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 as well, and are linked to the online Meeting.

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

 

Sundays: Blended Meeting for worship - in-person and 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.

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

  • Returning to Meeting House on Sundays

    Returning to Meeting House on Sundays

    Naomi Iliff’s experience of returning to Reading Meeting:- “It was lovely to be back in the Meeting House. I have loved Zoom meetings and have been so grateful for …Read More »
  • Keep your Meetings

    Keep your Meetings

    In 1662 when the adults of Reading Quaker Meeting were all in prison, the children kept the Meeting going. Today, because of the Covid-19 coronavirus all Quaker places of …Read More »
  • Meetings suspended

    Meetings suspended

    Quakers won’t gather together for worship over the coming months. But our Meetings won’t stop. Some of us will wait in silence from our homes, at our normal times …Read More »
  • Parliamentary candidates listened…

    Parliamentary candidates listened…

    …and responded to questions and opinions from 60+ community members at Reading Quakers’ election hustings on 28 November. We focused on three topics: Our future relationship with Europe – …Read More »

Upcoming events - Reading

See home page for all Mid Thames Quakers’ events.

Aug
8
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Aug 8 @ 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…
Aug
11
Wed
12:30 pm Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
login from 12:15, Meeting for worship starts at 12:30. Contact readinginfo@midthamesquakers.org.uk if you’d like details  
Aug
15
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Aug 15 @ 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…
Aug
18
Wed
12:30 pm Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
login from 12:15, Meeting for worship starts at 12:30. Contact readinginfo@midthamesquakers.org.uk if you’d like details  
Aug
22
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Aug 22 @ 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…
Aug
25
Wed
12:30 pm Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Aug 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
login from 12:15, Meeting for worship starts at 12:30. Contact readinginfo@midthamesquakers.org.uk if you’d like details  
Aug
29
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers and online
Aug 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…