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
The Friends' 2015 AGM was held on October 24th. An article about it can be seen
Nov. 2015. NCS Challenge visit Reading Abbey. Click here to see an article about the visit.
Nov. 2015. Reading Prison may be sold off after all.
Oct. 2015. Statue to Trooper Frederick Potts VC unveiled.
Oct. 2015. Reading Prison to remain as a closed prison indefinitely.
The bid for Heritage Lottery funding to conserve the Abbey Ruins was submitted on 1st September 2015. The result is due to be announced in January 2016.
The work on St Laurence churchyard wall was completed in August 2015.
Please see the Abbey Quarter Information page for details about these and other updates.
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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