Places of Worship

There are many places of worship in Reading so it is not possible to list all of them so we will group them by denomination or religion and list those that have especial points of interest.

You might like to look at the pages for Reading War Memorials as many of these are in churches

ANGLICAN

For a full list of Anglican churches visit the Oxford Diocese site CLICK HERE

Reading Minster
The oldest of central Reading's three parish churches, sited, it is believed where the earliest settlement stood.

Greyfriars Church
Located at the west end of Friar Street only about half the church remains. It has been used as stables and as a prison since it was founded by Franciscan Friars in the 14th Century.

St Laurence Church
Located adjacent to the Market Place it was originally the parish church for the people of east Reading. It is now a meeting place and day centre.

St Giles Church
The third of Reading's three central parish churches serving the southern part of town across the Kennett.

BAPTIST

Abbey Baptist

Carey Baptist Church

ROMAN CATHOLIC

St James Church
Built of stones quarried from the remains of Reading Abbey, St James lies next to Reading Gaol and provides a focus for people from around 100 different countries who have moved to Reading

OTHER

Salvation Army Citadel

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The church on Tilehurst Road acts also as a community centre and hosts a comprehensive family research centre

ISLAM

Central Reading Mosque
The principal mosque in Reading on Waylen St.

Another mosque is under construction on the Oxford Road.


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