All Talks


Natalie Worsfold


Natalie Worsfold speaks from Matthew 9: 1 – 8 on forgiveness: Jesus reveals his identity as he heals and forgives the paralysed man. The teachers of the law accuse Jesus of blasphemy because only God can heal. Little do they know that Jesus is God incarnate. He calls himself the Son of Man showing his mission to serve humanity, bringing forgiveness through the cross. Where have we got stuck with forgiveness? Where do we need God’s forgiveness in our lives?



Dan Bright


Dan Bright asks us to reflect on Matthew 8: 5 – 13 on how Jesus calls us to show faith in tangible and trusting ways. How are our levels of faith and trust in God? Do we lean on our own ability or surrender to God’s power in our lives?


Visiting Speaker


Visiting speaker Francis Moloney speaks from Matthew 7: 15-29 on how fruitfulness is one of the keys to being a disciple of Jesus: as we anchor ourselves in Jesus, how are our lives fruitful? Are we obeying God by putting his words into practice? In what areas do we need to grow in fruitfulness?





Heather Harper


Heather Harper speaks from Matthew 7: 7 – 12 on how Jesus teaches us to persevere in prayer, knowing that we ask God who is a good, good Father. We can approach God with confidence in prayer because we know that He wants to give us good gifts: are we knocking, seeking, asking God? Do we really believe He is a good Father?

Listen to Me

Jane Peters


Jane Peters speaks from Luke 24: 13 – 35 on how we should expect God to reveal himself to us in our everyday: are we listening to him?


Easter Sunday

David Walker


David Walker speaks from John 21:15-22 on the call to follow Jesus.




It’s Thursday – Jesus is an upper room, sharing a final meal with his friends. Today’s reading is John 13:1-5.






It’s Wednesday – Jesus is outside of the city, enjoying dinner with his friends. Today’s reading is Matthew 26:6-16.





It’s Tuesday – Jesus returns once more for what will be his last public appearance before his arrest. Today’s reading is Luke 20:20-26.




It’s Monday – having arrived in Jerusalem, Jesus enters the temple and finds a scene that disturbs him. Today’s reading is Mark 11:15-18.


Palm Sunday

It’s Palm Sunday – Jesus is coming to the end of his long journey towards Jerusalem. Today’s reflection is from Luke 19:35-40.

Solid ground instead of sinking sand

Visiting Speaker


Simon Guillebaud speaks from Matthew 7:24-29 on being ground on solid ground. He shares stories of faith from his time ministering in Burundi.


Peace instead of Fear

Natalie Worsfold


Natalie Worsfold speaks from Matthew 6: 25 – 34 on how we are not exempt from trouble in this world but that Jesus will take care of us: he wants us to cast our anxieties onto him and seek him, grateful for all he has done.


Self-control instead of Consumption

Dan Bright


Dan Bright, Debs Jeffries and David Morgan speak to us from Matthew 6: 16-24, challenging us on what is driving us: are we exclusively devoted to God?


Love instead of Division

David Walker


David Walker speaks from Matthew 5: 43 – 48, encouraging us to surrender ourselves to the Lord, allowing his Spirit to transform us into his image so we are able to love in ways that go beyond ourselves, radiating the light of Christ to all.

Holiness instead of Compromise

Natalie Worsfold


Natalie Worsfold speaks from Matthew 5: 17 – 26 on how our heart attitudes need to be changed by God, allowing him to heal us and to bring reconciliation and peace where it is needed.


Standing out instead of Fitting in

John Freeman


John Freeman speaks from Matthew 5: 13-16 on how we are to be salt and light, shining the Lord’s light into the darkness and brokenness of the world around us.


Whole Life Worship

Natalie Worsfold


Natalie Worsfold speaks from Colossians 3: 12-17 on being clothed with Christ each day, with forgiving and compassionate hearts, humility, peace and love, allowing Christ to heal us and equipping us to live united across the globe.

Place Of Musical Praise

Dan Bright


Global Mission Sunday

David Gray


David Gray speaks from Acts 12: 25 – 13: 3 and Matthew 28: 16 – 20 on how mission is part of God’s plan, right from God’s promise to Abraham in Genesis, to God at work in the world today, setting us loose and sending us out through his Holy Spirit.


Faith in the Face of Lament

Heather Harper


Heather Harper speaks from Psalm 22 on how God wants to hear the cry of our hearts, however we are feeling: from that place, we can proclaim God’s truths and promises and encourage one another with testimonies and prayer.


Giving our Lives

John Freeman


John Freeman speaks from Romans 12: 1 – 8 on what it looks like to give our whole lives as worship to God, in light of His mercy.




Worship & Justice

George Eapen


George Eapen speaks from Micah 6: 6 – 8 and Luke 19: 37 – 44 on how we are called to walk humbly, overflow with mercy and act justly in all our various contexts, so that we can truly worship Jesus and walk in His light.

Extravagant Worship

Natalie Worsfold


Natalie Worsfold speaks from John 12: 1 – 8 on how our worship should be extravagant: it should be not so much about how we feel but rather about turning to Jesus to fully lavish our attention on Him.


Who do we Worship?

David Walker


David Walker speaks from John 4: 7 – 26; 29; 39-42 on how Jesus wants to lift our burdens and give us living water – new life, leading us to a place of worship and thanksgiving every day.


Why Worship?

John Freeman


John Freeman speaks from Revelation 4: 1 – 2 and 6b – 11 on how we have so many reasons to worship God and how, as we do so, we make our worship complete.


The Greatest Gift (Christmas Day)

David Walker

David Walker speaks from Matthew 2: 1 – 12 on the greatest gift of all: Jesus, the saviour of the world, King of Kings, come to us in human form. Will you receive this greatest gift?


Greatest Gift

Dan Bright


Dan Bright speaks from Luke 2: 4 – 20 on how God first chose to share the great news of Jesus’s birth with the shepherds because they were close to God’s heart and point to the mission of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who loves us and wants to shepherd us.


Carol Service

David Walker


David Walker speaks from Isaiah 9: 2 – 7, John 1: 1 – 14 and Matthew 2: 1 – 12, inviting us to search for Jesus this Christmas as we look to the manger, to the cross and also to the throne of heaven: Jesus has come to save us and is going to return – let’s put our trust in Him.


John Freeman


John Freeman speaks from Acts 2: 22 – 36 on how the Christmas story fits into a wider narrative of God’s salvation plan for the world, fulfilled in Jesus, our Lord and Messiah, who defeated death and invites us to place our hope in Him and to step into resurrection life with Him.


Natalie Worsfold


Natalie Worsfold speaks from Philippians 2: 5 – 11 on how we can adopt the mind and character of Jesus as we seek to follow in His footsteps of obedience and in His servant-hearted nature.

Strength in Weakness

George Eapen


George Eapen speaks from 2 Corinthians 12: 1 – 10 on how the challenges we face are an opportunity for us to lean into God and be transformed more and more into the likeness of Christ.

Worship in Remembrance

John Freeman


John Freeman speaks to us from 2 Corinthians 8: 1 – 9 on God inviting us to be people who allow His loving-kindness to flow through us to others: what have we received from God that we could generously share with others?



Faithfulness in Sorrow

David Walker


David Walker speaks from 2 Corinthians 7: 1-16 on the difference between worldly sorrow and Godly sorrow, which through repentance, produces change in us and leads to salvation, a passion for holiness and a desire to see justice done.


Unity in Division

Natalie Worsfold


Natalie Worsfold speaks from 2 Corinthians 5: 11 – 6: 2 on being a new creation through God’s sacrifice, brought together in Him and called every day to be God’s ambassadors in reconciliation.


Treasure in brokenness

John Freeman


John Freeman speaks from 2 Corinthians 4: 1-18 on how to let go of the world’s vision of strength to fully rely on God’s power in our weakness.




Glory in Humanity

Dan Bright


Dan Bright speaks on 2 Corinthians 2:12-3:18. Dan unpacks what the aroma of Christ is and how we are called to reflect the sent of Jesus.



Promise in uncertainty

David Walker


David Walker speaks to us from 2 Corinthians 1: 12-24 on how God has anointed us, put his seal of ownership on us and given us His Spirit as a guarantee of what is to come.

