Places of Worship & Faith Groups

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Reading has many places of worship supporting a variety of faiths and communities. This page aims to have a comprehensive list of places of worship in Reading (or nearby where there is no group in Reading itself) with links to further details, although it is almost certainly incomplete and, despite best efforts, probably contains some inaccuracies.

Places of Worship and Faith Groups in Reading

Buddhist

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Buddhist Meditation at Reading University Senior Common Room, Park House, Whiteknights Campus, Reading RG6 6UR Location
Kadampa Meditation Centre 9 Bath Road, Reading RG1 6HH Location
Reading Buddhist Priory 176 Cressingham Road, Reading RG2 7LW Location
Reading Diamond Way Buddhist Group 32 Oaklands, Bulmershe Road, Reading RG1 5RW Location
Sakya Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre 97A Swansea Road, Reading RG1 8HA Location
Thames Valley Triratna Friends' Meeting House, 2 Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB Location

Christian

GEN UK published a list of churches in Reading but, because it is primarily for genealogical purposes, it contains a lot of historic information.

Anglican

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
All Saints Church Downshire Square, Reading RG1 6NN Location
Caversham Park Church Caversham Park Primary School, Queensway, Caversham RG4 6RP Location
Christchurch Christchurch Road, Reading RG2 7AJ Location
Cornwell Community Church Home Croft, off Clements Mead, Tilehurst RG31 5WJ Location
Earley St Peter's Church Church Road, Earley RG6 1EY Location
Emmanuel Church Southlake Crescent, Woodley RG5 3QW Location
Greyfriars Church Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EH Location
Holy Trinity Church Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7NQ Location
Indian Fellowship St Luke's Church, Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LH Location
Reading Minster St. Mary's Gate, Chain Street, Reading RG1 2XH Location
St Agnes' Church Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 8DD Location
St Andrew's Church, Caversham Harrogate Road, Caversham RG4 7PL Location
St Barnabas' Church, Emmer Green 20 St Barnabas Rd, Emmer Green RG4 8RA Location
St Barnabas' Church, Reading 14 Elm Road, Reading RG6 5TS Location
St Bartholomew's Church London Road, Reading RG1 3QA Location
St Birinus Mission, Calcot Langley Hill, Calcot, Reading RG31 4XR Location
St Catherine's Church Wittenham Avenue, Tilehurst RG31 5LN Location
St George's Church St Georges Road, Reading RG30 2RG Location
St Giles' Church Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB Location
St James' Church, Woodley Kingfisher Drive, Woodley RG5 3LH Location
St John & St Stephen's Church 121-147 Orts Road, Reading RG1 3JN Location
St John the Evangelist's Church Church Road, Woodley RG5 4QJ Location
St John's Church, Caversham St John's Road, Caversham RG4 8EB Location
St Laurence's Church Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DA Location
St Luke's Church Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LH Location
St Mark's Church 94 Cranbury Road, Reading RG30 2TA Location
St Mary Magdalen's Church Kentwood Hill, Tilehurst RG31 6DR Location
St Mary's Church Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RD Location
St Matthew's Church 205 Southcote Lane, Reading RG30 3AX Location
St Michael's Church New Lane Hill, Tilehurst RG30 4JX Location
St Nicolas' Church Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley RG6 7JN Location
St Paul's Church 5-23 Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 8PN Location
St Peter's Church St Peter's Hill, Caversham RG4 7AQ Location

The congregation of some Ecumenical Churches includes people from the Anglican tradition.

Baptist

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Abbey Baptist Church Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BE Location
Anderson Baptist Church 6-8 Amherst Road, Earley RG6 1NU Location
Carey Baptist Church Carey Street, Reading RG1 7JS Location
Caversham Baptist Church 1 Prospect St, Reading RG4 8JB Location
Coley Park Baptist Church Wensley Road, Reading RG1 6DU Location
Lower Earley Baptist Church Maiden Place, Lower Earley RG6 3HE Location
The Gate Reading Community Church Rivers of Life, 549 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HJ Location
The Gate The Gate Central, 384 The Meadway, Reading RG30 4NX Location
The Gate The Gate Empress Road Centre, 24 Empress Road, Calcot, Reading RG31 4XR Location
Tyndale Baptist Church 2-4 Cressingham Road, Reading RG2 7JE Location
Whitley Wood Reformed Baptist Church Whitley Wood Community Centre, 33 Copenhagen Close, Reading RG2 8UH Location
Woodley Baptist Church Hurricane Way, Woodley RG5 4UX Location
Wycliffe Baptist Church 233 Kings Road, Reading RG1 4LS Location

The congregation of some Ecumenical Churches includes people from the Baptist tradition.

Christadelphian

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Reading Christadelphians Christadelphian Church, 132 Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7NL Location

Christian Science

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
First Church of Christ Scientist 52–54 King’s Road, Reading RG1 3AA Location

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Reading LDS Chapel 280 The Meadway, Reading RG30 4PE Location

Ecumenical

The congregation of some churches is drawn from more than one tradition of the Christian Church. The traditions included are specific to each Church (please check their website for further details) but are typically drawn from the Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Church traditions.

