St Mary's Castle Street

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St Mary’s Episcopal Chapel is located in Reading town centre and is open for worship each Sunday with services at 11 am and 6.30 pm.  Audio recordings will be available on the Worship page.

We publish a Bible reading scheme, covering the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice through the year. JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember.

There is normally a Bible study and prayer meeting on Thursday. We are back to meeting in person in the hall, 3–4 p.m. The notes are also being circulated by email: please contact us to be added to the list.  We are currently holding our Lent series, on the Attributes of God.

The chapel is open to visitors between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm on Thursdays, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays.

The fact that there is another St Mary’s in Reading (St Mary the Virgin, or the Minster Church, in St Mary’s Butts) can cause confusion. We are, properly speaking, the chapel in the parish of St Mary, hence St Mary’s Chapel. In fact we have no dedication, and began as a proprietary chapel (owned by its first trustees) outside the Church of England.

Worship has always been according to the Book of Common Prayer of 1662. More information is available in the book,
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