Comfort in Trouble

Heather Harper


Heather Harper unpacks 2 Corinthians 1:1-11. Paul opens his letter by reminding us that God has brought us comfort in our times of trouble. As a result, we are able to minister to those around us in trouble, giving thanks for God’s goodness and faithfulness to us.



John Freeman


John Freeman speaks to us from Acts 11: 19-26 on what God might be calling us to give and to do in our community.


Reaching out

Natalie Worsfold


Natalie Worsfold speaks to us from Acts 16: 6-15 on recommending Jesus’ love and hope to other people.



David Walker


David Walker speaks from Acts 9: 1-15 on surrendering ourselves to be transformed by Jesus.



Coming to Jesus

John Freeman


John Freeman speaks from Matthew 11: 28-30 and Mark 6: 30-32 on how to take on the lifestyle of Jesus to experience the life of Jesus and receive his rest, joy and peace.


Humble Jesus

Natalie Worsfold


Natalie Worsfold speaks from Matthew 11: 29 and Matthew 20: 20-28 on Jesus’s servant-heartedness.


Gentle Jesus

Jane Peters


Jane Peters speaks from Matthew 11: 29 and Isaiah 42: 1-4 on Jesus being gentle with us as we come to him and allow him to heal and restore us.


A way from Jesus

Dan Bright


Dan Bright speaks from Matthew 11: 29-30 and 1 John 2: 3-6 on taking up Jesus’ yoke and following in the way of Jesus.


Rest from Jesus

John Freeman


John Freeman speaks from Matthew 11:28 & Exodus 33:12-17 on the true rest which can only be found in Jesus.

Come to Jesus

Heather Harper


Heather begins our new series ‘Come to Me’ based off the well known passage Matthew 11:28.

Celebrating and giving thanks

Joy Atkins


Joy Atkins speaks from Nehemiah 12:27-43 on the importance of celebrating and giving thanks to God.

Generous Giving

David Walker


Continuing our sermon series, David Walker speaks from Nehemiah 10: 28-39 on generosity.

Declaring God’s Word

Dan Bright


Continuing our Nehemiah series, Dan Bright speaks from Nehemiah 8: 1-10 on immersing ourselves in God’s Word.

Dealing with Opposition

John Freeman


John Freeman speaks from Nehemiah 4: 1-23 (and chapter 6) on God fighting for us in the midst of opposition.

Confronting Injustice

Alyssa Carey

Continuing our Nehemiah series, Alyssa Carey speaks from Nehemiah 5: 1-19 on confronting injustice.

Serving Side by Side

David Walker


David Walker speaks from Nehemiah 3:1-12. He calls and invites us to serve together and use our gifts to re-build the church.

Boldly Speaking Out

George Eapen


George Eapen continues our series on rebuilding after a time of exile. We are journeying through the book of Nehemiah. Today we are called to boldly proclaim the good news. George speaks from Nehemiah 2: 1-20.

Calling Out In Prayer

David Walker


David Walker begins our new series on rebuilding after a time of exile. We are journeying through the book of Nehemiah. Beginning today with a call to prayer and repentance. David speaks from Nehemiah 1.

Generous Community

Lorraine Briffitt


Generosity is not just about giving money, but about giving all of our lives away to God for the benefit of others. Lorraine unpacks the joys and challenges of living as a generous community.

Spirit Led Community

John Freeman


On Pentecost Sunday John Freeman reminds us of the power of being filled afresh with the Spirit. He speaks on Acts 2: 1-13

Empowering Community

John Hudson


At a time of change and uncertainty how we respond as a community of believers is crucially important. John Hudson unpacks three ways to respond to a time of change, as he speaks today from Act 6:1-7

Growing Community

Annie Willmot


The church in Acts grew and grew with new people becoming part of their community all the time. So what was it about their community that caused it to grow, and what can we learn from this today. Annie Willmot speaks from Acts 11:19-30

Kingdom Community

Alyssa Carey


The apostles spoke about the kingdom of God but they also demonstrated signs of the kingdom. We are called to do the same. Alyssa Carey speaks on what it looks like to demonstrate signs and wonders today. Speaking from Acts 5: 12-16

Prayerful Community

John Hudson


What happens when we all pray constantly as a community? David Walker explores the variety of ways we are called to pray and the call on us as a church to pray right now. He speaks from Acts 4:23-31

Missional Community

John Freeman


We begin a new series looking at the purpose and mission of the church is. John Freeman looks today at the church’s outward focus to live the call of Jesus to make disciples. He speaks from Acts 10:34-48

Easter Day 2021

David Walker


Whatever this past year and season of life has brought you, if you are feeling down, hopeless, hurting, broken or unsure about the future, Jesus has the power to transform your life. David Walker speaks about the transforming power of Jesus, as he explores Luke 24: 13-35

Good Friday Reflection: 6pm


As we come to the end of our Good Friday Reflections, Joy Atkins helps us to prepare for Holy Saturday as we reflect on Luke 23:50-56.

Good Friday Reflection: 3pm

After another three hours, we come to the death of Jesus. David Walker helps us to think about this important moment from Mark 15:34:41.

Good Friday Reflection: 12pm

It’s noon on Good Friday, and Jesus has been on the cross now for about three hours. Annie Willmot helps us to reflect on this moment from Luke 23:35-44.

Good Friday Reflection: 9am

At 9am on Good Friday Jesus is led to Golgotha, where he is crucified. Sam Brown leads our reflection on Mark 15:20-27.

Good Friday Reflection: 6am

We begin our Good Friday Reflections at 6am as Jesus is brought before the religious leaders and Pilate to be questioned and tried. John Freeman shares on Mark 15:1-19.

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Alyssa Carey


What actually is love? Alyssa speaks today about true love, speaking about the example of love God shows us in 1 John 4:7-21.


David Walker


What is hope and how can living with Christian hope change the way you see the world today? David Walker speaks about hope as he unpacks Romans 5 in the latest in our series on Faith, Hope and Love.


John Freeman


If we’re honest, we don’t really know what we are doing. God invites us to build our lives on him, trusting in God through faith and not trying to work it all out for ourselves. John Freeman explores how we can live a life of faith. Speaking today on 1 Peter 1:13-21.

Faith, hope and love

David Walker


As we travel towards Easter we are exploring the call to be transformed. Today David Walker unpacks the call to transformation as we explore God’s words through scripture. He speaks today from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Kingdom Power

John Freeman


John Freeman points us towards a reminder that prayer is always a right response under pressure. He explores how it unlocks forgiveness and healing in our lives – a present outbreaking of the future Kingdom. He speaks today from James 5:13-20

Kingdom Endurance

Nick Hill


When times are tough, when we are in a difficult or dark place, how do we respond? Nick Hill speaks today of a call to patience. He shares how he has found blessing in living patiently despite his own sense of urgency in life, as he speaks from James 5:7-12.

Kingdom Finances

David Walker


On Valentines day David Walker asks who, or what do you love? As we face pressure in life what do we fall on and put our trust in? Today James 4:13-5:6 challenges us to examine our own approach to our finances and where we put our trust.

Kingdom Submission

John Hudson


When you are trying to hold everything together, gain control, and find a way to navigate life, Jesus offers us a new way. John Hudson speaks on what it means to submit to God’s plan in 2021. He speaks from James 4: 1-12.

Kingdom Talk

Dan Bright


This passage in James gives us some very practical reminders of the power of our words and the ways in which we are called to use them. Dan Bright speaks from James 3:1-18

Kingdom Integrity

Lorraine Briffitt


Loraine continues our series in James. She challenges us to live out our faith and demonstrate the love of God through action. Speaking today from James 2:14-26.

Kingdom Equality

John Freeman


How do we treat the person who can’t do anything for us – the poor, the marginalised and discriminated, and the unpopular. John Freeman calls us to explore our hearts as he speaks from James 2:1-13

Kingdom Living

Alyssa Carey


Alyssa Carey calls us to action as a result of our faith in Jesus. Speaking from the book of James she explores what a Kingdom Life might look like during a global pandemic. James 1:19-27

Kingdom Perseverance

David Walker


As we begin a new series, David Walker speaks about Kingdom Perseverance. We all face trials and temptations and yet these can be used by God to mature us in the faith and help us grow spiritually. These words of James are clear that temptation does not come from God, but that He can work through them. (James 1:1-18)

God With Us

David Walker


This Christmas we are more aware than ever of the importance of being together. Speaking at our Carol Service, David Walker reminds us that even though so many of us are apart, God is more present than ever.


