Our Church Services

Here at Emmanuel we know that people enjoy connecting with God through a variety of different types of service; from an informal family service, to a traditional Holy Communion, we hope we have it covered.

Our 8:30am Holy Communion Service is held once a month.  It is reflective in style, congregates in the Prayer Corner and is followed by tea and toast.


Our 10:30am Morning Services typically follow a set monthly pattern;

2nd Sunday of the Month –  All Age Worship

Our whole Church family comes together in worship, including members of our Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Brigade Companies. The atmosphere is friendly, with lots of interaction encouraged and space for babies and young children to move about, play and feel at home during the service.

3rd Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion

A more traditional service, where all are welcome to come and share in the Sacrament or receive a blessing.

Other Sundays during the month are led by either our own ministers or local preachers. Occasionally our monthly schedule may be adjusted to accommodate significant dates in the Christian calendar, incorporating special services.


A crèche is run each Sunday during morning service and Junior Church also meets each week. All are invited to stay for refreshments after our morning services; it is a wonderful opportunity for us to spend time together and foster relationships within our church family.

Our Evening Services also change depending on the week. 

Once a month, instead of the usual evening service, we come together for a 5:30pm Café-style Worship, where food is shared and conversation happens. 

Our usual 6:30pm Evening Service takes place on the other Sundays each month. It is a much more thoughtful and intimate gathering, incorporating Bible teaching and quiet reflection.

Below are the details of our upcoming services:

Sunday 24th November

10:30am: Norman Lindsey

6:30pm: Local Arrangement

Sunday 1st December

10:30am: Maria Howard (Gift Service)

6:30pm: David Jenkins (Holy Communion)

Sunday 8th December

10:30am: Maria Howard (All Age Worship)

6:30pm: Local Arrangement

Sunday 15th December

10:30am: David Jenkins (Holy Communion)

5:30pm: Maria Howard (Cafe Praise)

Sunday 22nd December

10:30am: Maria Howard (All Age Worship)

6:30pm: Maria Howard (Carol Service)

Sunday 29th December

10:30am: Local Arrangement

6:30pm: No Service

Sunday 5th January

10:30am: Maria Howard & David Jenkins (Holy Communion)

6:30pm: No Service

Sunday 12th January

10:30am: Maria Howard (All Age Worship)

6:30pm: David Jenkins ( Holy Communion)

Sunday 19th January

10:30am: David Shaw

6:00pm: Maria Howard & Rt. Rev Olivia Graham, Bishop of Reading (Churches Together in West Reading)

Sunday 26th January

10:30am: Audrey Browne

6:30pm: Local Arrangement

Sunday 2nd February

10:30am: David Jenkins (Holy Communion)

6:30pm: Hardcastle

Sunday 9th February

10:30am: Local Arrangement (All Age Worship)

6:30pm: David Jenkins (Holy Communion)

Sunday 16th February

10:30am: Maria Howard & Tear Fund

5:30pm: Maria Howard (Cafe Praise)

Sunday 23rd February

8:30am: David Jenkins (Holy Communion)

10:30am: Norman Lindsey

6:30pm: Ruth Midcalf

The service plan for Basingstoke and Reading Methodist Circuit can be found here

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