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Bishop Steven graffitied our church doorway!

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

On 4 September 2019, Bishop Steven chalked a message on the doorway at St Johns. He wrote +C+M+B 2019 Christus Mansionem Benedicat – Christ Bless this House He prayed: Almighty God, bless this church community. May this community be a place of outreach and welcome, of sharing the good news, ambassadors of your all embracing […]

Summer Ramble

By John Cooke - Last updated: Thursday, July 11, 2019

Mary Westley writes: We took a trip into the past for our Summer Ramble, strolling leisurely around Caversham Court Garden and the refurbished Abbey ruins guided by the knowledgeable Doug. He began by showing us a “grotesque”, tucked away at the far end of Caversham Court and I for one would never have given it […]

Spring Ramble

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, May 6, 2019

Mary Westley writes: The Spring Ramble wended its way from the historic Packsaddle pub through the golf course (where we saw one or two golfers making use of the Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy a leisurely round or two), around Chazey Woods (avoiding the Paintball area!) and on down to the Warren. We caught a […]

Easter Morning in Caversham Court

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

A number of hardy worshippers gathered around a fire early on Easter Morning in Caversham Court to greet the sunrise and to celebrate the resurrection of our Saviour. A flame from the fire was taken to St Peter’s Church to light candles for a service of communion. Most of those gathered stayed to share breakfast […]

Palm Sunday procession

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The 2019 Palm Sunday procession with donkeys from St Johns to the Weller Centre was a great success. There were around 50 people on the walk, with many more joining in at the Weller Centre to see the donkeys and enjoy refreshments and hot cross buns. They were also able to take part in the […]

Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2019

By John Cooke - Last updated: Friday, February 8, 2019

The parish annual meetings took place on Sunday 7 April 2019 at St John’s church. There was a short meeting to elect wardens, followed by the main Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Here are the minutes of last year’s meeting, approved at this year’s meeting: Minutes of the 2018 Annual Parishioners Meeting (PDF) Minutes of the […]

Winter Ramble

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mary Westley writes: The Winter Ramble took us across Bug’s Bottom and on up to Toker’s Green, where we made short diversion to look at the beautiful snowdrops, aconites and hellebore in the Bisgrove’s garden, before walking back along Albert Road to the church, where we partook of tea and Galette des Rois, complete with […]

Follow The Star this Advent and Christmas

By John Cooke - Last updated: Sunday, December 2, 2018

Join the Wise Men and Follow The Star this Advent and Christmas is the invitation to everyone in Caversham and Mapledurham. Look out for the invitation not only on Christmas cards and posters from the three churches of Caversham Thameside and Mapledurham Parish but also proclaimed across Church House in the middle of Caversham. The […]

Remembrance Day Ramble

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mary Westley writes: As the Autumn Ramble fell on Remembrance Sunday, the 100th anniversary of the WW1 Armistice , our walk was framed by an exploration of the WW1 war memorials in St Margaret’s and St Peter’s. These all have a story to tell and Ian Lowry guided us through the ones in Mapledurham, and […]

Sermons on Worship

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

During 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 Week two Judith’s 8am sermon Judith’s 9.30am sermon Judith’s 6.30pm sermon Penny’s 9.30am sermon Week three Penny’s 9.30am sermon Week four Penny’s 9.30am sermon Week five Judith’s 9.30am sermon Week six Judith’s […]