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 our worship programme in 2019, 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.

Missed last Sunday? Share in our readings and hymns from Sunday morning.

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 have been leading further fund-raising for the village, including the purchase of computers for school. The efforts have resulted in several computers being prepared for shipment to Amankwatia. They are being packed to go out in December.

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.

Street Pastors have won a Pride of Reading 2018 award. 

Morning series for Lent

We started a new Sunday morning series for Lent on 10 March on a selection of the Ten Commandments.
10 March - False witness
17 March - Kill
24 March - Covet
31 March - Honour parents
7 April - Steal
14 April - Idolatry


Easter week at Wesley:
Monday 15 to Wednesday 17:
Evening meditations at 7.30pm:
Monday: The Way
Tuesday: The Truth
Wednesday: The Life

Good Friday 19 April:
10.00–11.45am: family activities for ALL AGES in Wesley hall. Come and enjoy various activities or just come and have a coffee and hot cross bun and spend time in fellowship and reflection.
11.45–12 noon
: short act of worship in the church led by Rev David Shaw.
: Good Friday worship in the church.

Easter Saturday 20 April:
10.00-12 noon: Coffee morning, bring & buy, and Car Wash

Easter Day Sunday 21 April:
9.00am: Communion and breakfast
10.30am: Morning celebration with communion
6.30pm: Evening worship


Hannah, one of Wesley's members, went to Colombia with Tearfund for a month in September 2018. Read all about her trip here.

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


  • Queens Road
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG1 4BW

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