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

Sunday 24th February

Stockham Primary School 10.30

Milward and Smith small group on set up

New Church Building

Please be praying for the King’s Grove development as it enters a critical stage in the decision as to who is involved in managing the building. Pray for our team to have God’s wisdom in their conversations and input. A base for sending and a home for mission. Lord build your church in Wantage and area.



Regular events

Dad’s out                                 (typically 3rd Saturday  of each month)

16th March

Kids Praise                                (typically 3rd Sunday of each month)

17th March

Prayer and worship                   (typically 2nd Sunday of each month)

10th March

Men’s Meal                                 (typically 1st Friday of each month)

1st March

Sunday Social                          (typically 1st Sunday of each month)

3rd March

Baby and Toddler Group            Every Friday during term time


Youth                                          most Fridays during term time




Other events

23rd February

Introduction to the Enneagram Model of Personality Types THIS SATURDAY

27th February

Parenting teenagers course begins

2nd March


16th March

Ladies Day

29th April

Happy’s Circus

21st – 23rd June

The Gathering

25-28 July 2019

Launchpad Summer Camp



Event information



Youth Evenings

Fridays are youth night for all young people Y7 up - all Welcome! Email D to go on our mailing list or if you would like to host. To go on the mailing list email Youth@wantagecc.org



Baby & Toddler Group- every Friday in term time talk to D, Jenny, Linda, Kristal or Liz. Mums, dads, grandparents, carers & mums to be all welcome. 9.15- 11.15 Wantage Methodist Church Hall.


Prayer and worship

7.30-9pm Cornerstone Cafe, Grove typically the second Sunday of each month next one10th March. A time of un-hurried worship and prayer and an opportunity to encounter God and make space for God to speak


Sunday Socials

These are typically held on the first Sunday of each month at Annie and Howard’s they start after Church with a ‘bring and share’ lunch, followed by a walk, or a film or something else (depending on the weather and what everyone would like to do).  Everyone is welcome, come for just the lunch or go home for lunch and join us later as you prefer. Next one is 3rd March


Baptisms Ephesians 4:5There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism

Baptisms are being planned in March/April, pray for those who have made the decision to be Baptised and for those that are thinking about it. Let Neil or D or your small group leader know if you would like to be Baptised.



CAP money Course a free workshop that will teach you budgeting skills and a simple cash-based system that works. To find out more email capmoney@wantagebaptist.org.ukor contact Peter on 07580 291 258



Introduction to the Enneagram model of personality types with LizWestTHIS SATURDAY

Saturday 23rd Feb 10-4pm Shellingford Village Hall - £30 for the day


Would you like to understand yourself and others better?

The Enneagram model of nine personality types helps explain so much about the way we behave. It is a unique way of understanding ourselves, our world, our God and how we relate to others.


For more information about the day and to book please contact Katherine Gantlett - katherine.gantlett@gmail.com (07917 566385)


Parenting Teenagers Course

Andy and Liz Bruce will be running a 6-week course on parenting teenagers starting Wednesday 27th February. Each evening will start at 7:45pm and will be at their house in Bryan Way. Please talk to Andy or Liz if you would like to join or want more information. 

Mobile: 0785012358.email: andy.bruce@wantagecc.org.uk



 Engage 2019’a conference for Christians working in health and social care, which is being organised after overwhelmingly positive feedback at a similar event in February 2018. The event will be on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at The King’s Centre in Oxford.


The theme will be ‘Contagious Hope’ and there is a line-up of Christian professionals speaking, who will cover subjects including:

·       Going to work with the Living God

·       Personal Resilience

·       Innovations in church-based health and social care

·       Prayer for healing

·       Handling Failure

·       A Christian response to ‘assisted dying’


If you want to see more, please do visit: www.engageoxford.co.uk, where you can also book tickets.


Care for the family Marriage Course5th March Bicester

Sometimes how we spend our time doesn’t reflect what matters most to us. While we’re quick to fix the boiler, MOT the car (hopefully) and carve out countless hours for the latest Netflix movie; we often don’t take time to invest in our marriages.

With anything that’s precious to us, we want to do all that we can to help it thrive, but it’s easy to leave our relationships on autopilot.

