A place of prayer A place of discovery A place of refuge
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 has limited our activities. Nonetheless, when we are able to do so, we are open for personal prayer during the working week between 10am and 12noon.
Again, when we are able to do so, we meet for worship on Sunday mornings at 10.30 and you are welcome to join us at the church (see Sunday Services page), or you can join us from home using our home-based worship sheets.
A Portuguese speaking church - Peniel - meet in the evening at 6.00. Please see their website www.penielchurch.org.uk 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.