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Groups and Activities

Here are some of the groups and activities at St Peter’s.

For parish-wide groups and activities, please visit the parish Groups and Activities page.

Altar linen group

The Altar linen group take care of the vestments, the altar cloths and any other linen used at the services or in the vestry. Any ordering of supplies is taken care of.

Bell ringing

St Peter’s Church has a thriving bell ringing community. On Tuesday evenings, experienced bell ringers teach novices this quintessential English art. Read more

Brownies

5th Caversham (St Peter’s) Brownies is part of Girlguiding UK which is the United Kingdom’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, with around half a million members including about 100,000 trained volunteer adult Leaders and supporters. Read more

Choir

The choir sings at the 9.30am and 6.30pm services each Sunday, except during the summer break. The weekly choir practice is on Friday evenings. Read more

Church Leadership Team

Leadership Teams have been set up with the explicit aim of growing the churches of the parish and are established as part of the governance structure of the PCC. The St Peter’s CLT comprises the clergy, two Church Wardens, Treasurer and three members of the congregation. Read more

Church Watch

Each member of the Church Watch team keeps the church open for an hour or two during the week, so that passers-by see an open door, a “welcome” sign and someone to talk to if they wish. The volunteers find it a good way to be quiet, to read, or to pray.

Fete Committee

Caversham Church Fete is a major fund-raising event staged in Caversham Court every year on the second Saturday of July. It always attracts a large crowd of people from Caversham and further afield. It supports both St Peter’s and St Margaret’s Churches. Read more / Pictures

Flower Team

The Flower Team are a small, dedicated, unpaid and talented group who arrange flowers for the Sunday services, and when requested for weddings, funerals and baptisms. At Easter, Christmas and other festivals they are helped by members of the congregation.

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is said on most weekdays in the parish either at St Peter’s Church or at St John’s Church. Read more

Scouts

3rd Reading (St Peter’s Caversham) Scout Group now caters for over 250 young people between 5 to 18 years old and each section holds their weekly meeting at The Scout Hut in Grove Hill. Read more

Servers

St Peter’s Church has a team of servers who administer at the altar for all communion services. This includes every 8am and 9.30am Sunday service and various other special services throughout the year. Read more

Sidesmen and Sideswomen

When you come to a service at St Peter’s, there is always someone to welcome you and make sure you have what you need. These are the Sidesmen and Sideswomen. Read more

Sporadic

St Peter’s Occasional Rambles And Dawdles In the Countryside” meets three or four times a year. The walks typically end at one of the churches for refreshments and recreation. The walks are advertised on the Forthcoming Events page and in the notice sheets.

Sunday Club

Sunday Club meets during the 9.30am service every week except during August. There is usually an activity based around the theme of the day but each week can vary enormously from making cakes to planting seeds, playing games and colouring. We are very flexible in our approach and children can come and go as they wish. Parents are welcome to stay but they don’t have to. The sessions are loosely aimed at primary school age but there are toys for younger children and we never send the older ones away if they wish to come.

The Olive Branch

The Olive Branch team, team led by Marion, keep in touch with people who are unable to get to church. Please let us know if someone hasn’t been in church for a while or if someone is in need of a visit, a phone call or would like to receive Communion at home.

Wednesday Communion

In contrast to the choral nature of our 9:30am Eucharist on a Sunday, the Wednesday morning Communion Service is a quiet, said service without any singing. Having both types of service allows us to encounter the Communion in different ways, with different aspects being emphasised. The service on a Wednesday morning lasts for around half an hour, and is followed by coffee and biscuits.