Welcome to the Woodley Pilot Light Trust Website

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Caring for our community


Today our lives are run at such a hectic speed, and often we live in communities with little local extended family.

There is much evidence that healthy relationships, and a sense of personal well-being are core to a healthy society. We seek to play our part in East Reading and Wokingham District in helping support a healthy society underpinned with strong relationships in the family and across the community.

The free support we offer is in a number of specific areas:

  • Counselling and listening – Do you have worries and feel you have no-one to turn to? We can provide a listening ear for your personal and relationship problems and counselling to help you find ways of dealing with these problems.
  • Debt counselling and budgeting advice – Do you need help in managing your financial situation and/or putting in place a plan to settle your debts? Call us for help in handling your financial affairs.
  • Woodley Food Store - This is an emergency Food Store for people in a time of crisis.
  • REinspired-Woodley – This provides innovative units on Christianity for Religious Education sessions in Woodley schools
We have contacts with many other local support organisations, so if your need does not fall within our support areas, we may be able to put you in touch with another group locally which can help.  The Community Activities page lists activities run or supported by local Christian groups.
We aim to provide a good service in all the above areas. But in the event of a problem arising in the delivery of any of our services, we do welcome any feedback or comments. Please speak to the employee or volunteer who is serving you. But if this does not lead to a satisfactory outcome and you wish to make a complaint, please see our  Complaints procedure for what to do next.


About the Trust

The Woodley Pilot Light Trust is a registered charity, which was founded in 1997, by local churches of various denominations in Woodley with the aim of providing support to the local community in Woodley, Wokingham, Reading and the surrounding area.

All those involved with the charity are Christians, but the service is intended for all.

Registered Office:
Woodley Baptist Church
Hurricane Way
Telephone 0118 969 9956



Peter Munday is a member of Eden Church in Woodley.  He  is the Trust’s chairman and the trustee responsible for the counselling, listening and debt advice services of Woodley Lighthouse.




Lauren Seager is a member of St James’ Church in Woodley.



John John Saunders is a member of Woodley Baptsist church, and is the trustee responsible for the Food Store and the budgeting service of Woodley Lighthouse.


Martyn Martyn Neads is the minister of Christ Church in Woodley, and is the trustee responsible for the Re-Inspired service.

Sean Sean Riordan is the minister of Emmanuel church in Woodley.