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


Sunday 16th December

Stockham School

10.30 Milward Small group is on set-up

There will be a Christmas Card at Church for everyone to sign

their best wishes to each other – with Donations going to SAT-7

Also, it’s the children’s Christmas party – they will be going out after the first song. Creche children need to be with a parent.


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.


Alpha Course

We are running an Alpha course during the sermon on Sundays. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. Please pray for those on the course and those running the course – if you would like to provide cakes for this group one week please see Tyrone or Kristal.


Regular events

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

19th January

Kids Praise                                (typically 3rd Sunday of each month)

16th December THIS SUNDAY

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

13th January

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

4th January - TBC

Sunday Social                          (typically 1st Sunday of each month)

6th January

Baby and Toddler Group            Every Friday during term time

Last one this term on Friday! Starts again 11th January

Youth                                          most Fridays during term time




Other events

13th December

Craft evening – Christmas treats at D’s TOMORROW!

21st December

Monster Turkey (youth event)

20th January

Joint Worship service

15th – 17th Feb

That Youth thing

16th March

Ladies Day

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

14th December  - Christmas Party- Martins Please RSVP if your child is coming!!

21st December - Monster Turkey: for all Youth Y7 up ITS BACK AGAIN, MISS IT MISS OUT! Huge Inflatables Broom Ball Nerf War Circus Skills And Much Much More This Year we are off to the circus, The Greatest Monster Turkey! Booking link: https://lifehousecommunity.churchsuite.co.uk/events/oen8ka2g

Also time to bok 19thThat Youth Thing– Youth Retreat at Youlbury Scout Centre, Boars Hill Oxford 15th -17th Feb 2019 for Y7 -Y13. £65 before Jan 1st then £70.



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.Party this Friday, then resumes 11th January


Prayer and worship

7.30-9pm Cornerstone Cafe, Grove typically the second Sunday of each month next one 13th January. 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 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 6th January.


School’s Prayer Group

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

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

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.

Christmas 2018

We are planning to leaflet Stockham again – let D know if you can help

Craft evenings at D’sthis Thursday

13th December Christmas treats – all welcome 7.45 for 8.


A carol singing event to raise funds for Wantage & Grove Street Pastors.

This is open to anyone from the churches to join us singing carols in the pubs around Wantage on Saturday 15 Dec from 8.30 pm - meet outside Wantage Baptist Church.

Children’s Kid’s praise and party this Sunday: 16th Dec. All children are invited, they are welcome to dress up as a character from the nativity if they would like. Creche aged children are welcome to join in with the party or the library space will be available with toys as normal. Parents will be asked to stay with their creche aged children. Please come, talk to Kristal if you have any questions.

Monster Turkey: for all Youth Y7 up Friday 21st Dec


Broom Ball Nerf War Circus Skills And Much Much More

This Year we are off to the circus, The Greatest Monster Turkey!

Bookinglink: https://lifehousecommunity.churchsuite.co.uk/events/oen8ka2g

Family Carol Service: 23rd Dec 10.30Traditional Carol service with a twist! Carols, bible readings & activities for the whole family finishing with mince pies.

Christmas Day Service:11am Methodist Church Hall

Sunday 30th January 10.30 there will be a shorter meeting at Cornerstone, Grove. Please note there will be no Sunday school which will resume on 6th January


Joint Worship Service

Sunday 20th January, refreshments from 4pm. Wantage C of E School Newbury Street Wantage OX12 8DJ. Focusing on Schools and Education. All welcome run by Wantage and Grove Church Partnership.


Regional CelebrationDidcot 27th January


That Youth Thing– Youth Retreat at Youlbury Scout Centre, Boars Hill Oxford 15th -17th Feb 2019 for Y7 -Y13. £65 before Jan 1st then £70.


This is a chance for our young people to make space in their diaries at the start of half term to (re)connect with God, re-connect with old friends & make new ones, to have fun together!  Talk to D if you have any questions – having time away really makes the difference for our young people and enables those life-changing God encounters that make such a difference to their lives!


 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.



Ladies Day - Women of God conference March 16th Kings Centre, Oxford.More information coming soon – put the date in your diary!


The Gathering

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:

● Live comedy ● cool cars ● 5-a-side tournament ● bar ● live music ● walking football ● huge inflatables ● bar games ●volleyball ● axe throwing ● relevant Bible teaching ● great worship ● great speakers ● life stories ● powerful gospel ministry ● scalextric ● bonfires and loads more...

It's the perfect event for men's groups or individuals and tailor-made for you to be able to invite your unchurched mates to. Every year we see many guys come to faith for the first time.

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.



Supernatural Advance

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



If anyone from Church would like to help out with our lovely youth we are in need of some more helpers on a Sunday morning. Please talk to Dan Harbour.


China Trip 2019!!

Liz and Oliver are planning another trip to China April 8-21st April (provisionally) if you are interested please do talk to them by 31st October. Also, please do pray: Luke has struggled to settle back into China since their return in September and Susie has had a minor stroke - please pray for healing, peace and grace on the whole family.


FOODBANK is in need of more support on the committee (one meetng every 2 months) and with the general running and organisation of foodbank – please talk to D or Rosie Horswell if you’d like to know more.


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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