We are an open evangelical church that welcomes all traditions and is part of the Anglican Church in Wales within the Diocese of St David's.
In normal circumstances services are held in church every week on Sundays.
We have an active junior church for young people who meet at the same time as the service.
We also meet during the week for prayer, bible teaching and social events.
A message from the vicar (updated on 31 July 2020)
Due to the relaxations of the measures regulating our behaviour since the lockdown, we are currently undertaking the tedious process of filling a stringent risk assessment form to enable us fulfil all the necessary requirements for the reopening of St. Catherine’s for public worship. It is not a simple or speedy matter. We need to have a cleaning team and a stewardship team in place made up of non vulnerable people, health and hygiene measures must be put in place, signage must be placed in the church, displays and books removed, and pews have to be cordoned off to secure a two metre distancing. One serious problem facing our church is that we are unable to maintain a one way system due to the dangerous un-railed steps leading down from the vestry., which does not meet health and safety regulations. Another problem is that we have such a limited pool of human resources who are under the age of seventy.
Once completed our risk assessment will then to be submitted to the Local Ministry Area Council and the Archdeacon for approval. When those hurdles have been overcome worship will be a very different experience with no singing or organ music or prayer books. Numbers will be limited and strict social distancing maintained, with no inter-personal interaction between individuals indoors. Clergy are strongly advised by the Bishop and Archdeacons to proceed with extreme caution, and suggest that at first a limited number of churches in the LMA are opened.
Despite the improving situation I continue to urge you to pray for all vulnerable, sick and elderly people. If you know of anyone, whether a church member or not, who has any urgent need please contact me on 01269 822275 or by send me a message to my personal email, email@example.com.
During these last few years our society has been overtaken by a mobile phone mania. Wherever you go you’ll see people on their mobiles. I go around supermarkets and I and my trolley have to divert around people standing in the middle of the aisle chatting away on their mobile. I go cycling on the bike path and get exasperated as people are so engrossed on their phones that, despite my ringing the bell and blowing my horn, they don’t even notice my approach and I have to stop suddenly to avoid hitting them. I often wonder what on earth have they got to talk about all the time! However, what is most annoying is having a service interrupted, be it a funeral or a wedding, with the endless sound of mobile phones ringing!
Mobile phones may be handy to keep in touch with people, but you don’t need a mobile or a land line to keep in touch with God. No matter where you are or what you are doing you’ve got a hot line to God. You don’t even have to pay to use it: it’s free. The word for using this hotline to God is prayer. We often use it when we’re in a tight corner, but we benefit most when we use it on sunny days as well as in stormy weather. Get on that hotline today and see the difference it makes. Remember: God already knows what’s on your heart, but he still loves to hear your voice.
With Love to you all,
PS. We continue to pray for Nima and her family as she comes to terms with the tragic loss of her mother and uncle. We also remember in our prayers, Mrs. Sheila Griffin, who is convalescing at home after recently being in three different hospitals
Regular Services in normal times, currently suspended:-
1st and 3rd Sunday in the month 11.00 am Holy Communion
2nd and 4th Sunday in the month 11.00 am Morning Worship
6.00 pm Holy Communion (5.00 pm in winter)
5th Sunday Services on the fifth Sunday vary so
please check for details.
St. Catherine,s Community Church Hall has recently been damaged by a falling tree so will be out of use until further notice.
When the damage is repaired it will again be available for hire at £8 per hour (including the use of the kitchen).
Please phone 01269 824081 to book.