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Peaceful & Serene

Went to lunch time mass. Church is beautiful inside with a very different crucifix. Very peaceful... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Shaffiabel
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Bhubaneswar, India
Amazing one

Beautiful church 👌,the architecture is impressive You should visited at least once I highly... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
jullesjulles18
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Denham, United Kingdom
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11 May 2018
“Peaceful & Serene”
3 Feb 2018
“Amazing one”
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Abbots Walk | St James Presbytery, Reading RG1 3HW, England
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Went to lunch time mass. Church is beautiful inside with a very different crucifix. Very peaceful . Worth Visit if you are in the park next door. Mass is at 1 Pm except Tuesday.

Thank Shaffiabel
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church 👌,the architecture is impressive You should visited at least once I highly recommend for people who love old buildings 👍

Thank jullesjulles18
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This church is located at the East end of the 'Must See' Forbury Gardens and is within sight of the Abbey ruins. The church was built in 1837 and was designed by Pugin who also designed the Palace of Westminster. The church is quite plain...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We went to play about the Empress Matilda produced and acted by the excellent team from Reading between the lines. Very well acted a real historical thriller play. The church was set up beautifully for the play, it's interior just like the medieval Reading Abbey.

Thank finian29
Reviewed 3 October 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...More

Thank sitara2014
Reviewed 2 April 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...More

3  Thank Nonglak L
Reviewed 12 January 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.

2  Thank Sabine909
Reviewed 20 April 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,...More

5  Thank gauly
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