Abbey Baptist Church, Reading

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


A Place of Prayer

 A Place of Discovery

A Place of Refuge

A Place where Jesus is at the Centre


Our Text for 2024

 Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

 Join us in living out the Gospel in Reading!

We are an international, inter-cultural 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.

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

Also meeting on the premises:

A Portuguese speaking church - Peniel - meets for worship in the church at 6.00pm. Please see their website or their Facebook page for details.

A Tamil and English speaking church - Zion Church of God - meets for worship at 9.00am. See their Facebook page: The Zion Church of God, Reading.

An English speaking West African church - Living Springs International, meets for worship at 2.00pm. 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.



  • Abbey Square
  • Abbey Square
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG1 3BE

0118 957 2197
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