The Spring ’22 issue of RG31 – our Parish Magazine – is now available on-line here, or click on the image.
The Parish Review of 2021 (Reports for APCM) are available on-line here, or click on the image.
DAILY ON LINE REFLECTION
5:30 pm – Online Lent Reflection : Live Lent – Embracing Justice
Every day at www.facebook.com/St.Catherines.Tilehurst/videos
PALM SUNDAY – 10th April
10.00 am – CELEBRATION SERVICE (followed by Communion)
Join us in church or via the live stream www.facebook.com/St.Catherines.Tilehurst/live
WEDNESDAY 13th April
9:00 am – Communion service in church
GOOD FRIDAY – 15th April
10.00 am – FAMILY SERVICE
Come and find out what’s Good about Friday through Egg Hunt, Craft, Song, Story & Prayers. With refreshments after.
12.00 noon – Churches Together Act of Witness at Tilehurst Triangle
Leaving St Catherine’s at 11:30am to walk to the triangle. Arrive early at St Catherine’s to enjoy Hot Cross Buns!
3.00 pm – MEDITATIONS on the Cross in Church.
A guided meditation focussing on different aspects of the crucifixion.
SATURDAY 16th April
6.00 pm – Prayer Vigil for Ukraine
EASTER SUNDAY – 17th April
6.00 am – OUTDOOR DAWN SERVICE
Starting outside and livestreamed to Facebook. Followed by sung worship and breakfast indoors
10.00 am – FAMILY COMMUNION
Join us in church as we celebrate Easter and the resurrection.
This year’s World Day of Prayer service entitled “I know the plans I have for you” has been prepared by Christian women in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
There will be a service at St Catherine’s on Monday, 7th March at 2.00pm.
The underlying message is one of hope and although the themes of services are decided a few years in advance, this seems very appropriate for us in 2022. So come along – everyone welcome.
We’re holding a Prayer Vigil for Ukraine every Saturday evening during Lent or until the conflict ceases. Please join us if you can at St Catherine’s on Saturday between 6 and 7pm.
To mark the beginning of Lent, there will be an Ash Wednesday Communion service at St Catherine’s on Wednesday 2nd March, starting at 7:30pm.
Everybody is welcome.
This service is in addition to the regular Wednesday morning Communion, which starts at 9:00am .
Over Lent this year we will be offering a short daily prayer time at 5.30 pm on St Catherine’s Facebook page, using the Live Lent reflections on Embracing Justice.
Most sessions will be live, but for some practical reasons, some may be pre-recorded. Each evening will include a Scripture, a reflection and a prayer.
There will also be an Ash Wednesday service at St Catherine’s on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm.
How do questions about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage fit within the bigger picture of the good news of Jesus Christ? What does it mean to live in love and faith together as a Church? All around us we see changing understandings of human identity, changing patterns in relationships and families, changing sexual attitudes and activity. What does it mean for followers of Jesus to walk in love, faith and holiness today?
This Lent we will be offering everyone in the church the opportunity to listen and reflect. The course, produced by the Church of England, takes part in 5 sessions – Learning Together; Identity; Relationships; Our Bodies and Sex; Life Together.
We’re inviting everyone in our church community to participate. Accordingly, we are offering the course in two ways :-
- Thursdays, by Zoom, at 7.45pm (first session on 3 March)
- Sunday afternoons, in Church, at 4.00pm, (first session on 6 March).
Each session will last about 1.5 hrs.
A fund raising concert in aid of explorer scouts going to the Alps22 ‘Jamboree in the Mountains’ is taking place on Saturday 5th March at 3pm in St Catherine’s Church.
Tickets £5 on the door. Raffle and Refreshments.
Vivace Voices Ladies Choir meet most Wednesday afternoons at 1:30pm in St Catherine’s Church. They’d love you to join them. Why not pop along ?
See https://www.vivacevoices.uk/ for more details.