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Caversham Park Church Caversham Park Primary School, Queensway, Caversham RG4 6RP Location
Christ Church, Woodley Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3LA Location
Reading Christian Network Greyfriars Church, Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EH Location
Trinity Church 9 Chalfont Close, Earley RG6 5HZ Location

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Kingdom Hall 75 Water Road, Tilehurst RG30 2NP Location

Methodist

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Caversham Heights Methodist Church 74 Highmoor Rd, Reading RG4 7BG Location
Caversham Methodist Church 272 Gosbrook Road, Reading RG4 8EB Location
Emmanuel Methodist Church 448 Oxford Rd, Reading RG30 1EE Location
Tilehurst Methodist Church 26 School Rd, Reading RG31 5AN Location
Wesley Church Queens Road, Reading RG1 4BW Location
Whitley Methodist Church Reading Scout & Guide Headquarters, 163 Northcourt Avenue, Reading RG2 7HG Location

The Basingstoke and Reading Methodist Circuit publishes a list of Methodist Churches in their area.

The congregation of some Ecumenical Churches includes people from the Methodist tradition.

Orthodox

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Serbian Orthodox Church St Mark's Church, 94 Cranbury Road, Reading RG30 2TA Location
The Greek Orthodox Church of the Prophet Elias St Mark's Church, 94 Cranbury Road, Reading RG30 2TA Location

Roman Catholic

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Catholic University Chaplaincy St William of York Church, 46 Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JP Location
Christ the King 408 Northumberland Avenue, Whitley RG2 8NR Location
English Martyrs Church 64 Liebenrood Road, Reading RG30 2EB Location
Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham St James' Church, Reading, Abbot's Walk, Reading RG1 3HW Location
Our Lady and St Anne Church South View Avenue, Caversham RG4 0AB Location
Our Lady of Peace & Blessed Dominic Barberi 338 Wokingham Road, Earley RG6 7DA Location
Priestly Fraternity of St Peter St William of York Church, 46 Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JP Location
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Polish) 61 Watlington Street, Reading RG1 4EH Location
St James' Church, Reading Abbot's Walk, Reading RG1 3HW Location
St John Bosco 56 Western Avenue, Woodley RG5 3BH Location
St Joseph's Church Berkshire Drive, Tilehurst RG31 5JJ Location
St William of York Church 46 Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JP Location
Ukrainian Catholic Church St James' Church, Reading, Abbot's Walk, Reading RG1 3HW Location

CatholicDirectory publishes a list of Mass times and liturgies in Reading.

Salvation Army

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Salvation Army Church, Lower Earley Chalfont Close, Reading RG6 5HZ Location
The Salvation Army, Reading Anstey Road, Reading RG1 7JR Location

Seventh-day Adventist

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Parkside Church Plant Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Avenue, Reading RG6 1DN Location
Reading Angaza Hexham Community Hall, 1a Bamburgh Close, Reading RG2 7UD Location
Reading Central 2 Tilehurst Road, Reading RG1 7TN Location
Reading Ghana Kendrick School Hall, 41-43 London Road, Reading RG1 5BN Location
Reading West 24 Portman Road, Reading RG30 1AE Location
Redemption Church Group Sun Street Youth & Community Centre, Sun Street, Reading RG1 3JX Location

Society of Friends

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Friends' Meeting House 2 Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB Location

United Reformed Church

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
Grange United Reformed Church Circuit Lane, Southcote RG30 3HD Location
Park United Reformed Church Palmer Park Avenue, Reading RG6 1DN Location
St Andrew’s United Reformed Church London Road, Reading RG1 5BD Location
Tilehurst United Reformed Church Armour Road, Tilehurst RG31 6HN Location

The congregation of some Ecumenical Churches includes people from the United Reformed Church tradition.

