Welcome

Our vision is to open an alcohol-free pub serving free food and drinks for Reading’s homeless and needy.

We are raising funds to transform the Queens Arms pub in Great Knollys Street, Reading.

We will be cooking and serving Reading’s surplus food to those who need it.

We will be opening an After School Café for parents and children in need.

  • Thanks to UPP Ltd and the University of Reading The University Parnerships Programme and Reading University have very kindly offered to help us complete the remaining work to be done at the Queen’s Arms. A very big thank you to them!  

Our projects and partners

New Beginnings Reading After School Café
We will be welcoming homeless families and those in need into our After School Café. A warm welcome will be given to all, parents and children will have a safe place to stay and play after school. A homework corner will be available as well. The Queens Arms has a spacious garden for parents and children to enjoy. Support and sign posting will also be on offer.

New Beginnings Reading Pre-Owned Shop
The shop will be offing pre-owned household goods, adult and children’s clothing and household items to those in need. Pre-owned school uniforms will also be on offer to families in need. We will be operating on a ‘pay what you can afford’ basis. Pay what you can afford, if you can’t afford it then it’s free!

The Way Ministry Reading – serving the homeless and needy with love
The Way Ministry Reading will be serving a weekly home cooked Sunday dinner for single homeless and vulnerable adults. Free clothing will also be available along with signposting and fellowship. A listening ear, support is always served alongside a hearty meal.

Piaroo’s Wish – helping the vulnerable and homeless
The established community group Piaroo’s Wish will be serving hot food to the homeless and vulnerable. Toiletries, clothing, and other items will be available to help those in need.