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Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin

Address: St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2HX, England
Phone Number: 0118 957 1057
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Ranked #30 of 33 Attractions in Reading
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Reading, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I went at 1.30 on Good Friday afternoon, hoping to be able to take part in the liturgy on one of the most devotional days of the year. According to the notices, there was a liturgy at 12 noon, but this was evidently over as the whole place was locked up and silent. This is a sad reflection if there... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
47 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

As the title says, really: this is a gorgeous-looking church - one of the nicest I've seen in a long time, and I have something of a passion for old churches - but it was firmly locked except when there was a service on, so I couldn't go inside. I'd love to see what it's like as other reviewers make... More 

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is a beautiful old church with Gothic-style architecture. It is a working church, with interesting history. Inside services can be attended, there is a gift-shop providing all manner of church-related gifts to be purchased.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

One of the best of the churches for miles around. Wonderful history, beautiful peaceful interior. Very enjoyable services, too.

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Reading, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2008

I used to walk past this little church every day on the way to work and I love the checkerboard tower. Its actually very old and has quite an interesting history. The oldest part is the door which dates from Saxon times and the main part of the church is 11th century. The checkerboard tower is newer and was made... More 

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