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Bluebell Ramble

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The May 4th bluebell ramble began up at the Fox in Cane End, wound its way through the woods to Nunney Green, ran downhill to Mapledurham (with some stunning views of the Thames valley and Mapledurham House and village), paused briefly for flapjack and elderflower cordial in St Margaret’s Church, before climbing up through Chazey […]

100th Birthday Celebration

By John Cooke - Last updated: Friday, April 10, 2015

On 8 April, the St Peter’s Wednesday congregation sang an enthusiastic “Happy Birthday” to Jess, who celebrates her 100th birthday this week. As usual, she braved the traffic on St Peter’s Hill and walked to church by herself!

Installation of new organ

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

At the St Peters church forum on 1 March, Nigel Smith outlined the work required in the church before the new organ is installed in the autumn. The first two pews will be removed to create space for the new console and to allow wheelchair users to participate more fully in our services. These two […]

Installation of new organ (2)

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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An early start to celebrate the Resurrection

By John Cooke - Last updated: Sunday, April 5, 2015

This year’s Easter celebrations began in Caversham Court at the early hour of 6am. Some 80 gathered around the Easter dawn bonfire, lit the Paschal candle, and processed into St Peter’s for a Eucharistic service proclaiming the Resurrection. Music included movements from Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D. After the service, celebrations continued with a cooked […]

Choir visit to Bristol Cathedral, February 2015

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, February 16, 2015

The choir of St Peter Caversham sang Evensong at Bristol Cathedral on 14 February 2015. It was a delight to sing in such a large church, and with so many supporters travelling to hear us. Introit I sat down – Bairstow Responses Clucas Setting Downing Service – Chilcott Anthem And I saw a new heaven […]

Organ Appeal News – February 2015

By John Cooke - Last updated: Thursday, February 5, 2015

Good news: the appeal is close to its target! A supplier has been chosen, and work is being done to choose the best position within the church for the new speakers. On three Sundays in February, 8, 15 and 22, we will be using a temporary organ console and temporary speakers in different locations. Your […]

January 2015 Winter Ramble

By John Cooke - Last updated: Friday, January 2, 2015

The Winter Ramble took place on New Year’s Day; 18 determined walkers plus one dog met at the church and walked along to Bugs Bottom, up to Chalkhouse Green, along to Tokers Green and then though the woods arriving at The Packhorse Inn at midday where we met up with several non-walkers. The pub staff […]

Christmas Market 2014

By John Cooke - Last updated: Sunday, December 14, 2014

The 2014 Christmas Market, our third, was a great success and a real St Peter’s team effort; many thanks to everyone who gave so generously in so many ways. Special thanks to Tesco who gave us a wonderful hamper which really boosted the Raffle and Tombola stalls. The final total made was £1,717 which will […]

The Ramblers rise from the ashes

By John Cooke - Last updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

On the afternoon of Sunday November 2nd an intrepid band of around a dozen walkers clad in sturdy shoes met at the newly installed bench in St Peter’s churchyard ready to walk the “Pilgrims’ Way” to St Margaret’s. The band walked along the Warren chatting amiably and enjoying the autumnal tints and being joined along […]