Tamil church launched in central Reading

A BAPTIST church is growing … churches.

Abbey Baptist Church, behind Reading Central Library in Reading’s town centre, recently held the inauguration service for a new Tamil-speaking church.

Led by the Revd Antonypillai Caesar, the Zion Church of God now meets on Sunday mornings from 9am – before Abbey meets for its morning service at 10.30am. Services are held in Tamil and English.The church was launched at a special event, held at the church on Saturday, March 9. During the service, the Revd Caesar spoke about the history of the church and how it came to be at Abbey. Afterwards, a reception with a meal was held. This is the third church for the Zion Church of God, a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain; other branches meet in Croydon and Tooting.

Abbey is also home to the Kingdom Citizens Church, which meets on Sunday afternoons from 1pm.