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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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In the middle of town

Surrounded by a graveyard and situated in the middle of the town centre. Impressive when lit up at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
United Kingdom
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Stunning from the outside but no opening times

This church is situated in an interesting graveyard in the middle of the shopping district. It is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2HX, England
+44 118 957 1057
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Jesseekarr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Well worth visiting especially for the mottled block work. Church is over a thousand years old and has a very interesting history.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I couldn't imagine there could be a so old church in Reading. This church, since 979 AD, has been standing here as proof of our faith. Quite simple inside, welcoming everyone would to take a relaxing time for stay and pray.

Thank DMG32
Reviewed 18 September 2017

upon entering through the double church doors is just how silent it is and the coolness of the parish....the vastness and hight of the roof will leave you gasping....the vaulted arches will make you wonder how they got the beams up so high...the floor covered...More

Thank Kloffusjohn
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Went to Henley - on - Thames on a narrow boat saw Saint Mary The Virgin church it has a wonderful looking building a checker board look. Very nice church on the inside with leadlite windows and nice looking organ.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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
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