Friday Friends – Restarting

We are pleased to announce that Friday Friends is restarting on Friday 5th November.

Come and share laughter, conversations, prayer and music with guest speakers and tea, coffee and cake.

We offer a mix of light exercise, singing together, table-top games and craft activities in a safe, warm and friendly environment.

Fridays 2 pm – 4 pm in the Hall.  Price £3.50

Cornwell Toddler Group restarting

Cornwell 0-5s Toddler Group is re-starting on Tuesday September 14th.

We are a friendly toddler group in Tilehurst, run by St Catherine’s Church, meeting at the Cornwell Centre (off Home Croft, Clements Mead, RG31 5WJ). 10am-12noon Term Time Only

  • Tuesdays 10am – 12noon (Families only)
  • Thursdays 10am – 12noon (Childminders only)

Each week we put out a wide & varied selection of toys including ride on scooters, bikes & cars. We have an art and craft table which varies week to week. We also have a singing/story time.

Healthy snacks for children on Tuesday sessions. Tea, Coffee, Biscuits for grown-ups are provided on both days.

BUT at least until half-term we have to limit the numbers to 15 ‘Bubbles’. On Tuesdays that’s a family group (child with parent/grandparent). On Thursdays a childminder with their charges. To avoid turning anyone away at the door we are in the process of setting up a booking system with Eventbrite through the Church page:…/st-catherines-church… .

Whilst the sessions will be marked ‘Free’ to avoid Eventbrite charges, we have held our price at £3 per session (payable ‘on the door’) but are now able to take card payments as well as cash. A further announcement on this page together with an email to everyone on our distribution list will follow next week with more information.

We do look forward to meeting up again!

Seated exercises

After our initial trial run, we are pleased to announce that Get Berkshire Active have returned to offer Seated Exercise sessions during the summer holidays – starting Friday 30th July at 11.30 am. 

All sessions will be led by a qualified trainer who will help you to get  moving!

Alas our free trial has ended, but we hope our minimal fee of £2 per session is within everyone’s budget.

If you’ve not been with us before, a 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?  

Church Activities and Coronavirus

St Catherine's ChurchAs daily life settles into a new pace, changes caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic occur less often.  The current status of Church Activities as affected by Coronavirus has now been moved to a separate page where the minor changes no longer appear as ‘latest news’.

Please click here for the latest details.



Updated and main details moved on 31st October.

Post re-dated to “Freedom day” – July 19th – in order to de-emphasise it in the news stream.

Originally published 16th March 2020 9:00 am.