For Preachers at Woodley Airfield Church

Church details

Location: Meets in Woodley Church of England Primary School, Hurricane Way, Woodley, Reading.

Postcode: RG5 4UX

OS Map co-ordinates: SU 776 736


Parking: There is parking in the school grounds

Contacts: Mary Carpenter or Revd Martyn Neads

Morning Worship (10.30am)

Type of Service  

Informal; All-age on the 1st Sunday each month
Format:  No fixed order of events
Congregational participation welcome, including prayer, Q&A, testimony (with guidance, e.g. interview format).

Times of activities  

Prayer with the preacher and worship group at 10:15
Worship music from 10:20
Service starts at 10:30 till 11:30
Coffee after the service until about 12:00
Building locked up by around 12:15


Usually 2 or 3 children present, age range 8-11
3-11 meet as a group (except on 1st Sunday of each month)
Children leave usually after second song with a short blessing but do not go out during August services.
Children return after the sermon. Please request at appropriate time, e.g. at the beginning of a song.

Children's Address

Please include children's address during August services when
children remain throughout the service. Your choice at other times.


Usually taken after the children return by one of the children


Small gift given to anyone with a birthday that day or duing the coming week. (We do not usually sing "Happy Birthday".)


Please ask for any notices to be brought when appropriate

Prayer book

Brought to front during song before intercessions. Prayer diary also used each week for intercession subjects.




Songs chosen by leader/preacher. 
The list of songs known by the congregation can be found  by browsing the Airfield Church website at:

CCL? CCL no. 266001
Song books   The church does not use printed song books. All words are projected.
Music Either LIVE, with some or all of: flutes, guitar, keyboard, 1 or 2 voices or RECORDED with CD's, tracks referenced on songlist.
Preacher advised which in pre-service contact.
Audio-Visual system All songs, readings & the Lord's Prayer are projected on a laptop
& projector. Other material such as video clips (.mp4), audio clips (.mp3), PowerPoint slides, pictures, text etc. can be included in the playlist (if received at least 24hrs beforehand).
Bible version  New International Version (2008) copies available to congregation.
New International Version (2011) projected onto screen during readings.
Revised Common Lectionary normally used, sometimes we follow a 5 or 6 week theme. Please confirm readings with list of songs.
Readers available?           Normally arranged on a rota from congregation
Children One song suitable for all ages before the children go to groups please.


General Information

Seating  Moveable chairs  
Services conducted from Table with covering. No lectern or pulpit - please be prepared to preach from notes held in hand or bible. 
Sound system Radio lapel mic for preacher. Stand mic for readers.
Toilets  Yes 
Pre-service contact Email/Letter sent to preacher 
Refreshments After morning service 
Access Building open from about 9:15am
Order of service Please provide by the Thursday afternoon prior to the service,
also any prayers or other items you would like to display on the
screen.  This is particularly important for the musicians who meet on Thursdays to practice.

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.