Sacred Heart, St John's Road, Reading - Reading (UA)

Large church erected 1872-75 by WA Dixon and constructed in an Early English style out of Kentish rag stone with sandstone dressings and tiled roofs; south of the church are contemporary church rooms. The church is owned by the Polish Roman Catholic Church who have overseen many phases of repair and this is the final major phase to address the stonework. There remained a clear problem with weathered high level stonework to the eastern end and the church; in 2016 the church accepted a Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship. These works should be completed in 2018.

Sacred Heart, St John's Road, Reading - Reading (UA)
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1113606
  • Local Planning Authority: Reading (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Sacred Heart
  • Street Name: St John's Road
  • Locality: Reading
  • Unitary Authority: Reading (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Reading East
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA