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 Singing the Faith mainly used by other books below available on request.
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)
See AV Guidelines for Sunday mornings below.


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 Steward / Choirmaster
Notices Printed; an opportunity for prayer response etc. to be included if contact person knows by Wednesday evening
Refreshments Served after morning service


AV Guidelines for Sunday mornings.

Under normal circumstances an audio visual system will operate for the 10.30 services.
Hymns (preferably in order) and any additional material required for projection to be submitted by 6pm on the Wednesday prior to the Sunday service.
Hymns from Singing the Faith and Methodist Worship Book material will normally be displayed as a matter of course. Hymns/Song from other sources may be available upon request.
Any item submitted late will be displayed at the discretion of the AV Operator.
If items from the internet are required, (eg You Tube clips etc.) the clip should be downloaded and presented as multimedia clip, either emailed along with the hymns or brought on a memory stick.
If the latter, it cannot be 100% guaranteed that it will play.
Internet links will not be accepted and nothing will be displayed live from the internet.

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.


CCLI Song Search

Please see the CCLI Song Search web page to confirm if hymns or songs are covered by a CCLI licence.