We know it can be a little daunting going somewhere you’ve never been before, so here is some information about what to expect on a usual Sunday at All Nations.
What time do I arrive?
Our Sunday services start at 10am.
How do I get there?
A map and directions of where to find us are available here.
Car parking available on the church premises for visitors. If the car park is full, further parking is available in Coley Primary School (on Wolseley Street) or on the surrounding streets (but please pay attention to the various parking restrictions!).
We are a 10 minute walk from the town centre, alternatively the number 11 bus stops nearby on Boston Avenue.
I have a disability, what support is available?
We have good access for people who need to use a wheelchair and a conveniently located disabled toilet just off the foyer. If you use a hearing aid, please ask at the reception desk for more information about our using our wireless hearing aid receiver system. Do not hesitate to contact us before you visit if you require any additional information or assistance.
What will happen when I arrive?
You will be welcomed by a member of the team, and you are free to sit wherever you like. You will probably be greeted by a number of friendly people but don’t worry, no pressure will be applied to ‘join up’. However if you feel that you want to make All Nations your home then there are plenty of people you can talk to.
What about the service?
On the first Sunday of the month we have a family-friendly service called One Big Church, which is suitable for young and old to come together to worship. These services usually last just over hour, with refreshments available before the service at 9.45am. Following this service at 11.30am, we have a reflective time of communion for those wishing to stay.
On all other weeks, we have one service which lasts for approximately 1 hour 45 minutes with tea and coffee are served after the service.
During all of our services there will be a time of corporate singing, as part of our worship to God. We sing a mixture of traditional hymns and contemporary songs and place a strong emphasis on teaching. The talks are always Bible based and we seek to give application of the Bible to enable us to live more like the people God wants us to be. Sometimes there is the practice of the spiritual gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12
What’s available for children?
On Sundays other than the first of the month when we hold our family-friendly service, we have activities for children of all ages during the service; Creche (under 3’s), Oasis 3-4’s, Oasis (for 5-11 year olds) and Youth (11-15 year olds).
What shall I wear?
Anything! People feel comfortable wearing suits, jeans, shorts – basically come in whatever you feel comfortable in!
Do you have any activities during the week?
There are a variety of activities for different age groups during the week. Please see the week-day activites section under Church Life in the top menu. There are also different home groups scattered around Reading, so if you think you might want to join us then you can pick the nearest to you!
If you have any other questions you want to ask before you come, please feel free to contact us.