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Latest News

There is plenty going on and we want to keep you up to date with all our news! Please see the feed of articles below to view our recent news. 
 
Sunday 22 Nov 
Find out what's happening this Sunday - and don't forget Monday's church meeting More ...
Sunday 15 Nov 
details about joining this Sunday's communion service on zoom, and the new sermon series More ...
Website update 
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Reminders and life group material 
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Rod Williams - Sunday 8th Nov
Join us this Sunday on Zoom - and note details of children's groups and resources available. More ...
WBC in Lockdown/Exile 
Encouragement from Jeremiah 29 More ...
Sunday 1 Nov 
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Sunday 18 Oct info 
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Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning 
Andy Flute event tomorrow, and Sunday morning harvest service details and resources. More ...
Harvest Sunday 
Details of how to get involved this Harvest Sunday More ...
Sunday 4 Oct - with baptisms! 
children's activities for tomorrow morning's zoom service and information about the evening baptismal service More ...
Church cleaning volunteers 
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Life Group 6's 
Information and guidance on meeting in small groups of up to 6 from next week. More ...
Sunday 27 Sept and following Sundays 
Information about the next 3 Sundays and children's activities to prepare for tomorrow's service More ...
Sunday 20 Sept 
God is good news for the poor - join us this Sunday, and don't forget we have childrens and youth activities restarting this Sunday... More ...
The new norm at WBC 
Pastor Simon encourages us from Galatians 6 to find new ways to meet together, carry one other's burdens and do good to all. More ...
Church staff 
Pastor Simon outlines the working days and best ways to contact members of WBC staff More ...
Sunday 13 Sept 
Information and children's activities for this Sunday's family service More ...
Sunday 6 Sept 
Commissioning of Suzie and Sue; commissioning and goodbye to Esther and family. More ...
Spiritual lettuce? 
Pastor Simon is keen to spiritually nourish the church as we move forward... More ...
Sunday 9 Aug 
activities for children and information about participating in church this Sunday More ...
Sunday and updates 
Family service this Sunday, staffing update, and encouragement to meet for face to face fellowship within government guidelines. More ...
Church on Sunday 
Esther explains about our Zoom-only service, and shares resources for families. More ...
Coming up this weekend 
Information from Pastor Simon about this weekend and beyond More ...
Prayer Today 
Pastor Simon encourages us from Daniel 6 to keep praying. More ...
Sunday 12th July 
Keeping going with Zoom, saying thank you to Amanda, and a challenge from Martin Luther King Jr. More ...
Sunday 5th July 
Pastor Simon explains a different format for this Sunday's service, children's activities, and how to request to attend a short service at the church building for those interested. More ...
Are we reopening? 
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Sunday June 28 
Information from Pastor Simon about resources you might need for tomorrow's service - children's activities and communion. More ...
Are you waiting or are you working? 
Message from Pastor Simon about today's service and other teaching he has put on YouTube. More ...
Awake, oh sleeper!
Pastor Simon's call to worship from Ephesians 5:14, plus kids resources and reminders More ...
Thank you!
Pastor Simon encourages us, post-Pentecost, to keep on praying for our "Five" and to use his latest YouTube resources on the Holy Spirit More ...
Church this Sunday morning 
information and resources for our Pentecost morning service More ...
'Never been closer' 
Pastor Simon is really excited about this Pentecost Sunday... More ...
Today's sermon 
Accessing today's all age service (after the technical problems) and Pastor Simon's sermon in 3 parts More ...
Sunday 17 May 
Preparing for Sunday's worship and communion service, and information about accessing the teaching. More ...
A letter from Amanda 
on the outcome of the ministerial recognition process More ...
Sunday, help and updates 
News and updates for the coming week from Pastor Simon More ...
Updates
Pastor Simon on how Pentecost reversed Babel, and the challenge for us at this time. More ...
Information and children's activities for tomorrow's service 
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Midday Prayers and WBC Psalter 
Write your own lockdown psalm More ...
Alpha ONLINE 
Alpha course by Zoom starts Monday 11 May 7.30pm. Get inviting! More ...
Sunday 
Preparing for online communion, and needs for help with assisting people in the wider community. More ...
Embrace this desert time
News and updates from Pastor Simon and a blessing to pray over your household More ...
Let us... 
Pastor Simon exhorts us from Hebrews 10 to keep on keeping on More ...
Giving online 
New facility to give one off donations through our website More ...
Easter Saturday 
Pastor Simon on our attitude to Easter Saturday More ...
Songs for Spring 2020 
Songs selected by our worship leaders for this season More ...
