Wesley Church


Close to the town centre of Reading, Wesley is a friendly church with worship and fellowship at its centre, where all are made welcome. Our Sunday services are at 10.30am and 6.30pm. For the Week at Wesley  click here. For worship this quarter click here.

New to us, or new to church? Take a look at our Visitor's Page for what to expect from a Sunday service.

Sundays difficult? If you're not able to get to Sunday worship, we have many weekday meetings. Take a look at these:

Small groups for fellowship, Bible study, prayer and church life development meet regularly. Find out more by exploring our website, or pay us a visit.

For more in-depth teaching and discussion, a group meets at Wesley most Thursday evenings to study a book of the Bible, led by various members of the church. Meetings are 7.30 for 7.45, finish at 9.00, and include refreshments, music and worship. On 18 January a new series began on the gospel of John.

Wesley Art Club meets on the first Saturday of the month.

What's Christianity?


LIFELINES magazine

Tower window

Traidcraft is an important part of Wesley's mission activity. There is a Traidcraft stall appproximately once a month on a Sunday morning.

Through our Traidcraft links, we have supported a project to provide Amankwatia village, Ghana, with its own water borehole and pump, and a new toilet block.

Now Junior Church are raising further funds for the village, including the purchase of a computer for school.


We celebrated harvest on 30 September, with a bring-and-share lunch to follow. Rev. David Shaw spoke about the story of Ruth, and the idea of leaving 'gleanings' for those in need, rather than take all we can for ourselves.

This year's Rembrance Sunday falls on the centenary of the end of the First World War.
As we lead up to that time we pray for peace and hope.
Remembrance Sunday service is at 10.30am on 11th November.
God of Love, may the healing fruits of your Holy Spirit bring peace to your world.


'Women of the Bible' was the theme Junior Church chose for their anniversary service on 1 July. The three classes gave spirited sessions on Lydia (a businesswomen in The Acts of the Apostles), Miriam and Jochabad (Moses' sister and mother), and Rebecca (Jacob and Esau's mother). Afterwards we had a lively bring & share lunch together.


Hannah, one of Wesley's members, has gone to Colombia with Tearfund for September. Below is the playground of a school where she is teaching English.

Hannah 4

Hannah 5

She raised money to contribute to her funding by doing sponsored walks along the Thames path, with friends.

Thanes walks 1 Hambledon


Some Junior Church illustrations of Psalm 19: The heavens declare the glory of God: the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Their voice goes out into all the Earth; their words to the ends of the world.

Psalm 19 1

 Psalm 19 3

Norman, a member of Wesley, has been commissioned as a Street Pastor - supported at the service by several others from the church. The work of street pastors is continuing to grow and is a real blessing to the town.


  • Queens Road
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG1 4BW

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