Our vision is to be a transformational community empowered to courageously reveal Jesus and His kingdom wherever we go. As you look through these pages, we hope you'll get a sense of who we are, and the things that are important to us. If you have any questions, or would like to chat further, drop us an email or give us a call. We'd love to hear from you.
During the current Coronavirus COVID19 crisis we are following Government advice. We are not holding public Sunday worship meetings or corporate activities of groups together until advised otherwise. We are continually reviewing and interpreting what current rules mean in practice and at present don't believe there is any benefit in reopening our building for very limited use.
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Sunday 12th July 2020
Next Sunday Chris Doughty is leading our gathering and this will start at 10.30am via Zoom and Facebook Live. Please email Steve Prince for more information about connecting with our Sunday virtual meetings at email@example.com
"Bringing the whole gospel to the whole town through the whole church" Roger Sutton - Gather UK
Transform Reading is a network of churches and Christian Charities who are working together and with statutory agencies in and around Reading and neighbouring boroughs. Our aim together is to be good news and to enable community transformation through the whole church serving and working together in unity. Recently a brand new website was launched, coinciding with a film about an appeal to support some of the key charities and organisations who are working together to bring help and support across the communities during the COVID19 crisis. Click the link below to see the film and the logo above to visit the website.
What's going on...
At this present time there are no church events or meetings taking place at Brookside. Some small groups are beginning to use our church Zoom remote meeting software for connecting together as groups from people's own homes.
For those who would appreciate it we are operating a system of care and support through 'buddying.' This is especially to help support those who are vulnerable and isolated but is a great way of helping maintain a sense of connection and belonging whilst we can't physically meet together. Buddies communicate regularly with one another on the telephone and where possible, through face to face online facilities. Click the image above to email if you are offering to buddy another person or would appreciate the care and support of a buddy.
We have established a virtual prayer room which is currently operating from Sunday - Friday evenings between 8-8.30pm. Those meeting are very happy to pray into anything you are concerned about or struggling with. For details about how to join our virtual prayer room contact Steve Prince at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the form below to let us have any prayer requests and you can just use your first name to protect your identity if you wish. This is for use across the communities and not just for those who are part of Brookside Church.
If you are in need and have nobody else to help you, please call 0118 9664474 and we will help if we can.
We are working together with our friends in other churches across our communities in order to support other caring initiatives people are involved with throughout the current crisis. The Earley Help Hub offers a route to access care and support, particularly for vulnerable people. We have a growing number of volunteers who may be able to help, or direct you to help. The contact telephone number for Earley Help Hub is 07493 784091. Alternatively you can email by clicking this link; Earley Help Hub
Audio and video recordings...
Last Sunday 5th July Steve Prince spoke from Colossians 3:17. "Let every activity of your lives and every word that comes from your lips be drenched with the beauty of our Lord Jesus, the anointed one." (The Passion Translation)
Throughout lockdown we have enjoyed a wide range of input, learning and worship all brought creatively by a growing number of people. Click here in 'Lockdown Resources' to access these.
For Young People
Daily Devotional - Lectio 365
Lectio 365 is a great daily devotional provided by 24/7 and CWR. We recommend this as a resource. Just click on the arrow logo above to go to the website where you can download the app.