Hall & Room Hire


CORONAVIRUS - During the current health crisis we are not taking any new bookings

The New Hope Centre is available for hire by anyone in need of a place to hold a meeting, have a coffee morning, run a dance class, conduct staff training, teach cooking, have a birthday party, sell organic food...whatever you can think of.

There are a few guidelines you should bear in mind however:

  • All bookings must vacate the centre by 9.30 p.m.

  • No alcohol should be brought onto the premises

  • The centre is a smoke free zone

  • Activities must not compromise the values and beliefs of the Christian Faith (for instance we would not permit a Halloween party to be held at the Centre) but if you are in any doubt feel free to ask

The complete list of the Terms and Conditions of hire for the New Hope Centre is attached to your booking form. If you decide to hire the Centre you will need to read and abide by them.

Our Rooms and Facilities

Ground Floor Hall & Kitchen

  • seats 80 people

  • kitchen and toilet facilities

  • kitchen: fridge, freezer, microwave, kettles

  • air conditioned


First Floor Hall & Kitchen

  • seats 80 people

  • kitchen and toilet facilities

  • kitchen: fridge, microwave, kettles, 6 ring hob & oven

  • air conditioned

Second Floor

  • two rooms that can seat 15 people each

  • kitchen and toilet facilities

  • kitchen: fridge, microwave, kettle, dishwasher

  • air conditioned

  • also home of the New Hope offices

We can also provide tables, chairs, a projector screen and flipchart on request.

The first floor and second floor are accessible by lift and we have disabled toilet facilities and baby changing facilities on the ground floor.

Hire rates



  • hiring the ground or first floor is £20 per hour

  • hiring the second floor is £15.00 per hour

Charities and local community groups

  •  ground/first floor £17.50 per hour

  •  second floor £12.50 per hour

Family Parties

  • for family parties and other celebrations we have a rate of £30 for the first three hours

  • normal hourly rate for any additional hours or part thereof.

There are also discretionary discounts available for multiple/regular bookings - please ask for details.

Car Parking

We do not have our own car park but there is limited on street parking on Newport Road, Addison Road, Meadow Road and Milford Road (restrictions apply). There are also large public car parks on Richfield Avenue. The centre is within easy walking distance of Reading town centre and Reading railway station. There are also good bus links along Caversham Road.


Please check availability by contacting the Centre Manager on phone number below or by email to newhope.manager@greyfriars.org.uk and make a provisional booking (provisional bookings are kept for 7 days). Please note that the Centre is unavailable for hire on Sundays.

Please complete the booking form (you can download them below or we will send you one), sign the Terms and Conditions of Hire and return them, with your payment, to: New Hope Centre, 95, York Road, Reading. RG1 8DU.

Please make your cheques payable to New Hope Community Church - we accept no responsibility for cash sent through the post. We will send you a receipt and confirm your booking.

Booking Forms

New Hope
Community Church

95 York Road,


Berkshire, RG1 8DU


0118 959 6534

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New Hope Community Church is part of the Greyfriars Church family within the Church of England

Greyfriars and New Hope safeguarding policy can be found here