Reading Quakers

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 have started again on Sundays, which are linked to the online Meeting.

New people are welcome to in-person meetings, but in order to comply with the Covid rules, we ask that you arrive a few minutes early so that doorkeepers can take your contact details for Test and Trace.

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

 

Sundays: Blended Meeting for worship - in-person and online 10:30 to 11:30

Wednesday Lunchtime Meetings: currently suspended

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.

Find us

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.

Contact us

Post: use the address above
Phone: 0118 950 7736 (voicemail)

Email (room hire) Email (other enquiries)

More about Reading Quakers

Room hire
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

Conservation plan
This guides how we maintain and develop Reading Meeting House while conserving its important historic features - Download the PDF 

 

Latest news - Reading

See home page for all Mid Thames Quakers’ news

  • Biscuit crumbs at Reading Quaker Meeting House

    Biscuit crumbs at Reading Quaker Meeting House

    The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) have produced a self-led 3km walk highlighting places of historical significance to the Huntley & Palmer biscuit manufacturers in Reading. This includes …Read More »
  • Mental health matters

    Mental health matters

    Quakers at Reading Meeting met this afternoon for their monthly Meeting for Learning to consider insights into mental health care provision, and hearing service-user, professional and carer experiences. Care …Read More »
  • Was James Naylor really guilty of blasphemy?

    Was James Naylor really guilty of blasphemy?

    History enthusiasts at Reading Meeting have set up a group which meets monthly to look at the life and context of Quakers from the past. A presentation is given …Read More »
  • LGBTQ+ history month

    LGBTQ+ history month

    Reading Quakers presented this online Meeting for Learning as part of LGBT+ History Month, which celebrated this aspect of our contribution towards human dignity and equality. Quakers in Britain have …Read More »

Upcoming events - Reading

See home page for all Mid Thames Quakers’ events.

May
29
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We are delighted to have started ‘blended’ Meetings, with people in the Meeting house connected to those online. Contact readinginfo@midthamesquakers.org.uk if you’d like details of the COVID regulations for meeting in-person, and for login details…
Jun
5
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We are delighted to have started ‘blended’ Meetings, with people in the Meeting house connected to those online. Contact readinginfo@midthamesquakers.org.uk if you’d like details of the COVID regulations for meeting in-person, and for login details…
Jun
12
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We are delighted to have started ‘blended’ Meetings, with people in the Meeting house connected to those online. Contact readinginfo@midthamesquakers.org.uk if you’d like details of the COVID regulations for meeting in-person, and for login details…
Jun
19
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We are delighted to have started ‘blended’ Meetings, with people in the Meeting house connected to those online. Contact readinginfo@midthamesquakers.org.uk if you’d like details of the COVID regulations for meeting in-person, and for login details…
Jun
26
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We are delighted to have started ‘blended’ Meetings, with people in the Meeting house connected to those online. Contact readinginfo@midthamesquakers.org.uk if you’d like details of the COVID regulations for meeting in-person, and for login details…
Jul
3
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We are delighted to have started ‘blended’ Meetings, with people in the Meeting house connected to those online. Contact readinginfo@midthamesquakers.org.uk if you’d like details of the COVID regulations for meeting in-person, and for login details…
Jul
10
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We are delighted to have started ‘blended’ Meetings, with people in the Meeting house connected to those online. Contact readinginfo@midthamesquakers.org.uk if you’d like details of the COVID regulations for meeting in-person, and for login details…