Christmas is approaching and all the adverts want us to buy more things. Does getting more and more ‘stuff’ bring us happiness ? Most of us seem to act as if we’re determined to find out by trying! What does the Bible have to say about having all this ‘stuff’? Please join us at Messy Church onContinue reading “Messy Church : Saturday 4th November”
Autumn is well and truly here, and as the old Harvest hymn put it “All is safely gathered in”. Do we ever think about Harvest ? Is such a concept out of date in today’s busy on demand 24/7 world ? Please join us this Saturday – 7th October – for our Messy Harvest. ThroughContinue reading “Messy Harvest : Saturday 7th October”
Sunday 1st October is a joint Harvest service, starting at 10am at St Catherine’s. We will be joined by Cornwell Community Church. Please come early for breakfast (Bacon Rolls) which will be shared with the 8am congregation. Harvest donations are for CIRDIC (Churches in Reading Drop in Centre).
After a break in August for our Showstoppers Holiday Club, Messy Church returns on the first Saturday of each month – so the next is this coming Saturday 2nd September. Whether or not you came along to any part of our week long holiday club, everyone is invited to the after show party. Jesus likedContinue reading “Messy Church : After Show Party – Saturday 2nd September”
The last of our “What is ?” Messy Church series, and the last before the summer break, we hope that you can join us on Saturday 1st July for our normal mix of Fun, Faith and Food. This time we’re thinking about “What is Baptism ?” Why are we baptised ? Was Jesus baptised ?Continue reading “Messy Church : What is Baptism ? – Saturday 1st July”
On Pentecost Sunday – 4th June – there will be special Pentecost Praise and Prayer service in the evening at 6:30pm. It will be based on the global prayer initiative ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, started in 2016 by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, that invites Christians aroundContinue reading “Pentecost Praise and Prayer – Sunday 4th June”
Many of us are in the middle of a week off in addition to the Bank Holiday Monday. But have you thought about what we’re celebrating ?
Please join us for our Easter Services Thursday 13th April 8.00 pm Maundy service – St Catherine’s Church Good Friday 14th April 10.30 am Good Friday All Age Event – St Catherine’s 12.00 noon Churches in Tilehurst Act of witness at Tilehurst Triangle 2.00 pm ‘Last hour’ service – St Catherine’s Church Sunday 16th AprilContinue reading “Easter Services”
The shops are filling with chocolate eggs and bunnies. Apparently it’s all to do with Easter – but what is Easter, and why do we celebrate events which happened nearly 2,000 years ago anyway ? The first Saturday of the Month comes round early this time, so please join us on Saturday 1st April toContinue reading “Messy Church : What is Easter ? – Saturday 1st April”
Pentecost is Sunday 15th May, and to celebrate we will be holding a special united joint service at St Catherine’s, starting at 10:30am. The Cornwell and St Catherine’s congregations will be joining together in an All Age service with Communion.