For Preachers at Tilehurst

Church details

Location: 26, School Road, Tilehurst, Reading - opposite the Co-operative Supermarket.

Postcode: RG31 5AN

OS Map co-ordinates: SU 669 739

Tilehurst Map 

Parking: There is limited parking behind the church and ample parking across the road
             in the free public car park behind the co-op.

Contacts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Morning Worship (9.00am)

Type of Service Traditional
Number in congregation 30 - 40
Congregation profile Mainly older


Morning Worship (10.30am)

Type of Service Lively
Number in congregation Normally 80 plus
Congregation profile Mixed with children and young people of all ages
All age address Yes
Children leave After the 2nd hymn and a blessing
Offertory taken After the children leave


Evening Worship (6.30am)

Type of Service Normally specially promoted service. See Plan / website
Congregation profile Dependent upon the service



Hymn books Singing the Faith, Hymns & Psalms
CCL? Christian Copyright Licence #233955
Service books Own version
Readers available? Yes
Worship leaders available? No
Prayer leaders available? Yes


General Information

Seating Chairs, enabling rearrangement for less busy / special services
Services conducted from Lectern or pulpit and lectern according to preference
Public address system T-loop system. Fixed lectern microphone, three lapel microphones
all controlled from A/V desk
Projector Fixed projector in place controlled by steward from A/V desk. Please bring own PC containing material to project or arrange for loan of church laptop which is normally used by our minister
Toilets  Yes in vestry and also at rear of church and in the halls
Pre-service contact Letter sent to preacher, by email if possible
Order of service Please provide by Thursday evening, preferably to the above email address
Notices Printed; any extras announced by steward before the service
Refreshments Occasionally served after 10.30am service
Congregation prayer list Yes, brought up by steward during a hymn early in the 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.


CCLI Song Search

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