About Wokingham St Sebastian's Parish
What We Believe
A BEACON OF CHRIST
A beacon is a light or a fire, usually on a hill or tower, which acts as a signal or a warning. If someone acts as a beacon to other people, they inspire or encourage them. Jesus Christ said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” We aspire for the light of Christ to shine before others, so that they may see His good works, be inspired, spirit filled and encouraged for the honour of His name. We thus become beacons of Christ.
Our vision is to become energised by faith with an outward looking focus through our regular ministry and prayers for the community. We want to experience more of God’s love, connect with life by going deeper with God and grow in and share our faith with all in our community and beyond. We aspire to be Christlike in all Parish ministries: compassionate, contemplative and courageous, with the help of the Holy Spirit.
We deeply root ourselves in our Parish and partnerships, connect between faith and daily living for missional purposes and respond to local needs through loving service. We have regular worship on Sundays, Wednesdays and special events. We journey with families at various stages of their Life Events: Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals. We host Fresh Expression services at “The Base”, Little Angels”, Youth, Weekly Prayers, Emergency Food Provision and Bible Studies.
Crowthorne is located in the Royal County of Berkshire close to the Hampshire and Surrey Borders.
The village of Crowthorne is split between the Unitary Authorities of Bracknell Forest Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council and even those who live in the Wokingham Borough will tell you that they actually live in Crowthorne. There are few retail facilities within the Parish a small parade of shops in the east...