John Hudson


How can we be certain that God is with us at all times? John Hudson speaks today from Isaiah 43: 1-7 where God promises to be with us even in the fire and trouble of life.


John Freeman


Through God’s promise of provision comes transformation. During times of great challenge and difficulty, we need to be reminded of God’s promise to provide for us. John Freeman speaks today from Isaiah 41: 8-20.


David Walker


As we focus on our own weakness and the bleak nature of this current situation, through Isaiah God reminds us of His promise of strength to those who are weak. Once again, this promise of strength is directly related to trusting God. David Walker speaks today from Isaiah 40: 27-31.


Annie Willmot


Facing invasion and removal from their spiritual home, Jerusalem, God’s people are given these words of comfort and hope. Annie unpacks how we can access and hold on to this hope in our lives right now. She speaks from Isaiah 40:1-8


John Freeman


John Freeman speaks about the path to a life well lived. He shows how the example of the people of God in Isaiah 30 invites us into the arms of a God of mercy. John speaks from Isaiah 30: 15-21.


Joy Atkins


On Remembrance Sunday Joy Atkins speaks to us about the spiritual power and importance of remembering. She speaks from Exodus 12: 12-17.


Lorraine Briffitt


The perfect peace that is spoken about in Isaiah 26:1-6 and 57:14-21 is more than just peace: it is a promise of wholeness for all those who put their trust in God. This week, Lorraine unpacks what it means to have wholeness during a time such as this.

Light in the darkness

David Walker


In Isaiah 9, we hear that there is a ray of light amongst the darkness of Israel’s sin and disobedience. David shows us how Isaiah points forward to the birth of a child who will bring justice and righteousness: a promise for Israel and for us.


John Hudson


As the fatigue and difficulty of the global pandemic leaves us feeling weary and lost, we begin a series looking to God’s promises and purposes for us in a time like this. John Hudson explores Isaiah 6 to see how we are called to respond to our own weariness.

God is doing a new thing

Nick Hill


Nick Hill is the new vicar of Whitley, and he joins us at Greyfriars as part of our vision to help resource the church across Reading. He speaks to us today about where he sees God doing a new thing in this season.

Hearing from God

Mark Iles


Mark Iles from the School for Prophecy speaks on the topic of hearing from God, ahead of the launch of the prophecy course at Greyfriars in October. He speaks from John 16:1-15.

Grow the Kingdom

Dan Bright


Dan Bright rounds off our series on what it looks like to be church in this unprecedented time. He challenges us with the call to be people who demonstrate the Kingdom of God through our actions, drawing people to God. He speaks on 1 Peter 2: 11 – 17 & 1 Peter 3: 15b – 22

Grow in Faith

David Walker


David Walker calls us to turn and face Jesus as he explores what it looks like for each of us to grow in faith in this season. He speaks from 1 Peter 1: 13-22 plus 2: 1-3.

Gather to Serve

John Freeman


John Freeman continues our series looking at what it means to be church in this new season. He explores our call to discover and use our unique God given gifts to love our town. He speaks from 1 Peter 4: 8-11.

Gather as believers

David Walker


As we begin a new term of church under Covid-19 conditions, David Walker explores how we can be church scattered across our town in this season. He speaks from 1 Peter 1:1 & 1 Peter 2:4-10.

Playing our part

Lorraine Briffitt


As we end the series exploring the Old Testament book of Ruth, Lorraine unpacks the part played by each of the characters in the story and encourages us to play our part in the story of God’s Kingdom on earth. Lorraine speaks from Ruth 4: 9-17.

Letting go of control

John Freeman


So often, the everyday ordinariness of our lives seem undramatic, but that doesn’t mean that they are unimportant. This week, John explores how God can use our lives to weave together a greater and better story. He speaks from Ruth 3:1-18.

Stay where you are

Joy Atkins


We can so easily look ahead to the future, to the bigger and better and miss the blessing we are given in the here and now. This week Joy Atkins helps us to understand the blessing God has given us in this time and to rest in the here and the now, even if it is hard work. She preaches from Ruth 2:19-23.


John Hudson


Who are you working for? An easy question to answer, but what if we are working for the wrong purpose? This week John Hudson explores how the story of Ruth in the Old Testament gives us a reason to work for God. He speaks from Ruth 2: 1-12

Love in action

Annie Willmot


Even if we think of our lives as completely ordinary, we have the power to change the world person by person as we understand the extravagant nature of God’s love. Annie explores love in the story of Ruth as we begin a 5 week series exploring the book.

She speaks from Ruth chapter 1.


David Walker


How should we pray when under pressure? David Walker explores the call to pray for boldness in times when we are squeezed and vulnerable as he speaks from Acts 4:23-31


John Freeman


As so many of us come to a place of feeling totally overwhelmed, we are reminded that God hears us as we call to him in prayer. John Freeman speaks today from Psalm 23 & Matthew 26:36-46.


Lorraine Briffitt


How can our frustrations be used in prayer? Lorraine speaks today from Revelation 6:9-11 & Psalm 13 to explore the place of bringing our frustrations into prayer.


Annie Willmot


There are times when we feel despondent and burdened, but Annie show us another way as we lay it all before God. She speaks from Numbers 11:10-15.


John Freeman


We explore the power and importance of an attitude of gratitude, even in the midst of challenging circumstances. John Freeman speaks from Philippians 1:3-11.


Joy Atkins


Joy Atkins explains that there is a place in our prayers for guilt. An approach that gets us into the right heart attitude, so that we can move through it into God’s grace and transformation. She speaks from Daniel 9: 1-19.

Obedient prayer

David Walker


We begin our new series rooted in eight prayers from the bible. Today David Walker speaks on Matthew 6: 5-15, Jesus call to pray the Lord’s Prayer.


Dan Bright


Mary’s famous prayer reminds us what it looks like to be joyful in prayer. Dan encourages us that there is a place for the Joy of the Lord in even the lowest times. He speaks on Luke 1: 46-55

A New Chapter

John Freeman


On Pentecost Sunday, John Freeman speaks of the power of prayer to transform our lives. He brings us a message from Acts 2:1-14a, 37-39.

New Access

David Walker


What should our response be to the promises in Joel of an outpouring of the Spirit. David Walker explores the access we have to the power of God as we respond to him.
He speaks from Joel 2: 28-32.

New Life

John Hudson


How should we respond in a crisis time like we are facing during Covid-19. Ezekiel has a vision of a God who is calling us forward and the blessing on offer as we respond well. John Hudson speaks from Ezekiel 47: 1-12.

New Gifts

Dan Bright


Dan Bright unpacks what it means to receive gifts from God and what it might be that you are called to at this time. He speaks from 1 Corinthians 12: 1-14.

Rooted in the Spirit

David Walker


David Walker looks at how our character can be transformed as we become rooted more deeply in the Spirit, as he speaks from Galatians 5:13-26.

A new creation

John Freeman


John Freeman introduces our new series “Life Transformed” with a look at what it means to be a new creation.

Abundant Love

Lorraine Briffitt


In the conclusion to our series in John Lorraine reminds us that the Love of Jesus reaches out to us no matter where we are. He challenges us to follow Him.

Easter Day

David Walker


David Walker continues in our Abundant Life series, speaking from John 20 of the difference the resurrection makes in the lives of every person.

Good Friday Meditation

John Freeman


John Freemen leads us through the events of Good Friday. With readings and pause for prayer we are led to the cross where Jesus died as a sacrifice, once and for all, to provide forgiveness and new life for us.

Maundy Thursday

Joy Atkins


An interactive family service. Helped by the Girdler family Joy looks at the activities of the day including the last supper.

God’s Glory

Annie Willmot


Annie looks at the start of Jesus’ prayer and how it helps us to focus on the glory of God. She encourages us to see how the presence of Jesus living in us helps us to focus on God and his glory.


John Freeman


John Freeman looks at Jesus’ prayer in John 17 and encourages us to embrace the relationship of unity in love

Take Heart

David Walker


In our first Church Online Stream, our Vicar, David Walker, talks from John 16, speaking on how we can take heart in light of the what is happening in the world right now, and how we can be the abundant life of Jesus in our homes and communities.

