About us

The Gate is a warm, friendly church with a lively style of worship and a desire to hear and carry out the Word of God. We are a multi-generational church and currently have 3 sites in the Reading area:

The Gate Central
384 The Meadway
RG30 4NX

The Gate Sindlesham
1 Bearwood Road
RG41 5BB

The Gate Empress Road
Empress Road
RG31 4XR

We relate to people of all ages, with children’s work, youth work, and adult groups which meet at various times throughout the week.

Our History

Reading Community Church was formed in July 2005 when two existing churches known as Tilehurst Free Church and Grovelands Christian Fellowship joined together under the leadership of Yinka Oyekan. We changed our name to The Gate in 2016.

In 2014 Reading Community Church purchased St Birinus Church Building from the Church of England and it is currently used as our Main Office Hub.

Acorns Nursery also operates from our Empress Road site.

In 2020 Sindlesham Baptist Church merged with The Gate and has now become The Gate Sindlesham.

The Gate is a member of the Baptist Union and Barnabas Fellowship of Churches (BFOC). We see ourselves as part of God’s one church in Reading, under the guidance and direction of the Lord Jesus Christ.

If you wish to receive updates from Barnabas England you can sign up here.

Church Services

We hold weekly family services at both The Gate Central & The Gate Sindlesham on Sundays at 11am. We begin every service with a time of Worship and soaking in God’s presence before hearing a message from one of our amazing Pastors.

After every service you are invited to join us for refreshments where we can spend some time in fellowship.  

Services at Gate Central are live streamed on The Gate YouTube channel.

Online activity on a Sunday is as follows:

09:00 -10:00am – Prayer meeting on Zoom.
11:00 -12:30pm– Live streaming on The Gate YouTube channel

Please do join with us.  If you would like the links to the Zoom meeting, please email admin@thegate.uk.com.  The buttons below will take you to (1) the live stream and previous services for catch-up on The Gate YouTube channel and (2) The Gate Facebook page, which is updated regularly.

If you would like to join us at The Gate Central, please click on the link in the ‘Featured Events’ below.