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Caversham church opens door to festival goers 

Now in its tenth year, Caversham Baptist Church will once again welcome the Reading Festival and Caversham's community over the bank holiday weekend (26-28 August)

Reading festival1The church is providing clean toilets, free wi-fi, mobile, tablet and laptop charging and free meals throughout the weekend for festival goers, or just a place to get away from it all for a while in a quiet space.

Sue Allum, the organiser, hopes that the people who come through the door will be able to freshen up, get a good cup of tea or meal and ensure they are able to keep in contact with their home. The church leaders say “it’s great to have the doors to the church open and for people to come to a safe place where they can get a meal and contact home if they need to.”

Last year the church served more than 400 festival goers and received a number of thank you letters from parents for hosting and allowing their children to be safe and contact home.

A café style service will be held on Sunday at 10.30am with guest speaker Sally Hunter, who will talk about why she is a Christian and the difference God has made to her life. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions.

Festival-goers are more than welcome to come along to the café service or just sit in the lounge area while the service is on.

The church will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 am to 2.30pm.

For more details call the church office on 0118 954 5353 or email office@cavershambaptistchurch.org.uk 

Baptist Times, 18/08/2016
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