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.

St Catherine’s Centre Activities

We are pleased to announce that St Catherine’s Centre (both Hall and Church) is open for hire and holding meetings from the 1st of September.  We will be following Government guidelines as we continue to explore how best to operate in a Corvid safe manner as our users return.

We have been holding Sunday Services in the Church building, in a Corvid-secure environment, for a while now.

In addition, the Café is now open on Thursdays and Fridays with a reduced service.

Accordingly, we are now exploring the best way to open the Hall for use by groups, in a safe manner.

We are asking all groups to undertake additional responsibilities to try and ensure a Corvid-secure environment.  As part of this will are temporarily splitting the centre into two zones.  We ask Hall users to enter via the southern, road side entrance and Church users to enter via the northern, car park side entrance.

In accordance with Government Guidelines, most Hall and Church users will be expected to wear face coverings while they are inside the building.

We totally understand that some groups and some individuals will not consider it appropriate to attend or re-start at this time.

Activities will resume when each group thinks best for their users.  Please chat to your group organiser for details.

Tuesday get Together – Restarting Tuesday 1st September

We are pleased to announce that Tuesday get Together is restarting on Tuesday 1st September in the Café area of St Catherine’s.

We will be following corvid-secure guidelines.  This means that we request that you wear a face covering as you enter the building, sanitise your hands upon arrival, sign in for track and trace purposes, and follow social distancing guidelines while in the Café.

We are stressing that as over 70s are still advised to be very careful in their socialising, that any decision to come is entirely of their own choosing.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Quiz Night : Saturday March 14th

Come and join us in Café Siena for a fun and fabulous “Quizzy McQuiz ” evening led by our local Quizmaster Neil Ross, on Saturday 14th March – 7.30pm start.

It’s teams of 8.  Don’t have a full team? Just come along and we will find you one!

Cost: £10 adults (children free) to include Chilli supper with vegetarian option.  Bring your own drinks

Tickets available from Café Siena.  This is a Fundraising event for St Catherine’s Church