APCM : Sunday 18th April

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Sunday 18th April via Zoom, starting at 11:30am.

To join the Zoom Meeting, click here :  or use
Meeting ID: 829 8336 6880,
Passcode: 716120.

Please log in at least 5 minutes beforehand.

For those without Zoom, there are a small number of places available within Church.   Normal social distancing guidelines will be followed.

There are two sets of documents to accompany the meeting.

Our 2020 Review booklet was delivered alongside our RG31 Parish Magazine.  It can also be found here.

The Annual Report and Financial Statements booklet has been prepared in accordance with Church and Charity Commission rules.  Copies are available in Church and can also be found here.

Café Siena – Deliveries have re-started !

We are delighted to announce that our Delivery service has restarted.

We have already tried to contact our regulars, but if you know of an elderly person who might like a freshly cooked lunch, please let us know via the usual channels.

We are still evaluating when and how best to open the Café itself. Please keep an eye on the website and/or our Facebook page for future announcements.

Stay safe and well everyone.

Church Activities and Coronavirus

St Catherine's ChurchThis page is regularly updated.  Please return regularly to read the latest situation.


The Coronavirus Pandemic has changed all our lives.  As our level of restriction is continually under review, so our pattern of Sunday services and other midweek gatherings are affected again.  

During these difficult times, we continue to explore how to be a different kind of church, and how to both keep in contact and provide practical help.

We encourage you to :-

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

At this time, most of our Church Activities are closed and will remain so while we are at Tier 2 or higher.

This includes, but is not limited to the following

      • Mid-Week Services in church
      • Café Siena
      • Tuesday get Together
      • Friday Friends
      • York House communion
      • Calcot Cuppa
      • Mothers Union
      • 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 & Church Users

Some groups, such as St Catherine’s Pre-school, have a specification exemption from lockdown.  They may continue to meet,  in a strict Covid-secure environment.

We have contacted the people booking the Hall or Church to discuss the additional requirements that the latest government guidance puts upon them and the practicality of whether their groups may continue to meet.

At this time we do not know when any particular church centre users will restart their groups.  Please check with them for further details.

Also note:
To reduce the chance of cross contamination, the centre is being operated in two halves – Church and Hall.  Please use the north, car park entrance for the Church, and the south, road side entrance for the Hall.

 


Last updated 16th April 2021 10:00 pm.
Originally published 16th March 2020 9:00 am.

Mothers’ Union Meeting – Wed 14th April

The St Catherine’s Branch of the Mothers Union are currently holding their programme of talks over Zoom. The next meeting is on Wednesday April 14th at 2.30 pm.  We look forward to a talk by Katie Amos on the history of the Mansion House.

The Zoom link is

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82329006561?pwd=MTc3emdGME1OR0VBZGpxR0dIN3NHUT09

The meeting ID is 823 2900 6561, passcode533825.

This meeting is open to any of our congregation, not just MU members, and we do hope as many of you who are able will join us.

Easter Videos

Our videos appear on Facebook first, but Facebook doesn’t make it easy for you to keep track of what is going up where and when.  If you missed any of our videos over Easter, please find them below.

Easter Sunday ‘At Home’ Service

 

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service

 

Good Friday Family Service – featuring the Easter Trail

 

Holy Week Dramatized Readings

Over Holy week, we released a video a day taking us through the Passion story.  Below is a compilation of these videos.

 

Palm Sunday

 

Our latest videos can be found here

All our videos can be found here

If you’re still struggling, all our videos, in date order, can be found on Facebook, here

Latest resources 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 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 – Friday 16th April

 

Morning Prayer – Thursday 15th April

 

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 14th April

 

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 13th April

 

Morning Prayer – Monday 12th April

 

Videos

All our Morning Prayer & Sunday Service videos can be found here

Click here for our Dramatized Readings for Holy Week

All our Evening Prayer for the Nation videos can be found here

Our Advent Course 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

Other Resources

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.

If you wish to join us for our Zoom Coffee meetings, please find the details at the end of our Sunday services, or email us at info@stcatherines-tilehurst.org.uk

A lot of announcements and links to additional material can be found on our Facebook page.

Last updated 1st February 2021

Originally published Monday 16th March 2020

Palm Sunday – 28th March

CELEBRATION SERVICE WITH COMMUNION IN ST CATHERINE’S CHURCH, 10.00 am

We are delighted to reopen the church for our first Sunday service this year.

We’ll be following strict Covid secure guidelines, so it will be a spoken service with Face-masks and social distancing required.

As part of the celebration, we are inviting you to gift and bring an indoor plant (rather than a palm branch!) to leave on the windowsills of the church permanently – to celebrate both Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, and our entry into the church building once more!  (Please don’t feel you have to do this, though, it is just an idea!)  This will also mark our commitment to being eco-friendly; plant lifeforms growing within the church!

Please book your place via info@stcatherines-tilehurst.org.uk