Wheatley United Reformed Church is a lively group of informed, free-thinking, committed Christians meeting to deepen their understanding of the gospel and work out its message of hope, care and justice in their community and the wider world, through worship, prayer and active Christian discipleship.
That said, many of us (whatever our chronological age) are still seeking God and glimpse a little of him through meeting, studying and praying together.
We trace our roots not only to the group of non-conformists who met in Wheatley over 200 years ago in a room over The Sun public house (see our History) but also through each and every current member’s individual faith journey. Members who have moved on have contributed to Memory Lane.
We have agreed a Statement of our Vision of our purpose as a congregation and the work we are called to do.
Our main worship service is traditional with Bible reading, prayers, sermon, hymns and organ music. However we do like variety and often ask guest preachers to lead our worship. We have regular simple evening worship in Taizé-style in the home of a couple who are church members and early morning prayers and shared breakfasts in the church. Members also contribute to worship through art and music. Our Picture Gallery records a few recent events.
But we are practical Christians too and work to build community locally and for peace and justice throughout the world.
We offer our buildings to support the work of organisations and groups that provide a service to the community (and in which many church members are involved).
We aim to be inclusive; positively encouraging people of all backgrounds, ages, ethnic origin, male and female, to participate fully in the life of the church.