Faith Christian Group run three main activities:
ReadiFood – Reading’s Food Bank; A Bed for the Night – Reading Churches’ Winter Night Shelter; “ReadiStreet” – a “soup run” food handout.
Staff have specific responsibilities but also work across all aspects of the charities activities.
Malcolm Peirce – Director – has headed up FCG since 2005
Malcolm has worked with FAITH both as a Volunteer and then as a Trustee since the early 90’s. His background is in Education and and a variety of office and administrative roles. He brings a broad brush of skills to the management of FAITH. Malcolm is part of LifeSpring Church in Reading
Amanda Bayley – Assistant Director – responsible for the everyday operation of Faith Christian Group
Amanda joined us in March 2013 as our Administrator. She had worked with us on a volunteer basis and brought with her much experience in Administration and P.A. work. In 2015 as part of restructuring she was promoted to Office Manager. In 2018 she was promoted to General Manager to take on greater responsibility for the overall running of FAITH.
Amanda is a member of St Mary’s Church Wargrave amanda @ fcg .org .uk
Alison Peyton – Food Bank Manager – looks after all aspects of the ReadiFood warehouse; parcel deliveries; volunteers; corporate teams
Alison has been with us since 2011 and attends St. John’s and St Stephen’s Church, New Town.
admin @ readifood .org .uk 0118 9872672
Wendy Harris – “ReadiStreet” Manager – Looks after our street outreach teams as well as being part of the general office team
Wendy joined us in the summer of 2015 as our Administrator. She has specific responsibility for our ReadiStreet volunteers and operations. She has a wealth of background experience with people who are unemployed and on benefits. Wendy is a member of All Nations (Elim)
As of 2021 we cannot run the night shelter so she has become manager of our new B4N daytime hub designed to give those in B&B and other temporary accommodation things to do during the day and a midday meal.
Mary has proved to be an amazing addition to our team. She is part of St James Catholic Church on the Forbury.
Sarah Mawby – Office Administrator – ReadiFood Food Bank and other office duties
Sarah is part of New Hope Community Church.
Mark Glover – Support Worker
Mark joined us in the summer of 2015. He was one of our first Stepping Stones residents years ago. He left us in April 2018 to join his wife in Kenya. We are delighted to say that he is now back o staff as of November 2020. Mark’s role is picking up the pieces, shopping, collecting and delivering!
Tara Hensford – Food collections; Deliveries; Warehouse
Tara works for us four days a week enabling us to collect food from supermarkets, schools and other suppliers, parcel deliveries and looking after our “toiletries department”.
Proving again that people just can’t stay away! Louise was employed on a temporary contract to co-ordinate A Bed for the Night for January and February 2016. She came back from October 2016 to run the 2017 Night Shelter. She moved on to full-time employment in supported housing but is now (October 2020) back with us one day per week in a Navigator role.