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Woking Christian Agencies Event - 8th March 2017

An opportunity for representatives from local churches to hear first-hand what Christian agencies are doing in and around Woking.

Venue: The Lighthouse, 8-10 High Street, Woking, GU21 6BG.
Date:    Wednesday 8th March
Time:   12.30 – 2pm (arrival from 12:15pm)

Whether you are working at grassroots level or more strategically, the event aims to:

  • Raise awareness of the work being undertaken by local Christian agencies;
  • Build relationships and encourage joint working between churches and the Christian agencies;
  • Highlight untapped resources that will link with and support your church in reaching out into the community;
  • Highlight opportunities for your church members to serve and flourish;
  • Facilitate the Christian community in Woking to work together to bless our town.

If you would like to attend this event please email:

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. More Info >>

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. More Info >>

Christians Against Poverty: 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. More Info >>

Christians Against Poverty: Job Club

To provide unemployed people with input and resources to enable them to make a successful job application. More Info >>

Engage Woking Schools (formally SCAt)

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. More Info >>

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. More Info >>

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. More Info >>


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

Lumina Ministries

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


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. More Info >>

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. More Info >>

South Woking Community Food Bank

Delivering food parcels to needy people in the South Woking area (Westfield, Kingfield & Old Woking).




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. More Info >>

Woking Besom

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

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. More Info >>

Woking Foodbank

Providing emergency food for local people in crisis. More Info >>

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. More Info  >>

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. More Info >>

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. More Info >>

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. More Info >>

Fresh Start

House refurbishments and make-overs for families in need, 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. More Info >>

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. More Info >>