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You can find us close to the centre of Reading. See how to navigate your way to our building and see some suggestions about where to park

We will be pleased to see you when you arrive.

We invite you to leave a greeting in our visitor's book

Our vision is to be a loving, vibrant, Spirit-filled church with a burning desire to serve our community, welcome people into our fellowship, introduce people to Jesus and to grow disciples.

We exist for ′OTHERS′

Perhaps, the best way to appreciate what sort of church we are is to look at pictures of what has taken place in the recent past. Take a look at photographs of events over the last seven years


Since September 2013 we have been worshiping and operating our community outreach in our refurbished building. Take a look some of our rooms.

Our leaders are Majors Richard Welch and Jim Cussen
Major Richard Welch Major Jim Cussen
They are the most recent in a line of more than one hundred. Read more


For a concert, conference etc

See what is available

Reading Street Pastors

Members of this church work with Street Pastors helping to relieve suffering in Reading on Friday and Saturday nights

The Salvation Army "opened fire" in Reading in 1881. From that start The Army has progressed so that there are now 3 churches (corps) and a residential centre in Reading. Reading Central is the largest of the three churches and our congregation on Sunday morning numbers about 160 people.

The Reading Central corps is a direct descendent of the corps that was established in 1881. See how we survived and prospered despite imprisonment of our members and loss of buildings. This brief history provides a snapshot of the past 130 and more years.

The early history of this church and of The Salvation Army in Reading is described in a recent publication The Boathouse Corps

The Boathouse CorpsThe boathouse corps