About Us

Our Parish Purpose is to "Worship God and show that Jesus' love makes a difference in reaching, serving and caring."

Following Jesus is what motivates, strengthens and guides us to do this. Being a church is not just about a building, it is about people in community with a living faith and an ongoing hope.

This website lists the many activities that take place to serve the community as well as the chance to worship God.

St. Catherine's Church Centre is a developing resource for the local neighbourhood in Calcot and Tilehurst. Here in our "Neighbourhood Centre" our congregation seeks to worship God, renew their faith, get a top up and to be encouraged and equipped for living. Here, many community activities take place and help build a better community. We have a particular emphasis on the lonely and isolated and adults with learning disabilities, centred on our new Café facilities.

The worship at St. Catherine's gives you time to think and be inspired in your walk of faith. The congregation aims to be very open to the Spirit and feel and respond to God's presence. There are hymns and songs to enjoy, and good fellowship with others. For many, as one member put it, it is an " alternative home and family".

The former St. Birinus building is now The Empress Road Centre and is run by "The Gate" and there is regular worship and events held there.

The Church is the people not the buildings - so why not come and be inspired in your walk of faith and support others in theirs.