About Reading Abbey
About The Friends
Link to The Friends Facebook page:
The Friends of Reading Abbey
We aim to aid the preservation of the Ruins of the Abbey
for the enjoyment of all, and to spread knowledge and public
awareness of its history
Welcome to the website of the Friends of Reading Abbey. Here you can find information about the organisation and how to join us. We will also keep the front page updated with details of outings and other events organised for members.
Enquiries to the
Forthcoming events in 2015
Fri. 10th April: John Mullaney will give a talk on "Reading Abbey and Catholicism" at St. James' church, Forbury Road, Reading.
Sat. 13th June: Reading Waterfest, including Abbey Ruins tours
Sun. 21st June: Summer Garden Party in Caversham Court Gardens
Wed. 8th July: The annual outing will be to Oxford
Sat. 24th Oct.: Annual General Meeting
Information about these events can be found under the 'Programme' link and in the Spring 2015 newsletter
21/6/2014: The bid for Heritage Lottery Fund support to conserve Reading Abbey
ruins has passed the first stage. See Reading Museum's website for
December 2014: A £60,000 grant has been received from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the work towards the second stage of the bid to conserve the Abbey Ruins and open them to the public. Please click on the 'Abbey Quarter information' link above for further information.
Feb 2015: Work has started on St Laurence's churchyard wall. Please click on the 'Abbey Quarter information' link above for further information.
Please note: generic email addresses for Friends officers are now in use:
Secretary/contact is: Secretary@readingabbey.org.uk
Treasurer is: Treasurer@readingabbey.org.uk
Meetings are held twice yearly in Reading, on Friday evenings or
Saturday afternoons, when
lectures are given by specialists on the life of the Abbey
and on the most recent developments.
Members receive three
Newsletters per year.
Other occasional events take place.
There is a small annual membership fee.
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