Messy Church : Sat 3rd November – Remembrance

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, it is only natural that our theme for this Saturday’s Messy Church be Remembrance.

But the solemnity of the occasion doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun as we explore our theme, producing poppies and thinking about peace.  This should be a great opportunity for all the family to spend time together exploring these themes.

Our hot meal is Jacket Potatoes and Beans, with Cake and Custard for dessert.

So please join us this Saturday – November 3rd at 3:30pm – for our usual mix of Fun, Faith and Food.

Messy Church – Saturday 6th October

As the autumn colours appear in the trees, it is time to celebrate Harvest.

While few of us do any real harvesting these days, it is still a good time to stop and give thanks for what we’ve got, and to help others who have less.

Accordingly we invite you to bring donations of food for the charity ‘Readifood’ – Reading’s food bank.

We’ll start our time together with lots of fun craft and activities linked to our Bible story – The feeding of the 5,000.

Then we’ll celebrate, singing songs, hearing the Bible story and praying together.  We’ll also hear how we can help others over Christmas through ‘Operation Shoebox’.

This should be a great opportunity for all the family to spend time exploring these themes together.

Please join us at St Catherine’s on Saturday 6th at 3:30pm.  Why not invite a friend.

Messy Church – Saturday 1st September

After the summer break for Holiday Club, Messy Church resumes its usual routine of meeting on the first Saturday of month.  And that’s sooner than you might think !  It’s this Saturday – the 1st of September.

Many of the children will have joined us for our Holiday Club, and we’re keeping the holiday club fun going with this week’s theme – “Chip Shop Church”.

However, unlike Holiday Club, we want the whole family to come along and join in the mixture of Fun, Faith and Food, while finding out a bit more about what it means to be Church.

Keeping with the Chip Shop theme, our hot meal will be Fish Fingers (vegan option available)

We’d love to see you at St Catherine’s, this Saturday, starting at 3:30pm for Messy Church !

Also, below, is our Messy Church calendar for the whole year.  Also, look out for details on St Catherine’s new Sunday afternoon Family service coming soon !

Joint Service at Cornwell – Sunday 29th July

Sunday 29th July is a special joint service at Cornwell Community Church. Accordingly there is no 9:30am service at St Catherine’s.

We’ll meet in the Cornwell Center in Home Croft, off Clements Mead.  In response to previous feedback, the service will be at the normal Cornwell time of 11.00 am, with refreshments served from 10:30am. So please come early for cake and real coffee.

We hope you can join us there.