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[2 Sep 2019 | Leave a Comment | ]
Harvest Festival

Family Communion at 9.30am led by Sunday Club.

All are warmly invited to come and celebrate Harvest Festival on Sunday 6 October.

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[2 Sep 2019 | Leave a Comment | ]
Our new Associate Vicar

We are delighted that Revd Gary Collins will be joining the Benefice this autumn as Associate Vicar with special responsibility for St John’s. Gary, who is a graphic designer and arts development worker by background, is currently at St John’s and St Stephen’s Reading where he completed his curacy and helped lead the parish during an interregnum. Gary is married to Rachel, an NHS Counsellor, and they have 5 children.

We pray for Gary and his family, and for our benefice, as we look forward to this new chapter opening.

Gary will be licensed to the benefice at a service on Monday 7 October at 7.30pm at St John’s. All are warmly invited to attend.

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[1 Apr 2019 | Leave a Comment | ]
Annual Church Reports

Below are links to the Annual Reports for 2018:

Informal Report on Activities to the APCM

PCC Annual Report and Financial Statements

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[24 Mar 2019 | Leave a Comment | ]

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Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, Teacher, 1872
Mbeere (Kenya) The Rt Revd Moses Masamba          Wellington (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) The Rt Revd Justin Duckworth, The Rt Revd Eleanor Sanderson    Idah (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Joseph Musa
Our Vicar, The Revd Becky Bevan, Phillip and family

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Mbhashe (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Elliot Williams Wernyol (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Gabriel Kuol Garang
Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting

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Meath & Kildare (Ireland) The Most Revd Patricia Louise Storey                        West Ankole (Uganda) The Rt Revd Johnson Twinomujuni                       West Buganda (Uganda) The Rt Revd Henry Katumba-Tamale
Our preparations for …

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[12 Feb 2019 | Leave a Comment | ]

Receiving and Giving – following Mary and Martha on their journey with Jesus.

Part of our Living Generously focus for 2019.

Groups begin from Monday 11 March. Sign up in church or contact the office on 01635 41249

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[10 Sep 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Weekly Notices

When God calls – The two final Bible Studies are on February 4th and 11th at 9, Ladwell Close at 19.30.  Please contact the Church office on 01635 41249 if you are interested.
Mothers’ Union Meeting, Tuesday, 5th February at 14.00 in the Large Meeting Room.  Annual Branch Meeting and Bring and Buy.  All welcome.
Electoral Roll (ER) rewrite – Every Church in the country has an Electoral Roll (rather like the Council’s Electoral Roll, which allows you to vote in elections, amongst other things).  The Church’s Electoral Roll has to be drawn up from scratch every six years, which happens to be this year.  To be on the ER you need to be over the age of 16 …

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[28 Jul 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Encountering the DEEP at Holiday Club!

If you somehow managed to miss the fun and games last week at St George’s Holiday Club, here are a few pictures from their deep sea adventures.
For one week only the whole church site was transformed into an ocean  – complete with giant yellow submarine, a family of inflatable killer whales and a clown fish – into which a team of leaders and over a hundred local children plunged for a week of full-on entertainment.  The Youth Group, Justacross, took the lead in the drama as the questioning ‘What?‘ family, and the children were treated to a host of fab deep-sea themed crafts, games, songs and activities.
If you are around tomorrow morning, don’t forget to come …

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[7 Jun 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Summer Serenade! Sunday 24th June at 3.30pm

Strings, strawberries and song at St George’s church. 
Back by popular demand, this will be the eighth of these popular  summer afternoon concerts, with Pimms and strawberries served  during the interval.  The Harmony  choir, violinist Helen Page, together with guest artistes present a programme of well-loved music, both light and classical, with a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ finale. 
Where else could you find Pimms, strawberries and entertainment for only £8?
The perfect Sunday afternoon!
Further information and advance booking call 01635 45978 or pay at door.

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[21 May 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Thy Kingdom Come – Photos from a wonderful week at St George’s

Last week was a busy week in the life of St George’s.  The church was filled with interactive prayer stations to celebrate the international week of prayer ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.  We had (amongst other things) a labyrinth, a sheepfold, a vine and a bread buffet complete with giant pretzel! 
The church was full of people too, it was open all day, every day, with visitors from other churches in the area coming to see what was going on, plus groups from Falkland School and parents and grandparents stopping by after school and preschool.  Lots of people came to visit who would not normally cross the threshold.
Each day at 2.30 the north transept was transformed into a …

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[15 May 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Christian Aid Week – 13th-19th May

Please be on the lookout for the familiar red envelope through your door.  
Every year volunteers diligently go door to door collecting donations for Christian Aid.  If you would like to join this merry band of collectors, please speak to Louise Funnell.
And if you receive an envelope, please do give generously.  Christian Aid has been working tirelessly for over 70 years to help people of any faith or none in some of the world’s poorest communities.  If you happen to be out when your collector returns, donations can be left at the church office.
“We tackle the root causes of poverty so that women, men and children the world over are strengthened against future knocks. And if disasters …