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. We will be providing a free hot meal, pre owned clothing and a homework corner.
We will be launching an All Night Cafe for people with a local connection to Reading. We will be open late evening, serving a hot meal and offering a safe place to stay zero tolerance to drugs and alcohol environment. Breakfast will be served in the morning to those who have stayed at the All Night Cafe.
- New Beginnings Reading featured in Get Reading news article Get Reading new reporter Khadija Taboada heard about our search for volunteers for our All Night Café and wrote a news report about us: Volunteers desperately needed to help run all night homeless cafe in Reading Interested in volunteering? Please contact us and complete our volunteers form.
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.