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 lockdown returns, our recently emerging pattern of Sunday services and other midweek gatherings is affected again.  

  • From November 5th there will be no services in St Catherine’s Building until further notice.

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

With the return of lockdown, all Church Activities will cease to meet physically from Thursday 5th November.

This includes, but is not limited to the following

      • Sunday Morning Services
      • 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 31st October 11:45 pm.
Originally published 16th March 9:00 am.

Church Activities Coronavirus

St Catherine of Siena Parish Church, Tilehurst

In light of the latest guidance from the government and the Church of England, our usual pattern of Sunday services and other midweek gatherings must be put on hold with immediate effect.  This affects all areas of our church life.

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

Accordingly we encourage you to :-

  • Join our live-streamed video services via our Facebook page .  We have a live-streamed Sunday morning service as well as a weekday ‘At Home’ Morning Prayer  service.  All start at 10am.  Please download a Morning Prayer service booklet from here.
  • Watch our other daily videos on our Facebook page or on our website 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.


Since initial publication, our Coronavirus pages have been updated many times.  The latest version of this page may be viewed here.

Rah Rah Theatre Company presents Little Red Riding Hood at Friday Friends – 3rd January

On 3rd January, the Rah Rah Theatre will be visiting Friday Friends, at St Catherine’s, to present their Christmas Pantomime “Little Red Riding Hood”.

All are welcome – please come and join in the fun. The cost is £3.50 to include the usual refreshments.

Friday Friends starts a littler later than normal that week with refreshments at 2:30pm , but you can still arrive early for lunch in the Café.  The Café opens at 10:00am, with the lunch menu starting at 12 noon.

The performance starts at 3:30pm.

Rah Rah Theatre Company presents Country Roads at Friday Friends – 6th September

On 6th September , the Rah Rah Theatre will be visiting Friday Friends, at St Catherine’s, to present “Country Roads – Take Me Home”.

Country Road – Take Me Home features Cow Boys and Girls who sing and dance their way through all the Country and Western greatest hits. It is guaranteed to have audiences laughing, singing and possibly even dancing with the cast to the lively score.

All are welcome – please come and join in the fun. The cost is £3.50 to include the usual refreshments.

Friday Friends starts a littler later than normal that week with refreshments at 2:30pm , but you can still arrive early for lunch in the Café.  The Café opens at 10:00am, with the lunch menu starting at 12 noon.

The performance starts at 3:30pm.