Remain in Me

John Freeman


John Freeman looks at Jesus’ words “Remain in Me”. and the freedom that can be found in Him

Perfect Peace

Joy Atkins


Joy looks at the peace that can com from a life walking in partnership with Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Living in your calling

John Hudson


John Hudson looks at how what happened at a funeral in Bethany can give you a framework to discover your own unique calling in life. The passage today is John 11, the raising of Lazarus.

Good Shepherd

John Freeman


John Freeman continues our series in John’s Gospel. He looks at the need to hear and follow the voice and direction of the Good Shepherd

God’s Glory

David Walker


David explains Jesus’ approach to the blind man in John 9:1-12 and God’s glory at work through him.

True freedom

Annie Willmot


Annie speaks on John chapter 8:31-47 and the freedom that comes from seeing Jesus for who He really is.

Living Water

Jonny Alden


Jonny speaks about Jesus’ words in John chapter 7 and what it means to receiving living water.

Letting Go

David Walker


David Walker speaks about John 4:27-42 and the spiritual blindness of the disciples, compared to the faith of the Samaritan woman. Like the Samaritan woman, we are called to let go of trying to control the world around us, and trust Jesus.


John Freeman


John Freeman continues our series in John’s Gospel, with John 3. What have you come looking for? This was the question Jesus asked Nicodemus. He came looking for a teacher, but Jesus showed him so much more – a new life, healing and restoration. John challenged us to trust fully in Him and to live the life Jesus can bring.

Abundant Faith

David Walker


David Walker continues our journey through John, exploring John 2:1-11. What will your year look like when you lean your whole weight upon Jesus and expect Him to work through you?

Believe in Jesus

John Freeman


John Freeman introduces our new series on the Gospel of John, speaking from John 1 v1-18.

Peace – Do not be afraid

John Freeman


John continues with our theme of Peace at Christmas. He looks at the instruction given to the shepherds, “do not be afraid” and what this means for us. Luke 2:8-20

Christmas Carol Service – Find Peace

David Walker


David shares with us the message of how to find peace this Christmas

Compassion Sunday – Matthew 2:1-11

Visiting Speaker


James Waddell shares about the work of Compasssion UK



Advent Sunday – Isaiah 40

David Walker


As we enter this season of Advent, David spoke on the theme of waiting and how God uses our waiting for His purposes

Greater Vision (630 Service) – Hebrews 12

Joy Atkins


Joy rounds off our series in Hebrews by looking at our call to persevere in the faith by fixing our eyes on Jesus.

Greater Vision (930 Service) – Hebrews 12

Annie Willmot

Annie Willmot rounds off our series in Hebrews by reminding us to run the race of life in community with other followers of Christ, so that whatever life throws at us we will end strong.

Greater Call – Hebrews 10 and 11

John Hudson


John continues our series in Hebrews with a reminder of the importance of foundations and faith.

Greater Sacrifice – Hebrews 9 and 10

David Walker


Jesus is the only perfect sacrifice for our sins, and provides total forgiveness.

Greater Representative (930 Service) – Hebrews 4 and 7

John Freeman


John reminds us that far from God not involving himself in our world He sent his Son to intervene for us.

Greater Representative (630 Service) – Hebrews 4 and 7

Dan Bright

Jesus being our High Priest and our intercessor to the Father.

Greater Rest – Hebrews 4

David Walker


David continues in our series on Hebrews with a challenge to look at what true rest means

Greater Glory – Hebrews 3

John Hudson


John Hudson shows us how to find hope and certainty when all around us seems so uncertain, as we continue working through Hebrews in our series called ‘Greater’.

Greater Holiness – Hebrews 2

John Freeman


John Freeman continues our series in Hebrews. We are reminded that we have a great calling but through sin we have created a great mess. John encourages us in the fact that we have a saviour who is able to bring restoration.

How God speaks to us today

David Walker


David Walker begins a new series in Hebrews by exploring how God has spoken through all of time, and how we can know what he has for us today.

Questions of our time

David Walker


Our vicar, David Walker, responds to audience questions around Brexit, the environment, new students and the vision for Reading.


Joy Atkins

On One Family Sunday David and Joy explore what unity means to us as they explore John 17.

Build the Church

Sean Green


God is building us into his Kingdom here in Reading. Sean draws from Matthew 16:13-28 to show us that we need to find the awesome out of the awkward and to be prepared to move forward in faith.

Seek the Kingdom

John Freeman


What does it mean to seek the Kingdom today in Reading? John looks at what we can learn from the parables of the Mustard Seed, Weeds and the Net in Matthew 13:31-35 & 44-52.

Proclaim the Gospel

David Walker


David explores what it means to proclaim the Gospel in our lives, drawing on the example in Matthew 4:12-25.

Unlikely Heroes – Timothy – 2 Timothy 1:1-14

John Freeman


With the help of Bilbo Baggins John concludes this series with a look at what we can learn from the example of Timothy. He encourages that even though we might be timid and reluctant to recognise that: God has saved us, called us and He will equip us. He challenged us to be prepared to step out and allow God to fan embers into flames

Unlikely Heroes – Elizabeth – Luke 1:5-25

Joy Atkins


Joy looks at how Elizabeth listened to God and made herself available to what He had for her to do. Joy challenges us to be encouragers, to listen God more and to be surendered and ready to respond quickly and with freedoom to His call. If we can seek Jesus, his help and his direction then we can find ourselves living fearless lives.

Unlikely Heroes – Esther – Esther 2:5-11,17&18 & 5:1-8

Jonny Alden


We look at what we can learn from the life of this week’s unlikely hero – Esther. Jonny encourages us to consider three lessons. Firstly God works through the small and the weak. Esther was scared yet was prepared to do what she was called to do. Secondly Esther used what God had placed in her hand. Jonny challenges us to think through what it is that God has put in our hands that he wants us to use. Finally Esther chose faith over fear. We may find this difficult but like Esther we need to place our trust in God’s goodness.

Unlikely Heroes – Ruth – Ruth 1:3-5, 15-18 & 4:13-22

John Freeman


-Ruth is the next unlikely hero we look at. John uses the life of Ruth to illustrate how God is present and working even if He is unseen. He challenges us to be faithul in the small things so that God can build his big plan since fruitfulness comes from faithfulness over time. In response John asked us to consider what act of ordinary faithfulness is God asking us to focus on.

Unlikely Heroes – Moses – Exodus 3:1-14

Annie Willmot


As we continue our series looking at unlikely heroes Annie exanines how God worked through Moses. She challenges us to step out in faith and to remember that God is awesome and Holy, He loves us unconditionally and is daily shaping us to be more like him and that we are invited to be part of His plans.

Unlikely Heroes – Jacob – Genesis 32:22-30

David Walker


David introduces our new series looking at how God drew alongside Jacob to touch him and transform his life and allowed there to be reconciliation. He reminds us that through Jesus God wants to do the same with us.

God of Turnaround – God’s Bigger Picture – Genesis 50:15-26

Lorraine Briffitt


Lorraine concludes our series looking at the life of Joseph by reminding us that God is the one who is writing our story. She challenges us to think about what is God calling us to do.

God of Turnaround – Forgiveness & Reconciliation – Genesis 45:1-15 & 25-28

David Walker


Reconciliation is never easy. David looks at how Joseph moves forward. He suggests that the model we see in the Bible is one based on mercy and not anger. He looked at the example of the parable of the prodigal son and how that, together with the actions of Joseph point us towards the reconciling work of Jesus on the Cross

God of Turnaround – Facing the Past – Genesis 42:1-26 & 35-38

John Freeman


Looking at the challenges Joseph faced in his life, John reminds us that our past does not need to define our future. That we do not need to continue to feel guilty about things in our past because there is forgiveness through the cross. He challenges us to look at what might be holding us back and to give our concerns and past to Jesus and allow our relationship with Him to define our future.

God of Turnaround – Genesis 41:1-16 – Joseph; Obedience and Boldness

David Walker


David continue our series looking at the life of Joseph. His challenge for us from this weeks passage is whether we are being obedient to what God has called us to do?

God of Turnaround – Temptation and Trust – Gen 39:1-23

Dan Bright


We all suffer from temptation and Joseph was no different. Dan highlights how the story of Joseph points towards Jesus. He remind us that through the cross Jesus provides forgiveness and encourages to look to the cross for strength.

