of the local community and aims to strengthen the connections between the people and organisations of the area.”  There were over 50 stalls and 3 performance stages at the free festival and the church zone was a key part of the festival which welcomed over 5000 visitors.

Copy of ERF Logo

A wide range of churches worked together at the East Reading Festival including Vineyard with the Healing on the Streets team, Wycliffe, Park United Reformed Church, Anderson Baptist Church including the Nepali congregation, Earley Christian Fellowship, Brookside, St Nicolas Church, Wesley Methodist and CAP (Christians against Poverty).  Here are some of the photos celebrating the presence, prayer and praise that blessed the festival and the community.


The puppets came along from Wycliffe



The Boys Brigade organised a game of football


There was worship by the Nepalese church


Home For Good and Christian Community Action were in attendance raising awareness of their charities


Messy Church was visited by many families and there was a tent available for specific prayer


Healing on the Streets were praying over anyone who wanted to be blessed with it


We are called to be in the world but not of the world; the presence of the churches together at East Reading Festival showed this in all it’s fullness.  We look forward to coming along again next year.

With thanks to Steve Blunden for the wonderful photos.

#PrayerStop at Kings Church


#PrayerStop is an opportunity to stop for a while from the daily routine, have prayer for healing or for something that concerns you, and receive insight into your situation.

When you arrive you will be welcomed and asked to fill in a brief form to say what you want prayer for.   The welcomer will show you into the Encounter room, a beautiful, peaceful area where you can enjoy God’s presence and experience his love and goodness.  There are things to read, to look at, to be creative or space to just be quiet.   When you’re ready you will be taken to one of the prayer booths where a team of three people will welcome you and spend time praying and listening to God for you.

The whole visit takes about 45 minutes, and all our visitors report what a good experience it is.  Everyone is welcome to come, whether they attend a church or not.

#PrayerStop is held on the second Saturday each month
between 10.30 am and 12.00 noon
at Kings Place, 9 Station Road RG40 2AD

Park in the nearby council car parks or on Alderman Willey Close.

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