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Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin

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Address: St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2HX, England
Phone Number: +44 118 957 1057
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 is mesmerizing, the church is surrounded by cemetery - worth paying a visit if you... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank LL156
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

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

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Thank Garren E
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Many relics of old often have unexplainable stories but this wee Church immerses you in a rich and detailed history. Me and my wife parked at a great nearby car park on Church St, RG1 2SQ, in an attempt to find something to do and we did just that! A must visit for people interested in Reading's history.

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Thank Graham P
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Mike J
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the peace and quiet of a break from the Hustle & Bustle of a busy... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Looked in as we passed as the lights were on, very sweet little church and on reading the brochure realised that it was also very old and dating from 979 with the chequerboard exterior resurfacing it in 1551.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Carol and I often catch the bus at St Mary's Butts in Reading but have never gone into the church right next to the bus stop. Today we availed ourselves of the opportunity. It is lovely and peaceful inside with superb stained glass windows. The church dates as far back as 979 and the round Saxon Doorway is all that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

the Minster church is historic, with parts of it dating from 12th century , and it is open late afternoon and at other times during the day and on Saturdays from 10pm to 2 am in the last month or so ( March 2015 ) . There are cushions and soft chairs , and some soup/ coffee and sandwiches for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

The Minster Church is well worth admiring and visiting when in Reading. Chapels on the site date to the seventh century; the church occupies a lovely little plot just behind the Broad Street of downtown Reading. The distinctive checkerboard pattern on the tower owes to alternating blocks of flint and stone. The interior, which I was fortunate to see immediately... More 

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