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The BUilding

Our three-storey building was designed to be used by the community

Our facilities

We have wheelchair access on every floor, via a fully functioning lift

Vault (ground floor)

1 large hall - suitable for big groups or parties, with access to air conditioning, chairs and tables (seats 80 people)

1 kitchen with access to crockery/glassware, kettle, microwave, fridge, freezer

Toilets (including disabled and baby changing facilities)

Sanctuary (1st floor)

1 large hall - suitable for big groups or parties, with access to air conditioning, chairs and tables (seats 80 people)

1 kitchen with access to crockery/glassware, kettle, microwave, fridge, hob and oven

Toilets (disabled and baby changing facilities on ground floor)

Top Floor

1 large room (The Bridge) - suitable for smaller groups, with access to air conditioning, chairs and tables (seats 15 people)

1 medium-sized room (the Upper Room) - suitable for smaller groups, with access to air conditioning, sofas, chairs and tables (seats 15 people)

1 small room (the Victory room) - suitable for 1-to-1 meetings or counselling sessions, with access to air conditioning, chairs and tables

1 kitchen with access to crockery/glassware, kettle, microwave, fridge

Toilets (disabled and baby changing facilities on ground floor)

The top floor is also the home of the New Hope staff offices.

 

BOOKINGs

Our building is suitable for bookings such as parties, coffee mornings, dance classes and more!

If you're interested in making a booking to hire a space in our building, or require more info such as hire rates, please email Jo Alden at newhope.admin@greyfriars.org.uk. Please include your requirements so we can respond with our accurate availability.

Please note that the building is unavailable for hire on Sundays.

We do not have our own car park. 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.

 

We are also within easy walking distance of Reading town centre and Reading railway station, and there are good bus links along Caversham Road.

Here are some guidelines that we expect all of our hirers to follow:

 

1, All bookings must vacate by 9:30PM.

2, No alcohol should be brought onto the premises.

3, Our building is a smoking free zone.

4, Activities must not compromise the values and beliefs of the Christian Faith. If you in any doubt, please feel free to ask.