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Our Association

We're delighted that you've found us! Use this site to discover more about our association and members. We meet regularly in Reading to take part in activities and enjoy each other's company. We were founded to provide a place for everyone to meet and learn new skills. We hope to empower young people so that they can grow as active and valuable members of the community. We hope to meet you soon and to be able to welcome you in person!

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Statement from the Chairman of Barbados & Friends Association (BAFA) Reading

The Barbados & Friends Association has been aware of Barbados Government’s aspiration for Barbados to become a Republic as the topic has been under public discussion for some time. The island has had long and historic ties with the United Kingdom and its institutions for nearly four hundred years. Like many other Caribbean Islands, Barbados gained its independence from Britain and became an Independent country in 1966.
We have seen significant migration to the motherland culminating in the twinning of Speightstown Barbados with the town of Reading in the UK. We wish the government of Barbados God’s grace and guidance in whatever action they take, knowing they will always act in the interest of the people. We will continue to support Bajans living in the UK and Reading in particular. We see no reason why our excellent relationships with the good people of the UK should change, whatever the outcome of the government of Barbados’s constitutional amendments.
Jefferson Jones




Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other


  • Wash handskeep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover facewear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Make spacestay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions


BAFA Committee Members and Honoured Guests at the 2019 Dinner and Dance.



BAFA Community Events during 2019

Barbados Day - Reading and Speightstown 15 years Town Twinning Day May 2019

For the 2nd year in a row BAFA along side Dolphin Catering were at the Reading Water Fest on Saturday 15th June 2019.
The Caribbean food was once again enjoyed by the whole community.

We meet regularly in a convivial atmosphere to exchange ideas and seek ways to improve our association.

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 events calendar!

Our association is made up of people of all ages who enjoy making new friends, meeting new ones and simply enjoy spending time together at one of our meetings or events.

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