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.

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.

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.

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.

Mother’s Union Quiz Night – June 12th

Why not come to the Mothers Union Quiz on Wed, June 12th at 8pm in St Catherine’s church hall.

Brush up your general and local knowledge and join in the fun.  All genders and ages welcome.  Teams are typically 4-6 people, but you don’t have to be in a team to come.

Advanced booking is required for catering planning.

Tickets in advance £4 to include Ploughman’s Supper.  Email info@stcatherines-tilehurst.org.uk if you are interested.