ECO Sale – Saturday 24th July

As part of our commitment to the environment and an outdoor fundraising event, we’re holding an Outdoor Eco Sale -on Saturday 24th July 12noon – 3pm. 

Instead of a fair, which, in present circumstances has been difficult to plan, our Eco Sale will be a “Car Boot Table” style event with a public launch of our Recycling Points!  There will be a BBQ, refreshments, Cake Stall, Raffle, plants and produce, sales tables etc. and maybe some music to entertain us all!?

Please contact us if you’d like a stall or want more information.

Get Berkshire Active – Seated exercise

Seated exercise coming soon to St Catherine’s Church Hall! 

Get Berkshire Active have offered us 8 FREE sessions starting Friday 28th May at 11.30 am.  All sessions will be led by a qualified trainer who will help you to get  moving!

You don’t have to  attend  all the sessions but a booking form must be completed for Health and Safety reasons.

Why not come along, enjoy the class and then have a coffee or a snack in Café Siena afterwards?  

Please contact us for your booking form.

Church Activities and Coronavirus

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


The Coronavirus Pandemic continues to change 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.  

  • Every Monday we release an episode of Dwelling in the Creed hosted by Rev Gill and rev Phil. This replaced our weekday livestreamed Morning Prayer. 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 held in the Garden Room
      • 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 3rd June 2021 19:00 pm.
Originally published 16th March 2020 9:00 am.

Mothers’ Union Meeting – Wed 12th May

The St Catherine’s Branch of the Mothers Union are currently holding their programme of talks over Zoom. The next meeting is on Wednesday May 12th at 2.30 pm.  We look forward to a talk on the topic of Modern Day Slavery – the topic of the recent Wave of Prayer.

The Zoom link is :-

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85771526877?pwd=SzhMdFo5UStpbVBoOEJEMml3OGEvZz09

The meeting ID is 857 7152 6877, passcode 924099.

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 : Sunday 18th April

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Sunday 18th April via Zoom, starting at 11:30am.

To join the Zoom Meeting, click here :  or use
Meeting ID: 829 8336 6880,
Passcode: 716120.

Please log in at least 5 minutes beforehand.

For those without Zoom, there are a small number of places available within Church.   Normal social distancing guidelines will be followed.

There are two sets of documents to accompany the meeting.

Our 2020 Review booklet was delivered alongside our RG31 Parish Magazine.  It can also be found here.

The Annual Report and Financial Statements booklet has been prepared in accordance with Church and Charity Commission rules.  Copies are available in Church and can also be found here.

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.

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.