Purley-on-Thames quilt group (2018 dates added)

Welcome to the Purley Barn quilt group which I organise. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays in the month (unless otherwise stated - see table below) at The Barn at Purley on Thames near Reading Berkshire, UK.  Price only £7 for the day. Free tea, coffee and biscuits.

All are welcome from beginner to wasseexperienced quilter. Bring your projects along.

Come along or contact me for further details 0118 9424085 or karen@therunningchicken.co.uk

The quilt group will run from 10am to 3pm (unless otherwise stated) 

The dates for 2020 are:- 

2020  Month 2nd Friday 4th Friday
January 10 24
February 14 28
March 13


May 8 22
June 12 26
July 10


August 14 28
September 11 25


November 13 27
December 11 Christmas




The Barn at Purley on Thames

Our 17th Century Purley Barn is located in the Goosecroft Recreation Ground, off Beech Road. It is an historically important building, having been constructed originally as part of the Purley Park estate, and moved twice since.

The latest move was in 1992 to its present site, in an agreement between the Parish Council and the builders of the Trenthams estate.  

The outside of the Barn has been recently re-clad with new timber


The Barn                    
Goosecroft Lane 
off Beech Road 
Purley on Thames 

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How to get to The Barn

How to find The Barn in Purley-on-Thames

The Barn is a 17th Century manorial barn which has timbers re-used from the Elizabethan Manor House. It is now located adjacent to the Goosecroft Recreation Ground in Purley on Thames.

Approaching from Reading

Follow the A329 towards Pangbourne. After passing the traffic lights at the foot of Long Lane you will come to a roundabout – carry on straight across and then take an immediate left into Beech Road. The first turning is for the Barn named Goosecroft Lane. The Barn car park is the first on the right.

Approaching from Pangbourne

Follow the A329 towards Reading. After you pass the start of the 30mph limit turn immediately right up the hill into Beech Road. After about a quarter of a mile take the first turn right into Goosecroft Lane. The Barn car park is the first on the right.

By Bus

Thames Travel Bus service 143 (from Basildon and Whitchurch)  provide  a limited service between Reading and Pangbourne. Alight at the Purley Post Office stop which is between the roundabout and the traffic lights. Walk about 100 yards towards Pangbourne and take Beech Road to your left, then again left into Goosecroft Lane. The Barn is on your right.

There is a 15 minute frequency with Reading Buses service 16 which drops you at the top of New Hill (The next stop after the Knowsley Road roundabout.) carry on towards Pangbourne for about half a mile passing the trafic lights and the Sherwood Rise roundabout. Then as for the 143 service.