Café Siena – reopening

After careful consideration, we are delighted to announce that we are going to reopen the cafe from this week (August 6th).

Initially a soft opening on Thursdays and Fridays 10.30-13.30 with a reduced menu (hot and cold drinks, cakes, soups, and sandwiches).

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.

Sunday Worship – 2nd August

You can join us for worship in two ways this Sunday, 2nd August:

10.00 am On-line Worship service, with worship songs and lively preaching

10.00 am Communion at St Catherine’s, This will be a simple spoken service, with no singing. In keeping with regulations, chairs will be set at socially distanced spaces, and only wafers will be offered.  If you would like to attend, please wear a face mask. (There will be no service leaflets – but words will be on the screens, in keeping with guidelines.)  The limit for attending will be 24 people.

St Catherine’s is complying with COVID-19 guidance.  Windows will be open, seats cleaned before and afterwards, the accessible toilet will be available.  You will need to be signed-in for track and trace purposes.  Government advice is that 70+ be encouraged to stay at home – but it is the individual decision as to whether you attend.  All are welcome!

This doesn’t set a precedent, and it doesn’t mean that regular communion services will now be reintroduced, as we need to be wise and there are lots of factors to take into account – and guidance keeps changing!

However, for now, we look forward to seeing you in person, or engaging with you online this Sunday!

On-line resources during Coronavirus

We are aware that many seek spiritual nourishment during this time of Coronavirus when we are unable to attend Church services together.  This may be especially important for those self isolating.

We are providing a range of resources, including live-streamed services, videos and reflections as well as study materials & fun activities.

We continue to meet together on-line in a variety of ways, primarily through Facebook and Zoom.

Immediately below are our most recent videos. Please scroll to the bottom for more resources.

Morning Prayer – Friday 7th August

 

Morning Prayer – Thursday 6th August

 

Morning Prayer – Wednesday 5th August

 

Morning Prayer – Tuesday 4th August

 

Morning Prayer – Monday 3rd August

 

Sunday Service – 2nd August

 

Saturday Funday – 1st August

 

Messy Church – Saturday 1st August

 

Videos

All our Morning Prayer & Sunday Service videos can be found here

Our videos for the young or young at heart can be found here

All our Afternoon Reflection videos can be found here

Our Thy Kingdom Come Evening Prayer videos can be found here

All our Bible Reading videos can be found here

All our Daily Office videos can be found here

All our Soul Music videos can be found here

Other Resources

All our downloadable resources, including our ‘At Home’ service booklet, can be found here

In addition to videos, further study material has been emailed or delivered. If you want this and haven’t already received it, please contact us at info@stcatherines-tilehurst.org.uk .  If you have a friend who’d like this, but does not have access to the Internet, please contact us.

A lot of announcements and links to additional material can be found on our Facebook page.

If you wish to join us for our Zoom Coffee meetings, please email us at info@stcatherines-tilehurst.org.uk

Last updated Friday 24th July 11:00 am.

Originally published Monday 16th March 9:00 am

RG31 Magazine – Summer 2020

The Summer issue of RG31 – our Parish Magazine – is now available on-line here, or click on the image.

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown we are currently in, there will not be a printed version of the months magazine.  The magazine will only appear intermittently.

If you have the ability to download and read PDF files, you can click here to do so.

First Post-Lock Services within Church

After 14 weeks of lock-down it was a joyful time being together with those who were able to make it to our two socially distanced communion services yesterday (Saturday 4th July).

We look forward to a time when we can all regularly meet together physically as a church family, but for now we’re concentrating on drawing the family together digitally on Facebook at 10am every day.