The Friends of Reading Abbey
|The Friends 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, and about the Abbey ruins and the history of Reading Abbey. We will keep the front page updated with details of outings and other events organised for members.
News (for further information see the News page)
11th Jan. 2024 Reading Gaol has been sold to the Ziran Education Foundation
14th Nov. 2023 HRH Duke of Gloucester visits the ruins of Reading Abbey
29th Sept. 2023 'Hidden Abbey' project meeting held in Reading
25th Sept. 2023 Reading Gaol is in the process of being sold
25th March 2023 "March to Reading Gaol" due to take place on this date
10th March 2023 Application submitted for a licence for the sale of alcohol in the Abbey ruins
6th March 2023 Forbury Lion sculpture to undergo conservation work
21st Feb. 2023 Reading East and West MPs due to meet Prisons Minister about Reading Gaol on 27th Feb.
Forthcoming events (for further information see Programme)
2nd Mar. 2024 Professor Brian Kemp Memorial Lecture
11th - 19th May 2024 Reading Walks Festival - details to follow
26th Oct. 2024 The Friends' Annual General Meeting and Autumn Lecture
Remember to keep an eye on the Reading Abbey Quarter Facebook and What's On pages for further updates and events in the Abbey Quarter, as well as the Friends' Facebook page.