Redeeming Our Communities in serach of Project Co-ordinator for new Telementors project

In June of this year, Redeeming Our Communities launched a ‘ROC Tele-Mentors’ project across the Reading area. The scheme was aimed at Reading families and was delivered in response to a request by the local authority in Reading and Thames Valley Police to support the many families they were aware of, who were struggling both…

Thank you to all who supported the Love Your Neighbour campaign

If the coronavirus confirmed anything to us, it was how crucial it is that we look out for and support the most vulnerable in our communities. Within weeks of a national lockdown, churches and charities across Reading mobilised to respond to the most pressing needs of the town. In tandem Transform Reading launched a campaign…

National Grid bumper laptop donation to Acre

In early summer, when the death of George Floyd by US police made headlines and the Black Lives Matter movement was at its height, we invited Victor Koroma from local equalities group Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE) to come and share at one of Transform Reading's Wednesday morning gatherings. Victor Koroma is General…

Street Pastors see the (day) light

For many years, Reading Street Pastors (RSP) have been a much-loved fixture, patrolling at night, offering a listening ear to care and help people across Reading Town Centre. Their strong link to the night time economy also led to them being called in to provide extra support during Freshers’ Week at Reading University. Back in…

In His name the nations will put their hope.

Matthew 12:21 There have been many changes in the weeks since I posted my last blog, we all had to adjust, settle into our new rhythms, and hopefully spent some time enjoying aspects of a slower pace of life. Now we are experiencing a gradual return to what we used to call ‘normal’, a return…

Statement from Leaders of Churches and Christian Organisations in Reading

Considerable elements reproduced with the kind permission of Southampton Christian Network. As a group of churches and Christian organisations across and around Reading, we want to join together and say that we stand against racism, bullying, discrimination and prejudice in all its forms. As the appalling events around the brutal killing of George Floyd have…

Look to the Rock from Which You Were Cut

Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were cut and the quarry from which you were hewn – Isaiah 51 1:2. We were recently due to launch the LICC ‘Transforming Work’ course for Greyfriars and New Hope as a part of our ‘God in…

Transform Reading launch our first fundraiser

THROUGH THE TRANSFORM READING NETWORK OF CHURCHES AND CHARITY PARTNERS ACROSS THE TOWN, WE ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO PLAY OUR PART IN HELPING THE MOST ISOLATED AND VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES AT THIS CHALLENGING TIME. Donating is key to helping people through, and after Covid-19, so we hope you will consider donating. To read more…