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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 […]

Sermons by email

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

Sermons were briefly distributed by email in March 2020 until services moved online: 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 […]