ECO Sale – Saturday 24th July

As part of our commitment to the environment and an outdoor fundraising event, we’re holding an Outdoor Eco Sale -on Saturday 24th July 12noon – 3pm. 

Instead of a fair, which, in present circumstances has been difficult to plan, our Eco Sale will be a “Car Boot Table” style event with a public launch of our Recycling Points!  There will be a BBQ, refreshments, Cake Stall, Raffle, plants and produce, sales tables etc. and maybe some music to entertain us all!?

Please contact us if you’d like a stall or want more information.

Get Berkshire Active – Seated exercise

Seated exercise coming soon to St Catherine’s Church Hall! 

Get Berkshire Active have offered us 8 FREE sessions starting Friday 28th May at 11.30 am.  All sessions will be led by a qualified trainer who will help you to get  moving!

You don’t have to  attend  all the sessions but a booking form must be completed for Health and Safety reasons.

Why not come along, enjoy the class and then have a coffee or a snack in Café Siena afterwards?  

Please contact us for your booking form.

Café Siena Re-Opening

We are pleased to announce that our café will be opening again from May 20th on Thursdays and Fridays 10am-2pm – initially a soft opening with a limited menu.

Extra safety measures will be in place to help safeguard the well-being of all.  Please wear face coverings to come and go!   Entrance by the car park (north) door only!

Limited seating, including tables and chairs outdoors weather permitting.

We hope to see you soon.

Church Activities and Coronavirus

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


The Coronavirus Pandemic continues to change 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.  

  • Every Monday we release an episode of Dwelling in the Creed hosted by Rev Gill and rev Phil. This replaced our weekday livestreamed Morning Prayer. 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 held in the Garden Room
      • 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 3rd June 2021 19:00 pm.
Originally published 16th March 2020 9:00 am.

Mothers’ Union Meeting – Wed 12th May

The St Catherine’s Branch of the Mothers Union are currently holding their programme of talks over Zoom. The next meeting is on Wednesday May 12th at 2.30 pm.  We look forward to a talk on the topic of Modern Day Slavery – the topic of the recent Wave of Prayer.

The Zoom link is :-

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85771526877?pwd=SzhMdFo5UStpbVBoOEJEMml3OGEvZz09

The meeting ID is 857 7152 6877, passcode 924099.

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.

Cat’s Open Air Pop Up Cake Club

Weather permitting, Café Siena will be open Fridays for outdoor teas, coffees, delicious cake and some much-needed time to chat, chill (we hope not literally!) and catch up with friends.

Friday 10.00 am – 12 noon : ON THE BACK LAWN

Friday 2.30 4.00 pm : OUT THE FRONT

Table service only.

Following Government guidelines, all customers must check in and observe social distancing.

Café Siena will be opening for indoor refreshments and lunches again beginning on Thursday and Fridays from 20th May.

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.

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 Trail

Want to do something different for your lockdown walk?  Why not follow our Easter Trail.

There are ten illustrated egg displays between St Michaels & St Catherine’s, each telling part of the Easter Story, along with a simple family friendly activity or question.

When you arrive at St Catherine’s, you can enjoy our Easter Garden, full of home-made flowers from local schools and families.

Click here for the map, story leaflet & more details.

St Michael’s to St Catherine’s Easter Trail

Follow the trail of eggs and explore the story of Easter together.

Follow the trail and explore the story of Easter together through a trail of Easter Egg posters from St Michael’s church to St Catherine’s church.

A map will appear soon. The posters will be up from Palm Sunday – March 28th.

At St Catherine’s Church there will be an Easter Garden display. Families and children are encouraged to make flowers to add to the garden.


You can find out more on Facebook