Leprosy Mission Sunday

We are not able to hold our usual Leprosy Mission Sunday in Church this year. This means we will not be able to hand out our usual donation ‘giving envelopes’ for The Leprosy Mission.

Please remember the work of The Leprosy Mission in your prayers. If would like to make a donation please use the following link:  https://leprosymission.netdonor.net/page/66848/donate/1?chain

Donations made between 24th January and 24th April will be doubled by the UK Government thanks to the UK Aid scheme.

Find out more about the work of The Leprosy Mission by visiting their website at https://www.leprosymission.org.uk/

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 19th January 2021 11:30 am.
Originally published 16th March 2020 9:00 am.

Cat’s Cartoon Club for February

Advanced Notice !

The next Cat’s Cartoon Club will appear on our Facebook page at 10am on February 6th. We will be thinking about Sleeping Beauty – Disney’s 1956 version..

Long term we hope for Cat’s Cartoon Club to become a monthly physical screening of a film, but for now we are offering it as an online club.

The Bible Course starts soon.

Ever wanted to find out how all these Bible passages you hear slot together to make one big story?

A reminder that next week we start running the Bible course over Zoom. Plenty of folks have signed up, but as we’re running it over Zoom there’s plenty of room ! You can find more info about the Bible Course here -> https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/explore…/the-bible-course/

If you’d like to join us please e-mail get in touch.

Café Siena – Deliveries Suspended

With a heavy heart we have taken the decision to stop our Friday meal delivery service for the time being.

We need to keep our church family safe as possible, as well as local residents. It gave great pleasure to deliver a freshly cooked meal to the older members of the community, and we hope to resume this service in the not too distant future.

Stay safe and well everyone,