Messy Church : What is Baptism ? – Saturday 1st July

The last of our “What is ?” Messy Church series, and the last before the summer break, we hope that you can join us on Saturday 1st July for our normal mix of Fun, Faith and Food.

This time we’re thinking about “What is Baptism ?”  Why are we baptised ? Was Jesus baptised ? Is it different from Christening ?  Come along to St Catherine’s at 3:30pm on Saturday 1st July to find out.

Showstoppers Holiday Club

This year’s Summer Holiday Club is “SHOWSTOPPERS”.

Every morning, through fun, games, video, stories, songs, drama and craft; we’ll be looking at a well known story from the Bible that helps us understand God’s plans for us and his creation. At the end of each morning, different groups of children have the chance to be SHOWSTOPPERS as they perform a drama or song for parents.

Get ready to lift the curtain on the greatest show on earth – God’s great plan for salvation!

See the magazine,  or click here, or contact us here for more details.

Registration is now open. Please register by Friday 21st July.

Café Manager (Part time) required.

We have a part time job opening as follows …

CAFÉ MANAGER (Part time)
required for St Catherine’s Café in Wittenham Avenue, Tilehurst RG31 5LN, to build on its successful first year of operation as a neighbourhood community facility.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person with experience of working in a café / kitchen. You will :-
* Manage the day-to-day operations of the café, currently open two days a week
* Prepare and cook meals
* Order all food
* Work to agreed budgets
* Oversee and train volunteer helpers including some with learning disabilities.

You should have a Food Safety qualification and some knowledge of relevant legislation is desirable, as is an innovative and flexible approach.

Headline terms and conditions are 12 hours a week at £9.50 per hour. You can obtain full details and a detailed Job Description from Richard Canning by calling 07900 057352 or via email at

Applications must be received by 21st July 2017.
We intend to conduct interviews in August with a view to your starting work by the end of August.

Pentecost Praise and Prayer – Sunday 4th June

On Pentecost Sunday – 4th June – there will be special Pentecost Praise and Prayer service in the evening at 6:30pm.  It will be based on the global prayer initiative ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, started in 2016 by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Their hope is that everyone who participates will deepen their friendship with Jesus, bring others to know Jesus or to know him better, and come to know that every aspect of their life is the stuff of prayer.

With this in mind, we’ll spend an hour praising God and praying for His Kingdom to come in us, in those we know and love, and throughout this parish.