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Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin

St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2HX, England
+44 118 957 1057
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A lovely church open in the day time

It's in the middle of town, and I needed a space out of the rain to be quite - Perfect! It's open... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christchurch, New Zealand
The old centre of Reading

St. Mary's Minster is the oldest of the three medieval churches of Reading town centre. There is a... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
IanTravller M
Reading, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
11 Dec 2016
“Classical music”
24 Oct 2016
“amazing arch”
St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2HX, England
+44 118 957 1057
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Reviewed yesterday

It's in the middle of town, and I needed a space out of the rain to be quite - Perfect! It's open in the day, and has a sense of peace about it. But you can also see that it's used, it's not a museum....More

Thank mabright2015
Reviewed 20 March 2017

St. Mary's Minster is the oldest of the three medieval churches of Reading town centre. There is a little Anglo-Saxon stonework, there is Norman stonework from Reading Abbey, other medieval and later features, A guide book is available.

Thank IanTravller M
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Haven't been there for a Sunday service, but in 2016 they were opening it during the evening for prayers, for anyone who wanted to go in (and for the homeless who may need a cup of coffee, tee or a kind word). As another reviewer...More

2  Thank AlBahati
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Things have changed for the better there seems a more Christian approach to those in need and with a change in welcoming all especially at less normal times of the day especially for th expunge members at night time. I was less aware on the...More

Thank Duitch
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Attended a classical evening which was amazing. The minister itself was stunning with beautiful and simple architecture. Very peaceful and welcoming location with plenty of space and easy access. You do need to park in the city centre to obtain access to the facility, beautiful...More

Thank Kande11
Reviewed 24 October 2016

ive been here for couple of carols last year and some other charity exhibitions as well- it dates back to 16-17th century i guess, the stained glass works, the beautiful paintings , esp the ones on the door, in the extreme left near the pulpit...More

Thank dorlandooo
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

What a lovely Christmas Carol concert held by the local radio station. You must come early to get inline as limited seating. Can't wait to go back again this year and watch some local talent. Thank you for a free evening

Thank LL156
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very pretty church, nice to wander around and through. Probably the nicest part of Reading town centre, sans the parks.

Thank Garren E
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Really an interesting place. We had the benefit of one of the guides giving us some time and going through all the various aspects of the church. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is a beautiful church located in the center of Reading. It is an ideal place to visit, and view the historic architecture. It has a small gift shop inside, and ample seating should you wish to sit quietly / pray / or just enjoy...More

Thank John M
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