Church of England Diocese of Oxford Reading Saint Mark and All Saints

Open Group

This Group is open to all and arranges monthly meetings of general interest which appeal to a wide range of people including those of other faiths and none. The Secretary is Mr Philip Cook. If you are interested you may contact him by phone on 0118 3766425. The programme of events for 2020 is available below.

All events in the Downshire Room @ 7.30pm - All Saints Church Hall, Downshire Square, Reading, RG1 6NN (unless otherwise stated)


Monday 27th January 7.30pm - Short AGM then interactive photo quiz led by Dr Tony Prelove

Monday 24th February 7.30pm - My dolls' houses and miniatures - Mary Cook

Monday 23rd March 7.30pm - Care & Compassion - Lionel Williams (medical institutions in Reading, West Berks and S. Oxfordshire)

Monday 27th April 7.30pm - Bed for the night - Cathy Bull

Monday 25th May 7.30pm - A road of distinction - Anne Green Jessel (Southcote Road and the eminent persons who once lived there)

Monday 22nd June 7.30pm - Carol of the bells - Carol Wheeler - musical entertainment on solo handbells

Monday 27th July 7pm - Annual pub meal at the Hatchgate (Meet 6.30pm at the hall for pre-arranged lifts)

Monday 10th August 7pm - Bring and share garden party - at Kaikoura

Monday 28th September 7.30pm - Life with Polio - Cyrilene Tollafield

Monday 26th October 7.30pm - What the Dickens - animals at war - Matt Dixon (returning speaker)

Monday 23rd November 7.30pm - Kathlene Ferrier - Chris Widdows

Monday 14th December 7pm - Christmas reflections + festive fair