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 – Wednesday 14th April

 

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 13th April

 

Morning Prayer – Monday 12th April

 

Easter Sunday Service – 11th April

 

Morning Prayer – Friday 9th April

 

Morning Prayer – Thursday 8th April

 

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 7th April

 

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 6th April

 

Easter Sunday Service – 4th 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

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.  

  • The church will be open for private prayer on the National Day of Reflection (23rd March).  Click here for details.
  • Sunday Services within St Catherine’s Church building will resume on Palm Sunday (28th March) . Click here for details.

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 20th March 2021 3:00 pm.
Originally published 16th March 2020 9:00 am.

Easter Events

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ALL THROUGH HOLY WEEK (28th March – 4th April)

EASTER TRAIL from St Michael’s Church to St Catherine’s (more details here), all the family can discover the Easter story as they hunt for (pictures of) Easter eggs.

VISIT OUR EASTER GARDEN.  Pre-school and school children are making crafted flowers to add to the garden – and you are invited to do the same!

CAST YOUR BURDENS ON TO HIM, FOR HE CARES FOR YOU (1 Peter 5:7).  An opportunity for quiet reflection and prayer.  Bring a stone, or many stones, and lay them at the foot of the Cross.  The cross will be in a quiet place in the church grounds, behind the corner garden.  You are invited to sit before the cross on the bench for as long as you like (wrap up warm!) and use the opportunity to pray and give your concerns to God.  Do it once, or come daily.  Everyone is welcome.  Please respect social distancing.

ON LINE WORSHIP

10.00 am each week day morning – join us for MORNING WORSHIP.

7.00 pm – Listen to the EASTER STORY told by members of St Catherine’s church, with time to pause for prayer.

PALM SUNDAY : 28th March

10.00 am – CELEBRATION SERVICE WITH COMMUNION IN CHURCH Please book your place.  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!

GOOD FRIDAY : 2nd April

10.00 am – ON-LINE WORSHIP for all ages to share the wonder of the cross, and the Easter story.

3.00-3.45 pm – REFLECTIONS ON THE CROSS IN CHURCH.  Gill will lead a guided meditation focussing on different aspects of the crucifixion.  Please book your place.

EASTER SUNDAY : 4th April

6.00 am – On-line SUNRISE SERVICE from Gill’s garden to celebrate the resurrection.

10.00 am – On-line EASTER CELEBRATION

10.00 amEASTER CELEBRATION WITH COMMUNION IN CHURCH.  Please book your place.


All services in church will follow strict Covid-secure guidelines – thus numbers may be limited to keep social distancing. To book your place, email us on info@stcatherines-tilehurst.org.uk