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Church now a Youth Centre

Declining congregations at St Laurence Church necessitated a new strategy for it's use. The pews... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2015
Chepstow, United Kingdom
An attractive town centre building

The building is very attractive and is very centrally located. The building is not used as a church... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
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Jan 19, 2018
“An attractive town centre building”
Jul 27, 2015
“Superb Papa Client night every 2 months”
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

The building is very attractive and is very centrally located. The building is not used as a church now as far as I can see and does not appear to be open to the public generally. The churchyard is very interesting though with a tracery...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2015

Papa Caliente is a Facebook arranged Tango Nuevo night of dancing (not spectating). Next one in September

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Declining congregations at St Laurence Church necessitated a new strategy for it's use. The pews were removed and a mezzanine floor installed. It has been completely revamped as a youth centre with conference rooms, pool tables and modern heating. The incumbent priest is Chris Russell...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

The church is not only amazingly beautiful stunning building but some off the nices people and welcome in to a great church for you and your family

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank MarkJ3748
Reviewed January 12, 2013

part of the former Abbey complex and refurbished with young people in mind - a brilliant fusion of the ancient and the modern - cue the billiard tables

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank Sabine909
Reviewed January 20, 2008

Reading has several old attractive churches including St Laurence Church which is my second favourite after St Mary's. It's right next to the town hall and is mainly 15th century but there are some older parts. Inside the church is a geometrical memorial to the...More

4  Thank gauly
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