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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.

Polar Explorers

Holiday Bible Club 2015 - Polar Explorers

Holiday Bible Club runs from 3rd until 7th August from 10:00 to 12:30, as usual, and is free for children, aged 5 to 10. No need to pre-book, just come from 09:30 on your first day to register. The children will enjoy games, art, crafts, cookery, stories, jokes, puppets and music. The club this year is called "Polar Explorers", based on material from Scripture Union covering various stories from the Bible.

Holiday Bible Club History

One Programme

We are recruiting a young person under the One Programme to work with the Rainbow Café and the church for one year from September - Details - applications are now closed.

Church Charity Project 2015

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 and the summer concert by Woodley Concert Band on 6th June over £580.

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 July 2015.