Tots Praise restarts Friday 17th September @ 9:30am

Tots Praise restarts on Friday 17th September.

We’ll continue to meet in Café Siena every Friday, but now starting at 9:30am.

Jumping, singing and dancing, Bible story, a simple craft and a prayer followed by refreshments.  Time for babies and toddlers, parents and carers to enjoy their own dedicated time of worship and special place to be.

Plenty of time to play and chat afterwards.

As before, we’ll only be meeting in term time. Specifically this means we won’t be meeting on

  • 22nd & 29th October (Autumn half term break)
  • 17th, 24th & 31st December (Christmas break)

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!

Lyfe Course

We are starting a Lyfe Bible Study in St Catherine’s Church beginning on Monday 20th September at 2pm.  We will be using the same material as the Wednesday Zoom Bible studies – The Lyfe material. It consists of teaching by video followed by discussion, led by Gill.  But, of course, this will all be in person! 

If you’d like to come, or know more, please email us

Places are no longer restricted and absolutely everyone is welcome.

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?  

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.