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

Community Centre

Community Centre:

Our building was designed to be used by the community:

  • large halls with kitchens which are great for big groups or parties;

  • small rooms that can be booked for meetings or more personal conversations.


We are wheelchair accessible on every floor and make every effort to be available for community needs.  As such we have a lot of regular groups who use our building from the local area, the activities and aims of these groups are also to serve those who live nearby.


REgular Centre USers:

  • Auticulate - Formerly known as Children of the Autistic Spectrum Young People's Project (CATSYPP)

  • Reading Chess Club

    • Thursday from 7.15 pm to 10.30 pm​

  • Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Academy (CPTA)

  • Wiggle Waggle Music - music class for children from 0 to 4 years, Friday 9.30 am - 10.30 am

  • Book Club

    • Top floor 7.30 pm every second Friday in the month​


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

We have two main meeting rooms (one on the ground floor and one on the first floor). Both of these rooms can comfortably seat 80 people and are served by kitchens and toilet facilities. Both the ground and the first floor are air conditioned for your comfort. We can also provide tables, chairs, a projector screen and flipchart on request.

The kitchens are modern and well equipped. The facilities include a microwave, a fridge, kettles, urns, crockery and cutlery. The ground floor kitchen has a dishwasher and freezer, while the first floor kitchen has a 6 ring hob and oven.

The second floor has two rooms that could comfortably seat up to 15  people each as well as kitchen and toilet facilities. It is also the home of the New Hope Centre offices.

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

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

  • hiring the second floor is £15.00* per hour

* There is the following reduced rate for charities and local community groups.

  •  ground/first floor £17.50 per hour

  •  second floor £12.50 per hour

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

Family Parties - Special Offer

For family parties and other celebrations we have a rate of £30 for the first three hours and then the normal hourly rate for any additional hours or part thereof.

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 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