It Takes Two is an opportunity to take a night out, set aside distractions and focus on the two of you, as a couple. The event will spark questions like: what’s working well, how do you feel most loved and do you feel heard by your partner? But don’t fret, Katharine and Philip will be doing all the talking.

So, whether your marriage is in good shape or things are difficult right now; whether you have been married for many years or you’ve just got together, this event will positively impact your relationship.


go to https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/events/marriage-events/it-takes-two#bookingfor more information and to book your ticket.


Ladies Day – Your Story… Women of God Conference March 16th Kings Centre, Oxford. 10am – 4pm Tickets £25. (Plus £7 for lunch) Speakers – Nicolae Neal, Rachel Gardner and Sarah Yardley. Worship – Joe Hardy. Tickets available from https://womenofgodconference.org.uk/


School’s Prayer Group

This group meets three times a year for this next academic year the dates are:-

Wednesday 24th April 2019.

The group prays for all the schools in our area – everyone is most welcome. 7.30 St John’s Church Grove. For more information see Eileen.


The Gathering Message to all men!

You’ve got until the end of February to book before the price goes up from £97 to £109 (from 1 March).


This is a men's weekend festival like no other! It's fun, it's life changing, it's THE standout event for guys.

Taking place 21 - 23 June 2019 in a field near Swindon the Gathering features:

We're getting bigger and bigger each year and after numbers of 1,600 in 2014 and over 2,000 guys for 2015 & 2016's event. We've sold out in the last few years, SO BOOK NOW!

  • Video of highlights from 2018: here
  • Early booking price still currently available at £85.
  • Book here

Get a group of guys together, book your place early for the best rate, put the dates in your diary and we'll see you in June #inafieldnearSwindon.


Happy’s Circus

Monday 29th April, 6pm Stockham school tickets from www.pta-events.co.uk/friendsofstockham



Supernatural Advance – Lodges and static caravans now available to book!   Go to WWW.supernaturaladvance.uk  

Camping is back! This is the first summer camp our sphere (the group of churches we are relating to in salt and light) is running. Even if you are not a great fan of camping -this event promises to be a great time of fellowship, faith and fun!! The goal is for everyone to encounter the presence of God - there are activities for children and adults. (And there are noncamping options available!!)

At Lenchwood Christian Centre 25th -28th July 2019, there will be…


We will be gathering for vibrant, spirit-led worship! There will be times to worship as a whole church family together as well as worship in each group.


We have invited some great speakers to share inspirational and equipping preaching and teaching throughout the event.

Kids & Youth

We have an excellent range of groups for children and youth, catering for everyone between 0–18 years, with worship, games and teaching tailored to each group.


There will be loads of opportunity to spend time with people. We will also have recreation activities each afternoon.


Go to  www.supernaturaladvance.uk for more information and to book.


Other Notices


Youth/Children’s Helpers Needed

Due to our ever expanding children’s groups we neeed some more helpers to help with our oldest group 7-11 year olds. Anyone who loves God and loves children whether you are 14 or 94 could help out. All that is involved is supporting the teacher, maybe sitting with a child, serving drinks being enthusiastic and generally helping out. Please pray and thank God that we have had two volunteers we just need one more so if you thought it might be you please pray into that and maybe have a chat with Eileen.


We also in need of helpers for our lovely and also growing Youth Group on a Sunday morning. We really want to invest in our young people so please talk to Dan Harbour or Andrew Orchard or Sarah Kelly if you think this might be something you could do. (Danharbour@yahoo.co.uk)


Job Opportunity

Oxford Schools Chaplaincy is partnering with members of local churches to support and resource schools in Oxford, aiming to present the Christian faith to pupils in a clear and engaging way and to help young people to flourish. It is looking for an Office and Volunteer Administrator (50%-80% of full time) to help take the work to a new level. The right person, working from a basis of personal Christian faith, will have:

• a gift for communicating effectively and appropriately with a wide range of people;

• excellent office and organizational skills, including expertise in Excel and Word and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;

• relevant experience, preferably with schools or a Christian organisation.

For further details and application pack, please contact the Director, Samantha Cragg:


Salary: pro rata to £19,000 pa.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 25th February 2019


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

If you would like to communicate some information to the whole Church send an e-mail to all@wantagecc.org.ukwhere it will be reviewed and sent on.

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