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2018 Sunrise Service

By John Cooke - Last updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

On April 1 about 50 April fools for Christ gathered around a warming fire in Caversham Court at 6am for the start of the Easter Liturgy, including music and readings. Having watched the sun rise the congregation entered a still dark St Peter’s with the newly-lit Paschal Candle. There we lit the church and concluded […]

Two donkeys and a bishop

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

On Palm Sunday, 2018, more than 150 people and six dogs joined donkeys Buffy and Solomon as they walked with the Bishop of Reading, Andrew Proud. The journey began at St Margaret’s Mapledurham, and continued via St Peter’s Caversham, Caversham Court and Christchurch Meadows all the way to St John the Baptist, Gosbrook Road. There […]

2018 Electoral Roll Revision

By John Cooke - Last updated: Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Parish Electoral Roll is open for revision until Saturday 24 March 2018. Forms are available in all churches or can be downloaded from here. You will find a copy of the current roll on a noticeboard in your church or church porch. Please ask a churchwarden if you cannot find it. If your name […]

The way of Christ leads across the river

By John Cooke - Last updated: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A new crossing over the River Thames lived up to its name as the Bishop of Reading, Andrew Proud, led a transfer of worshippers across Christchurch Bridge from Reading to Caversham. The group of 15, from Greyfriars in the town centre, have joined the evolving community at St John the Baptist, Lower Caversham. “They have […]

Winter Ramble

By John Cooke - Last updated: Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Winter Ramble’s route took us past the mistletoe in Caversham Court, over Caversham Bridge (pausing to read the plaque on St Anne’s Chapel set into the wall) and along the south side of the Thames. We crossed at the exciting surging Caversham Lock and explored the nature reserve on View Island before returning along […]

2017 Christmas Market

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, January 1, 2018

The Christmas Market in 2017 raised £3,120.59 for the Myanmar refugees which will be sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) which covers 13 charities including Christian Aid and Tearfund. It was a very happy occasion with wonderful homemade goods, games to play and seasonal refreshments and was great fun. A tremendous effort by all […]

Carol Singing

By John Cooke - Last updated: Friday, December 29, 2017

A group of singers from St Peter’s and associated friends met at The Pack Horse on the Thursday before Christmas to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and share their carols with a wider audience. The Bethlehem Carol Sheets were handed out and the customers joined in with the singing and said how nice it was to […]

2017 Autumn Ramble

By John Cooke - Last updated: Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Autumn Ramble took place on Remembrance Sunday. The trees looked truly spectacular in the stunning sunshine and against the clear blue skies. The footpath to the woods was muddy and treacherous (providing us with just the tiniest inkling of what it must have been like 100 years ago in Passchendaele). Amongst several records set […]

Chat Mats arrive in Caversham

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, November 6, 2017

Taking time over a quiet coffee can be just the thing but sometimes a chance to chat can make all the difference. Chat Mats at the 3Cs Café in St John’s Church on Gosbrook Road ensure both are available every Tuesday morning. Chat Mats were the brainchild of Caroline Billington and spread throughout Newbury. Now, […]

2017 Parish Barn Dance

By John Cooke - Last updated: Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Parish Barn Dance at the end of September was great fun. Music was provided by local band Inisheer, with Howard Ballard as caller guiding us through the dances. We have booked the band again for next year, so put Friday 28th September 2018, 6.30pm, in your diaries! The proceeds of the evening came to […]