A few weeks ago I reminded us of our calling to be a Reading wide church and that is seems time to find a new Sunday morning venue that is more central.
I have had my eye on the Vue cinema in the Oracle shopping complex and have had a tentative conversation with them. To be honest, there are some considerable hurdles stopping us meeting there, but it is worth pursuing.
Meanwhile, Keith Holland emailed me to say that some large units in Forbury Retail Park are vacant. Today I went down there to look and the location & the space seem fantastic. Great parking. Very central. And very public! I am guessing there would also be some considerable hurdles, namely 'change of use' and the rental value ... but I love Keith's vision.
Let's keep praying and dreaming for a new home for our Sunday gatherings. Meanwhile, I have asked Keith to find a contact number for those units!