Faith in the Community Wokingham Borough

Encouraging Christians in Wokingham Borough to Engage with their Communities

Tag: website

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.  

follow site 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

 

click Hurst Gospel Church

hurst-c4

Address:
Whistley Green
Hurst
RG10 0DS

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

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

follow url 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 

st catherine winnersh

Address:
Church Close
Winnersh
RG41 5NA

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

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

Twitter: Not Yet

 

St Catherines Bearwood

st catherine bearwood

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

all saints

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/

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

Kings Church

61688213

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

norreys

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

quaker-house

Address:
28, Denton Road,
Wokingham
RG40 2DX

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

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

Salvation Army

salvation army woki

Address:
Sturges Road
Wokingham
RG40 2HD

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

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

St Paul’s Wokingham

ST PAuls woki

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

Wokingham_Baptist_Church,_Berkshire,_England

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

RoseStreetMC

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

 

remenham

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

st marys wargrave

Address:
St Marys Cottage
Sill Bridge Lane
RG10 0NT

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

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

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

st nics earley

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

st_Peter,_Earley<_geograph.org.uk<_1525436

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

lady of peace

Address:
338, Wokingham Road
Earley
RG6 7DA

Website: http://www.olop.org.uk/

Facebook:  Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

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

lower earley baptist

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

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

Thames Valley Churches of Christ in Earley

earley_crescent_resource_centre

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/

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

 

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/

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

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

st-mary-shinfield-in-snow

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

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

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

st-michaels-spencers-wood-banner-2013

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

static_map

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

st elgius

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

st james barkham

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… Twyford and Sonning

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.

Twyford is a large village and civil parish in Berkshire with a population of about 7,000 people.   It is in the Thames Valley on the A4 between Reading and Maidenhead, close to Henley-on-Thames and in the Borough of Wokingham.  Sonning includes Charvil and Sonning Eye.  The north-western boundary is formed by the River Thames, the southern border follows the railway line. The north-eastern boundary travels over Charvil Hill, the northern corner of the parish consists of very low-lying land adjoining the River.

There are six churches in Twyford and Sonning; a Catholic Church and a further four who work together as “thru-Christ” which takes it’s name from St Mary’s Twyford, St Nicholas Hurst, St James Ruscombe and Twyford United Reformed Church.  They “work in relationship with each other in order that we can be part of God’s life on our communities more effectively“.

St Mary’s Twyford

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Address:
Station Road
Twyford
RG10 9NT

Website: http://thru-christ.org.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=62

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Marys-Twyford-Church/118159331589524

Twitter: Not Yet

 

St Nicholas Hurst

st nics hurst

Address:
Church Hill,
Hurst
RG10 0SN

Website: http://thru-christ.org.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=38

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

 

Twyford United Reformed Church

twyford urc

Address:
Church St,
Twyford,
RG10 9DR

Website: http://thru-christ.org.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=45

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

St James Ruscombe

st james ruscombe

Address:
Southbury Lane,
Reading
RG10 9UA

Website: http://thru-christ.org.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=44

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

Saint Thomas More

2014_stm_twyford

Address:
105 London Road
Twyford
RG10 9EL

Website: http://www.catholic-church-twyford.org/

Facebook: Not Yet

Twitter: Not Yet

 

St Andrews Sonning

St_Andrew's,_Sonning<_geograph.org.uk<_99292

Address:
Thames St
Sonning
RG4 6UR

Website: http://sonningparish.org.uk/

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

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

fbc

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

churchsouth

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

smsj_parish_centre

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

 

 

Yeldall Manor

This is the second of a series of articles about christian charities across Wokingham Borough.  Why not help Yeldall Manor rehabilitate more people by sharing this across Facebook, on Twitter, on your website and with your networks by email.

Yeldall Manor is a rehabilitation centre, which for nearly 40 years has been helping men overcome their drug and alcohol addictions and return to society to live new lives; drug, alcohol and crime free.

11159459_10152889245822523_2989694734848667815_n

The Yeldall Manor First-Stage Programme is a rehabilitation programme, lasting 12-24 weeks, which combines counselling, group sessions and work in the house/grounds. At Yeldall Manor, residents find a place where the staff and other residents welcome and accept them. We try to be like a family and, like good parents, offer both love and discipline. Because the life of an addict is very chaotic, days in rehab are quite structured to help them bring order back into their lives.

Yeldall Manor is a Christian organisation, as we believe that the best means of achieving rehabilitation is through discipleship to Jesus Christ. However, residents do not have to be Christian to join the programme, and we never insist, or force such a commitment upon anyone.  Work is an important part of the programme – helping in the grounds, maintenance of the house or the kitchen. Some of our residents haven’t held down a job before, so they have to learn to take orders (sometimes from staff younger than themselves), to do jobs that they may not enjoy and to work as a team, as well as learning new skills (like horticulture, chain-sawing or cooking).

