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Online Covid Christmas Market

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Here is a small offering of some exciting homegrown products that are available for Christmas. All proceeds will go to the St Peters Reordering Fund. Please place your orders with Caroline Smith at the parish office, admin@ctmparish.org.uk ☎ 0118 996 8836 Click on the pictures to see larger versions. Charlie and Mark’s Reindeer £12 Mrs […]

Everyone’s invited to be a carol singer this Christmas Eve

By John Cooke - Last updated: Saturday, November 14, 2020

“What will happen at Christmas?” the churches wondered: what could they offer the people of Caversham with all the Covid-19 constraints? Only a few, mostly online, services would be possible. So, Churches Together in Caversham, 13 churches of various denominations, hatched a plan to put Christ not just into Christmas but into every home and […]

Ordination of Andrew Storch

By John Cooke - Last updated: Sunday, September 20, 2020

On the afternoon of Saturday 19 September 2020, our curate Andy Storch was ordained priest in a service at Reading Minster led by Bishop Olivia. The service had been postponed from June, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and restrictions were in place at the service – social distancing, face coverings, and copious amounts of gel! […]

Caversham churches share stories in Voices of Colour

By John Cooke - Last updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Members of many church denominations in Caversham joined together on Monday, July 20, via Zoom, to listen to the stories of black, Asian and minority ethnic residents of Caversham in response to recent demonstrations after the death of George Floyd in the USA and other racial attacks and incidents. Bishop Headley Gayle, pastor of the […]

St Margaret’s re-opening for private prayer

By John Cooke - Last updated: Sunday, July 5, 2020

We are delighted to be able to say that St Margarets reopens for private prayer on Monday 6 July. The aim is to be open daily 10am to 5pm, but with a later opening time of 1pm on Sundays. Visitors are asked to follow the safety measures in place to avoid danger of infection. There […]

Church Fete cancelled but worship grows online

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, June 8, 2020

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, there will, sadly, be no Caversham Church Fete this year. On the plus side, the organisers, Caversham Thameside and Mapledurham Parish say they stand ready to help Caversham celebrate when life returns to normal and, meanwhile, are providing a variety of ways to worship online. This is the first […]

Pentecost

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, June 1, 2020

For Pentecost, 2020, Churches Together in Caversham were planning to hold a combined service and picnic in a local park. Thanks to the Corvid-19 outbreak, that was not possible. Instead, the video experts at Caversham Baptist Church put together a 40-minute service with contributions from the different churches.

Easter flowers

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The volunteer flower arrangers aren’t able to get into the church this year. Instead, here are photographs of new and old arrangements for you to enjoy.

Services are online

By John Cooke - Last updated: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Although the church buildings are closed, the life of the parish continues. A 9.30am Sunday service is being streamed via the CTM Parish channel at YouTube. Other groups are getting together on Zoom; some of these are listed on the Services page. Easter services are also being streamed on the YouTube channel: Palm Sunday, 5 […]

Prayers and resources

By John Cooke - Last updated: Thursday, April 2, 2020

A prayer for use during the Coronavirus pandemic Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your […]