Travelling to Abbey Baptist Church
For the events at Abbey Baptist Church here are some details of how to get there. See the map below. (Use the + to zoom in.) The address of the church building is Abbey Square, Reading, RG1 3BE. The building is next door to The Blade and behind Reading Central Library.
If you cycle then there are railings outside the church door that you can lock a bike to. Alternatively a bike could be taken inside. In both cases please make sure that the bike will not obstruct access. Please keep the wheel chair ramp clear.
The nearest car park (about a 5 minute walk) is Queen's Road Car Park (postcode RG1 4AR). Exit the building at the rear by the river, walk over the river on the foot bridge, go along the river bank to the left, turn right up Highbridge Wharf, left onto Kings Road then cross and take the first turning on the right which is Abbey Square. Follow the road round and you will find the church building on your right. The Oracle car parks are also near-by but be aware that the Holy Brook car park is not open 24 hours.
There is some on-street parking in Abbey Square, Abbey Street and Kings Road but it is often busy during the day. Check ticket machines for details of charges.
For those praying during the evening and night there will be 4 coned-off parking spaces available outside the church building from 4.30pm in the evening to 8.30am in the morning. Please move the cone, unclip the chain if one is present, and use one of these. The spaces are narrow and separated by metal posts so please park carefully. To drive to the church building go anti-clockwise around the IDR so that you can turn left into King's Road when you have the Prudential building visible on your right. Drive along King's Road, turn right into Abbey Street, and follow the road into Abbey Square. The postcode is RG1 3BE.
For the Burn worship event only there is also parking available in Davidson House, which is just across the street, between 8pm in the evening and 8am in the morning. Looking at Davidson House from Abbey Baptist the parking is on the left hand side. Turn into the side road and the entrance is immediately on your right. Just say you're with Abbey Baptist Church and they'll let you in.
The church building is about a 10 minute walk from the central Reading station.