Our Story



In October 2012 the Journey, River Church cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Forest Estate Community Hub, located on the West side of Englefield Green.

Once an active British Legion club, the building is now being used as a centre for community based initiatives, offering access to helpful services and enjoyable activities.

Working together with local residents and other agencies; we aim to bring local people together. We have achieved so much, with the Hub acting as a catalyst, for raising individual and community aspirations and building pride in our estate.

A programme of regular, tailored activities runs throughout the week including youth and children’s clubs, workshops and courses, cafe and garden project, cooking club, Sunday lunches, community days and much more. Check out our ‘What’s going on’ page for further details

In June 2017 we were delighted to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, an outstanding achievement that recognised the exceptional efforts of our dedicated volunteers.

Across these pages you can read about the work we do and ways in which you can get involved. We have a great team of volunteers working together across generations to make the Hub what it is. Perhaps you would also like consider volunteering or financially supporting the project.

We also offer venue hire at a competitive rate.