Cat’s Open Air Pop Up Cake Club

Weather permitting, Café Siena will be open Fridays for outdoor teas, coffees, delicious cake and some much-needed time to chat, chill (we hope not literally!) and catch up with friends.

Friday 10.00 am – 12 noon : ON THE BACK LAWN

Friday 2.30 4.00 pm : OUT THE FRONT

Table service only.

Following Government guidelines, all customers must check in and observe social distancing.

Café Siena will be opening for indoor refreshments and lunches again beginning on Thursday and Fridays from 20th May.

Bible Course : Elijah

Prophet at a loss

Following the success of our previous courses, we are running a 4 week course over Zoom looking at the book of Elijah.

We’ll be starting on Wednesday 24th April at 7.45. Please contact us if you would like to come so that we can share the link with you.

If you have attended either ‘The Bible Course’ or our previous course looking an Jonah it would be great if you could fill in this survey (it takes about 2 minutes to complete) which will help us planning for going forwards: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KDLYGV3

APCM : Sunday 18th April

Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held on Sunday 18th April via Zoom, starting at 11:30am.

To join the Zoom Meeting, click here :  or use
Meeting ID: 829 8336 6880,
Passcode: 716120.

Please log in at least 5 minutes beforehand.

For those without Zoom, there are a small number of places available within Church.   Normal social distancing guidelines will be followed.

There are two sets of documents to accompany the meeting.

Our 2020 Review booklet was delivered alongside our RG31 Parish Magazine.  It can also be found here.

The Annual Report and Financial Statements booklet has been prepared in accordance with Church and Charity Commission rules.  Copies are available in Church and can also be found here.

Café Siena – Deliveries have re-started !

We are delighted to announce that our Delivery service has restarted.

We have already tried to contact our regulars, but if you know of an elderly person who might like a freshly cooked lunch, please let us know via the usual channels.

We are still evaluating when and how best to open the Café itself. Please keep an eye on the website and/or our Facebook page for future announcements.

Stay safe and well everyone.

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.  

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 16th April 2021 10:00 pm.
Originally published 16th March 2020 9:00 am.

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.