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.

Physical Help during Coronavirus

If you need help

Members of our church community have been placed into groups, with each group having one or two coordinators.

Members are encouraged to contact their coordinator if they fall ill or are restricted to their homes.  Their coordinator can then organise assistance as required.

If you are unsure whether you are on this list, or unsure who your coordinator is, please contact us by emailing info@stcatherines-tilehurst.org.uk

Similarly, if you would like to be put on a list, or to be contacted by a coordinator, please email us at info@stcatherines-tilehurst.org.uk

If you can offer help

We are compiling a list of list of volunteers who are willing to offer help to those unable to leave their homes.  These people would be willing and able to deliver or shop,  dropping things off on doorsteps/through letterboxes to those who are self-isolating.  Please email info@stcatherines-tilehurst.org.uk if you think you may be able to help.

Please return to this page for updates.

Church Activities Coronavirus

St Catherine of Siena Parish Church, Tilehurst

In 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.

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.


Since initial publication, our Coronavirus pages have been updated many times.  The latest version of this page may be viewed here.

Quiz Night : Saturday March 14th

Come and join us in Café Siena for a fun and fabulous “Quizzy McQuiz ” evening led by our local Quizmaster Neil Ross, on Saturday 14th March – 7.30pm start.

It’s teams of 8.  Don’t have a full team? Just come along and we will find you one!

Cost: £10 adults (children free) to include Chilli supper with vegetarian option.  Bring your own drinks

Tickets available from Café Siena.  This is a Fundraising event for St Catherine’s Church

Film Club – Sunday 23rd February

Film club is an opportunity to meet together to watch a film on a big screen and then discuss some of the key themes and ideas over a slice of Pizza and a hot drink.

On Sunday 23rd February, from 6pm to 9pm, we will be watching the 2017 Wonder Woman film.

Entrance is free, but a suggested donation of £2 towards the cost of food and drink would be greatly appreciated

Please note that Wonder Woman is a 12A so this film is not suitable for younger children

For more information please contact Info@StCatherines-Tilehurst.org.uk


Synopsis : Wonder Woman (2017)

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior. When an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Rah Rah Theatre Company presents Little Red Riding Hood at Friday Friends – 3rd January

On 3rd January, the Rah Rah Theatre will be visiting Friday Friends, at St Catherine’s, to present their Christmas Pantomime “Little Red Riding Hood”.

All are welcome – please come and join in the fun. The cost is £3.50 to include the usual refreshments.

Friday Friends starts a littler later than normal that week with refreshments at 2:30pm , but you can still arrive early for lunch in the Café.  The Café opens at 10:00am, with the lunch menu starting at 12 noon.

The performance starts at 3:30pm.