Mothers’ Union Meeting – Wed 14th April

The St Catherine’s Branch of the Mothers Union are currently holding their programme of talks over Zoom. The next meeting is on Wednesday April 14th at 2.30 pm.  We look forward to a talk by Katie Amos on the history of the Mansion House.

The Zoom link is

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82329006561?pwd=MTc3emdGME1OR0VBZGpxR0dIN3NHUT09

The meeting ID is 823 2900 6561, passcode533825.

This meeting is open to any of our congregation, not just MU members, and we do hope as many of you who are able will join us.

Church Activities and Coronavirus

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


The Coronavirus Pandemic has changed all our lives.  As our level of restriction is continually under review, so our pattern of Sunday services and other midweek gatherings are affected again.  

  • The church will be open for private prayer on the National Day of Reflection (23rd March).  Click here for details.
  • Sunday Services within St Catherine’s Church building will resume on Palm Sunday (28th March) . Click here for details.

During these difficult times, we continue to explore how to be a different kind of church, and how to both keep in contact and provide practical help.

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

At this time, most of our Church Activities are closed and will remain so while we are at Tier 2 or higher.

This includes, but is not limited to the following

      • Mid-Week Services in church
      • Café Siena
      • Tuesday get Together
      • Friday Friends
      • York House communion
      • Calcot Cuppa
      • Mothers Union
      • 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 lockdown.  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 continue to meet.

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 20th March 2021 3:00 pm.
Originally published 16th March 2020 9:00 am.

Mothers’ Union Meeting – Wed 10th March

The St Catherine’s Branch of the Mothers Union are currently holding their programme of talks over Zoom. The next meeting is on Wednesday March 10th at 2.30 pm.  We look forward to a talk by Gill on Christianity, crime and punishment.

The Zoom link is

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88392263080?pwd=QU1FL0RxNmxSODBYL0l5VlN6alZYdz09

The meeting ID is 883 9226 3080, passcode 235277.

This meeting is open to any of our congregation, not just MU members, and we do hope as many of you who are able will join us.

Eco Church – Bronze Award

In the year that UK chairs COP26 and we start to respond to the challenge of reducing our carbon footprint, we have completed an extensive survey of our environmental credentials under the A Rocha UK Eco Church scheme, launched in 2016. 

We finally submitted the survey earlier this week and we’re delighted to announce that we have qualified for a Bronze level award. 

From now on, Rocha will offer us practical guidance on how to achieve Silver or even Gold award level to demonstrate how we are caring better for God’s earth.  Look in the emailed Notices for weekly tips.

Mothers Union Meeting – Wed 10th Feb

The St Catherine’s Branch of the Mothers Union have decided to try to have their programmed February meeting using Zoom.  It is a talk by Graham Puddephatt on the Kennet and Avon Canal.  The meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday 10th February at 2.30 pm (please note the change of time to avoid clashing with the Bible Course).

The Zoom link is

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83918678630?pwd=VUlaaWo5UmNyb1QxT1RDelNsTFl1dz09

This meeting is open to any of our congregation, not just MU members, and we do hope as many of you who are able will join us.

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.