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Churches in… Wokingham Town, Hurst and Winnersh

At Faith in the Community Wokingham Borough we want to encourage churches and christian charities to share the good news of what they are doing in their communities.  In order to assist this process we are publishing a series of posts over the summer weeks providing the names, contact details and social media accounts of the churches in the various regions of the borough.

Wokingham Town is a market town about 39 miles (63 km) west of central London. It is about 7 miles (11 km) east-southeast of Reading and 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Bracknell.   Hurst is about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Wokingham and 2 miles (3 km) south of Twyford.  Winnersh is a village around 2 miles northwest of the town of Wokingham and around 4 miles southeast of Reading,

There are fifteen churches in this area.  

http://creativepropertyuk.co.uk/typography St Nicholas Embrook

st nicholas embrook

Address:
Emmbrook Road,
Emmbrook
RG41 1JN

Website: http://www.stpauls-wokingham.org.uk/tell-me/stnicholas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsWokingham/

Twitter: Not Yet

 

http://globaltravelwriters.com/generic-prope/td____td_data-th=//”http:/visitberlin.de/en/spot/berlin-central-station/ Hurst Gospel Church

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Address:
Whistley Green
Hurst
RG10 0DS

Website: http://www.hurstgospelhall.org/about/

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click Sindlesham Baptist Church

sindlesham baptist

Address:
Bearwood Road
Sindlesham
RG41 5BB

Website:  http://sindleshambaptistchurch.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sindleshambc

Twitter: Not Yet

 

St Mary the Virgin Winnersh 

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Address:
Church Close
Winnersh
RG41 5NA

Website: http://www.winnershparish.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StMarytheVirginWinnersh

Twitter: Not Yet

 

St Catherines Bearwood

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Address:
Bearwood Road
Sindlesham
RG41 5BN

Website: http://www.winnershparish.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StCatherineBearwood/

Twitter: Not Yet

 

Woosehill Church

woosehill

Address:
Chestnut Ave
Woosehill
RG41 3RS

Website: http://www.stpauls-wokingham.org.uk/tell-me/woosehill

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woosehillchurch

Twitter: http://twitter.com/WoosehillChurch

 

All Saints Wokingham

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Address:
The Cornerstone
Norreys Avenue
RG40 1UE

Website: http://www.webjam.com/all_saints_church_wokingham

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allsaintswokingham/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/allsaintschurch

 

Corpus Christi

Wokingham Corpus Christi

Address:
60 Sturges Road
Wokingham
RG40 2HE

Website: http://www.corpuschristi-wokingham.org/

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Kings Church

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Address:
Kings Place
9-11 Station Road
RG40 2AD

Website: http://kingschurch.org.uk/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KingsChurchWokingham/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingswokingham

 

Norreys Church

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Address:
Norreys Avenue
Wokingham
RG40 1UU

Website: http://www.norreyschurch.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/689495394511646/

Twitter: Not Yet

 

Religious Society of Friends

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Address:
28, Denton Road,
Wokingham
RG40 2DX

Website: http://www.midthamesquakers.org.uk/local-meetings/wokingham

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Salvation Army

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Address:
Sturges Road
Wokingham
RG40 2HD

Website: http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/wokingham

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St Paul’s Wokingham

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Address:
Reading Road
Wokingham,
RG41 1EH
Website: http://www.stpauls-wokingham.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsWokingham

Twitter: Not Yet

 

Wokingham Baptist Church

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Address:
Milton Road
Wokingham
RG40 1DE

Website: http://www.wokinghambaptist.org.uk/cm17/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wokinghambap/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wokinghambap

 

Wokingham Methodist Church

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Address:
Circuit Office
Rose St
RG40 1XS

Website: http://www.wokinghammethodist.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WokinghamMethodistChurch

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WMethodist

 

 

Churches in… Wargrave and Remenham

At Faith in the Community Wokingham Borough we want to encourage churches and christian charities to share the good news of what they are doing in their communities.  In order to assist this process we are publishing a series of posts over the summer weeks providing the names, contact details and social media accounts of the churches in the various regions of the borough.

Wargrave village is in the north of Wokingham Borough, primarily on the River Thames but also along the confluence of the River Loddon.  Remenham is the farthest north point of Wokingham Borough, close to the border of Oxfordshire at Henley on Thames.

There are two churches in this area.  

