Connect Groups

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)

Triangle Group – Mick & Sophia Penson

RAC Group – David & Gillian Bailey, Jenny Whitfield

Revive AM, 10am Thursdays, The Gate Central –  Joanna Parmar-Sheppard

Revive PM – 7.30pm Thursdays – Joanna & Akash Parmar-Sheppard  & Patricia

Turnhams Group – John & Val Smith

Elevate Group


Loddon Connection (East Reading)

Loddon Group – Jane & Alastair Mitchell-Baker


Calcot Connection 

Ladies Wednesday AM, 9.45am The Gate Empress Rd Centre – Anita Turnbull & Karen Lewis

Calcot Thursday Group, The Gate Empress Rd Centre – Megan Perryman, Matt Stubbs & Rebecca Hulme

Oxford Rd Connection 

Oxford Rd Group, The Gate Oxford Rd Centre – Tom & Hannah Rogers


The River Connection (Dee Park, Norcot & Potteries area) 

Monday Evenings, 7.30pm Burghfield  –  Mike and Kathie Davis-Bater

Tuesday Evenings, 7.30pm The Gate Oxford Rd Centre – Malcolm and Julia Horne

Wednesday Mornings, 10am The Gate Oxford Rd Centre – Gareth Owen and Mandy Mills


For groups held in homes please contact us for the exact location.