Talks start at 12.00 noon at Reading Friends Meeting House, usually finishing around 13.00pm. We offer a shared lunch (suitable for vegetarians/ vegans and meat-eaters!) and there is ample opportunity for discussion, although Friends are very welcome to join us for meeting for worship from 10.30am before hand.
For those of you who do not know Reading, we are easy to find,Full
directions to get to the Meeting House by foot, public transport or car are
given here Directions
By Bike, Foot
Our Meeting House is close to Reading town centre. From Broad Street (John
Lewis, Marks & Spencer, entrance to the Oracle) head east and then turn
south down Duke Street and over the old hump-back bridge to the east of the
Oracle shopping centre. Cross the dual carriageway and head up London Street.
Watch out for a sign “Quaker Meeting House” pointing down an alley to the right.
This opens out into Church Street, and the Meeting House is through a black
double iron gate on your right.
Reading station is on the main line from London Paddington to the Midlands,
Wales and the West of England, but also has trains to and from the south
coast and the north. The meeting house is a 20 minute walk from the
station. Walk up Station Road and Queen Victoria Street to Broad Street, turn
left into Broad Street and carry on as above.
See the map here: maps.google.co.uk/maps.
Church Street is a cul-de-sac. If you need to drop someone at the gate of
the FMH, turn right off Southampton Street (A 327 northbound) into
Deansgate Road (just after the church) and then turn right and then left into
Church Street. The FMH is near the end on the left (iron gates). There is no
parking. On a Sunday you may be able to park in St Giles Close and walk through
the alley at the end of the close to the FMH. Alternatively, park in London
Street and follow the finger-post down the alley into Church Street. Note,
however, that on London Street (A 327 southbound), South Street and East Street
parking charges are in force every day, including Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
at 60p for the first 20 minutes, then various increments up to £4.20 for the
maximum time permitted of three hours. On a weekday or for a longer period you
will probably need to park in the Oracle Shopping Centre car park or Queens Road