Spring 2021 | Feb 17 - Mar 28

Reading UK Campaign

Reading, United Kingdom
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Spring 2021 | Feb 17 - Mar 28 Map
Vigil Location

Outside BPAS Abortion Centre
121 London St Reading,

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Outside BPAS Abortion Centre
121 London St
Reading RG1 4QA
UK

Contact Martin - 07436018688

Christopher - 07964180843

40daysforlifereading@gmail.com

Vigil days and Hours: 8am to 8pm for 40 consecutive days including Sundays from Wednesday, 23rd September to Sunday,1st November 2020.

BPAS OPENING HOURS

Tue: 09:00 - 17:00

Wed: 11.00 - 19.00

Thurs: 08.00 - 15.30

Fri: 09.00 - 17.00

Sat: 08.00 - 12.00

PARKING

Up to 2 hours free in the following locations which are about 5 minutes walk from the BPAS centre: 

  • On the right hand side of Mount Pleasant (as you cross London Road from London Street); 
  • Mount pleasant grove (first 2nd turning on the left as you drive up Mount Pleasant),
  • Highgrove street (3rd turning on the left off Mount Pleasant);
  • Kendrick Road - free parking after 5.30pm, otherwise between 8am and 5.30pm every day ( incl. Saturdays and Sundays) the cost is as follows:
    • 30 Minutes - £0.80
    • 90 Minutes - £2.30
    • Hours - £3.00
    • 150 Minutes - £3.80
    • Hours - £4.50
  • Watllington Street - There is also free 2 hour free parking near the Polish church of the Sacred Heart which is 10- 15 minutes walk from the BPAS centre.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

If travelling by train, alight at Reading Station and the abortion centre is about 12 to 15 minutes walk. There are also buses that run approximately every 15 minutes (5 Emerald, 17 Purple, X4Lion buses) - the journey takes 6 to 9 minutes and the bus stops about 50 yards short of the centre in London Street.

STATEMENT OF PEACE

MUST be signed by all volunteers at the vigil

I testify to the following:

  1. I will only pursue peaceful solutions to the violence of abortion when volunteering with the 40 Days for Life campaign
  2. I will show compassion and reflect Christ’s love to all abortion clinic employees, volunteers and customers
  3. I understand that acting in a violent or harmful manner immediately and completely dissociates me from the 40 Days for Life campaign
  4. I am in no way associated with the abortion clinic or its affiliates either by way of employment, informant, volunteer, client, or otherwise

While standing on the public right of way in front of the abortion clinic:

  1. I will only pursue peaceful solutions to the violence of abortion when volunteering with the 40 Days for Life campaign
  2. I will show compassion and reflect Christ’s love to all abortion clinic employees, volunteers and customers
  3. I understand that acting in a violent or harmful manner immediately and completely dissociates me from the 40 Days for Life campaign
  4. I am in no way associated with the abortion clinic or its affiliates either by way of employment, informant, volunteer, client, or otherwise

While standing on the public right of way in front of the abortion clinic:

  1. I will not obstruct the driveways or footpath
  2. I will stand next to the Tesco facing the clinic from across the road (except for trained pavement counsellors)
  3. I will not drop litter on the public right of way
  4. I will closely attend to any children I bring to the prayer vigil
  5. I will not threaten, physically contact, or verbally abuse the abortion clinic employees, volunteers, or customers
  6. I will not vandalise private property
  7. I will cooperate with the local authorities
  8. I will not hold up posters or banners during abortion centre opening hours. [But outside these hours these are permitted  and we encourage volunteers to use them if they wish to make obvious to the general public why we are there]

PEACEFUL VIGILS CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE

  1. THE CONDUCT at the vigils will not be aggressive in any way.
  2. PRAYING: Praying or singing will be at a gentle volume.
  3. INFORMATION ABOUT ABORTION to clients will only be given by trained pavement counsellors.
  4. GENERAL INFORMATION about abortion may be given only to passers-by who wish to know more about the vigil.
  5. ACCESSORIES. Only essential items needed by the volunteers during their stint may be brought to the vigils.
  6. FOOD AND DRINK must not be consumed at the vigil location, but only at a neutral location.
  7. NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS: We recommend a minimum of two people and a maximum of only three people at any one time when the abortion centre is open.
  8. SOCIAL DISTANCING: We will aim to keep 2m apart (or >1m apart if we have taken some extra steps to stay safe such as wearing a face covering), from clients of the abortion centre and the general public.

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Martin

7436018688

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