Other Congregations

Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
All Nations Christian Centre Berkeley Avenue, Reading RG1 6JE Location
Amazing Grace Chinese Christian Church in Reading Wesley Church, Queens Road, Reading RG1 4BW Location
Argyle Community Church Argyle Road, Reading RG1 7YL Location
Believers' Loveworld BLW Reading University
Brethren's Meeting Room
    Location
    Brookside Church Brookside Close, Earley RG6 7HG Location
    Earley Christian Fellowship 153 Wokingham Road, Reading RG6 1LW Location
    Evangelical Christian Church International South Reading Youth and Community Centre, 252 Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 7QA Location
    German Protestant Church St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, London Road, Reading RG1 5BD Location
    Grace Church Caversham 119 Peppard Road, Caversham RG4 8TR Location
    Harvest International Church
      Location
      Lifespring Church The Pavilion, 143-145 Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7UY Location
      Mount Zion Church 171 Wokingham Road, Earley RG6 1LT Location
      Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries: Reading Mountain of Fire House, 31 Kingsgate Street, Reading RG1 3JR Location
      Network Vineyard: Reading Woodley Hill House, Eastcourt Avenue, Earley RG6 1HH Location
      New Testament Church of God 34 Church Street, Caversham RG4 8AU Location
      Norcot Mission Church Brockley Close, Reading RG30 4YP Location
      Plymouth Brethren Gospel Hall, Gospel Hall, Shinfield Lodge, Church Lane, Three Mile Cross RG7 1HB
      Potters House Christian Fellowship Peckover Hall, Leighton Park School, Reading RG2 7DG Location
      Power of Faith Assemblies of God G17 Regus, 1210 Parkview, Arlington Business Park, Theale RG7 4TY Location
      Reading Chinese Christian Fellowship Wycliffe Baptist, 233 Kings Road, Reading RG1 4LS Location
      Reading Deaf Church Reading Deaf Centre Chapel, 131-133 Cardiff Road, Reading RG1 8JF Location
      Reading Family Church Reading Girls School, Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 7PY Location
      Reading Family Church South St. Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU Location
      Reading Korean Church Tyndale Baptist Church, 2-4 Cressingham Road, Reading RG2 7JE Location
      Reading Prayer Centre New Testament Church Of God Hamilton Road Children's Centre, 135 Bulmershe Road, Reading RG1 5SG Location
      Reading University Bible Study Room 109, Palmer Building, Earley RG6 6UA Location
      Reading University Christian Union G27, Edith Morley, Earley RG6 6BT Location
      Reconciled Assembly of God Coley Park Community Centre, 140 Wensley Road, Coley Park, Reading RG1 6DW Location
      Shift Youth + Community Tyndale Baptist Church, 2-4 Cressingham Road, Reading RG2 7JE Location
      Southcote Family Church 280a Southcote Lane, Reading RG30 3BL Location
      The Church of Pentecost – UK Living Spring Tabernacle, 117-119 Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7UH Location
      The Deliverance Centre The Globe, 12 Portman Road, Reading RG30 1EA Location
      The Well Dawlish Road, Reading RG2 7SD Location
      Whiteknights Church St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JT Location

      Hare Krishna

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      ISKCON Reading

      Hindu

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      Reading Hindu Temple 112 Whitley Street, Reading RG2 0EQ Location
      Reading University Hindu Society
      Reading Vigneswaran Temple Emmer Green Community Centre, St Barnabas Road, Reading RG4 8LN Location
      Shirdi Sai Baba Temple & Community Centre 44 West Street, Reading RG1 1TZ Location

      Jewish

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      Reading University Jewish Society

      Liberal Judaism

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      Reading Liberal Jewish Community Friends' Meeting House, 2 Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB Location

      Orthodox Judaism

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      Jewish Community of Berkshire 63 Tilehurst Rd, Reading RG30 2JL Location
      Reading Hebrew Congregation Reading Synagogue, 7 Goldsmid Road, RG1 7YB Location

      Reform Judaism

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      Maidenhead Synagogue Grenfell Lodge, Ray Park Road, Maidenhead SL6 8QX Location

      Muslim

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      Abu Bakr Islamic Centre 330 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1AF Location
      Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre London Road, Earley, Reading RG6 1BW Location
      Al-Markaz al-Salafi 29 Lydford Road, Reading RG1 5HQ
      Amity Road Mosque 1/3 Amity Road, Reading RG1 3LN Location
      Central Jamme Masjid 18a Waylen Street, Reading RG1 7UR Location
      Cumberland Road Masjid 31 Cumberland Road, Reading RG1 3LB Location
      Jamme Masjid Ghousia 50/52 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU Location
      Jamme Mosque Reading 46 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PF Location
      Reading University Muslim Centre Archway Lodge, Building 37, Whiteknights campus Location
      Shahjalal Islamic Centre 2a Stanley Street, Reading RG1 7NY Location
      University of Reading Islamic Society
      Zainabiya Centre 4-6 School Road, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5AL Location

      As well as the places and groups listed above, there is a Reading Muslim Community Facebook group.

      Pagan

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      East Berkshire Dolmen Grove Moot Generally at The Boot, Park Road, Bracknell RG12 2LU Location

      Sikh

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      Ramgharia Sabha Reading 234 London Road, Earley RG6 1AH Location
      Reading University Sikh Society
      Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Reading 30a Cumberland Road, Reading RG1 3LB Location

      Spiritualist

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      Reading National Spiritualist Church York Lodge, 81 Baker Street, Reading RG1 7XY Location

      Interfaith

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      Reading Interfaith Group

      Non Faith

      There are people with an ethical outlook but who have no religious belief who meet regularly with like-minded people to share their aspirations.

      Place of Worship/Faith Group Contact(s) Address Location
      Basingstoke Humanists Bartons Mill, Bartons Lane, Basingstoke RG24 8AE Location
      Sunday Assembly Reading Reading Irish Centre, 96-104 Chatham St, Reading RG1 7HT Location