APCM

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is on Sunday 11th October at 11.15 am via Zoom.

Both the 10.00 am physical and on-line service will finish in plenty of time to allow people to attend.

To join the Zoom Meeting, simply follow this link http://tinyurl.com/cathapcm . You may be asked to download the Zoom App.

If you can’t download the Zoom App, you can still participate by joining us on the telephone; simply dial 0203 481 5240 and when prompted you’ll need to input Meeting ID: 853 2527 8861, Passcode: 217180.

This meeting will receive the Annual Report and Accounts (available on our website if you don’t have a copy – these were distributed in March before lockdown) and elect church officers.

Please do make the effort to join us.

Café Siena – limited opening

A reminder that the Café is open – albeit with a limited menu and slightly less hours.

We are open on Thursdays and Fridays 10.30am – 1.30pm. Because we may only have one member of staff in the kitchen we can only have a reduced menu of hot and cold drinks, cakes, soups, and sandwiches.

All guests are expected to follow the latest safety measures to help safeguard the well-being of all. This includes no more than six to a table, and face coverings must be worn when not sitting down to eat or drink.   

Please enter by the car park (north) door where you will be asked to fill in your track and trace details. There is limited seating, but weather permitting, we’ll have additional tables and chairs outdoors.

Despite all these additional measures, the same warm welcome and delicious food awaits you ! 

St Catherine’s Centre Activities – Six person limit update

The Government’s announcement on 9th September of a six person gathering limit will clearly affect activities within St Catherine’s Centre.

It is clear that many Church and Hall activities will no longer be able to take place from Monday 14th. There are a list of exemptions to this rule, and we are currently seeking to more fully understand what they are.

However, for now, we can confirm :-

  • Our Sunday Services in the Church building will continue unchanged.
    Religious services are exempt from the new ruling.  We must continue to operate a Covid-secure environment which includes wearing face coverings.
  • The Café will continue opening – with it’s reduced hours (Thursdays and Fridays) and limited menu.
    Covid-secure Hospitality services are exempt, but must now enforce the six person limit, so large groups sharing tables will not be possible.
  • Tuesday get Together will no longer be meeting until this restriction changes.

As the Government issues more guidance, further decisions on other groups can be made.  Please contact your group organiser for details on any specific activity.

Church Activities and Coronavirus

St Catherine's ChurchThis page is regularly updated.  Please regularly return to read the latest situation.


The Coronavirus Pandemic has changed all our lives.  Our previous pattern of Sunday services and other midweek gatherings is greatly affected.  

We are exploring how to be a different kind of church, and how to both keep in contact and provide practical help.

As we explore what the ‘new normal’ means we are opening a few activities slowly and carefully.  At this time :-

  • We hold a simple service in our church building on Sundays at 10am.  We are experimenting with style and contents as we discover who is willing and able to join us.  Due to corona-virus there are many restrictions, but you are most welcome to attend.  Click here for the latest announcements.

We encourage you to :-

  • Join our live-streamed video services via our Facebook page .  We have a Sunday morning service video as well as a weekday live streamed ‘At Home’ Morning Prayer  service.  All start at 10am.  Please download a Morning Prayer service booklet from here.
  • Keep in contact via email, social media or telephone with each other.  If you are not already in one of our ‘Virtual Groups’ and wish to be included, please email us.

Please refer to this page for Practical Help if you are ill or isolated.

Please refer to this page for Spiritual Help during this time.


Church Activities

Some Church Activities are now resuming in a strict Covid-secure environment.

The following activities have already, or are about to resume.

      • Sunday Morning Services (now 10am – see above)
      • Café Siena (limited times & menu – see above)

The following groups are not holding physical meetings.

      • Tuesday get Together
      • Mid-Week Services in church
      • Friday Friends
      • York House communion
      • Calcot Cuppa
      • Mothers Union
      • Youth Group
      • Tots Praise
      • Cornwell 0-5s Play Group

At this time it is not known which activities will re-start at what time.  Please check back on this web site or our Facebook page for further details.

Other Hall & Church Users

Some groups, such as St Catherine’s Pre-school, have a specification exemption from the limit of six people gathering together.  They may continue to meet,  in a strict Covid-secure environment.

We have contacted the people booking the Hall or Church to discuss the additional requirements that the latest government guidance puts upon them and the practicality of whether their groups may restart.

At this time we do not know when any particular church centre users will restart their groups.  Please check with them for further details.

Also note:
To reduce the chance of cross contamination, the centre is being operated in two halves – Church and Hall.  Please use the north, car park entrance for the Church, and the south, road side entrance for the Hall.

 


Last updated 10th September  12:00 am.
Originally published 16th March 9:00 am.

Café Siena – reopening

After careful consideration, we are delighted to announce that we are going to reopen the cafe from this week (August 6th).

Initially a soft opening on Thursdays and Fridays 10.30-13.30 with a reduced menu (hot and cold drinks, cakes, soups, and sandwiches).

Extra safety measures will be in place to help safeguard the well-being of all.  Please wear face coverings to come and go!   Entrance by the car park (north) door only!   Limited seating, including tables and chairs outdoors weather permitting.

RG31 Magazine – April 20

The April issue of RG31 – our Parish Magazine – is now available on-line here, or click on the image.

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown we are currently in, there will not be a printed version of the months magazine, and it will be the last issue of the magazine until further notice.

If you have the ability to download and read PDF files, you can click here to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Café Siena and Coronavirus

Following the Government’s announcement on Monday evening,  combined with the fact that many of our clientele and volunteer workforce are in a vulnerable group, we have sadly had to make the decision to close Café Siena with immediate effect.

We realise this will be a big change and disappointment to many of our clientele.  Let’s keep looking out for each other and share the love around.

Please refer to this page to announcements on other Church Activities.

Please refer to this page for practical help if you are ill or isolated.

Please refer to this page for Spiritual Nourishment during this time.