The Journey began in September 2004 when Vicky Earll, Tom Tora and Phil & Tracey Simcock moved into a house on Harvest Road with the aim of building relevant church among students at Royal Holloway University. We started off with a weekly Sunday lunch followed by an informal meeting for worship, Bible study and sharing life together. Numerous parties, lots of fun hanging out and dealing with the things of life provided a great foundation of love for Jesus, His purposes and community - which are the heart of what The Journey is about. Over the years many students have been part of our community and many have stayed in the area after graduation.
Since then Royal Holloway University and its students continue to be an important part of who we are and what we do. However we have grown from being primarily a student church to one that is concerned with loving and serving all parts of the community of Englefield Green, our family & friends, work places and other countries around the world.
In 2012 we set up The Forest Estate Community Hub
in partnership with other agencies including the council and deliver all types of services for the community from it. It is now our base and we were honoured to be awared the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2017.
The vision of The Journey is: Engaging with God, and sharing His goodness
We have three Community Aims, or 'Rules of Life', that are a part of everything we do. They are:
Be a disciple of Jesus
Build loving and authentic community
Find out what God is doing and join in
If you want to find out more about what we mean by these, please do come and speak to us at one of our Sunday Gatherings.
The Journey is a church in the River Church Network which also has three other churches in Marlow, Maidenhead and Slough. We are part of the Pioneer Network, the Evangelical Alliance, Churches Together in Egham, Royal Holloway University Church Leaders Network and a Fusion Connection Church.