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[26 May 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Summer Serenade!  Sunday 2nd July

Back by popular demand – the Summer Serenade!  Join us at 3.30pm on Sunday 2nd July at George’s for a relaxing afternoon concert with Pimms and strawberries. 
This is a very enjoyable and relaxed event with music for all tastes – the perfect Sunday afternoon!
Tickets are £8 and will be available at door, or buy them in advance from church office.

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[3 Apr 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Share the Joy – Join us for Easter at St George’s!

Please do feel very welcome at any of our services during Holy Week and Easter…
Palm Sunday, 9th April         9.30am Procession from Falkland Memorial & Holy Communion
Monday 10th April                  8pm Holy Communion theme of ‘Reconciliation’
Tuesday 11th April                   8pm Holy Communion theme of ‘Healing’
Wednesday 12th April            8pm Youth Led Holy Communion
Thursday 13th April                8pm Institution of the Lord’s Supper with watch until midnight
Friday 14th April                      10am All Age Easter Garden Service followed by hot cross …

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[27 Mar 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Singing for All – The Joy of Song!  Saturday 1st April at St George’s.

Are you a singer, or even a ‘would-be singer?  Then this is the event for you. Join St George’s choir, Newbury’s Harmony and Watership Cantabile and choirs from Blewbury, Suffolk and Norfolk in a fun day of music making  led by our own maestro, Clive Grant, and culminating in an evening concert – THE JOY OF SONG!
The day begins  at 10.30am with coffee and registration, followed by a workshop introducing three exciting communal choral pieces. There is then an opportunity to ‘drop in’ on  the  six choirs as they disperse to various parts of the building to practise their items for the  evening concert.  After lunch there will be a full  rehearsal of the joint items, and …

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[13 Mar 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Mothering Sunday, 26th March

Now we have your attention, why not bring your family to church on Mothering Sunday?
The family service is at 9.30am on Sunday 26th March – you would be very welcome!

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[14 Feb 2017 | One Comment | ]
Organ Recital  Saturday 11th March at St George’s

Do come and hear our newly refurbished organ at its inaugural recital on Saturday 11th March at 4pm.
Clive Grant will play music by JS Bach, Antonio Soler, Olivier Messiaen, William Walton, Jean Alain and Henri Mulet.
Entry is free.
Thanks to an anonymous and very generous friend of St George’s, the church organ has undergone a comprehensive overhaul and expansion in the last  two years.
Walker & Son Organ Builders, who built the original organ, were commissioned for the re-build.  The original instrument was an ‘extension’ organ, popular in the 1950’s, being both economical on the coffers and in terms of space.  Extension organs use a clever extension principle to create different pitches with a minimum number of pipes, …

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[25 Jan 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Taize Service, Sunday 26th February

Do join us for a joint ecumenical Taize service on Sunday 26th February.  
Come and experience the beauty of Taize in silence and song.   Taize style worship is very ‘user-friendly’, often candlelit, using simple songs and prayers.  If you have not been before, why not give it a try?   The service is arranged by the Wash Common Ecumenical Group and will be hosted by St Francis De Sales.  Refreshments will be served from 5pm and the services begins at 6pm – please do come along.

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[9 Jan 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Paul’s Last Service at St George’s

As you may have heard, Paul will be leaving St George’s at the end of January to take up the post of Chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford.  Please join us in saying farewell and thank you in true St George’s style!
Paul’s last Sunday at St George’s will be the 22nd January and we will be marking his departure with a service at 10am, note the later time, and that this service is joint with St John’s.  Please do come along for this special service and for coffee afterwards which will be served in the church on this occasion, rather than in the hall.
There are two farewell events for Paul and his family, both to be …

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[25 Nov 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]
The true spirit of Christmas, at St George’s

You are very welcome to join us for all or any of our services and events, here is just a snapshot of what is going on over the Christmas period. 
Sunday 4th December at 7pm – Wash Common’s Candlelit Christmas Concert
Do join us for this festive extravaganza of music, Christmas Carols, poetry and readings with mulled wine and mince pies at the interval.   Tickets are available from the church office. 
Sunday 11th December at 3.30pm – Christingle Service 
Why not bring your family to experience this very special Christmas tradition? Each child will receive their own Christingle and there will be a collection for the work of the Children’s Society. 
Sunday 18th December at 6pm – Nine Lessons and …

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[17 Nov 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]
Ecumenical Taizé Service – Sunday 20 November

On Sunday 20th November St George’s will be hosting an ecumenical service of night prayer using words and music from the Taizé Community.   Please do join us at 6pm for this candlelit service and celebrate, in silence and song,  the feast of Christ the King.
We hope to be joined by our friends from other denominations and churches in and around Newbury – all are very welcome.

 ” …When the mystery of God becomes tangible to us through the the simple beauty of symbols, and when it is not smothered by too many words, then a common prayer awakens us to heaven’s joy on earth.”   Br Roger of Taizé

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[10 Oct 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]
Remembrance Sunday, 13 November 2016

Do join us for our Remembrance Services, at 8am or 9.30am at St George’s. 

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, 
We will remember them.    
We pray for all military service personnel during our Remembrance Day service and try to mention by name those known to us who live in Wash Common or who have family connections to the parish.  If you, or a friend, or a member of your family is serving in HM Armed Forces, and you would like us to pray for them, please let us know their name by emailing the church office (office@st-george-newbury.org.uk)