New! Annual Quiet Day Sat 21st Sep CANCELLED

We regret to inform everyone that the annual quiet day to be held on Saturday21st September at Ascot Priory is cancelled.

After reviewing the number of people who have signed up to attend, we’ve determined that the numbers are too low to go ahead with the event.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

New! Link to Hope Christmas Shoeboxes Appeal 2019

Link to Hope Christmas Shoeboxes Appeal 2019

Please bring any empty shoeboxes (not boot boxes) you have to the foyer at SJCC in readiness for them being filled with Christmas gifts.

Details will follow on Link to Hope leaflets in late Sept. and Oct.

New! Harvest Sunday – Sun Oct 6th

Harvest Sunday Oct 6th

CIRDIC (Churches in Reading Drop In Centre) is our Harvest charity this year. They especially welcome gifts of men’s toiletries, men’s socks, medium sized men’s underwear as well as tins of corned beef and tuna for sandwich fillings and jars of coffee.

Posters showing other items required will be put out in our churches.

Financial gifts can be gift-aided using the forms and envelopes which will be put out at the Harvest services.

New! Monday afternoon discussion group

The Monday afternoon discussion group has restarted at SJCC from 2 to 3pm each Monday.

Initially, we are picking up on some of the ideas that emerged from the Summer sermon series on the Bible and everyone is most welcome.

As before, each session stands alone.

Charities and Missions Sunday – Sep 22nd

There will be talks about some of the organisations our parish supports.

From 12.45pm there will be a Bring & Share Buffet Lunch in SMSJ Parish Centre.

There are sign up sheets at each worship centre.

Alpha Course – Sep19

Launch evening September 24th 7.30pm at The Studio, Arborfield Green Cheese and wine evening – All welcome

Dates of course Tuesday evenings from September 24th

I am also looking for people who would be willing to provide the meal each week for the Alpha course. If you would be willing to help please let me know or sign the sheet in the parish centre. Revd Tonia [email protected]

Churchyard Trust Cake Sale postponed

Churchyard Trust Cake Sale postponed

Please note there will be no cake sale on 15 Sept. Watch out for the rearranged date. Thank you.

The Afternoon Tea at the Sports Club will be on Wednesday 16 October from 2.30 to 4pm.

Ladies Breakfast – Sat 14th Sep

The next Ladies Breakfast is on Sat 14th Sept 9 – 10am at St James’ Church Centre

Please come along and join the group for fruit salad, croissants, toast, tea and coffee, lots of friendly chat and a short ‘thought for the day’.

Drop me a line if you can come so I provide enough breakfast. Thanks, Carolyn 07779724090 [email protected]

UNITED @ 5 Starting 14th Sep

UNITED @ 5 Starting 14th Sept. @ St. Eligius Community Church

An informal contemporary worship service for all ages.

We will meet to gather and worship, to listen to Gods word and pray for the needs of others. There will be activities for the children and pizza will be served from 4.30pm, before the service starts @ 5pm. Come along and join in the adventure.

Wanted – Household Items

The Gorse Ride Estate redevelopment is in need of household items again to help desperate people being moved into temporary accommodation on the estate by Wokingham Council.

If you have any items please ring Simon Ingle, The Community Development Worker on the estate 07825 532189.

ALSO Clean clothing required to Simon too to be distributed in conjunction with the COWSHED PROJECT.