Messy Church – Saturday 2nd June

Did you know that the Bank Holiday we’ve just enjoyed was originally there to celebrate Pentecost ?

In years gone by, this Church celebration was also known as Whitsun (White Sunday) – hence the alternative name of the Bank Holiday – Whit Monday.

But what’s Pentecost, and why is it so important as to warrant a Bank Holiday ?  And why is it considered by many to be the Church’s Birthday ?

Why not come along to Messy Church this Saturday to find out what it’s all about, and how we feel the event it celebrates gives us “God’s Power to Change” !

We’ll be exploring the theme through Fun, Faith and Food with our usual mixture of Craft, Stories and Songs all followed up by a big Birthday Party Tea !

We’d love to see you at 3:30pm on Saturday June 2nd at St Catherine’s.

Thy Kingdom Come – 10 days of prayer

Thy Kingdom Come is a worldwide prayer initiative for the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost (May 10th – 20th).

You are invited to join us in prayer every evening at 7:30pm in the Garden Room.  The room will be open at other times during the day for prayer.

A personal prayer journal / booklet is also available to help individual prayer wherever you may find yourself.

In addition, we will start with a lunchtime communion for Ascension Day (May 10th) in the Garden Room at 12:15pm, and we will end with a bring and share tea and evening celebration on Pentecost (May 20th).

Find out more at https://www.thykingdomcome.global/ 

Messy Church : Saturday 5th May

Are you enjoying the current good weather ?

We’re thinking about weather at our next Messy Church, but something less pleasant – Hurricanes !

Our next Messy Church is this coming Saturday 5th May, which is close to this year’s Christian Aid week (13th – 19th).  We’re looking at how Christian Aid helps people less fortunate than ourselves – such as those in Haiti who have recently been devastated by Hurricanes and Earthquakes.

There’s lots we can do to help, and we’ll think about some of those while having our normal mixture of Fun, Faith and Food !

So please join us at St Catherine’s from 3:30pm on Saturday.

Induction Service for Rev Gill Rowell – Thursday 26th April

Our new Vicar – Rev Gill Rowell – will have her Induction Service at St Catherine’s at 7:30pm on Thursday 26th April.

The Institution will be led by the Bishop of Reading, The Rt Rev. Andrew Proud, and the Induction and Installation are led by by the Archdeacon of Berkshire, the Ven. Olivia Graham.

Space is limited.  If you received a formal invitation, please respond by April 18th.  Otherwise please ensure you are signed up on one of the lists at St Catherine’s or Cornwell Churches.