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Address: Abbots Walk | St James Presbytery, Reading RG1 3HW, England
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Go inside to look at this attractive church

Yes, it is one of Pugin's earliest works, being consecrated in 1840. Do go inside to see this beautifully kept church which I think has a lovely peaceful atmosphere. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 2, 2013
Nonglak L
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is a beautiful church. We married here in August 1997 and had our photo's taken in Forbury Gardens. The church has a high balcony with a large pipe organ and if you have a choir or a soloist they go up into the balcony and the music fills the entire church, which in itself is very beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Yes, it is one of Pugin's earliest works, being consecrated in 1840. Do go inside to see this beautifully kept church which I think has a lovely peaceful atmosphere. The architecture is attractive and interesting, with a couple of items made out of very old pieces of stone recovered from the ruins of Reading Abbey. Pick up a visitor's guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

... and the only one in Norman style! It's a beautiful church, recently refurbish and the home of a large, vibrant international faith community.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2008

I went back to have another look at this church on the edge of Forbury Gardens when I found out it had been designed by the famous Victorian architect, A.W. Pugin. Sadly its not up to the standard of his other work like Westminster Palace, a.k.a. the Houses of Parliament. Its a rather squat, funny looking church but is partly... More 

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