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There is a little chapel on one side that has an Anglo-Saxon door to what used to lead to a nunnery! A very usual sort of church - nothing out of the ordinary but a nice break - especially if you can catch the coffee...More
Reading is getting bigger and busier very quickly. Regardless of peoples views on religion, this is a very pleasant place to take a few minutes out of busy lives.
The church is built on matterials from Reading Abbey, whicu was mostly destroyed in King Heny...More
St. Mary's contains architecture from Saxon through Norman to medieval gothic and beyond. The guidebook is brief but helpful and there is plenty to seen.
Importantly, this church is still a church and, in addition to church services, provides help to the homeless and vulnerable....More
The stones to build the church were taken from Reading Abby in 1540. As you walk in look at the floor to see the grave stones of people back in 1700s. The church was open for us to walk around even though there was a...More
Surrounded by a graveyard and situated in the middle of the town centre. Impressive when lit up at night. Surprisingly old when you do some research about the building. Opening times seem to vary as it usually appears locked up.
This church is situated in an interesting graveyard in the middle of the shopping district. It is a stunning looking building with all the flint - especially the stand out square tower. Unfortunately it appears to be locked - I assume as there are quite...More