St Laurence Church

Saint Laurence is a church in the heart of Reading with a particular vision for unchurched young people.

In essence, we are a multi-generational community (a community for all ages) that lives out the good news of the kingdom with and among the unchurched young people of the town. To put this another way, youth work is not a department or stream of what we do, rather we desire to be shaped as church with unchurched young people at the centre.

In reality, we do all the normal kinds of stuff that you might expect: open club, Bible studies, fun activities, meals, residentials, worship and prayer etc. etc. all of these we seek to do with young people, not ‘to’ them, or ‘for’ them, but ‘with’ them.

We also hire the space out for other events. Our venue is ideal for concerts, large, medium or small meetings and other events. We are situated right in the heart of Reading town centre within a short distance of a number of car parks and we are only a five-minute walk from Reading train station.