Abbey Baptist Church, Reading

A place of prayer A place of discovery A place of refuge


Our Motto for 2022

  "Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall." Genesis 49: 22 (NIV)

 Join us in living out the Gospel in Reading!

We are a community worshipping in the centre of Reading, in the historic Abbey Quarter.

We meet in a modern building, but the church's history goes back to 1640 when it was the first Baptist Church to be formed in Reading, in a time of great social, civil, political and religious unrest.

Times have changed, yet we are committed to the same essential task to which those early Baptists set their hands - prayer, worship, mutual care and the proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ.

The Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have moved some of our current activities on line.  

We are meeting again in the church for worship on Sunday mornings at 10.30. You are also welcome to join us from home using our home-based worship sheets. See our Sunday Services page.

A Portuguese speaking church - Peniel - is also meeting in the church at 6.00pm which is livestreamed. Please see their website or their Facebook page for details.

In these pages you will find something of our present life and our future hopes.

See also our Facebook page.