Mission and Vision
Our mission statement and WBC logo came out of looking together at Jeremiah 17:7-8
7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
This town was established the way it was because of the river that supplied and defended it. Our church building is close to the beautiful Thames Path and we try to make the most of this, for instance with the Friday morning "Breathe" walks and meditations. Pastor Simon is also keen for the opportunity to baptise people in the Thames rather than our baptistry some time!
But most importantly as a church community we want to have our roots deep in "the spring of living water" which is the way Jeremiah describes the Lord - and as a result to have streams of living water flow out from us to the wider community, as Jesus promised in John 7:38.