Focus on Faith: Spiritualism alive and well in ReadingBy Dennis Jones
September 20, 2012
Minister Dennis Jones LSSNU is president of Reading National Spiritualist Church. He has been associated with the church for over 30 years
At the last count (2001 National Census), Spiritualism was the eighth largest recognised religion in the UK with 32,400 registered members.
Results of a more recent canvass are awaited with interest, but Spiritualism is definitely alive and well in Reading.
Reading National Spiritualist Church has been situated at ‘York Lodge’, 81 Baker Street, Reading, since 1966, although the earliest recorded Spiritualist meetings took place in the town in 1906.
Reading Church is affiliated to the Spiritualists’ National Union and these are the principles on which the Spiritualist way of life is based:
1. The Fatherhood of God;
2. The Brotherhood of Man;
3. The Communion of Spirits and the Ministry of Angels;
4. The Continuous Existence of the Human Soul;
5. Personal Responsibility;
6. Compensation & Retribution Hereafter for all the Good & Evil Deeds done on earth;
7. Eternal Progress open to every Human Soul.
Healing is available on Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings, the Sunday service commences at 6.30pm and a demonstration of mediumship is held on Thursday evenings from 7.45pm.
The church is operated by an enthusiastic management committee headed by myself.
A wide range of activities exist at the church – for further details, visit www.readingsc.org or telephone (0118) 950 7281.