Thy Kingdom Come : 21st – 31st May

Thy Kingdom Come is a worldwide prayer initiative beginning on Ascension Day (Thursday 21st May) running through until Pentecost (Sunday 31st May). We have taken part in this for the past few years, but for obvious reasons, this year, everything will be done on-line.

We will be offering a new morning prayer at home service each week day at 10.00 am, live-streamed via Facebook and also available here.  The accompanying service booklet to allow you to join in is available here.

We will also be offering an Evening Prayer each midweek evening, which will be led by different people and take a variety of forms; this will be available each day from 7.00 pm, again initially on Facebook and also available here.

We are also planning 24 hour prayer to take place in our homes from 7.00 pm Sunday 24th May  until 7.00 pm Monday 25th May; further details will be announced next week.   You may like to visit the Thy Kingdom Come website (click here) for further information and prayer resources.

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 videos of services and reflections as well as study materials & fun activities.

Immediately below are our most recent videos. Please scroll to the bottom for more resources.

TKC Evening Prayer – Sunday 24th May

 

Live-streamed Sunday Service – Sunday 24th May

 

Film Club – Saturday 23rd May

 

Saturday Funday – Saturday 23rd May

 

TKC Evening Prayer – Friday 22nd May

 

Morning Prayer – Friday 22nd May

 

TKC Evening Prayer – Thursday 21st May

 

Morning Prayer – Thursday 21st May

 

Sunday Service Live-stream – 17th May

 

All our Morning Prayer & Sunday Service videos 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 18th May 11:00 am.

Originally published Monday 16th March 9:00 am

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. 

We do not currently know when we may be able to start reusing the building.

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.

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

We have asked all 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 18th May  10:30 am.
Originally published 16th March 9:00 am.

Christian Aid Week Service – Sunday May 10th

If you didn’t manage to join us live for our Christian Aid Week Service, you can watch it below …

The order of service can be found here :- https://stcatherinestilehurst.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/christian-aid-week-2020-order-of-service.pdf

 

To donate to Christian Aid via the Tilehurst Just Giving page, please click here.

All our videos, including other Sunday live-streamed services, can be found here