First Post-Lock Services within Church

After 14 weeks of lock-down it was a joyful time being together with those who were able to make it to our two socially distanced communion services yesterday (Saturday 4th July).

We look forward to a time when we can all regularly meet together physically as a church family, but for now we’re concentrating on drawing the family together digitally on Facebook at 10am every day.

Church Activities and Coronavirus

St Catherine's ChurchIn light of the latest guidance from the government and the Church of England, our usual pattern of Sunday services and other midweek gatherings must be put on hold with immediate effect.  This affects all areas of our church life. 

Instead we are exploring how to be a different kind of church, and how to both keep in contact and provide practical help.

Accordingly we encourage you to :-

  • Join our live-streamed video services via our Facebook page .  We have a live-streamed Sunday morning service as well as a weekday ‘At Home’ Morning Prayer  service.  All start at 10am.  Please download a Morning Prayer service booklet from here.
  • Watch our other daily videos on our Facebook page or on our website 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.

At this time the Church is only open upon request, for private prayer .  Click here for details.


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

While the announcement of the closure of our various activities has been made at different times, all our meetings must now be considered closed until further notice.  For the avoidance of doubt, this includes , but is not limited to, the following :-

  • Sunday and Mid-Week Services
  • Café Siena
  • Tuesday Get Together
  • Friday Friends
  • York House communion
  • Calcot Cuppa
  • Mothers Union
  • Youth Group
  • 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 Users

In line with Government Guidance, St Catherine’s Pre-School are the only users of the church hall.  They are providing a reduced service in a restricted area of the building.

We have asked all other hall users to postpone their activities. They have contacted their users independently.

At this time we do not know when our church centre will re-open for use by other groups.  Please check back on this web site or our Facebook page for further details.

Clearly it will be dependant upon those who run the groups as to when they may re-start once the hall is re-opened.


Last updated 14th June  12:00 noon.
Originally published 16th March 9:00 am.

Spiritual Nourishment 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 are providing a range of resources, including live-streamed services, videos and reflections as well as study materials & fun activities.

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 – Tuesday 7th July

 

Morning Prayer – Monday 6th July

 

Sunday Service – 5th July

Technical reasons prevent us from embedding the video within this web site. To watch it in a new window, please click here

 

Saturday Funday – 4th July

 

Messy Church – Saturday 4th July

 

Morning Prayer – Friday 3rd July

 

Morning Prayer – Thursday 2nd July

 

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 1st July

All our Morning Prayer & Sunday Service 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

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.

Last updated Monday 3rd June 10:30 am.

Originally published Monday 16th March 9:00 am