Contact and Directions

About Us

We hold our services and various events at the main church building, Carey Baptist Church, Carey Street, Reading, RG1 7JS.

Some events are also held at The Oasis, adjacent to the main church building, or the Carey Centre, where our office is situated.

All correspondence to Carey Baptist Church should be addressed to The Carey Centre, Anstey Road, Reading, RG1 7JR. Tel: +44 (0) 118 959 0058

Office opening hours are 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Tuesday – Friday. Emails are monitored out of hours.

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Car parking

There is limited car parking in the Carey Centre and at the Royal Berkshire Archives at the top of Castle Hill at the junction with Coley Avenue. Some car parking is available in the roads around Carey, but please be aware of local parking restrictions. The nearest public car parks are at the Broad Street Mall (near the police station and Hexagon) and the Q-park Chatham Place car park (off Chatham Street).


Reading has a good range of bus services from all parts of the town. For more information on routes click here.


From London Trains from Paddington are frequent, and take 22 minutes (High Speed Trains), or 35 minutes for ‘fast’ services. Local services, which stop at many intermediate stations, will take up to an hour. Trains from Waterloo take about an hour, and are not as frequent as the Paddington service.

From the UK Reading has direct rail access from all parts of England (except east Anglia), from South Wales, and from Scotland (Edinburgh and Glasgow). Details for national train times can be found here.

Walking from the station Carey Baptist Church is about 3/4 of a mile from the railway station. Taxis are generally available outside the station. If walking, the Inner Distribution Road (IDR) should be avoided, as it is a major access dual carriageway only, without a footpath.