Reading West

Reading West Corps/Church and Community Centre

Mission Statement

The purpose of Reading West Salvation Army is:

  • To share the message of Jesus Christ and the Bible with everyone,
  • To develop a Christian lifestyle and the worship of God,
  • To serve and support the needs of the community.

“While women weep, as they do now,
I'll fight
While little children go hungry, as they do now,
I'll fight
While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now,
I'll fight
While there is a drunkard left,
While there is a poor lost girl upon the streets,
While there remains one dark soul without the light of God,
I'll fight-I'll fight to the very end!”
― William Booth

Where we are

522 Oxford Road
Reading
RG30 1EG
United Kingdom

Email address: ray.charlton@salvationarmy.org.uk
Major Linda Charlton: linda.charlton@salvationarmy.org.uk

Phone: 0118 957 5394

Linda Charlton

Major

Ray Charlton

Major

51.4583271, -1.0023733

Coronavirus Update 

Local information: Good news for our Community, the Charity Shop will reopen Thursday 3rd December 2020 under Government guidance. Opening times 10am until 4pm Monday to Friday. Entrance via Fire Exit door to the left of building. One way system in place. A mask must be worn at all times when browsing in the shop. Hand Sanitiser available. Your safety and the safety of our staff will always be a priority.

Unfortunately this year we will not be able to do the Toy Appeal which is advertised on the One Show. Please see the Reading Central website. Our weekly programme is on hold for the moment but we will be reviewing this next year.

Also this year my team and myself may not able to meet with the public with our collecting boxes because of the Coronavirus but our work here at Reading West still continues with vulnerable adults, the elderly and children within the guidelines from the Government. So please give generously. May God bless you in your giving,   

Click below to visit our Justgiving page; 

The Reading West Corps/Church and Community Centre
Salvation Army officer speaking with a woman in one of our centres
Salvation Army officer speaking with a woman in one of our centres
Officer in Watford packing food parcels
Officer having a cup of tea with a resident at one of our lifehouses
resident at one of our lifehouses smiling
A family receiving a food parcel

Give a gift

Donation type
Amount

£25 could provide five welcome packs for women who have left their abusive partners.

£45 could provide an hour of one-to-one support work for five homeless people in one of our residential centres.

£114 could meet the cost of an officer to run a Salvation Army centre for three days - to provide essentials for vulnerable peop

Amount

£5 a month could provide a welcome pack for a homeless person in one of our residential centres (Lifehouses).

£10 a month could provide an hour of one-to-one support work a homeless person in one of our residential centres (Lifehouses).

£15 a month could pay for a food parcel to help feed a family in desperate need for three days.

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