Baptism Service am – 1 Peter 1:17 – 2:5 – Archbishop of Canterbury

Visiting Speaker

God of Turnaround – Joseph; the Father’s love – Genesis 37:12-36

David Walker


David continues our series looking at the life of Joseph. He reminds us that just as Jacob loved Joseph and wanted the best for him, so our Heavenly Father loves us much more and has the very best plan for our lives.

Pentecost – Acts 10:34-38

Sarah Jones


Sarah reflects on the events of the first Pentecost and invites us to seek more of the Holy Spirit in our lives

God of Turnaround – Dreams and Jealousy – Genisis 37:1-11

Andy Storch


Andy introduces our new series looking at the life of Joseph

Resurrection Life – Ressurrection Opposition – Acts 5:17-32

David Walker


David concludes our series in Acts by reminding us that somtimes the Christian life has trials and tribulations but this is part of our loving father’s plan to refine us and bring us closer to Him.

Resurrection Life – Resurrection Prayer – Acts 4:23-31

Sarah Jones


“Sarah explores why we find it hard to pray and reminds us that faith-filled prayer is all about faith in a great God and is vital in the spiritual battle we face as Christians”.

Resurrection Boldness – 1 Peter1:1-20 (am) John Dunnett

Visiting Speaker


John continues our series looking at resurrection life. He focuses in on our life as exciles in a secular world. He looks at the hope the resurrection gives us while walking through the struggles of daily life. John concludes with a challenge that resurection boldness is about practicing Christlikeness

Resurrection Boldness – Acts 4:1-20 (pm)

Joy Atkins

Joy continues in our series looking at living a resurrection life. She challenges us to step out in boldness taking hold of the power of that comes to us through the resurrection of Jesus.

Resurrection Life – Resurrection Healing – Acts 1:1-10

John Hudson


John Hudson looks at how we can all live extraordinary lives. Calling us to tune in to the voice of the Spirit of God that lives in each one of us so that we will know the heart of the Father.

Resurrection Life – Mark 8:34-38 & 16:14-20

David Walker


Following on from the events of Easter, David looks at what the resurrection means to us and how it can impact our lives.

Palm Sunday – Matthew 21:1-77

Sarah Jones


Sarah talks about the temptation of wanting to skip the events of Holy Week straight to Easter Sunday and the resurrection. But that in doing so would ignore all the suffering Jesus endured for us. She leaves us with the challenge of how much are we prepared to give up for Jesus.

Joyful Generousity – An adventure in faith – Romans 12:

David Walker


David winds up our series on generousity looking at the adventure that living in faith can be. He challenges us to think what could be achieved if we are all pulling together.

Mothering Sunday – Romans 12:9-21

Annie Willmot


With the help of some Duplo Annie helps us to understand the strength of living in community

Joyful Generosity – Generosity of God’s people – 1 Kings 17:8-16 & Matthew 27:57-60

David Walker


As we come to the end of our series on Joyful Generosity David looks at what it means to be generous as God’s people. He challenges us to look at our personal situation and consider how we can demonstrate generosity.

Joyful Generosity – Acts 4 & Acts 6 – Generosity of the Church

John Hudson


With the help of an illustration about bees John encourages us to take a look at what it means to be a generous church. Are we joyful givers giving without thought of what might we get in return, or are we more grudging in our giving? John reminds us of the generosity of God our Father in sending Jesus.

The Temptation of Christ – Luke 4:1-13 – 11.30 am

Ann Cogle


At the start of Lent Ann looks at what we can learn from the temptation of Jesus as we prepare ourselves for Lent

Bishop Andrew – Baptism and Confirmation service

Visiting Speaker

Bishop Andrews encourages our candidates, and the rest of us, that through baptism we are standing together with Jesus and he is standing with us.

Joyful Generosity – The Generosity of God – Luke 7:36-47

Dan Bright


With the help of a set of scales Dan introduces our new series on generosity. He reminds us that the best model of generosity is that shown by God in giving Himself to us to restore a relationship with him. He challenged us rather than comparing ourselves to others we need to compare ourselves to God’s standard. Gods sacrifice has paid our debt in full. As we see the generosity of God to us we are challenged to be more generous in our lives.

God Wins – Paradise Regained – Rev 22:6-21

Fiona Pollard


Fiona concludes our series in revelation and leaves us with the question “how thirsty are we for God?”

God Wins – Rev 20:1-15- Justice Served

David Walker


David takes us through this chapter in the penultimate sermon in our series on Revelation. He reminds us that while the Devil is down he is not yet out yet God is more powerful and that the final conflict is the outworking of Jesus’ victory through the cross and resurrection. He encourages us that we have been called to reign with Jesus and that we can be confident that we have been made righteous through his blood. Finally he challenges us to ask God who he is leading us towards to share the good news of his love and salvation.

God Wins – Evil Defeated – Rev 19:1-16

Joy Atkins


Joy reminds us that while the victory has been one there are still battles to fight. She gives us some practical guidance on what weapons we can employ.

God Wins – Conquering Lamb – Rev 14:1-12

Dan Bright


Dan looks at the battle won. Encourages us to take up our armor, to realise that Jesus has won the victory – that we are on His team. Having taken that on board Dan encourages us to consider, what to him, is the most important question coming out of this passage – where are we with Jesus?

God Wins – Sounding Trumpets – Revelation 8 – 11

David Walker


David reminds us that far from being called to a life on a luxury cruise our role is to be in the lifeboat rescuing lost souls.

God Wins – God Enthroned – Rev 4:1-11

Andy Storch


Andy continues our series on Revelation. He looks at the access we can have to the throne of God through what Jesus has done for us.

God Wins – Christ Revealed – Revelations 1:1-8

David Walker


David Walker challenges us to read the Revelations together as a church during this series of sermons. In the sermon David guides us through the Seven Churches described in the first three chapters, helping us understanding the meaning and importance of these chapters.

New Year, New Beginning – Colossians 1:15-23

Hayley Searle-Barnes


Hayley challenges us to consider how we keep Jesus central in our lives and what difference this will make to us in the coming year.

Light of the World – Advent 4 – Luke 1:26-38

Sarah Jones


Sarah Jones takes us through the reading in Luke 1:26-38, and challenges us on how we should respond to this during the Christmas time

Strange Christmas – Krish Kandiah – John 1:1-14

Visiting Speaker


Krish Kandiah challenges us to further understand God’s love for us by how He has adopted us into His family, how Jesus is the light of the world and the way to be part of God’s family and how we can share this love with others.

Light in the Darkness- Eternal Light – Rev 21:22 – 22:6

David Walker


Light in the darkness – living in light – Ephesians 5:11-18, Revelation 1:12-18

Sarah Jones


Sarah reminds us that we are called to live in the light and that we can find great strength through living in the light that Christ brings.

Tough Questions – Will van der Hart – Looking at Mental Health

Visiting Speaker


In the next in our occasional series “Tough Questions” Will van der Hart (founder of the Mind and Soul Foundation) tackles the issue of mental health.

Light in the Darkness – The Hope of Light – Isaiah 60 v 1-3, 19-22 and John 8 v 12

David Walker


Light in the darkness – Light rejected – Isaiah 5:20-25, John 3:19-21

Sarah Jones


Light in the darkness – Genesis 1:1-19

John Hudson


John introduces our new series. With the help of some props he points out that we need to be plugged into the right source if the light of God is going to be able to shine through.

Sharing the Story – It’s Hard – 1 Cor 1:18- 2:5

Sarah Jones


Concluding our series on sharing the story we are reminded that it is not always an easy thing to do. Sarah reminds us that all we are called to do is to share what we know and to leave the results to the Holy Spirit. She encourages us that we have not failed if having shared our story is rejected as we are called to be obedient understanding that our contribution adds to the overall full picture.

Sharing the Story – How to share – Acts 9:10-19

David Walker


David takes a look at a little known figure – Annanias – to see what we can learn about how to share our story. He shows us how Annanias was obedient, faithful and loving in how he shared the message of Jesus with Saul, who went onto become the Apostle Paul. David reminds us that sharing what we know of Jesus could have far reaching effects which we may know nothing about. He challenges us that the most loving thing we can do for someone else is to point them to Christ, and to recognise that now one is beyond help.

