The best way to get to know people, go deeper with God and engage with church life is to join a connect group.
We run various connect groups across the church, these are small groups that meet together on a weekly basis alternating between socials, pastoral care, bible studies & worship.
Meeting in small groups provides a better environment for forming close relationships, sharing & receiving prayer and discussing & studying the word. It is also a great place to invite friends to experience church in a different way.
These groups are a key part of The Gate, where individuals and the church as a whole can experience growth, both spiritually and numerically.
If you are not in a group but would like to be, please speak with the leader of the group that you would like to join for information about when and where that group meets.
Meadway Connection (Tilehurst)
Turnham’s Group: Sunday, 5:15pm – John & Val Smith
Triangle Group: Monday, 8:00pm – Mick & Sophia Penson
Elevate Group: Tuesday, 7:30pm – Matt & Patricia King
RAC Group: Wednesday, 8:00pm – David & Gillian Bailey & Jenny Whitfield
Revive AM: Thursday, 9:30am (@The Gate, Central) – Joanna Parmar-Sheppard & Sarah Porton
Loddon Connection (East Reading)
Loddon Group: Monday, 7:30pm – Jeremy & Christine Sharpe
Loddon Group: Wednesday, 7:30pm – Rory and Danni Malone
Inspire Ladies Group: This will join Revive AM for the next season (for more info speak to Joanna Parmar-Sheppard)
Calcot Connect: Thursday, 7:30pm (@The Gate, Empress Rd) – Adam Perryman
The River Connection (Dee Park, Norcot & Potteries area)
Ignite: Monday, 7:00pm (@The Gate, Oxford Rd) – Sue Winyard & Tom & Hannah Rogers
Southcote: Monday, 7:30pm – Mike and Kathie Davis-Bater
River: Tuesday, 7:30pm – Mandy Mills and Sam Gardiner
Oxford Road: Wedensday, 9:30am (@The Gate, Oxford Rd) – Gareth Owen
For groups held in homes please contact us for the exact location.