Friends of Reading Abbey
The Friends’ aim is to aid the conservation of the Ruins of the Abbey for the enjoyment of all, and to spread knowledge and public awareness of its history.
The Friends hold meetings twice yearly in Reading, on Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons, when lectures are given by specialists on the life of the Abbey and related topics. These meetings are open to all.
Members receive three newsletters per year. Other occasional events take place.
The Friends run a website and a Facebook page which provide information about Reading Abbey and about current developments in the Abbey Quarter.
The website can be seen at: www.readingabbey.org.uk
and the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfReadingAbbey/
New Friends of Reading Abbey are always welcome. The membership page for joining is on the website at: http://readingabbey.org.uk/fora/Foraformmenu.htm
Below are a few photos of recent Friends of Reading Abbey events.
St Nicholas Church, Steventon, Annual Outing 2017
Summer Party 2016, Forbury Gardens
Visit to the Great Hall of Magdalen College Oxford
during the Friends Annual Outing 2015,
showing the linen-fold panelling which may have come from Reading Abbey
AGM 2017, Waterhouse Chamber, Reading Town Hall
This coming year will be one of the most important in the recent history of the Abbey.
As I hope you can see, the Friends of Reading Abbey combine expertise with enjoyable excursions. Do keep an eye on this site and on the FORA website for further information and to keep up to date with all that is happening.