School of Theology Live – Rob Merchant

Visiting Speaker


Following on from the streamed series earlier in the year we welcome Rev. Rob Merchant who will speak on the subject of:

“Ageing and the end of life”

Share the Story – Who do we tell? – 2 Kings 5:1-19 & 1 Thess 2:8 am service

Joy Atkins


Joy continues our series on how to share our story with a look at who to share with. She encourages us to be open to the prompting of the Spirit and to be confident to share our story and to leave the results to God

Share the Story – Who do we tell? – 2 Kings 5:1-19 & 1 Thess 2:8

Visiting Speaker

As part of our youth service James Pickin from Tear Fund encourages us to look at the opportunities that we have in our day to day life to share our stories of what God has done for us

Share the Story – What is the Story? – Romans 10:8-15 – Rachel Turner

Visiting Speaker


Rachel encourages us to not be daunted by what we should be sharing. She reminds us that we do not need to share the whole gospel, which can be intimidating, but to be ready to share bite sized stories about what Jesus has done for us.

School of Theology Live – Rob Merchant – Aging and the end of life

Visiting Speaker


Rob unpacks for us some of the theology behind Aging and the end of life.

Sharing the Story – Why Bother – Jonah 4:1-11; Matthew 9:35-38

Hayley Searle-Barnes


Hayley introduces our new series looking at how we can effectively share the good news of Jesus Christ. Hayley encourages, and challenges us to step out of our comfort zone in sharing what we know of Jesus.

Vision – Christ Transforming Reading – John 4:27-42

David Walker


David concludes our series looking at the vision of Greyfriars with a focus on Reading Transformed. He encourages us to look at how Jesus has worked in our lives and to share our stories and to allow change to flow out from us. From the passage we see that there is an invitation to “come and see” and then to hear a story of transformation. We all can share our story. Secondly there is an encouragement to trust in Christ’s power and to remember whose power is at work. No matter how weak or ill equipped we may feel in our lives God can work through us. David encourages us to use God’s mighty weapons to begin to move out and see transformation flow out from us.

Having considered our response in praying and giving this Sunday we look at a response focused on Serving. To see more about areas that need help click here Current Service Opportunities. You can find out more about the wider opportunities here:- Service Booklet

Vision – Transformed Church – John 4:27 – 38

David Walker


David continues our series looking at the Vision of Greyfriars. This week we look at what it means to be part of a transformed church. We look at the healing and acceptance that comes from new life in Christ. How we are continually redeemed and restored and that through this process our lives revel the truth of who Christ is. David reminds us that a transformed church is marked by Healing, Holiness, Obedience and Generosity. During the series we will be focusing our response in three areas – prayer, giving and serving. This week we are encouraged to respond with a prayerful look at how we give.

Vision – Christ Transforming Us – John 4:1-26

David Walker


David begins our series looking at Greyfriars Vision to see Reading transformed by the love and power of Jesus. He looks at the need for us to be transformed by the power of Christ in our lives and that as we see this transformation in us it will begin to flow outward.

He challenges us with three questions from the passage:

Do we need transformation? What does transformation look like? Are we hungry for more of Christ in our lives?

You can download the prayer guide here Greyfriars Vision Prayer Guide

Action Heroes – Priscilla & Aquila – Acts 11:4, 18-19 & 24-26

Sarah Jones


In the last of our summer series looking at the action heroes of Acts Sarah sees what we can learn from the actions of Priscilla and Aquilla.

Action Heroes – Paul – Acts 17:8-11 & 33-44

Jonathan Thatcher


Jonathan looks at how Paul dealt with difficult situations in his life. He encourages us to recognise that God allows us to go through these times as part of making us the person he wants us to be. He challenges us that if we are not currently experiencing hardship to be investing and preparing for when these times come.

Action Heroes – Lydia – Acts 16:11-15

Fiona Pollard


Fiona encourages us to consider where is God looking to take us and what new challenges does he want us to say yes to.

Action Heroes – Peter – Acts 12:5-17

Dan Bright


Dan unpacks Peter’s miraculous escape from prison with a focus on freedom and stepping out in the spirit.

Action Heroes – Acts 11:19-26 – Barnabas

Hayley Searle-Barnes


Hayley continues our summer series in Acts with a look at Barnabas the encourager.

Action Heroes – Paul & Barnabas – Acts 14:8-20

David Walker


David begins our series in Acts looking at the visit of Paul and Barnabas to Lystra and Derbe

Walk to Freedom – Freedom’s Joy – Exodus 40:1-5 & 34-38 am

Annie Willmot


Annie concludes our series in Exodus with a reminder that God still guides today as he did with the Israelites.

Walk to Freedom – Freedom’s Joy – Exodus 40:1-5 & 34-38

Dan Bright


Walk to Freedom – Freedom to be Shared – Exodus 34:29-35 & 2 Cor 3:7-18


Andy continues our series in Exodus. He reminds us that in the difficult times, the good times and the new times there is good news to be shared. Let our light shine!

Walk to Freedom – Freedom under Threat Exodus 32:1-14


This week Sarah looks at how we can experience freedom even in the face of threats. She focuses on how Jesus brings us that Freedom.

Walk to Freedom – Living in Freedom – Ex 19:3-13


John continues our series in Exodus considering what it means to live in freedom.

Walk to Freedom – Exodus 16:1-18 -Freedom to Trust

David Walker


David continues our series in Exodus with a look at how God met the needs of the Israelites through the provision of Manna and Quail. He looks at the lessons we can learn about trusting God.

Tough Questions – Is Christianity Sexist?

Visiting Speaker


Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics challenges us as she tackles the Tough Question “Is Christianity Sexist?”

Baptism Service – John 3:1-8

Visiting Speaker


Bishop Andrew looks at Nicodemus’s encounter with Jesus and what lessons we can learn.

Walk to Freedom – Passover – Exodus 11:1 & 12:21-30

Sarah Jones


Sarah continues our series in Exodus with a look at the Passover. She considers how in times of despair, when we ask where is our God, that the Passover reminds us that he is the one that brought Israel out of Egypt. She looks at how the Passover points forward to the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and the freedom that His sacrifice can bring to us.

Walk to Freedom – Exodus 3 v 1-15 pm

Dan Bright


Walk to Freedom – Exodus 3:1-15 am

Joy Atkins

Joy introduces our new series looking at the book of Exodus. She challenges us to live out the freedom that has been won for us by Jesus.

Pentecost – Acts 2-1-21

Hayley Searle-Barnes


Hayley looks at the events of the first Pentecost. She challenges us to be followers of Christ that are prepared to proclaim the will of God in the power of the Holy Spirit so that all who call on the name of the lord may be saved.

LIVING LIKE CHRIST – In Humility and Endurance 1 Peter 5:1-11

David Walker


David leads us through this passage. He reminds us of the challenge of facing up to a hungry lion and encourages us in how to stand firm. He reminds us of the importance of taking up the full armour of God on a daily basis.

LIVING LIKE CHRIST – holy and loving – 1 Peter 4:1-11 – am

Sarah Jones


LIVING LIKE CHRIST – holy and loving – 1 Peter 4:1-11- pm

Joy Atkins

Living Like Christ – Being a True Witness – 1 Peter 3:8-22

John Hudson


John looks at the challenge to make difficult choices in our walk with Christ, reminding us why it is that we are called to live this way.

Living Like Christ – Submitting To Others – 1 Peter 2:11 – 3:7

Dan Bright


Dan takes a look at this passage and challenges us to be different. He asked us whether, if life were a spot the difference competition would our lives as followers of Jesus would make us stand out as different. In a different approach Dan used emoji’s to illustrate his talk. If you would like to see click here Dan Bright 1 Peter 2

Living Like Christ – A New Identity 1 Peter 2-1-10

David Walker


David reminds us of the wonderful fact that we are accepted, called, loved and forgiven. He encouraged us to think about who we are listening to.

Living Like Christ – Saved and Holy – 1 Peter 1:1-16

Hayley Searle-Barnes


Haley introduces our new series on 1 Peter. She reminds us of all that Jesus has done for us through his death and resurrection.

