Serving the churches of Woking

Individual churches of Woking may be members of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, and one of the four national ecumenical organisations, through their national denomination or organisation.

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Below is a list of Christian agencies that are working in and around Woking. Please click their names to visit their web sites.

Across: Cross Cultural Ministry in Woking

Helping to build bridges of friendship with local Asian communities and enabling local Christians to appreciate and understand lifestyles, cultures and faiths of those from other ethnic backgrounds. Sharing the love of God in both word and deed with those from different cultures. 

Breadmaking Therapy 

Breadmaking with women each Thursday at The Lighthouse Woking.

Christians Against Poverty

Debt Help: Free debt counselling, which includes a home visit to client and on-going support until they are debt free.  

Money Course: A money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that helps people to get more in control of their finances and prevent debt.

Job Club: To provide unemployed people with input and resources to enable them to make a successful job application. 

Life Skills Course: Teaches practical skills to help people live well on a budget. Areas covered include: healthy eating, making money go further and healthy relationships.  

Engage Woking Schools

Working to encourage and support a Christian presence in primary and secondary schools in and around Woking. Two professional schools workers help lead assemblies, provide RE/PHSE lesson support, mentoring and pastoral support to staff.

FoodWise TLC

Delivering food provision, training and education to local communities. Our free cookery skills training courses teach people how to prepare and cook nutritional food on a restricted budget.

Healing on the Streets

Interchurch group of Christians who offer prayer for passers-by in the town centre on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, between 1 and 3pm.

Jigsaw

Provision of free clothes, toys and equipment to pre-school children for families in financial hardship. 

Lumina Ministries

Pastoral work of the Lighthouse and beyond. Providing a chance to listen and pray for people.

Mascot

Linking up with local agencies who can offer expertise to the residents of Sheerwater and Maybury to help transform our communities. We provide a space for them to meet with people and plan to initiate projects to meet local needs like career advice, computer usage, drop-in sessions. 

Outside Light

A grassroots movement volunteering within the community, notably offering hot drinks table on Friday evenings in Woking town centre - sharing the Gospel and praying for people.

South Woking Community Food Bank

Delivering food parcels to needy people in the South Woking area (Westfield, Kingfield & Old Woking). southwokingcommunityfoodbank@gmail.com 01483725660 or 07765992181

The Salvation Army

Daily coffee shop 10-12pm. Community visiting - no agenda - but also specific visits &/or befriending to those in need. Supply of clothing/bric-a-brac/soft furnishings/ toiletries. Food bank outlet. Offer a listening ear to all, help with completion of forms, signpost to other agencies. Campaign on social justice issues, standing alongside the vulnerable. 

Woking Besom

Providing the bridge between those that want to give their time, money and goods to those in need. 

Woking Family Contact Centre

The Contact Centre offers a safe, friendly, and neutral environment in Woking, where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents and sometimes with other family members. 

Woking Foodbank

Providing emergency food for local people in crisis.

Woking Street Angels

We are a team of volunteers who serve Woking Centre on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm to 4am, providing care and support to those who are vulnerable as a result or alcohol, drugs, abuse, etc. 

York Road Project

Providing emergency and longer term housing for those experiencing homelessness locally. Also providing support, advice and information for those at risk of becoming homeless or those rough sleeping.

Saint Columba's House

Christian retreat and conference centre for residential and day groups as well as individuals. A wide range of well-equipped meeting rooms and 31 bedspaces. Chef can cater for up to 100 people. Chaplain organises a wide ranging Christian programme.

Esteem Ahead

Supporting out-of-work women back into employment by providing high quality interview clothing, styling advice, and confidence coaching. Also, offering training and input on topics of truth. 

Old Woking House of Prayer
The House of Prayer, inspired by Ffald-y-Brenin in Wales, is a space that is dedicated to prayer and is open 24 hours a day for personal or group use. We also hold semi-regular prayer meetings for Woking. Toilet / tea and coffee making facilities are available. To become a member, please email wokingprayernetwork@outlook.com
 

Fresh Start

Restoring Brookwood Cemetry using and empowering volunteers on the margins of society.

east to west Suported Lodgings
east to west provide relational support work to young people through three projects: Relational Support Work in Secondary Schools in North Surrey and First Schools in RBWM; Community Support Work based in North West Surrey; and the Supported Lodgings Project supporting 16-19 year olds at risk of homelessness. We house them in a host family home for up to 2 years, while they learn skills to live independently in the future.


Woking FC Chaplain

Chaplain to Woking Football Club.

CET Diocese of Guildford

The Communities Engagement Team is part of the Diocese of Guildford covering most of Surrey and North East Hants. The Health & Wellbeing Adviser is able to give presentations & training on a range of topics inc. Mental Health, Addiction and Domestic Abuse to any faith or voluntary organisation. Within the team there are several other specialists.