St Nicholas Remenham

 

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Address:
The Rectory
Hart Street
Henley-on-Thames

Website: http://www.remenhamparish.org.uk/remenham-church/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St-Nicholas-Church-Remenham-289406494406458

Twitter: Not Yet

 

St Marys with Knowl Hill Wargrave

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Address:
St Marys Cottage
Sill Bridge Lane
RG10 0NT

Website: http://www.wargravechurch.org.uk/
https://wargrave.churchbuilder.org.uk/index.php?zonename=Village

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Churches in… Earley

At Faith in the Community Wokingham Borough we want to encourage churches and christian charities to share the good news of what they are doing in their communities.  In order to assist this process we are publishing a series of posts over the summer weeks providing the names, contact details and social media accounts of the churches in the various regions of the borough.

Earley is a town within the Borough of Wokingham and is sometimes spelt Erleigh or Erlegh.  The town consists of a number of smaller areas, including Maiden Erlegh and Lower Earley, and lies some 2 miles (3 km) south and east of central Reading, and some 5 miles (8 km) west of Wokingham. It has a population of around 30,000.

There are nine churches in Earley.  

St Nicolas Church

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Address:
St Nicolas Church
Sutcliffe Avenue
Earley
RG6 7JN

Website: http://www.stnicolas.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St-Nicolas-Earley-141602959233561

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Earley_StNics

 

St Peter’s Church

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Address:
Church Road
Earley
RG6 1EY

Website: http://www.earley-stpeter.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EarleySaintPeters/

Twitter: Not Yet

 

Our Lady of Peace

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Address:
338, Wokingham Road
Earley
RG6 7DA

Website: http://www.olop.org.uk/

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Earley Christian Fellowship

earley christian fellowship

Address:
153 Wokingham Road
Reading
RG6 1LW

Website: http://www.ecfreading.org/contact-us/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecfreadingchurch/?fref=ts

Twitter: Not Yet

 

Brookside Church

brookside

Address:
Brookside Close
Lower Earley
RG6 3BY

Website: http://www.brooksidechurch.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/205831032855604/

Twitter: Not Yet

 

Lower Earley Baptist Church

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Address:
Maiden Place
Lower Earley
RG6 3HE

Website: http://www.lowerearleybaptistchurch.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lowerearleybaptist

Twitter: http://twitter.com/LowerEarleyBC

 

Trinity Church

trinity earley

Address:
Chalfont Close
Earley
RG6 5HZ

Website: http://www.trinityearley.co.uk/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trinity-church-Lower-Earley-Reading/193483750672278

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TrinityNewsBlog

 

Salvation Army Lower Earley

salvation army earley

Address:
Chalfont Close (vehicle access via Durand Road)
Lower Earley
RG6 5HZ

Website: http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/reading-lower-earley

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Thames Valley Churches of Christ in Earley

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Address:
Meets at Lower Earley Crescent Centre
Warbler Drive
RG6 4HB

Website: http://tvcoc.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TVCOC-308095889554/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/tvcochrist

Churches in… Woodley

At Faith in the Community Wokingham Borough we want to encourage churches and christian charities to share the good news of what they are doing in their communities.  In order to assist this process we are publishing a series of posts over the summer weeks providing the names, contact details and social media accounts of the churches in the various regions of the borough.

Woodley is a town in Berkshire.  It is a suburb of Reading but part of Wokingham Borough and is located near the towns of Earley and the villages of Sonning, Twyford, Winnersh, Hurst, and Charvil.

There are seven churches in Woodley.  The churches across Woodley work together as part of Churches Together in Woodley.

 

St James’ Church

st james woodley

Address:
Kingfisher Drive
Woodley
RG5 3LH

Website: http://www.stjameswoodley.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stjameswoodley/

Twitter: Not Yet

 

 

St John the Evangelist

st john evan woodley

Address:
St John’s Cottage
Church Road
Woodley
RG5 4QJ

Website: http://www.stjohn-woodley.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-John-the-Evangelist-Church-Woodley/132914066743629

Twitter: Not Yet

 

 

St John Bosco

st john bosco

Address:
56 Western Avenue,
Woodley
RG5 3BH

Website: http://www.stjohnbosco.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1455918784702101/

Twitter: Not Yet

 

 

Christ Church

christchurch woodley

Address:
Crockhamwell Road,
Woodley
RG5 3LA

Website: http://www.christ-church-woodley.org.uk/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christ-Church-Woodley/150723044953805

Twitter: http://twitter.com/christchwdly

 

 

Emmanuel Church

emmanuel woodley

Address:
Southlake Crescent
Woodley
RG5 3QW

Website: http://www.emmanuelwoodley.org.uk/

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Woodley Baptist Church

woodley baptist

Address:
Woodley Baptist Church
Hurricane Way,
Woodley
RG5 4UX.