Counselling and group sessions provide the ‘therapy’ in the programme and help our residents face up to problems in their lives, which have often been ‘hidden’ by the drinking or drug-taking; many suffered childhood abuse or other traumas which need to be gently addressed.

Following successful completion of this programme, all residents have the opportunity to join the 18-24 week Yeldall Lodge Second-Stage Programme. This helps residents prepare for life outside Yeldall, with voluntary work, training courses and separate supported accommodation.  Residents live in one of two self-contained flats in the 10-bed Lodge, which is a separate building on the Yeldall Manor site. Throughout this programme residents learn to live more independently and are responsible for their own cooking, cleaning and washing.  Residents receive help with finding voluntary work placements, which they attend two days a week in order to gain further work experience and help prepare them for permanent work once they complete the programme. We also provide groups in areas such as relapse prevention, life skills, budgeting, relationship building, healthy eating and nutrition.

On completing the Second-Stage, residents have the opportunity to benefit from the Yeldall Third-Stage Programme, which can offer supported housing and/or voluntary work/training with our Grounds Maintenance Services as the men start to resettle back into the community. At this stage and beyond, our ex-residents receive on-going support from our Aftercare team.

13581921_10153841064777523_368486183454354104_o

Rehabilitation is not easy, but it is effective. During our latest monitoring period, of those that completed both programmes between six and eighteen months ago, currently over 90% continue to live drug/alcohol-free and most are working in either a paid or a voluntary capacity.

 

How you can help Yeldall Manor

There are three main ways you can help Yedall Manor with their work; you can volunteer your time and talents, donate money and pray.  You can find all about these at their website.

How To… Get Online

This is the first of a series of How To… guides about communicating the good news of your church, christian charity or project.  This guide is all about how you get online with a website.   But before we think about how; it is a good idea to think about why.

Why do you need a website?
We have all heard about how “a website is your presence online” or “your website is a window into your community” and possibly ignored everything else which followed.  But there is truth in these words and you really might be considered, at best old fashioned and at worst, invisible if you are not online.

If you are not part of the growing proportion of society who are digitally connected then this can be hard to understand, but even those who were nervous about the internet now use their smart phones or computers to find their next holiday or directions to a family wedding.  Imagine these people thinking about finding a church to visit or a community to join or a charity to support; it is likely that one of the first places they would look to find information is the internet.  Without a website you will not even be in the running for consideration.  In the UK over 20% of churches do not have a website, let’s make sure that number is the smallest it can be in Wokingham Borough.

social-media-connecting-the-world

What does a website need to include?
A website at its most simplest is a church noticeboard online; a place which tells people what you are doing and how to get in contact. It should be easy to read on all forms of browser, including mobile browsers for smart phones.  A website is for those who are not currently involved with your church or charity and it is important to remember this when you are deciding what to focus on.  It should provide:
– address
– contact details
– details of your services and activities
– a photo, preferably with people at the centre
– a clear invitation for people to come and visit you
– links to any social media you use eg Twitter and Facebook (there will be a further How To… guide about this in the coming weeks)

If you are a growing church or charity then it is important to broadcast what you are doing, what your aims are and how people can join in with the excitement and community you are building.  The more information your website can provide, the more chance there is that people are likely to want to come and get involved.  This is your chance to show off; to broadcast your kids and youth work, your community outreach and the good news you are sharing.  You can even have a link for donations, after all you never know who might wish to donate anonymously to your mission.

And do not forget that a website is not a one off project to be created; it should be alive and regularly updated.  But fear not, it does not need to be a terrifying prospect.

how to website

How do you create a website?
There are three broad types of website production depending on your experience and resources.

  1. Free Templates
    You can create a clear and easily accessible website within a few hours by using a template such as those provided by WordPress.  There are free templates and others with more functionality which are very good value.  This website uses a WordPress template which has a low monthly fee and is really straightforward to set up and use.  It does take some prior knowledge but you might be surprised how many people in your community have a blog and could help you set one up.
  2.  Website Builders
    If you would like more support in building your website then you can use an online website builder and there are ones specifically for churches including ChurchEdit and ChurchInsight.  These tools are easy to use if you are familiar with using a computer and have lots of options for you to choose from including discussion boards and interactive tools.
  3. Designed Website
    There are many hundreds of companies and individuals who design websites and if you are looking for something different then this might be the option for you if you have the budget for it.  Or perhaps you have a website designer in your community and they would be happy to help you out, you never know until you ask.

 

scared egg

Still Not Sure?
It is OK to feel out of your depth with this, but you can not afford to not get online.  Speak to your leadership team, speak to your members, speak to your friends.  You might well know someone who has the skills and time to help you set up a simple website or people who are willing to help fund it happening or perhaps a young person who wants to work in this field and would appreciate some experience.

And if none of that bears fruit, get in contact with us at Faith in the Community, we want to encourage you to share the good news in every way you can.