New and amended items shown *
Each week a printed notice sheet is available at services and afterwards in the rack
in the halls entrance.
*Church Charity Project 2014
It was decided that our Church Charity Project for 2014 is
Mercy Ships. Church Project Flyer (PDF).
£3500 was presented to Ken and June Brazier, representatives from Mercy Ships, at our World Church Day service on 18th May. The service was followed by a lunch talk on the subject.
Jill Draper joined in the cicuit pilgrimage in August and walked 117.5 miles around all the churches of the new Basingstoke and Reading Circuit; she raised £660.
BB 40th Anniversary
In 2014 the 1st Woodley Boys' Brigade (BB) are celebrating their 40th anniversary. At their annual display and awards presentation on Wednesday 21st May this was celebrated with a special cake. This event was noted on the local newspapers with pictures of the parading boys and the cake. There was also a photo display shown that night and subsequently in the church.
Charity Motorcycle Ride
One of our members, Allan Crisp, was part of mototcycle ride to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society. They visited visit ten European countries in 10 days. This follows on from their previous successful Land's End to John O'Groats trip. It started on 18th May.
Christain Aid Collection
In May 2014 we raised £1383.02 towards the Woodley total for Christain Aid Week.
Church Charity Project 2013
It was decided that our Church Charity Project for 2013 should be the Reading Branch of The Samaritans. The first major event supporting this was Pancake Day from 17:30 to 19:30 on Tuesday 12th February 2013 in the Lower Hall. This raised £215. The Spring Fair on Saturday 11th May 2013, with the usual variety of stalls and entertainment, raised over £1000. The total raised was nearly £4200 and was presented to a a representative from the Samaritans at the morning service on 23rd February 2014.
From 22nd July 2013 Christ Church Woodley (Methodist & United Reformed Church) is its own separate charity, number 1152991. This has been done in line with current legislation regarding large churches. Formerly we operated under the registration of The Methodist Church (1132208).
Woodley Food Store
Starting from our Harvest Festival on 25th September 2011, we are collecting food and drink for the new Woodley Food Store based at Woodley Baptist Church. Parcels will be available to support members of the local community in urgent need. They now have a store in Coronation Hall. Also drivers are needed to help deliver the occasional package. We again collected our harvest gifts for them in 2012. Food Store Requirements
Page last updated: 13th October 2014.