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Reading Branch

Jan 31 2019

Welcome to the Reading Branch page!

We are an affiliate branch of the UK's leading shared parenting charity, Families Need Fathers.

We provide help, advice and support for those that are dealing with children's matters before, during and after relationship breakdown. All are welcome - be they mothers, fathers or grandparents.

There is no cost for attending our meetings although we encourage everyone to buy a drink at the bar and if possible make a donation towards running costs. We also request visitors to consider becoming members of FNF to help our organisation to keep going in especially difficult times for all.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

We meet at 8:00pm on the first, third and fifth Monday of every month (on Tuesday if the Monday falls on a bank holiday). Please contact the Branch to confirm details on these dates.

01 Nov 2021;
08:00PM -
Reading Meeting
15 Nov 2021;
08:00PM -
Reading Meeting
29 Nov 2021;
08:00PM -
Reading Meeting
06 Dec 2021;
08:00PM -
Reading Meeting
20 Dec 2021;
08:00PM -
Reading Meeting


Meeting Location

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this branch meetings have moved online. Please check with the branch beforehand that the meeting is taking place and how to join

Please check the Upcoming Events for any last-minute changes.




If you have any queries, please contact Giuseppe 07594 179106 or Patrick 07725 653866, Both from 6:00pm weekdays plus weekends. Alternatively, email Please do not contact the venue as they will not be able to help you.



All matters are discussed in complete confidence under the Chatham House Rule.


The format of the evening once introductions have been made is to first allow newcomers to explain their circumstances and invite opinions/advice from those present who can maybe apply their own experiences and opinions.


Newcomers are not obliged to speak and are welcome to observe – we like to provide a relaxed, pressure free forum for discussion.


We then throw open the floor for others to discuss their own ongoing situations be they asking for advice or announcing progress or good news.