Woking Christian Agencies Network

Woking's Christian Agencies Network

A forum for agencies with a specifically Christian ethos. We meet three times a year for networking, prayer, mutual support and encouragement. Out of these close relationships flows effective collaboration for the benefit of Woking residents.


Below is a list of the 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. 

The Baking Table

A safe place for women to learn to bake together

Christians Against Poverty

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

Fresh Start Course A friendly and confidential group, with the offer of 1-1 support, to enable people to break free from their dependencies. 

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.  

Money Coaching 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. Welcome Café runs every Monday lunchtime at Welcome Church and is a great place for meeting people and building community, as well as enjoying some free, tasty food and drinks.

At the Welcome Café, you can also learn more about the range of CAP Courses and Services available in Woking, and sign up for any of the courses that run each term. 07968 697156

Get Online Receive help to support you to Get Online for online banking, internet searches, energy & insurance price comparisons and lots more. Every Monday at Welcome Café.

east to west - the Emerge project

The Emerge Project is a response to the needs of young people (10-25) who are admitted to the Emergency Department of St. Peter's Hospital, Chertsey as a result of mental health difficulties such as self-harm injury or attempted suicide. Working alongside the hospital's clinical team, the Emerge Project volunteers provide pastoral care and support during what is often a very distressing and difficult time. Where appropriate east to west also continue to support young people in the community once they're out of hospital. east to west also provide relational support work to young people in schools across Surrey, Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire.

Engage Woking Schools

Engage is a local Christian charity which is passionate about taking the Christian message into 30 primary and secondary schools in and around Woking as well as Woking College. Their mission is to share the Christian message with children and teenagers throughout their school life, supporting and inspiring them through faith, hope and love. They work collaboratively with local ecumenical churches to deliver a wide variety of age-appropriate and accessible activities from drama-led assemblies in Primary Schools, prayer and reflection spaces, Christian Unions to wellbeing support through a bespoke mentoring programme and pastoral care for both pupils and 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.

Good News For Everyone (formerly Gideons UK)

Providing Bibles and New Testaments to those who do not have the normal provision of one. Local contact: John Nash - john@jnash.biz 

Go Rendang

GoRendang CIC serves homecooked, nourishing and comforting meals to marginalised individuals and families suffering from food insecurity in Woking as well as empowering people
with learning disabilities and disadvantaged situation into independent living by providing a platform to learn, gain confidence and sense of belonging within the community through our social mission projects.

gorendang.uk@gmail.com 07410 377 817

International Café

The International Café provides a safe, social and welcoming environment to practise conversational English. 

Jigsaw

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

Knaphill Community Fridge 

Aims to help cut food waste, building stronger bonds within the community to redistribute good quality food. Open to everyone and no referral needed. 

The Lighthouse

A variety of projects to encourage, empower, and equip people... to see lives transformed through kindness, belief, and hope. 

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. 

Neat2eat 

Supporting young people into training and employment for a brighter future.  

Outside Light

Hot drinks table on Friday evenings in Woking town centre - sharing the Gospel and praying for people.

Post Abortion Healing Course

A number of courses designed to take a woman affected by a past abortion on a supported journey to hope, healing and restoration.

Renew 88 runs every Monday afternoon and Friday morning at Knaphill Baptist Church and is a great place for meeting people and warming up, as well as enjoying free drinks. At Renew, we are present for each other and it's OK not to be OK. 01483 851653

ROC Woking

ROC Woking is part of a national movement that brings together volunteers, local and regional authorities and faith communities, to work for the good of the town. Our three Action Teams cover Social Isolation/Loneliness, Mental Health/Wellbeing and Youth. 

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

St 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. 

Style Studio

Style Studio exists to support both women and men in all seasons of life. We have a passion to see people empowered, thriving, flourishing, and increasing in confidence. We have two beautiful clothing studios where guests can try on and take away clothes and receive guidance
from style advisors.

The Useful Wood Company - Recycling Wood – Transforming Lives

A charitable social enterprise company, providing an opportunity for those struggling to access the job market to gain confidence and skills so that they can contribute to their local community. TUWC collect waste wood from construction sites for less than the cost of a skip, and so reduce landfill and protect the environment from harmful gases, wood is then sorted and either resold, used in our workshop to make products for sale or sent for biofuel.

info@usefulwood.org  07305 987808 or 01483 714362

Welcome Single Mums is a safe and encouraging community for all mums who are solo parenting, plus your children.

Woking Besom

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

Woking Family Contact Centre

Provides a warm and friendly space where children from separated families can meet and spend time with the parent that they don't live with, and sometimes with other family members.

Woking FC Chaplain

Chaplain to Woking Football Club - Ian Nicholson

07976 351891  ian.nicholson@wokingfc.co.uk

Woking Foodbank

Providing emergency food for local people in crisis. Alison Buckland - info@woking.foodbank.org.uk - 07896077760

Woking Healing

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.

Woking Prayer Network

Aims to connect Christians praying for Woking to encourage intercessors, create greater unity in prayer across the whole church in Woking and stimulate more prayer for the town. We meet once per month to pray for Woking. 

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.