Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin, Reading

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Reading Minster is the original church in the town. In 979 Queen Elfrida, second wife of King Edgar, founded a royal nunnery on the Minster site as an act of repentence for the murder of her stepson, Edward (St Edward The Martyr) at Corfe Castle.

The Minster was extensively restored in 1551�55, using materials recovered from Reading's Norman abbey.

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Revd. Stephen Pullin
St Mary's Church House
Chain Street
Reading RG1 2HX
(0118) 957 1057

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Sung Eucharist
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour


Said Eucharist
Every Wednesday at 1:05 PM for ½ hour


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Incumbent: The Revd Stephen James PULLIN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 230
Built: 979
Our Patron: Bishop of Oxford
Archdeaconry: BERKSHIRE (272)
Deanery: READING (27206)
Benefice: Reading St Mary the Virgin (27/419BM)
Parish Legal Name: Reading: Saint Mary the Virgin (270462 )
CofE Church Info: (627462 27/462)
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The current editor is: Vera Azuike

This page was last updated on Wednesday 24th May 2017
Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin : St Mary's Butts, Reading, Reading, RG1 2HX

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