Cornwell Toddler Group restarting

Cornwell 0-5s Toddler Group is re-starting on Tuesday September 14th.

We are a friendly toddler group in Tilehurst, run by St Catherine’s Church, meeting at the Cornwell Centre (off Home Croft, Clements Mead, RG31 5WJ). 10am-12noon Term Time Only

  • Tuesdays 10am – 12noon (Families only)
  • Thursdays 10am – 12noon (Childminders only)

Each week we put out a wide & varied selection of toys including ride on scooters, bikes & cars. We have an art and craft table which varies week to week. We also have a singing/story time.

Healthy snacks for children on Tuesday sessions. Tea, Coffee, Biscuits for grown-ups are provided on both days.

BUT at least until half-term we have to limit the numbers to 15 ‘Bubbles’. On Tuesdays that’s a family group (child with parent/grandparent). On Thursdays a childminder with their charges. To avoid turning anyone away at the door we are in the process of setting up a booking system with Eventbrite through the Church page:…/st-catherines-church… .

Whilst the sessions will be marked ‘Free’ to avoid Eventbrite charges, we have held our price at £3 per session (payable ‘on the door’) but are now able to take card payments as well as cash. A further announcement on this page together with an email to everyone on our distribution list will follow next week with more information.

We do look forward to meeting up again!

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.