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.

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: Meeting for worship at Reading Meeting house 10:30 to 11:30

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.

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 

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.

Latest news - Reading

See home page for all Mid Thames Quakers’ news

  • 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 »
  • Letlapa Mphahlele leads discussion on shared humanity

    Letlapa Mphahlele leads discussion on shared humanity

    What is it that unites us as human beings, beyond all our different cultures and beliefs?  Students and local residents recently took part in a thought-provoking discussion of this …Read More »

Upcoming events - Reading

See home page for all Mid Thames Quakers’ events.

Oct
25
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers
Meeting for worship @ Reading Quakers
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We have rules for attending in-person meetings to minimise the risk of Covid transmission, including reserving a place at least two days in advance. Please get in touch using the ‘Contact us – other enquiries’…
10:30 am Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
login from 10:15, Meeting for worship starts at 10:30. Contact readinginfo@midthamesquakers.org.uk if you’d like details
Oct
28
Wed
12:30 pm Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Oct 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
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Nov
1
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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Nov
4
Wed
12:30 pm Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Nov 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
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Nov
8
Sun
10:30 am Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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Nov
11
Wed
12:30 pm Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Meeting for worship online @ Reading Quakers
Nov 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