New Beginnings Reading

New Beginnings Reading charity based in Reading.

"Our aims are the prevention and relief of poverty and financial hardship of persons in Reading and the Greater Berkshire area who are in need due to social or economic reasons, regardless of their religion or belief. This includes (but is not limited to) providing clothing, food, essential items, temporary accommodation, sign-posting to other support services and assistance with independent living. The charity promotes social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people in Reading from becoming socially excluded and relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society."

Hot Meal Service Tuesday 6pm-7pm, every Tuesday we provide a sit-in meal for anyone who wants to relax and enjoy a freshly cooked meal. Once a month we also hold a little event during our Tuesday service. Currently this includes Quizzes or Bingo, but if you have already joined us for these and want to see something new, do let us know.

Our Community Fridge Food Bank will be open Wednesday to Friday. We offer a selection of free fresh and non-perishable food. This is a drop in service with no referral needed to attend. 

Wednesday 12PM to 1PM
Thursday 6PM to 7PM
Friday 6PM to 7PM

We also run a Toiletries Service every first Tuesday and Wednesday of the month and Clothing Service every first Monday of the month.


All Day Cafe newly opened is for all who want to sit and relax in a nice quiet atmosphere. It is a completely free service that anyone can attend. There are hot and cold drinks available all day, along with a selection of biscuits and cakes that you are more than welcome to help yourself to.

If you need a little insight into what else we offer or just a chat, feel free to come and see any of the volunteers, they are always more than happy to help.

Mondays & Thursdays 11am -  3pm

The Way Ministry ~ All Nations Christian Centre

Sit down hot meal

Sunday 4.30pm - 6pm

Who to contact

07421 998208 07421 998208
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Where to go

Queens Arms (alcohol free pub)
Great Knollys Street
Directions to RG1 7HL


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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.


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