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ABOUT US

We are a Christian charity taking the Gospel into schools: primary and secondary schools in and around Woking, as well as Woking College.

 

Our mission is to visit the young generation, sharing God's love with 15,000 children and teenagers each year: supporting, and inspiring through faith and hope.

We achieve this in many ways, such as leading school assemblies, pioneering "Open The Book" teams, Christian Unions and mentoring.

THANKS FOR PRAYING

Thanks for your prayers for our Assembly Team during its busy pre-Christmas period.

 

They delivered 31 Christmas assemblies in local primary schools - on two dates three different schools on the same day!

 

Now they are taking our Easter assemblies to schools: a  fantastic opportunity to tell the 95% of children who don't attend church about the great news of God's love.

Please click below for more information about our primary schools work .

 

Coronavirus Covid-19

Dear Partners and Supporters

 

Woking Schools and College

We are writing to update you on the current situation with our work in the Woking schools. Our assembly team completed their first week of Easter assemblies in the primary schools, but inevitably many schools are now cancelling. After this week’s directives, we and the team have decided to bring the assembly run to an end.

 

The same applies to the clubs, Christian Unions and other activities in all the schools and the College, but let me quote words from our team leader Sally summing up their first week:

 

“We are not discouraged. Last week we went to 10 schools taking the message of Jesus love to around 2000 children and teachers. There are 2000 people who will look at their Easter eggs differently this year! We are a small team but our message is huge and we are honoured to be part of such exciting work.”

 

Many of you are directly involved in the schools and will be more than aware of the present situation. Our primary concern, which we are sure you will share, is to support the school staff and pupils in this difficult time. For safeguarding reasons our contact with students outside school is very limited, though we have a Facebook page and are followed by students on Instagram. Churches are in touch with many pupils and their families and we would offer our support to any church seeking to help their local school community during this time. Please contact the office if we can be of any practical help.

 

A couple of requests for prayer please:

1. For peace and stability for students whose GCSE and A level exams will be deferred, and for the schools as they handle this and support the children.

2. For parents and carers juggling work, child care and their children’s’ education while they are at home.

 

On a more positive note, we are delighted to say we have appointed a new Primary Schools Worker to replace Patrick Coad. Jana Fuller will start work with us at the beginning of the summer term. We look forward to introducing Jana to you, but in the meantime please would you pray for her, and for Engage as we prepare her induction, as this is clearly not an ideal time to be starting work with a schools charity.

 

I am heartened at this time by our church’s verse for the year from Psalm 27 - “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

 

Thank you for your continuing partnership in taking the Gospel into schools.

 

Every blessing,

 

Mike Kirtley

Chair, Engage Woking Schools

WHAT'S NEW

Easter is coming!

Our latest newsletter has a full list of the schools our assembly team will be visiting during Lent. Click here to view or download.

Please pray for encouragement of the assembly team and also that we will attract the additional volunteers we urgently need to be able to continue this work.

Bishop Jo and Woking Mayor at our pre-Christmas celebration

We were delighted to welcome guests of honour Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Mayor of Woking, and Right Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells, Bishop of Dorking, to our pre-Christmas lunchtime celebration for our volunteers, schools workers and representatives of local churches which support our work.

Visit our NEWS page for a full report.

Pictured at our celebration event (from left): Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Mayor of Woking, Right Revd Dr Jo Bailey Wells, Bishop of Dorking, and Shelley Blunden, Engage Secondary Schools Worker/Administrator.

© 2020 Engage Woking Schools.  Registered Charity Number 1156005

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