What's coming up - this week and soon after!


This Sunday 10th December meeting Stockham 10.30

Horswell small group is on set up.

It’s also the Children’s Christmas party – please let Eileen know numbers ASAP!


there is a prayer and worship evening at Cornerstone 7.30 – 9pm

Dates at a glance, for more details see below.


8th December

Men’s Meal

10th December

Kids Christmas party (10.30)

Prayer and Worship Evening

10th December

An evening with Paul Manawring

15th December

Monster Turkey

17th December

Family Carol Service 10.30am

22nd December

Carols in Grove

25th December

Family Christmas Service 11am

14th – 21st January

Week of prayer

20th January

Worship training

21st January

South Celebration

27th January

Creation, Faith and leadership day conference

Jan/Feb TBC

Safeguarding training

5-6th May





December dates

Friday 8th – this Friday! Men’s Meal

Please let Andy know if you are coming and pray into who you can invite to join us and the invite them! Let Andy know (ASAP!) of recommended venues if you would like a change from the Lamb!

Sunday 10th DecemberChildren’s Kids Praise Christmas party – 10.30 please let Eileen know if you are coming and if you are bringing a friend or two!

Also on 10th DecemberPrayer and Worship 7.30pm - 9pm venue TBC and also on 10th Dec


An evening with Paul Manwaring - If you didn’t get to hear Paul at Transform - now’s your chance! Join us for a time of worship before he speaks on "Equipping an Army of Ordinary Believers". The Gate, 384 The Meadway, Reading,RG30 4NXin Reading 6.30 for more information go to


15th December – Monster Turkey goes back to the 80s!Kings Centre Oxford 7.30 – 11 for year 7-9 all night to 8am for year 10 + to register go to www.occ.org.uk/mt17

Sunday 17th DecemberFamily Carol Service normal time 10.30

Friday 22nd DecemberGrove Churches are having a Christmas walk of witness around Grove. From 6 to 8pm Carol singing procession around part of Grove with Wantage Silver Band, lanterns - and a donkey! Starting and finishing at Millbrook School Car Park. Join us, for the procession at 6pm, or back at the Car park around 7.15 pm for the final few carols and festive refreshments in Old Mill Hall. Free event. Bring your family and friends!

Sunday 24th Decemberno meeting but..

25th DecemberChristmas Day Family Meeting Methodist Church 11am

Week of prayer

14th-21st Jan 2018 more details coming soon!


20th January Worship Training


With Ken Riley – afternoon and evening for more information see Andy Bruce


21st January

South Celebration


New Date for those who need Safe Guarding Training

We are hoping to get all those who work with children or youth, in any capacity (hosting youth at your home included), to a safeguarding training session.

Thank you to all of you who got back to Annie the 28th January is not proving a great date so watch this space – new date will be confirmed soon!

We had a great turn out at the one in September, so we are hoping to catch the rest of you soon.  

Creation, Faith and Leadership Day Conference

A day (27th January) of teaching and discussion exploring creation, science, faith and leadership. What does the Bible say about creation and what impact does that have on how we engage with society and lead as Christians today? In particular it will look at evolution, environmentalism and miracles.

Our tutors are Dr Jeremy Blakey, former lecturer in the zoology department at the University of Oxford, now Head of Seniors and Head of Science at The King’s School Witney, lecturer at King’s School of Theology and worship leader — and Dr Stephen Jones, former student of Jeremy, now Senior Pastor of Oxford Community Church, and regular teacher, lecturer and leadership coach.

This day will also serve as a taster for those considering our theology & leadership training programme from summer 2018. £25 including lunch. Register at http://oxford.occ.org.uk/

Student Conference

Christians in Science are hosting a Student Conference at The King’s Centre in Oxford, on  February 17th 2018.  “Science and Faith: the view Up, In and Out”, will focus on how being Christians and scientists shapes the way we think, work, speak and worship. Our tickets are subsidised at only £5 per student if booked before 21st January, for more information go to  www.cis.org.uk


Launchpad 5-6th May 2018 The Kings Centre Oxford


Launchpad is the first gathering of our sphere, a family of 25 Churches within Salt & Light UK – in Wales, Worcestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucester, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire (so far!) We are gathering to launch as a family of Churches on mission together!


Saturday 5th is a leaders day 10 – 4 A day for leaders of all kinds to come and be equipped and motivated with Aled Griffith a church leader and church planter who is passionate about people and an infectious communicator of the gospel. £20 including lunch Register at



Sunday 6th is a day of worship, teaching, fellowship and fun (inflatables, seminars, walking tour of Oxford, Games room, prophetic postcard art and more!)….for free! 10.30 – 4.30


Summer of Mission

Next year there will not be a Salt&Light Summer Camp - no Camping- hurrah!! Instead there will be a summer of mission in places as far flung as China, Nepal, Malawi, Macedonia and Morocco and as close by as Newbury, Oxford & Reading :) To register your interest please go to saltlight.org/som2018


Israel Trip

Mike and Liz Beaumont are leading a trip to Israel next year - 15-22 October 2018, for more details go to – (have a look anyway it looks amazing!)


Ask anyone who has been, and they will tell you what a life-changing trip it is and how it brings the Bible alive like nothing else! 

Mike is happy for people to contact him if they want more info or would like to chat. mikebeaumont@icloud.com


Other notices


HELP NEEDED: We are in need of some extra people to help with the words about once a month on a Sunday - there is no upper of lower age limit!! Please talk to D We also need some extra volunteers for the PA/sound - please talk to Richard Heenan


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Cornerstone is a Christian Café and Bookshop run by Four Churches in Grove: St John the Baptist Parish Church, Grove Free Evangelical, Grove Methodist and Vale Elim. It is a charity set up as a link between the churches and the community, providing refreshment physically and spiritually. They are currently in need of volunteers for Counter, Utility & Till Staff and a cook! For all posts, full training is given and support is available at all times. You will be provided a drink and a break on every shift and if you work 12–2pm, you will be offered a lunch. Contact Sarah or Esther: Office@cornerstonegrove.org.uk or 01235 772280


Please send items to be included in this weekly e-mail to Eileen@AnEWhite.co.ukby Wednesdays 9 o’clock.

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