A warm welcome awaits you.
There are various services on a Sunday, each with their own style – from traditional with hymns to lively, modern worship with the occasional drama making an appearance. We hope that you find something that suits you. Take a look around the sections on the left to find out more.
We have a number of different services happening on a Sunday. You may already know the kind of service you’re looking for, or perhaps you’re not sure what you need yet, either way you’re welcome in any of our services.
Earlybird Service – (Kings Room) An hour-long service following a traditional format. The teaching is often based on consecutive passages from the Bible. All are welcome, but there is no provision for children in this service. Communion is celebrated on the third Sunday of the month.
Sunday in the Warehouse (Informal Service)
Sunday in the Warehouse (SitW) is an informal service that meets each week in the Warehouse (the community centre adjoining Wycliffe). Refreshments are served from 10am onwards – and again after the service. SitW is a less formal service, and if you have never been to church before or have been away for a while then this may suit you. All the family are welcome, and there is often a child-friendly activity in the first 20 minutes, after which they can leave to attend their own groups (along with children from the 10.45 Kings Room service). Alternatively children are welcome to stay on throughout the service if they wish.
All Together Service – (Kings Room)
A service for worship and teaching where all ages are very welcome to attend. Children join the service for the first 20 minutes, after which they are encouraged to join their own groups (see Wycliffe Kidz and Wycliffe Youth sections). There is a time of sung worship and the teaching often follows a chosen passage from the Bible. The service finishes at about 12.10pm, after which you are welcome to stay behind in the Wycliffe Room for coffee and fellowship. Communion is celebrated on the third Sunday of the month.
Reading Chinese Christian Church – (Kings Room)
Wycliffe is host to the Reading Chinese Christian Church, an independent fellowship, which meets each week. It is dual language – Cantonese and Mandarin. Visit the website
Reading Africa Christian Fellowship – (Wycliffe Room)
Wycliffe is also host to the Reading Africa Christian Fellowship. ACF is an independent fellowship, established to support Africans from all walks of life that live in Reading. Visit the website
Evening Worship – (Kings Room)
In our evening service we hope to meet with God through a combination of vibrant worship, fellowship together, and learning from God’s word (with a specific focus on applying it to our daily lives). The service usually finishes at about 7.30pm. (There is no provision for children.)
We believe that prayer is key to our relationship with God, and to the wellbeing of the Church.
All of our services include some form of prayer, and there is a Prayer Team available to pray with you after the main Sunday services. If you would like to pray with someone, please don’t hesitate to ask one of the leaders or welcome team.
Groups for all ages & something for the youth too.
We really are a multi-generational church with a large number of children joining us on a Sunday. Most groups start with the main 10.45am services and leave for their groups after about 20 minutes. For more details on the right group for your children, check out our Kidz section under Get Involved. We also have groups for the 11-18’s, which can be found in the Youth section under Get Involved.
We aim to make our church welcoming and accessible to all. If you have a particular need or concern, please contact the church office.
Parking & Readibus In the forecourt there are two designated spaces for Blue Badge holders and other spaces may be used if reasonable access to the church building is left open. There is a designated space available in the back car park and one in the Warehouse car park. Readibus will drop off and accompany in as necessary. There is a wheelchair available in the church if required.
Entering the church At the front of the church, access is via a narrow ramp with a two inch step, or there is a wide ramp to the right of the church building. Please ask a steward to open the doors for you. (There are three sets of double doors to access the King’s Room – main meeting space – via the right hand entrance.)
Accessible Toilets There is one accessible toilet adjacent to the King’s Room via the door to the left of the pulpit. There is a small ramp and a further door into a foyer where the toilet is situated. There are two accessible toilets in the Warehouse, which can also be reached from the back of the King’s Room, although there is a ramp between the church and the Warehouse and double doors to negotiate. Please ask a steward for assistance, they will be happy to help you.
Seating Please ask a steward if you have particular seating needs, and they will try to accommodate you.
Sound and Vision Large print handouts are available on request at the welcome desk. Signage on internal doors is also in Braille. Hearing loops are available in the King’s Room and the sports hall in the Warehouse. Assistance dogs are welcome.