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Sermons on Worship

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, September 10, 2018

For five weeks in September/October 2018 we will be learning about worship, particularly looking at music in worship. Week one Judith’s 9.30am sermon Penny’s 9.30am sermon Return to the sermon index page

Caversham Church Fete 2018

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, July 30, 2018

England were readying themselves for one last World Cup match, Angelique and Serena were due on court at Wimbledon, yet still the crowds flowed into Caversham Court Gardens. The annual Caversham Church Fete, on July 14, was another great community day for Caversham. People came from far and wide to enjoy home-made cakes and savouries, […]

Toilet Twinning

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, July 30, 2018

At the parish service for July, held at St Margaret Mapledurham, a special collection was taken to support the charity Toilet Twinning. Toilet Twinning funds the work of international relief and development agency Tearfund and donations are used to provide clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education. A donation of £60.00 will fund one toilet […]

A rural walk within urban Reading

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A small but select band met up outside in the shade next to the minster church at St Mary’s Butts central Reading. Had we been transported 500 years ago rather than walking we would likely have been practicing our archery (pictured) on this site. The select band ignored the retail temptations as we passed through […]

Sermons on the Beatitudes

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, June 4, 2018

In the eight weeks after Trinity this year [2018] we will be focusing our attention on a few verses at the beginning of Matthew chapter 5. Commonly known as the Beatitudes, these are sayings of Jesus to his disciples at the start of his ministry with them. Artwork by members of the St Peters Sunday […]

Spring Ramble with Tulips

By John Cooke - Last updated: Thursday, May 3, 2018

The most stunning display of tulips and other garden delights awaited us at the end of the Spring Ramble. Richard and Chris Bisgrove have produced the most beautiful garden and a hush fell upon the walkers as they contemplated the scene. The route from St Peter’s, led by Chris, took us along paths and bridleways […]

Children and Families Outreach Worker

By John Cooke - Last updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Update, July 2018: we are delighted to announce that Anna Clarke has been appointed to this post. Do you have a passion to see children growing in their understanding and love for God, and a heart to reach out to families who don’t yet know God’s love in their lives? Are you imaginative, creative and […]

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 […]