Website: http://www.woodleybc.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoodleyBaptistChurch/

Twitter: Not Yet

 

 

Woodley Airfield Church

woodley airfield church

Address:
Woodley C of E Primary School
Hurricane Way
Woodley
RG5 4UX.

Website: http://www.woodley-airfield-church.org.uk/

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Churches in… Spencers Wood and Shinfield

At Faith in the Community Wokingham Borough we want to encourage churches and christian charities to share the good news of what they are doing in their communities.  In order to assist this process we are publishing a series of posts over the summer weeks providing the names, contact details and social media accounts of the churches in the various regions of the borough.

Spencers Wood is a village in the parish of Shinfield, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Reading.  Shinfield also includes the roadside hamlets of Ryeish Green, Three Mile Cross, Shinfield Village and Grazeley and the southern suburb of Reading called Shinfield Rise. It is surrounded on its eastern and southern boundary by the River Loddon.

There are fochurches in this area of South Wokingham Borough.

Loddon Reach Benefice

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Address:
Benefice Office
Church Lane
Shinfield
RG2 9BY

Website: http://www.loddonreach.org.uk/

http://www.loddonreach.org.uk/st-mary-the-virgin-beech-hill.htm

http://www.loddonreach.org.uk/st-mary-shinfield.htm

http://www.loddonreach.org.uk/all-saints-swallowfield.htm

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Shinfield Baptist Church

shinfield baptist

Address:
Hollow Lane/Fairmead Road
Shinfield
RG2 9BT

Website: http://shinfieldbaptist.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShinfieldBC/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShinfieldBC

 

St Michael’s Spencers Wood

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Address:
Basingstoke Road
Spencers Wood
RG7 1AP

Website: http://www.spencerswoodchurch.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StMichaelsSpencersWood/

Twitter: Not Yet

 

South of Reading Christian Fellowship

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Address:
Basingstoke Road
Three Mile Cross
RG7 1AT

Website:  http://www.sorcf.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Of-Reading-Christian-Fellowship/135393456573374?fref=ts

Twitter: Not Yet

 

Churches in… Arborfield

At Faith in the Community Wokingham Borough we want to encourage churches and christian charities to share the good news of what they are doing in their communities.  In order to assist this process we are publishing a series of posts over the summer weeks providing the names, contact details and social media accounts of the churches in the various regions of the borough.

Arborfield is a village in Berkshire about 4.5 miles (7 km) south-east of Reading, about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Wokingham.  It is about 0.6 miles (1 km) west of the sister village of Arborfield Cross and the two villages have become collectively known as Arborfield.

 

There are three churches in the Arborfield ‘area’; one being the original garrison church (before the garrison moved out) and two being part of the Arborfield and Barkham Churches group.

Garrison Church of St Eligius

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Address:
Tope Road,
Arborfield
RG2 9NB

Website: http://parish.finchampstead.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steligiuschurch/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/stelgiuschurch

 

 

St. Bartholomew’s, Arborfield

arborfield church

Address:
Church Lane,
Arborfield,
RG2 9HZ

Website: http://www.abch.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398913683532837/

Twitter: Not Yet

 

St James Barkham

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Address:
Barkham St,
Wokingham
RG40 4PL
Website: http://www.abch.org.uk/index.php?zonename=barkham93042

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398913683532837/

Twitter: Not Yet

 

 

Churches in… Finchampstead

At Faith in the Community Wokingham Borough we want to encourage churches and christian charities to share the good news of what they are doing in their communities.  In order to assist this process we are publishing a series of posts over the summer weeks providing the names, contact details and social media accounts of the churches in the various regions of the borough.

Finchampstead is a village 2 miles south of Wokingham, 5 miles west of Bracknell and 8 miles south-east of Reading.  There are 3 churches in the village of Finchampstead.

Finchampstead Baptist Church

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Address:
Gorse Ride North
Finchampstead
RG40 4ES

Website: http://www.finchampstead.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Finchampstead-Baptist-Church/200080716679786

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FBC_church

 

St James Finchampstead

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Address:
Church Lane
Finchampstead
RG40 4LU

Website: http://parish.finchampstead.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StJamesFinchampstead/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/stjfinch

 

California St Mary St John Church

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Address:
Vicarage Close
Finchampstead
RG40 4JW

Website: http://parish.finchampstead.co.uk/contact-us/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St-Mary-and-St-John-California-224584177585409/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/smsjcalifornia

 

 

How to… be missional at your #PokeGym

Emma has written about #PokemonGo and the fact that many churches, including their own St Nicolas Earley, are now a #PokeGym or a #PokeStop.  This is a missional opportunity we all need to embrace.

