St Mary's Castle Street

We preach Christ crucified

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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.  Current morning sermons are an exposition of the Epistle to the Philippians. 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 Tuesday evenings, for information please contact the chapel on 0118 959 5131. Our current topic is the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion. (Note: meetings resume on 8 January, 2019).

The chapel is open to visitors between 10 am and 2 pm on Thursdays, from 10 to 1 pm on Fridays, and on the first Saturday morning of each month.

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,
The Church that would not die, advertised here.

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