Who We Are
This is where your adventure begins. The adventure of life as it was meant to be lived. A life lived with friends, for a purpose, strengthened by God.
Like Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10 NIV11). Not an easy life, not a trouble-free life. But a life with meaning and substance.
The Thames Valley Church of Christ is an enthusiastic and vibrant fellowship that comes together as a spiritual family to worship God and rejoice in the relationship we have with our wonderful Creator. We trust in God’s love and grace and strive to live fulfilled lives centred on the message of the cross of Christ. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word given to humankind as a reliable and inspiring guide to knowing God and daily living. We also believe that the Church is an opportunity for us to strengthen, encourage and help one another on this journey.
The TVCOC fellowship was established in 1990 by an intrepid small group of men and women who decided God was calling them to this part of the world. Our roots go back further to just a handful of Christians who began meeting regularly in central London in 1982. Since that time churches have been established in Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and in many other locations in the UK and beyond.
We are a diverse community with young and old, students and teens, singles and families all warmly welcomed. Our meetings on Sundays and during the week are in various locations, but our base is in Wokingham. We have a strong family ethos at the heart of our gatherings to encourage a warm and loving sense of belonging.
We also serve those in need and sponsor inspiring and exciting projects run by the charitable organisation HOPE Worldwide.
In all these ways, and many more, we aim to live out the basic principles of Christ and touch others in our efforts to love as Jesus did.
If you would like to get to know us better, just come along to one of the events, or contact us via the phone numbers below or the contact page on this site.
The Thames Valley Family
Our aspirations as a church can be summed up in the acronym, G.R.E.A.T. This stands for:
- Enabling Our Children to Become Christians
- Always Free Yet Spiritual
- Toiling to Build the Church Well
Contacts and Ministry Leaders
Tim and Shevvy Dannatt, Church Leaders, Yateley – 07951-379965
Tidu and Joan Mankoo, Family Ministry – 07990-595293
Harry & Saroj Patel, High Wycombe – 07867 428420
Rudie and Lizelle Havenga, Wokingham – 07501-481225
Mikko and Anna-Kaisa Summala, Reading – 07764-188624
Robert and Roelien Chik, Wokingham – 07828-980021
Dennis and Liz Obongonyinge, Farnborough/Deepcut – 07863-131628
John and Rose Partington, Chessington – 07932-946539
Simeon Agbonkhina, Southampton – 07939-097791
CJ & Sheree Wakefield, Banbury – 07398 038674
Roger & Marianne Packham, Poole – 07951 378421
Jonty and Nicole Culwick, Young Families – 07879-665602
Chris and Caroline Birtles, Seniors – 07890-495798
Mark Abril & Rachel Ott, Oxford and Teens – 07950 844107