We are an active, multi-national congregation of about 120 from a range of backgrounds and some 15 countries. There is a wide age range, including some that have been attending since childhood. We have a vibrant Junior Church aged 0 to 15.
On Sunday mornings at 10.30 we have our main family worship time, with an opportunity to meet over coffee afterwards. Sunday evening services at 6.30 tend to be more contemplative in nature. For more, click here.
Our ministry team
Rev. David Shaw is our minister and also Superintendent of the Reading and Silchester circuit.
Our pastoral worker
Mary Ludlow is our pastoral worker.
For all enquiries relating to the ministry of the church please click here to send us an email.
What do Christians believe? Click here for a summary.
Safeguarding: Wesley Methodist Church exercises its duty of care. For the full safeguarding policy, see The Methodist Church & Safeguarding.
Joining with other churches
Wesley joins with other churches to form Churches Together in Reading and Churches Together in Earley and East Reading (CTEER). There is an active ecumenical youth work in this area, and in particular Wesley has strong links with Park URC.
Wesley has a fruitful partnership with St Andrew's United Reformed Church, London Road. Our collaborations have included the Diamond Jubilee lunch in 2012, the living nativity, and Big Lunch in Eldon Square gardens in July 2014. The living nativity for 2014 is already booked -it's 21 December.
Wesley also has links with Reading Christian Network, an ecumenical grouping of churches of all denominations within the Reading area. Leaders of the churches meet regularly to pray, and there are occasional joint celebrations. Churches also work together for co-ordinated outreach to the town.
Major programmes in the past have included Thames Valley Alive in 1994 and Regenerate in 2008-09. Work continues e.g. in the Street Pastors programme, Churches in Reading Drop-In Centre (CIRDIC) and Christian Community Action (CCA).
The Methodist circuit
Wesley is part of the Basingstoke and Reading Circuit of the Methodist Church, together with 25 other congregations.
For more on the circuit, see their website.
Our church building
People love our church building. Click here for more.
- Queens Road
- RG1 4BW