The church buildings are where we meet but the church is the people of God, worshipping God together and being part of the body of Christ . We are all sorts of people of all ages, with a large choir, bell ringers, courses like Emmaus and plenty of other opportunities for people to take part. As St. Paul wrote, “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others” (Romans 12 v 4-5).
Street Pastors is a Churches Together activity in which we partipate. Wallingford Street Pastors were commissioned on 28th October 2011 and had their first night on the streets after the service. We need volunteers to be trained to patrol the streets Friday and Saturday nights. We also need ‘Prayer Pastors’ who pray at the night time base and ‘Prayer Partners’ who pray at home while the patrols are out. Both can keep in touch by phone and text messages.
We have home groups meeting on different days of the week. Please get in touch if you’d like to join one, or just hear more about it. Some are following the Emmaus courses and some have been working through Bishop John Pritchard’s book Living Jesus.
Would you like to read the morning Bible passages on Sundays? Reading the Bible is an essential part of our time together. It not only means that we hear the word of God but it emphasises the central place of the Bible in our fellowship. Please talk to whoever is leading the services you attend to ask about this.
Now that the church is open during the week, there are many opportunities to join the rota to serve coffee or just be there to enable people to come in and find a quiet space. This is a great way to meet people. Please browse our other pages to find out more about them and make contact if you’d like to get involved in any of these activities.
|Meeting and greeting||Leading prayers||Reading the Bible||Leading family services|
|Open church stewards||Charities committee||Sunday School||Service preparation|
|Church council service||IT/Audio visual support||Pastoral visiting||Choir and music group|
|Coffee bar||Church cleaning||Home group hosting||Home group leading|
|Flower arranging||Building maintenance||Renewal project||Secretarial support|