Sunday plans, prep and pastoral advice 
Pastor Simon on God's word for us at this time - and children's resources for Sunday's service More ...
Lockdown and WBC 
Pastor Simon explains how we are supporting you during this time of lockdown. More ...
Being Wallingford Baptist Church 
The plan for being church over the coming week More ...
Important updates 
Pastor Simon explains how we're doing church during the coronavirus pandemic More ...
Update 
Pastor Simon on our response to Coronavirus More ...
Lent and Sunday 
Pastor Simon on resources we might use during Lent More ...
Sunday evenings 
Message from Pastor Simon about family worship More ...
Keep sowing! 
Encouragement from 2 Corinthians 9 More ...
Happy New Year 
Message from Pastor Simon from Psalm 8 More ...
The Christian and Depression 
link to Pastor Simon's blog More ...
Election 2019: 'Heaven rules' 
Simon shares thoughts from the book of Daniel More ...
God's will for Brexit 
Pastor Simon's message about the current political turmoil More ...
Exciting term ahead 
Diary dates from Pastor Simon More ...
The sermon that never was 
Those of you who were around on Sunday will know that I didn’t preach the sermon planned... More ...
6th July exercise class 
Time for physical, spiritual and fellowship health More ...
Reflections from Thy Kingdom Come 
Message from the Faith Leaders reflecting on what God has been saying to us through the TKC fortnight. More ...
Jesus, the commander of the Lord's army
Message from Pastor Simon about Joshua 6 and how we pray More ...
Thy Kingdom Come starts today! 
message from Esther with link to useful app More ...
Thy Kingdom Come  We have started!
message from Pastor Simon about Thy Kingdom Come and the importance of meeting together every Sunday More ...
Prayer is the battle
Message from Pastor Simon about this term's focus More ...
New term highlights 
Message from Pastor Simon about exciting things happening in May More ...
Listen to Sunday talks
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Happy Easter holidays
Easter is a great opportunity to share what it really means to be a Christian... More ...
AGM and team from S.A. 
a chance to hear from Matt's Scripture Union South Africa team More ...
'Go into all the world...' 
speaker from VIVA at tomorrow's evening service More ...
CAP Debt Centre Volunteers
introductory training - have you ever been inspired to get involved in this amazing work? More ...
Living Room update, March 2019 
update on all that is going on at Thames Street Living Room More ...
'The Spiritual Child' Training day
for all those involved in work with under-18s More ...
New year resolutions and routines 
Message from Pastor Simon More ...
Start the new year with praise 
A message from Pastor Simon More ...
Carol services and 6 Jan 
Message from Pastor Simon about looking ahead and facing the new year with praise More ...
New Minister with Youth + Community Portfolio
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Church administrator
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ROC Youth Club
Now open to year 6's More ...
Simon Hudson
Online Bible
Our new website comes with an on-line Bible! Added by our new website provider ChurchInsight and powered by YouVersion. More ...
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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details below) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is a disabled toilet in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am with a warm welcome from our Pastor or another member of our team. Then we have a time of sung worship, led by musicians. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the Bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is Bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song.

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What about my kids?

[this whole section would need altering for Covid 19 way of doing things]
We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Creche (0 months to 3 years). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their grown-up at all times.
  • Splashgang (school years R-2)
  • Supergang (school years 3-6)
  • Young people (school year 6+)

Children stay with their grown-ups at the start of the service for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. Someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, Bible stories, praying, music, craft, fun games and free play. Please pick your children up as soon as the service finishes.

Children

Getting Connected


Life Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our life groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out our Life Groups page and contact us. We can put you in touch with a life group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

 
Other Ministries

We also run/support the following ministries:

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
Name:
Telephone:
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

Simon Hudson
Revd Simon Hudson, Senior Pastor
Simon's vision is taken from Acts 20:20 - to get the Christian message into homes on a regular basis - and so he is always willing to visit people to offer pastoral support and spiritual care. You can find his teaching via our media page and, when time allows he blogs at acts2020.wordpress.com.
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Warmly in Jesus,

Simon