In Our Town

Part of the vision of Reading Family Church is to leave footprints of justice, hope and mercy across our town, playing our part in loving and serving our local communities. We want to help anyone in need wherever we can – regardless of race, religion, age, gender, sexuality, marital status or disability. You’ll find details here of our first steps.

Reading Job Club

Reading Job Club is our initiative which aims to help and support those in our town who are out of work, get into employment or other work placement schemes.

For more information about Reading Job Club, click here


Starting Point

Starting Point is a partnership between Reading Family Church and a local charity; The Mustard Tree Foundation. Starting Point aims to help local 16-24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (‘NEET’) to engage with the opportunities available to them. It supports these young people to reach their potential through an authentic relationship with a trained mentor.

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Hope

HOPE is a place for those who have learning disabilities to have their own expression of Church. Each session involves worship through Makaton signs, dance, a short message, a craft or activity as well as refreshments. We also run an annual carers day to give a well deserved day of relaxation and recuperation for all carers whether they are paid or care for family members. All of our team have undergone safe guarding training and are DBS checked. HOPE meets on the first Saturday of the month at our London Street offices; for more information please contact the church office.


Hope Into Action

We house previously homeless people and provide befriending and mentoring. We partner with Hope into Action (Reading) who find investors to purchase property which they lease back. Lives are transformed by a safe home environment and people who don’t judge but show the love of Jesus.

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As well as starting these initiatives, we're delighted to support many other projects that work hard to improve the lives of local people:

Reading Lifeline Crisis Pregnancy Centre

Reading Lifeline offers to listen and talk through any matters relating to pregnancy, health and relationships. It's a safe place (free and confidential), where anyone facing a crisis pregnancy can consider their options before making any decisions. As a church we fully endorse the valuable service Reading Lifeline volunteers provide, and we’re happy to support its work financially.

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Faith Christian Group

Faith Christian Group works among the poor, the needy and the homeless in Reading. One of the ways Faith reaches out is through ReadiStreet, providing hot drinks and sandwiches to those who are sleeping rough or in desperate need of food. Church members regularly volunteer on these soup runs. We have also donated to help set up flats to house the otherwise homeless.

For more information about Faith Christian Group, click here


ReadiFood

Another of Faith’s projects is ReadiFood. Each week, Readifood delivers more than 50 emergency food parcels to local families and individuals in need. We collect weekly donations of tinned food at all of our Sunday meetings, making us one of ReadiFood’s main suppliers.

For more information about ReadiFood, click here

Our desire is to leave footprints of justice, hope and mercy across our town. Sean Green, Elder