For Preachers at Emmanuel, Reading

Church details

Location: 448 Oxford Road, Reading - next to Battle Library.

Postcode: RG30 1EE

OS Map co-ordinates: SU 695 736

Emmanuel Reading Map

Parking: There is limited parking on the church premises

Contacts: Derek Guy


Morning Worship (10.30am)

Type of Service Variety welcomed
Number in congregation Average 85, (including 10  15 youngsters under 16 years of age)
Congregation profile Diverse and multi-cultural
All age address Welcomed - children usually responsive to be be involved
Children leave After 2nd hymn and blessing
Offertory taken To suit preacher


Evening Worship (6.30pm)

Type of Service Variety welcomed
Number in congregation Average 25
Congregation profile Mainly older
Offertory taken To suit preacher



Hymn books Hymns & Psalms, Mission Praise 1, Power Praise 1 (Revised)
CCL? Christian Copyright Licence #7617
Service books Methodist Worship Book 1999
Readers available? Yes
Prayer leaders available? No, but congregational prayer book for requests
Worship leaders available? Phone numbers included in pre-service contact
Visual aids White board & easel, PowerPoint (hymns and other material
can be projected for the morning service if received in time)


General Information

Seating Moveable chairs
Services conducted from Lectern, normally
Public address system Yes, with fixed and radio microphones
Toilets Yes
Pre-service contact Letter from Organist / Choirmaster
Notices Printed; an opportunity for prayer response etc. to be included if contact person knows by Wednesday evening
Refreshments Served after morning service



Faith & Worship Resources

See the following Faith & Worship Resources web page on the Methodist Church site which has information and resources for Preachers, including Service Report Forms for Preachers on Note or Trial.