Tilehurst Methodist Church
From July 2015, "The Listening Place" offers bereavement support on the first Friday of every month, from 1.30pm to 3pm.
Worship and Learning
We are a family who worship together, singing, praying, learning and socialising in fellowship. We encourage our members to directly take part in worship, teaching our children or indirectly by helping to run the church.
We have two services each Sunday: a quiet, traditional service at 9 o'clock, and a more lively, family-friendly service at 10.30, including Junior Church and a crèche for babies and toddlers. Once a month our 10.30 service is all-age worship where the children and young people stay in for the whole service.
Just as important are house groups, which meet in members’ homes and church, for Bible study and fellowship.
For teenagers, there is SNUG, the Sunday Night yoUth Group, a lively collection of teens enjoying a variety of activities including outings and animated discussions on many different topics.
Service and caring
The church is a family who care for one another, so we have a network of carers called pastoral visitors. Flowers from our services are taken to the housebound, the sick and others in need.
We have a strictly enforced safeguarding policy to protect all our vulnerable members and children.
We take part in national envelope collections like Christian Aid and Action for Children, a charity rooted in Methodism.
Every year we choose a project, alternating between home and abroad, and do our best to support this cause.
We have sent cows to Africa and supported many other groups such as Daisy’s Dream.
We are a Fairtrade church, wherever possible using fairly traded products to help support families in developing nations. We are also concerned about environmental issues and the impact we have on our world.
We also have fun!
The church is a family which does things together, and in smaller groups. There are activities for the whole family of all ages, from under 5 to over 90!