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It is extremely likely that your church is a #PokeGym or #PokeStop and this is great news for churches, because all of a sudden there will be all sorts of people coming to battle online.  There will be kids, tweens, teenagers, young adults, older adults and families all coming to your church to play #PokemonGo.  There will be lots of people at your church hanging around out of choice and most of them probably won’t be members of your church or even people who have ever stepped through the doors.  This is a mission opportunity……

http://llmcalling.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/mission-of-pokegym-pokemongo-church.html

 

 

Encourage Newsletter June 2016 Summer Holidays

Welcome to your monthly Encourage newsletter from Faith in the Community Wokingham Borough.  This is your resource; to tell the community what you are doing and to find out what might be useful for people you are supporting. Share this on your website, within your own communications and across the social media networks AND keep sending us your good news.

Each month Encourage will have focus on one area of need being tackled in our community. This month… Summer Holidays.

The summer holidays are approaching and we know that this is a time of both challenge and opportunity.  It is a challenge for parents who have to balance life, work and children; a challenge for grandparents who might be doing more childcare than normal and a challenge for the rest of the community who might see their normal activities stop for many week.

But we are all about opportunities to meet the needs of kids, parents, grandparents and everyone else in our communities; so here is a selection of what is going on through July and August this year……

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How to… Communicate as a Church

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What is Communication?

  • Not telling, but being heard
  • Not informing, but engaging
  • Not broadcasting, but interacting

 

What is Church?

  • The people not the building
  • A cross generational community
  • The most complicated of organisations

 

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Who do you want to communicate with?

  • The church community / congregation
  • Anyone who is connected with the church
  • Everyone living in the area around the church
  • Absolutely any one who is interested to hear from us

 

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How to communicate within the church

  • Realise that communicating within the church is a ministry
  • Put in the time, it is a conversation with many people and that takes a lot of effort
  • Encourage everyone in the church to be part of the communication – they have networks
  • Make the communication relevant for each generation

 

How to communicate outside the church

  • This is mission and evangelism, own that
  • Give information about what you offer and how to join
  • Share the good news about what you are doing and planning
  • Get everyone in the church involved and sharing the communication
  • Build networks of sharing communication to broaden the breadth and depth of reach
  • Use a range of communication to reach the different generations

 

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Communicate to every generation

When working with Traditionalists (born before 1945):

  • Use formal greetings and salutations: Mr. or Mrs.
  • Ask them how they want to be addressed.
  • Respect their experience and acknowledge it in front of other team members.
  • Give feedback face to face.
  • Include them in groups that have a defined hierarchy, even if they are not the lead.

 

When working with Baby Boomers (born 1946 – 1964):

  • Involve them in group decisions.
  • Communicate with them more often.
  • They thirst for reporting on progress and status.
  • Greetings can be less formal and more relaxed than Traditionalists.
  • Recognize their titles and status in the group.
  • Remember, they are extremely competitive.

 

When working with Generation X (born 1965 – 1982):

  • When communicating the “what,” remember the “why.”
  • They like to be abreast of the bigger picture.
  • Let them know you care about how the job affects them and their family.
  • Communicate with them less often.
  • They do not need to be micromanaged.
  • Give them the result you want, and let them determine the best course of action.
  • No long meetings or lengthy communications late in the day (especially Fridays).
  • They get anxious when they believe work is cutting into family time.

 

When working with Millennials (born 1983 – 2000):

  • Communicate in small bits of information.
  • They are used to conversing in sound bites.
  • Communicate often, but not face to face if possible.
  • Use e-mail or text messaging or even messaging.
  • Reinforce positive performance and/or behaviours.
  • When communicating the “what,” don’t be as focused on the “why.”
  • Concentrate on results.

 

 

Methods of  Communication
T – traditionalists            B – Baby Boomers
X – Gen X                              M – Millennials

  • Announcements (T, B)
  • Sunday sheet (T, B)
  • Church calendar (T, B)
  • Notice board (T, B)
  • Sandwich boards (T)
  • Newsletters (T, B, X)
  • Posters and fliers (T, B, X)
  • Word of Mouth (B, X)
  • PowerPoint slides in church (B, X)
  • Website (B, X)
  • Emails (B, X, M)
  • Blog (B, X, M)
  • Facebook (B, X, M)
  • Twitter (X, M)
  • Instagram (X, M)
  • Snapchat / Whats App / Text Message (M)
  • Videos (M)
  • Personal Invitation (T, B, X, M)

 

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