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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 […]

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 […]