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

…..psssssst!
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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[5 Jul 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]

The Palmer Ensemble will be running another children’s concert at St George’s church on Wednesday 6th July. 
It s a Solo Cello performance beginning at 10:30am and tickets are available on the door for £7.
Palmer Ensemble runs a baby and toddler concerts series in Goring and Newbury.  The aim is allow the very young the opportunity to experience live classical music in a safe and friendly way.  Little ones and their carers are free to move around and it allows like minded carers the opportunity to make new friends.

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[13 Jun 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]
Summer Club for Adults

Calling all adults: Creation is coming your way!
Why not join us throughout August for 5 afternoons of activities?
On the afternoons of 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st August from 2-4pm at St George’s Church, Newbury
We hope to offer some of the following crafts and activities:  
Singing, hand-bell ringing, easy hand sewing, picture journaling, flower arranging, circle dancing, beginners yoga, poetry, play readings, no hassle cookery, jigsaw puzzles, mindfulness colouring, beer tasting  – to name but a few!
Cream teas will be served at the end of each afternoon 
You might simply like to join us for a chat and some company – please feel very welcome.
If you are interested in joining in, please contact us for more information:
church.office@newbury.org.uk or …

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[14 Apr 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]
The New Organ Pipes!

Here’s a sneak preview from our churchwarden, Norma Murray, who visted the workshop today,
See lightly flamed copper pipes. They are amazingly beautiful and will complement the window perfectly.

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[6 Mar 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]
Holy Week & Easter Services

Services at St George’s & St John’s

Palm Sunday, 20 March

6pm
Choral Evensong

Monday, 21 March

12:00
Eucharist

8pm
Taizé Eucharist

Tuesday, 22 March

8pm
Stations of the Cross and Eucharist

Wednesday, 23 March

9:30am
Eucharist

8pm
Youth-led Eucharist

Maundy Thursday, 24 March

2pm
Eucharist

7pm
Institution of the Lord’s Supper

8pm
Institution of the Lord’s Supper

9:30pm
Watch to Midnight

Good Friday, 25 March

10am
Easter Garden Service, followed by Hot Cross Buns

12-2pm
Good Friday Liturgy with readings, hymns and anthems

2:30pm
The Good Friday Liturgy

Easter Eve, 26 March

7pm
Easter Vigil

Easter Day, 27 March

6am
First Mass of Easter

8am
Holy Communion

8:30am
Book of Common Prayer Communion

10am
All Age Easter Service

10:30am
Parish Communion