Welcome to our Meeting
We meet for Quaker worship on Sundays and Wednesdays. There is no programme or leader: anyone may speak if they feel called to do so, but often Meetings for worship are largely silent.
Meetings for worship have been held online since the start of the Covid-19 emergency. We are delighted that in-person Meetings are now starting again on alternate Sundays as well.
New people are welcome to in-person meetings, but we have rules for attendance to minimise the risk of Covid transmission, including reserving a place at least two days in advance. If you would like to attend, please get in touch using the ‘Contact us – other enquiries’ email below. You will be sent the latest rules, and be able reserve a place and ask any other questions.
Full details of Meetings for worship and other upcoming events are in the calendar below
Our Meeting house is close to Reading’s busy town centre, and has wheelchair access throughout. There is a hearing loop in the main meeting room and an accessible toilet.
Times of Meetings for worship
Alternate Sundays starting 30 August: Meeting for worship at Reading Meeting house 10:30 to 11:30 (see calendar)
Sundays: Meeting for worship online 10:30 to 11:30
Wednesdays: Meeting for worship online 12:30 to 13:00
Fridays at Reading University Chaplaincy Centre: currently suspended
Use the 'Contact us - other enquiries' email below for details of how to join both in-person and online meetings.
Reading Quaker (Friends) Meeting House
2 Church Street
Reading RG1 2SB
Location: Church Street is a cul-de-sac with a passageway linking to the A327 London Street.
Train: The Meeting House is about 20 minutes’ walk from Reading station.
Bus: Numbers 5, 6, 6a, 21 and 21a from the station and town centre all stop in London Street.
Parking: There is car parking on London Street (two hours free for blue badge holders and free for all after 20:00). The Oracle and Queens Road car parks are nearby.
More about Reading Quakers
We are pleased for others to use our Meeting House, and a wide range of organisations, individuals and groups hire our rooms. Further details are available here
This guides how we maintain and develop Reading Meeting House while conserving its important historic features - Download the PDF
Quaker Meeting House heritage project
In 2016, a survey was undertaken of the condition and use of all 345 Quaker Meeting houses in England. Findings will soon be made available here.
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