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.

#ThankYouDay Open Air Service – Sunday 4th July

We promised to make a weather related announcement regarding our #ThankYouDay Open Air Worship at 10.00 am Sunday 4th July.

The forecast looks like rain, so please bring your facemasks in case we have to worship indoors. (We can use the hall with livestream so hope we can accommodate everyone who comes!!)

Whether in or our, the service will be livestreamed. Please download the service booklet here.

We will do all we can to worship outdoors – but it just may not be possible, so come ready for IN OR OUT!!!

Thank You Day – Sunday 4th July

Our Sunday 10am Open Air services during July and August (weather permitting) start on July 4th with a special “Thank You Service”.

The 4th July is a national Thank You Day to celebrate the countless acts of kindness that have helped see us through this difficult year.  Whether it’s an NHS hero, a volunteer who took groceries to someone shielding, binmen or friends making us smile over Zoom, we all have someone to thank. #ThankYouDay

All of our Open Air services will be short and simple, and followed by the opportunity to stay on for open air communion each weekIf it rains, we’ll move indoors.

We’d love you to join us.  Families very welcome!

Livestream from Church – Sunday 27th June

This coming Sunday – the 27th June – will be our first livestream of the in-church service. It starts at 10am and can be watched in the same way as all our live videos – via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/St.Catherines.Tilehurst/live .

This means that our ‘At Home’ video service on Sunday Mornings has now finished.

We will also no longer be holding our post service Zoom coffee. Many thanks to all of you who joined in and made it so enjoyable, but since services have resumed in St Catherine’s’ numbers joining our Zoom Coffee have dropped off.

Further, a reminder that next week – Sunday July 4th – will (weather permitting) be our first Summer Open Air service, and we start with a special ‘Thank You’ service.

You are encouraged to join us in church, in person, if you can. Otherwise we hope you can join in via our Live-stream

Zoom Bible Study – Wednesdays

We are continuing our poplar series of Bible courses on Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm via Zoom. 

We’re starting a new short series, so if you’ve wanted to join, but were worried about starting part way through something, now is a perfect time to join us.

The format is a welcome, a prayer, a short video, followed by discussion and finishing with a prayer.  No expertise necessary!

If you would like to join us please contact us so that we can email you the joining details.

Witness Word Study – 9th June

Following up on our recent Bible courses we will be having a one off Zoom Bible Study looking at the word ‘Witness’ in the scriptures.

The evening will follow a similar structure to our previous Bible courses (i.e. a video to get us thinking and then a discussion time).   

We’ll be meeting at 7.45 on Wednesday 9th June on Zoom. If you would like to join us please contact us so that we can email you the joining details.

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.