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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 […]

Sermons by email

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2020

While the churches are closed, weekly newsletters and sermons are being distributed by email. You can receive these by emailing Caroline Smith, the Parish Administrator, admin@ctmparish.org.uk The sermons will also be made available here: March 22 – Mothering Sunday March 29 – 5th Sunday of Lent

Coronavirus prayers and resources

By John Cooke - Last updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Simple services will be streamed via the CTM Parish channel at YouTube and you can receive a weekly newsletter and sermons by email. Here is a prayer we can all use during this Coronavirus pandemic Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support […]

Coronavirus guidance

By John Cooke - Last updated: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Our three churches are following the Government and Church of England guidance: There will be no worship or any church event in any of our churches. The church buildings will remain closed. There is detailed guidance available from the Church of England and from the Diocese of Oxford.   During this time of stress and […]

2020 Electoral Roll Revision

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Parish Electoral Roll is open for revision from Sunday 23 February until Saturday 14 March 2020. 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 […]

Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2020

By John Cooke - Last updated: Friday, January 31, 2020

Our three churches are following the Government and Church of England guidance: There will be no worship or any church event in any of our churches. The APCM has therefore been postponed until it can be held safely. Here are the minutes of last year’s meeting, for approval at this year’s meeting: Minutes of the […]

Winter Ramble

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mary Westley writes: The sun came out especially for the Winter Ramble and we splashed our way through puddles and skipped over the mud with a spring in our step. What better way to start the New Year than walking through the beautiful countryside around us in the company of friends – new and old. […]

Altar rail kneelers at St Johns

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

A cause for celebration! Many years ago, when Stephen and Christine Rowe were ministers at St John’s, a project was begun to create some embroidered kneelers for the altar rail step that reflected the beauty and character of Caversham and honoured the Lord’s goodness to us. For various reasons the project stalled, but in Febuary […]