Advent Prayer for the Nation

There will be 3 prayer workshops in Advent, building on our Lent Prayer Course. They will include input from Revd Phil Price, and then creative opportunities to pray for the election, our nation and government.   Bishop Stephen has issued some helpful guidelines and we will be making use of them too.

Please join us on 5th, 12th (election day!) and 19th December in church/garden room at 3.15 for 3.30 pm start.

The country needs our prayers at this crucial time!

Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

A huge thank you to everyone who brought a shoebox to St Catherine’s this morning. Through them, we will be sending Good News and Great Joy to less fortunate children around the world.

We know that a few more are coming later today, so check back tomorrow for a final total.

Update : A total of 110 shoeboxes were taken to the collection depot on Monday morning.

 

Shoebox Sunday – 17th November

Sunday 17th November is Shoebox Sunday – the last day you can drop off your filled shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.

It is also the day we are holding a special service at St Catherine’s to gather the filled Shoeboxes, and to tell everyone what happens to them.  We’ll also show video of the distribution and opening of some of the boxes.

This is a special ‘joint’ service, so it starts at 10.30 am with refreshments from 10.15 am.

Alternatively you can bring your Shoeboxes to St Catherine’s Church or Cornwell 0-5 play group anytime before 17th November.

Messy Church : Light in the Darkness – Saturday 2nd November

 

Please join us at Messy Church this coming Saturday 2nd November at 3:30pm.

It’s a chance for the whole family to spend time together with Craft Activities, Stories, Songs and a shared meal to finish.

Our theme is Light in the Darkness.

Weather permitting we hope to have fun with sparklers outside, so please bring appropriate clothing.

We hope to see you Saturday.  Bring a friend !

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas child is a way of bringing some Christmas cheer to a poor, needy or suffering child.

The idea is to fill a shoe box (if you can’t get hold of one, we have a supply) with small gifts, (please read the leaflet carefully about what is acceptable) and add a donation of £5 or more towards transport costs.

We are an official collecting point for filled Shoeboxes.

We are also holding a special service to gather the filled Shoeboxes, when you can hear more about what happens to the filled boxes.

Date – Sunday 17th November

Time – 10.30 am with refreshments from 10.15 am and also after the service which will last about hour.

Place – St Catherine’s Church,      Wittenham Avenue, RG31 5LN.

Alternatively you can bring Shoeboxes to St Catherine’s Church or Cornwell 0-5 play group anytime before 17th November.