Temporary Closure of Kingsway Church building from Monday 30 March 2020
In view of the increasing Covid-19 crisis and the need to reduce social contacts, the Elders have very reluctantly decided to close the whole Kingsway Church building for all meetings, including church services, with effect from Monday 30 March 2020.
We realise that this will cause major inconvenience and problems for all the users of our building, but decided it would be irresponsible to subject so many people to continued risk, many of whom are in the groups most vulnerable to the virus. We ask for your understanding and cooperation at this difficult time.
This decision will be reviewed at the end of April, but in all probability is unlikely to be reversed for a considerable time.
John Wilding on behalf of the church Elders
Kingsway United Reformed Church in Slough is one of two churches in a joint pastorate in Slough with Trinity United Reformed Church nearby in Windsor Road. The United Reformed Church came into being nationally over 40 years ago from a union of the Congregational and Presbyterian Churches, later joined by the Churches of Christ.
The old Congregational church on the site in Church Street was rebuilt over 30 years ago with the aim of creating a centre that could serve the local community in a variety of ways. The successful development of this aim can be seen in the wide range of groups that now use the premises and provide a service to all sorts of people.
Our congregation comes from all over the world and all ages. Worship is at 10.30am and on the first Sunday of the month, the other services are lead different lay preachers and on the last Sunday of the month we alternate between Kingsway and Trinity URC, beginning with the service being at Kingsway in January. Our worship is normally based on a simple printed order of service that enables and encourages everyone to play an active part. We have a good number of children ranging widely in age and some services are Family Services designed for all age groups, but normally the children enjoy themselves learning about our faith in a variety of Junior Church activities.
Together we try to grow closer to Jesus through studying his life and teaching, and to serve him in all we do as individuals and as a church, by serving the needs of the people around us.
KINGSWAY MISSION STATEMENT
We believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are an inclusive church and we welcome everyone. We commit ourselves to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed. Our aim is to serve specific needs in the local community by working closely with other churches and organisations.