New and amended items shown *

Each week a printed notice sheet is available at services and afterwards in the rack in the halls entrance.
This is also available electronically to church members.
Some of the more important and interesting items are reported on this page.

*Church Charity Project 2015

Our Christians Against Poverty Display

It was decided that our Church Charity Project for 2015 is Christians Against Poverty who work through churches against poverty, especially through their debt advice centres.

The Countdown in Reading tournament on 11th April raised £255 from the 24 players; winner for a second time in a row was Jack Worsley from Blackpool.

The Spring Fair on 9th May raised over £1100, the summer concert by Woodley Concert Band on 6th June over £580 and there was a concert by Revd David Jenkins, called "Music to Discover" on 5th December.

Christians Against Poverty

Harvest Display

Harvest 2015

Our Harvest Festival for 2015 was held on Sunday 27th September, with a service led by Mr John Phillippo. As usual the church was decorated and the Girls' Brigade made a display for the vestibule. All food products were donated to Woodley Food Bank and flowers and plants were passed to members of the congregation who were unwell or bereaved.

Harvest Cross Vestibule Display
Polar Explorers

Holiday Bible Club 2015 - Polar Explorers

Holiday Bible Club ran from 3rd until 7th August from 10:00 to 12:30, as usual, and was free for over 60 children, aged 5 to 10. The children enjoyed games, art, crafts, cookery, stories, jokes, puppets and music. The club this year was called "Polar Explorers", based on material from Scripture Union covering the stories from the Bible of Peter, Stephen, Philip, Paul and Timothy.

Pictures and jokes, mostly polar-related, were supplied by the children and read out each day by former entrepid explorer Mr Bear Feet. Joke of the week was: "What do penguins order for lunch? Ice-Burgers!"

Holiday Bible Club will in 2016 run from 8th until 12th August.

Holiday Bible Club History

2015 HBC Group Art

Group Art Day 1 Group Art Day 2
Group Art Day 3 Group Art Day 4
Group Art Day 5

One Programme

We are hosting a young person, called Will Green, under the One Programme to work with the Rainbow Café and the church for one year from September.

Basingstoke and Reading tree

New Basingstoke and Reading Circuit

The new Basingstoke and Reading Circuit was launched at the "Making A Day of It" gathering at Sherfield School on 31st August 2014. At the Circuit Celebration service in the afternoon, each church hung leaves on a tree with illustrations of the life of their church on. They received in return a certificate showing the new circuit tree logo, a thank you letter from the pilgrimage walkers (who walked around every circuit church over nine days) and a sappling to be planted at the church (ours is a service tree). Each of the 500 or so attendees received a card showing a tree of churches (illustrated) on one side and the new circuit logo and some challenging words on the other side. Various aspects of the day were run by members from Christ Church, including the service projection and a very successful games tent. Xn's Report on Youtube

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Page last updated: 6th December 2015.