Zoom Bible Study – Wednesdays

We are continuing our poplar series of Bible courses on Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm via Zoom. 

We’re starting a new short series, so if you’ve wanted to join, but were worried about starting part way through something, now is a perfect time to join us.

The format is a welcome, a prayer, a short video, followed by discussion and finishing with a prayer.  No expertise necessary!

If you would like to join us please contact us so that we can email you the joining details.

Witness Word Study – 9th June

Following up on our recent Bible courses we will be having a one off Zoom Bible Study looking at the word ‘Witness’ in the scriptures.

The evening will follow a similar structure to our previous Bible courses (i.e. a video to get us thinking and then a discussion time).   

We’ll be meeting at 7.45 on Wednesday 9th June on Zoom. If you would like to join us please contact us so that we can email you the joining details.

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 our level of restriction is continually under review, so our pattern of Sunday services and other midweek gatherings are affected again.  

  • We continue to meet on-line every Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and also Sunday morning at 10am.  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 in church
      • 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 14th May 2021 15:00 pm.
Originally published 16th March 2020 9:00 am.

Thy Kingdom Come : 13th – 23rd May

Thy Kingdom Come is a worldwide prayer initiative beginning on Ascension Day (Thursday 13th May) running through until Pentecost (Sunday 23rd May). We have taken part in this for the past few years, and for obvious reasons, like last year, everything will be done on-line.

A short video will appear on our Facebook site every morning.  In addition to an Ascension day Morning Prayer service on Thursday, there will also be our ‘At Home’ Morning Prayer services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the usual time of 10.00 am.  As usual, they will be live-streamed via Facebook and also available here

You may like to visit the Thy Kingdom Come website (click here) for further information and prayer resources.  In particular, you may wish to download the Prayer Journal from here.

Latest resources during Coronavirus

We are aware that many seek spiritual nourishment during this time of Coronavirus when we are unable to attend Church services together.  This may be especially important for those self isolating.

We continue to meet together on-line in a variety of ways, primarily through Facebook and Zoom.

Immediately below are our most recent videos. Please scroll to the bottom for more resources.

Morning Prayer – Monday 14th June

 

Sunday Service – 13th June

 

Morning Prayer – Friday 11th June

 

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 9th June

 

Morning Prayer – Monday 7th June

 

Sunday Service – 6th June

 

Morning Prayer – Friday 4th June

 

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 2nd June

 

Videos

All our Morning Prayer & Sunday Service videos can be found here

Click here for our Dramatized Readings for Holy Week

All our Evening Prayer for the Nation videos can be found here

Our Advent Course videos can be found here

Our videos for the young or young at heart can be found here

All our Afternoon Reflection videos can be found here

Our Thy Kingdom Come Evening Prayer videos can be found here

All our Bible Reading videos can be found here

All our Daily Office videos can be found here

All our Soul Music videos can be found here

Other Resources

All our downloadable resources, including our ‘At Home’ service booklet, can be found here

In addition to videos, further study material has been emailed or delivered. If you want this and haven’t already received it, please contact us at info@stcatherines-tilehurst.org.uk .  If you have a friend who’d like this, but does not have access to the Internet, please contact us.

If you wish to join us for our Zoom Coffee meetings, please find the details at the end of our Sunday services, or email us at info@stcatherines-tilehurst.org.uk

A lot of announcements and links to additional material can be found on our Facebook page.

Last updated 1st February 2021

Originally published Monday 16th March 2020

Bible Course : Elijah

Prophet at a loss

Following the success of our previous courses, we are running a 4 week course over Zoom looking at the book of Elijah.

We’ll be starting on Wednesday 24th April at 7.45. Please contact us if you would like to come so that we can share the link with you.

If you have attended either ‘The Bible Course’ or our previous course looking an Jonah it would be great if you could fill in this survey (it takes about 2 minutes to complete) which will help us planning for going forwards: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KDLYGV3