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


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.

St Mary's Castle St
An independent Anglican Church with a fascinating history


Abbey Baptist

The church is located behind the Central Library on Abbey St

Carey Baptist Church


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

English Martyrs
on the Tilehurst Road by Prospect Park


Salvation Army Citadel
Located on the west side of the inner distribution road
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

Reading Spritualist Church on Baker St


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

Another mosque is under construction on the Oxford Road.
For a full list of Mosques in Reading Click here

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