Easter Sunday – PM – Luke 24

Sarah Jones


Sarah looks at the miracle of the first Easter. She challenges us that if we have never experienced the resurrection power of Jesus in our lives to invite Him enter our life and accept the gift of his resurrection for ourselves

Easter Sunday Morning – Luke 24

David Walker

David talks about the miracle of resurrection and looks at the joyful events of the first Easter

Palm Sunday – Matthew 21:1-11 – pm

Joy Atkins


In this week running up to Easter Joy looks at the events of the first Palm Sunday and considers the impact on us today

Palm Sunday – Matthew 21:1-11 – am

Andy Storch

Andy Storch guides us through the events of the first Palm Sunday. He encourages us to think through which of the various scenes we would fit into and which character we would be.

The Beatitudes – Blessed are the Persecuted – Matt 5:10-12 & 1 Peter 4:12-19

David Walker


The Beatitudes – Blessed are the Persecuted – Matt 5:10-12 & 1 pet 4:12-19 (PM service)

Fiona Pollard

The Beatitudes – Blessed are the Peacemakers – Matt. 5: 6 & 9 and Colossians 1:19-23

John Hudson


John continues our series on the Beatitudes looking at blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness and blessed are the peacemakers. He encourages us that we are part of God’s plan to bring righteousness on earth. He points out that we should be peace bringers to those in our direct circle of influence. He also challenges us that if we do not know the peace of knowing Jesus. The gift of his peace then we need to turn to God and come to him.

Blessed are the Meek – Matt 5:5-8 & Psalm 51:10-17

Sarah Jones


Sarah continues our series looking at the Beatitudes. She challenges us that we need to be involved in daily heartwork and that our starting place is recognising that we do not have pure hearts.

The Beatitudes – Blessed are those who mourn – Matt. 5:4 & 7 and Isaiah 61:1 – 4 (am service)

Annie Willmot


Annie Willmot continues our series on the Beatitudes looking at those who mourn and those who are merciful.

The Beatitudes – Blessed are those who mourn – Matt. 5:4 & 7 and Isaiah 61:1 – 4 (pm service)

David Walker

David continues our series looking at the Beatitudes. He reminds us of the challenges that face both those who are mourning and how we should respond and support them.

The Beatitudes – Blessed are the poor in spirit – Matt. 5:1 – 3 & Deut. 8:10 – 18

Dan Bright


Dan introduces our series looking at the Beatitudes. He reminds us that without Christ we are all poor in spirit and that we should come as we are to Jesus who wants to show us the Kingdom of Heaven. He points out that the Beatitudes are attributes of the whole church, unlike spiritual gifts which are individual.

Prepare for the Storm – Trust in God – Matt 8:23-27

David Walker


David reminds us that in life we will face storms and that as Christians we are not exempt. He encourages us to plan ahead and to create a storm shelter ready for when the storm breaks. He reminds us when the going gets tough we need to trust in God to see us through.

Click here to see the video David refers to in his sermon Huddle against the storm

This is Church – A Missional Community – Mark 16:14-20

David Walker


David concludes our series looking at what it means to “be Church” with a reminder that we are called to look outward – to be missionaries where we are.

This is Church – A Missional Community – Bishop Andrew am service

Bishop Andrew encouraged us to be a church living on the outside. To feel the glory of god flowing out through us into the world. He encouraged us to have the courage to live outdoor lives. And he reminded us that our core purpose making Christians new and making new Christians.

This is Church – A Growing Community – Mark 10:35-45


Joy challenges us to look at what love looks like in a church setting and encourages us that a result of how we love will be a desire to serve. As a church we were encouraged to consider where we might get involved. A booklet of different areas of ministry has been produced to help us prayerfully consider what God would have us do. It is also a great resource to help inform us in our prayers for those who are serving. This is Church – Service Booklet

This is Church – A Generous Community – Mark 12:41-44

David Walker


David continues our series focusing our thoughts towards our giving. He encouraged us to look to God for direction as to what we should be giving.

To see more about supporting the church go to the Giving and Serving page of the website.

This is Church – A Gathered Church

Sarah Jones


Sarah encourages us on the importance of meeting together for corporate support and encouragement, because we are hungry to be in the presence of Jesus and because we long to have our hunger satisfied as we are fed.

This is Church – A Praying Community – Mark 1:35-39

David Walker


David introduces our new series on what it means to be Church. Today we look at the importance of being a praying community. David encourages us to look at the why, what, when of prayer and challenges us to take a new focus on prayer in our lives.

Christ will Come Again – Matt 1:18-25

Sarah Jones


Carol Service – The Christmas Connection


J John points us towards the true meaning of Christmas and challenges us, if we have not done so, to open the gift that God has given us in Jesus Christ.

God With Us – Matthew 1:1-17 pm

Joy Atkins


God With Us – Matthew 1:1-17 – am

Anthony Wisdom

Anthony encourages us to look towards Christmas, and the celebration of the birth of Jesus with expectation

Micah 7:7-10, 14-20 – A message of compassion – David Walker

David Walker


Micah 7:7-10, 14-20 – A message of compassion – Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Micah 6:6-8 – A Message about true worship

Sarah Jones


Micah 4:1-5, 5:2-4 – A Message of Hope pm Service

Joy Atkins


Joy continues our series in Micah

Micah 4:1-5, 5:2-4 – A Message of Hope am Service

David Walker

David continues our series looking at the book of Micah. He reminds us that God has a plan, a perfect plan, and when life gets troubled and difficult we need to look to him for reassurance.

Micah – A Message Against Injustice – Micah 2:1-2, 6-11 & 3:9-12


Bishop Steven continues our series in Micah with a challenging look at where we see injustice around us

Micah – A Message of Sorrow – Micah 1:1-9

David Walker


David introduces our new series looking at the book of Micah

Tough Questions – The Environment

Visiting Speaker


In the first in our occasional series looking at tough questions, Mari Ovsepyan from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics encourages us to look at the impact we are having on our environment. She challenges us to question our way of life with a view to reducing the impact we have on our world.

Spirit Filled Life – The Mission of the Spirit – Acts 8:26-40

Sarah Jones


Sarah concludes our series on the Spirit Filled Life . She challenges us to see that what we have heard about in previous weeks points in one direction and that is towards mission. She encourages us to be open to the work that the Spirit wants us to do and asks the question how available are we God and his purposes. She reminds us that our job is to be available to point others to Jesus.

Spirit Filled Life – Gifts of the Spirit (Pt. 2) – 1 Cor. 12:1-11

Joy Atkins


Joy completes our look at the Gifts of the Spirit. She challenged us over the effective use of the gift of faith, healing, and miraculous works. She encourages us to ask God for his gifts.

Spirit Filled Life – Gifts of the Spirit Pt 1 – 1 Cor. 12:1-11

David Walker


David takes the first of two sessions looking at the gifts of the Spirit. He reminds us that as a body we are made up of many parts with different gifts. He challenges us to ask: what gifts have you given me, and what is the purpose of these gifts?

Spirit Filled Life – Fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:16-26

David Walker


David looks at conflicts in life through the filter of the fruit of the Spirit and shows us how love underpins each of the fruit.

Spirit Filled Life – Who can be filled and how? – Joel 2:28 – 32 & Acts 10:44 – 48

John Hudson


John Hudson challenges us to open up our thinking with regards to the filling of our lives by the Holy Spirit

Spirit Filled Life – Who is the Spirit? – John 14:15-26

David Walker


David continues our series looking at the person of the Holy Spirit

Spirit Filled Life – Do we need the Spirit – Ezekiel 37:1-14

Sarah Jones


Sarah introduces our new series on the Spirit Filled Life. Looking at Ezekiel’s prophecy of the dry bones she reminds us of how God forms and then fills us with His Spirit enabling us to see things in a different way.

Jesus Meets …. The Desperate Mark 5:24-34

Hayley Searle-Barnes


Hayley concludes our series on Encounters with Jesus with a look at how a chronically ill woman believes Jesus can heal her. Her encounter with Jesus sees her healed and so much more.

Jesus Meets the ….. Untouchable – Mark 1:40-45

Sarah Jones


Sarah encourages us by looking at how Jesus related to the untouchables of his day. She challenged us as to how we can respond.

Jesus Meets……..The Collaborator 7.00pm – Dan Bright – Luke 19 v1 – 10

Dan Bright


Dan continues our series looking at how an encounter with Jesus changed everything for Zacchaeus, and how we can experience the same change in our lives.

