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St. Laurence, Reading, Berks
Reading branch of the ODG
Further details

St. Laurence, Reading tower
St. Laurence, Reading İBM 17 Dec 2003

Bell weights etc.

Church Architecture

Church Facilities


Ringing Chamber Access

Ringing Times

Tourist places

Tower Correspondent

Travel info

Refreshment places nearby

To website

  Dedication:St. Laurence, Reading benefice
  Tower Correspondent:
   Mrs Gill Carlill, 98 Grovelands Road Reading, RG30 2PD.
  Tel: 0118 958 8354. email:

  Service Ringing: by arrangement
  Practice night: Tue 8pm (1,3 and 5) alternating with St.Mary the Virgin.
  Availability and Restrictions

  The Bells (12) 23-0-20 further details

  Access to ringing chamber: long stone spiral staircase

  Points of interest in church On the South Wall monument to the mathematician, John Blagrave, died 1611, the author of The Mathematical Jewell. It has 5 regular solid figures (the Platonic solids) borne by bare-breasted young ladies.
  Church facilities:toilet toilets in church nave; also in The three Bs during opening times.
  Travel Details: OS Grid Ref: SU717736
Town car parks (difficult)
  Public Transport:
  Eating Places:
  Local points of interest for non ringers: Reading Town Hall is in Blagrave Street, named after the mathematician. The museum with its bowdlerised Victorian copy of the 'Bayeux Tapestry' and the Tourist Information centre are inside the town Hall.

Page last updated 15 Aug 2005

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