Easter Services

You are invited to join as we celebrate the Easter story.

Our Good Friday (19th April) morning service is at 10:00am, but please arrive from 9:30am for Hot Cross Buns.  We’ll explore the Easter story in a fun, interactive way, with songs and drama, lasting around 45 minutes.

At 11:00am, you are invited to join us at St Joseph’s for a short Station of the Cross service.

At 11:30am a walk will start from St Catherine’s to join the public Act of Witness at the Triangle which starts at 12noon.

At 2:00pm there is a quiet meditation hour.


Our Easter Sunday (21st April) celebrations start with our normal 8:00am spoken Communion service.

Our Easter Sunday All Star Family Communion at 9:30 will include an Easter Egg hunt and should last about an hour.

Messy Church – Saturday 6th April : Easter

The Easter School holidays are about to start.  But what is Easter all about?

We know it’s more than just chocolate and bunnies, but why do Christians consider Easter far more important than Christmas?

Why not join us at Messy Church this coming Saturday to help us think about the Easter message through our usual mix of fun, faith and food.  They’ll be plenty of craft activities to help us explore the Easter story and we’d love you to stay and eat with us – fish fingers this week!

We hope to see you at St Catherine’s this Saturday (April 6th) at 3:30pm.

The Prayer Course for Lent

The Prayer Course for Lent 2019Journey through the Lord’s Prayer in 6 interactive sessions and deepen your prayer life.  Covering topics such as intercession, dealing with disappointment, learning to listen and spiritual warfare.

Thursdays (2:45 for 3:00pm) beginning on 7th March for 6 weeks, repeated on Sundays (6:45 for 7:00pm) beginning on 10th March.

Each session should last about an hour.  Open to everybody!

Messy Church – Saturday 2nd March : “Giving Up?”

Easter Eggs may have been in the shops for months, but we’re only just about to start Lent – the 40 days before Easter.

What’s Lent about and why am I supposed to be giving something up?  Come along to Messy Church on Saturday to find out!

Why not bring a friend to explore our theme of “Giving Up?” through our usual mix of Fun, Faith and Food.

We’d love to see you at St Catherine’s on Saturday from 3:30pm.

New electoral roll

Every six years the parish is required to prepare a new electoral roll.

Members previously on the roll must re-apply to be included – inclusion is not automatic. New people may also apply.  A person applies by filling out an application for enrolment form which can be found at both churches.  Forms must be returned by 17th March 2019.

What is the Electoral Roll and why might you want to join it ?  The cartoon below may help.

The PCC of Tilehurst : St Catherine and Calcot : St Birinus regret that the above mentioned Electoral Rock is not available.

Messy Church – Saturday 2nd February

It’s time for Messy Church this coming Saturday afternoon.  As the shops fill with hearts and valentines, our theme this month is ‘Love God’.

As usual, this is a great chance for the whole family to spend time together with Craft Activities, Stories, Songs and a Hot Meal to finish.

So please join us at St Catherine’s on Saturday 2nd Feb at 3:30pm for Fun, Faith and Food.