Jesus Meets ….. The Grieving – Luke 7:11-17

Tom Girdler


Tom continues our series looking at the circumstances surrounding the raising of the widow of Nain’s son

Jesus Meets ….. the Privileged – Mark 10:17-31

John Hudson


Jesus Meets ….. The Outcast – John 4:7-26 – 6.30pm

David Walker


David introduces our new series of people who met Jesus with a look at his encounter with the Samaritan women.

Jesus Meets ….. The Outcast – John 4:7-26 11.30am

Leonard Onugha

Leonard introduces our new series with an interesting look at the story of the Samaritan woman

Faith Under Pressure – Injustice – Daniel 6

Sarah Jones


Sarah concludes our series in Daniel with a look at how to manage when we feel hard done by.

Faith Under Pressure – Self Love – Daniel 5

David Walker


Faith Under Pressure – Pride – Daniel 4

Fiona Pollard


Faith Under Pressure – Idolatry – Daniel 3

Joy Atkins


Joy looks at the pressures we all face when our priorities in life displace our faith in Jesus. An challenges us to stand up against conforming.

Faith Under Pressure – Fear – Daniel 2

Andy Storch


Using Daniel 2 Andy gives us some good guidance on how to deal with the challenge of fear in our lives.

Faith Under Pressure – Daniel 1:1-20

David Walker


David introduces our new series on the book of Daniel – Faith Under Pressure. What does it mean to take a stand rather than to conform? How can we stand together in community.

Who we are in Christ – Spirit Filled – Ephesians 6:10-20

Dan Bright


Dan challenges to be outward looking and missional as a result of being filled with the spirit

Who we are in Christ – Relational – Ephesians 5:23-33

David Walker


David challenges us to consider how our walk with Christ should influence and affect our relationships

Who we are in Christ – Holy – Ephesians 4:7-24 & 5:8-14 pm service

Hayley Searle-Barnes


Who we are in Christ – Holy – Ephesians 4:7- 24 & 5:8-14 am service

Visiting Speaker

We continue our series in Ephesians with a look at what it means to be Holy in Christ

Who we are in Christ – United Ephesians 4:1-16

Philip Giddings


Who we are in Christ – Messengers Ephesians 3:1-13

Sarah Jones


Sarah looks at what it means to be God’s messengers and challenges us to look at how we reflect his love around us

Who we are in Christ – Transformed – Ephesians 2: 1-10

David Walker


David continues our series in Ephesians looking at the transforming power of Jesus Christ

Who we are in Christ – Chosen – Ephesians 1 v 3-14

Philip Giddings


Easter Sunday Evening – John 21 1 – 17

David Walker


David looks at some of the events following the resurection

Maundy Thursday – John 13 1-17

Sarah Jones


Sarah Jones considers the events surrounding the Last Supper and in particular the significance of Jesus washing the disciples feet

What did Jesus Say ……… about money and possessions – Matt. 6:19-24

Simon Thomas


How much is enough? Simon considers the challenge presented by possessions, or lack of. He looks at what Jesus had to say about what we own and how we should give.

What did Jesus Say? ……… Love your enemies Matt 5:38-48

Sarah Jones


Sarah deals with the tricky question of what it means to love our enemies

What did Jesus say about ………. Life’s Worries – Matthew 6:25-34

Fiona Pollard


Fiona looks at what lessons we can learn from the Sermon on the Mount about handling what life throws at us.

What did Jesus say about ….. Relationships – Matt 5:21 – 32

David Walker


David continues our series on the Sermon on the Mount with a challenging look how we should manage our relationships with others

What did Jesus say about…… Distinctive Living – Matthew 5-13-20

John Hudson


John continues our series on the Sermon on the Mount challenging us to be different in the way we live our lives.

What Did Jesus Say …. Our Character – Matthew 5:1-12 – pm

Dan Bright


Dan Bright introduces our new series on the Sermon on the Mount with a look at what Jesus said about our character

What Did Jesus Say …. Our Character – Matthew 5:1-12 – am

Anthony Wisdom

We Believe in… The World to Come 1 Cor. 15:12-19

Andy Storch


Michael Lloyd – The Trinity

Visiting Speaker


Michael Lloyd of Wycliffe Hall leads us through the challenging concept of the Trinity

Download his talk outline here M.Lloyd Trinity Notes

Nigel Harris CEO Tearfund

Visiting Speaker


Nigel CEO of Tearfund shares how Isaiah 58 gives purpose to their mission

Living for God at Work – Jen Logan (LICC)

Visiting Speaker


Jen looks at the challenges of living out a Christian life in the workplace. She offers some practical advice to help us.

We believe in… The Church – Ephesians 2

Sarah Jones


Continuing our series on the Creed Sarah looks at what it means to believe in the Church

We Believe in ….. the Holy Spirit – John 16

David Walker


We believe in… Jesus’ death and resurrection Acts 2:22-39 (pm Service)

Hayley Searle-Barnes


Continuing our series on the Creed looking at Jesus’ death and resurrection

We believe in… Jesus’ death and resurrection Acts 2:22-39 (am Service)

Philip Giddings

Philip continues our series on the Creed looking at Jesus’ death and resurrection

We believe in…One Lord, Jesus Christ – Matthew 7-21-23; Colossians 1-15-20

Visiting Speaker


We believe in… One Lord, Jesus Christ Col.1:15-20

Sarah Jones

Continuing our series on the Creed Sarah considers the phrase “One Lord, Jesus Christ”

We believe in… One God, the Father Isaiah 45:18-25

David Walker


“A new series on the foundations of our faith, from the book of Isaiah”

Dec 18th 7.00pm Getting Ready: for His birth Luke 1:26-38

Fiona Pollard


Fiona looks at what it means to say “yes” to Jesus

11th Dec 10am Getting Ready – for His birth – Luke 1:26-38

Philip Giddings


Getting Ready – For His Return 2 Peter 3:3-13

John Hudson


Getting Ready – For His Return 2 Peter 3:3-13

Dan Bright

Getting Ready:For a Saviour – Isaiah 53:2 – 12

David Walker


David begins a three-part Advent series asking “are you ready for Jesus?

The Maturing Church – Transformed by Christ, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Sarah Jones


The Maturing Church – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Philip Giddings


Maturing Church – Holy Lives 1 Thess. 4:1-12

David Walker


Maturing Church – Unbreakable Faith

Hayley Searle-Barnes


Hayley Searle-Barnes, our Student Pastor, looks at what it means to stand firm in the faith

Maturing Church – Courageous Witness

David Walker


Integrity matters: David explores the Apostle Paul’s focus on character

Maturing Church: A Model for Others

David Walker


The Harvest is Plentiful Matt 9:35-38

Sarah Jones


Sarah helps explain the significance of Jesus’ words for us, that “the harvest is plentiful

Reaching Out – pm – Luke 5:1 – 11

Tom Girdler


Tom unpacks what it means when Jesus tells us to be fishers of men and women

Reaching Out – am – Luke 5:1 – 11

Andy Storch

Andy unpacks what it means when Jesus tells us to be fishers of men and women

Building Together – Vision 4 – Nehemiah 4:6 – 20

David Walker


Building Together Vision 3 – Nehemiah 2:1-8 & 15-20

Sarah Jones


Building Together – Vision 2 – Nehemiah 1:1-11

David Walker


David begins our vision series, looking at Nehemiah’s compassion and prayerfulness.

Laying a Foundation – Vision 1 – 1 Peter 2:1-10

Sarah Jones


Sarah explores what it means to put our identity in Christ, our cornerstone.

I Am the True Vine

Sarah Jones


I Am the Way the Truth and the Life

Chris Greaves


I Am the Light of the World

David Walker


I Am the Bread of Life

John Hudson


Growing in Holiness

Fiona Pollard


Expectant in Prayer

Anthony Wisdom


Bold in Evangelism

Tom Girdler


Filled with the Spirit

David Walker


Generous Compassion

Dan Bright


Generous Words

Andy Storch


Generous Service

Joy Atkins


Generous Prayer

Fiona Pollard


Living for Jesus

Joy Atkins


Alive in Jesus

David Walker


Rooted in Jesus

David Walker


Supremacy of Jesus

Chris Greaves


Spirit of Jesus

David Walker