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

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.

Mothers’ Union Meeting – Wed 10th March

The St Catherine’s Branch of the Mothers Union are currently holding their programme of talks over Zoom. The next meeting is on Wednesday March 10th at 2.30 pm.  We look forward to a talk by Gill on Christianity, crime and punishment.

The Zoom link is

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88392263080?pwd=QU1FL0RxNmxSODBYL0l5VlN6alZYdz09

The meeting ID is 883 9226 3080, passcode 235277.

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.

Mothers Union Meeting – Wed 10th Feb

The St Catherine’s Branch of the Mothers Union have decided to try to have their programmed February meeting using Zoom.  It is a talk by Graham Puddephatt on the Kennet and Avon Canal.  The meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday 10th February at 2.30 pm (please note the change of time to avoid clashing with the Bible Course).

The Zoom link is

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83918678630?pwd=VUlaaWo5UmNyb1QxT1RDelNsTFl1dz09

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.

Café Siena – Deliveries Suspended

With a heavy heart we have taken the decision to stop our Friday meal delivery service for the time being.

We need to keep our church family safe as possible, as well as local residents. It gave great pleasure to deliver a freshly cooked meal to the older members of the community, and we hope to resume this service in the not too distant future.

Stay safe and well everyone,

Christmas Nativity Scene

Why not walk by St Catherine’s one evening and take a Christmas Selfie at our Christmas Nativity Scene !

And while you’re there, you could contribute a prayer to our Community Christmas Tree and find the first ‘window’ of the Nativity Trail from St Catherine’s to St Michael’s.

Community Christmas Tree

Our Community Christmas Tree is ready and waiting for your decorations, prayers and wishes.

You can write on a gift tag, an old Christmas card, an old decoration or make a decoration of your own; then come and hang it on the tree!

Walk by St. Catherine’s Church, Wittenham Avenue to add to the tree, see our floodlit nativity scene and then start the Nativity Trail to St. Michael’s.