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Room hire at WBC 

We are blessed in the facilities we have in Thames Street and, while we use them for many different activities through the week, we are able to allow others to use them at other times. We are currently not taking any more long-term bookings but we can take bookings from people who want a venue for a one-off event, e.g. a talk, concert or children's party.

We have 2 main rooms which can be hired - the main sanctuary (a large carpeted space with lots of light) and the School Room (a slightly smaller room with wooden floor, a variety of seating and a serving hatch from the kitchen). Our kitchen was re-fitted in 2018 and may be used during hire. This includes 2 ovens, 4 hobs, 1 refrigerator, 2 large sinks plus a hand washing basin, and an industrial dishwasher.

We have seating available for around 150, as well as sturdy folding tables of different heights and lengths which can be used in either room. We also have little chairs suitable for pre-schoolers.  There are two sets of toilets available at the front and rear of the building, some containing potties, and an accessible toilet beside the front doors with baby changing facilities.

Smoking is prohibited on our premises. Alcohol may not be sold on our premises, but at the discretion of the church trustees it may be permitted to be consumed during a one-off event attended by at least 2 church members.

Cost of hire: £16.50 per hour up to a maximum of £70/day.

To enquire about availability and booking procedures, please contact us via bookings@wallingfordbaptist.co.uk.

WBC reserves the right to decline bookings where we consider the ethos of the event to present a conflict of interest with the church's mission.

Heather Wright, 01/03/2019
Glenys
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 children?

We have a great programme lined up for children 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) and Supergang (school years 3-6) - these groups are currently combined into one.
  • Young people (school year 6+) are in for the first part of the service and then go to their own group

We are still transitioning our way back to 'normal' and so, on some Sundays our children will be with their parents (or other adults) for the first part of the service and then go off to their groups after 20 or 30 minutes. On other Sundays, they will be in their groups from 10.30am until the service has finished
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.

On the first Sunday of each month we usually have an "All-Age" Service where we all worship God together as a church family.

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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 if you would like to know more
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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. We look forward to getting to know you!