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[22 Jan 2019 | Leave a Comment | ]
A ‘Thank you’ from the Foodbank…

Thank you for your amazing support to West Berks Foodbank during November and December.  

The response to our version of a Reverse Advent Calendar in November was overwhelming, and we are truly grateful for your generosity in helping us to feed an increasing number of people.  In December we also received large amounts from schools, community groups and businesses and also via the supermarket permanent collection points.  This has put us in a good stock position for the next couple of months.  Many thanks!

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[8 Jan 2019 | Leave a Comment | ]
Quiz Night! Saturday 19th January

Tickets for our ever-popular themed quiz, are now available, and are selling fast. It promises to be a fun evening and dinner is included with your ticket. Previous themes have included, ‘Allo Allo’ and James Bond. To find out what this year’s theme will be book your place, with either Carole Neal at carole@kenneal.co.uk or Peter Wright at piwright@hwca.com (You can book either as a table of 8, or as an individual, and we will find you a table of geniuses!)

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[3 Dec 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
The Magic of Christingle – Photos

The season of Advent got off to a magical start last Sunday at our annual Christingle service.
The church was packed and the chancel was festooned with oranges (of varying sizes!) , candles and sweeties.  Rev’d Becky and her merry band of helpers, assembled the giant christingle and explained the meaning and symbolism of the orange, its red ribbon, the sweets and the candle.  And there was a special sort of hush throughout the church as the lights were dimmed and the Christingles were lit.  Singing ‘Away in a Manger’ by candlelight – it really did feel like Christmas.
A collection was received for the Children’s Society, which works tirelessly during the year to make sure that no …

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[1 Nov 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Exploring Discipleship at Open House

Exploring Discipleship – As part of our Open House program of small groups, on

e group will be doing a four-week study based on Philippians.  If you have not already been to an Open House Gro
up, why not try this? Its at 9 Ladwell Close, starting Monday, 29th October at 20.00 and finishing on Monday, 19th November.  You would be very welcome!  
Please contact the Church office on 01635 41249 for further details.

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[9 Oct 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Stay & Play Every Wednesday Morning

Did you know that every Wednesday morning we have a service at St George’s particularly aimed at parents with their babies and small children? 
All through the year we serve fresh coffee, tea, squash and biscuits (sometimes cake!) from 9am in the meeting room.  There are toys for children and its a chance for parents to have a chat and a catch up over a coffee.
At 9.30 we hold a very informal service in the kids corner of the church, where there are more toys as well as baby mats and colouring things for the children, musical instruments to play during the songs, and fruit for children during communion.  Its very low key, and very friendly.  Just …

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[4 Oct 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Homeless Provision for Newbury – Update!

We have received the following information from West Berkshire Homeless regarding plans to improve facilities for winter 2018: 
(a) Two Saints has employed a second outreach worker for the winter period.  WBH is working with them in finding both work and accommodation.
(b) Two Saints will have a twenty-bed (possibly up to thirty) facility from 7.30pm to 9.30am each day from November through to March.  Breakfast may also be provided.  They are also going to work with Loose Ends and Eight Bells in particular, to provide day time facilities during the same period but will need extra volunteers to assist in providing refreshments and socialising with the clients.
(c) In addition, WBH has been asked to provide an overflow …

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[10 Sep 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Tiddlers and Toddlers – Can you help?

We are very much in need of some help at St George’s Hall at 1pm on Mondays to put out tables, chairs and toys for Tiddlers and Toddlers.  Tiddlers and Toddlers meets weekly during term time for the benefit of young children and their families – we rely on volunteers.  Help is needed to bring the toys from the outside shed into the Hall but we will only have 30 minutes to set up and are short of helpers.  If anyone is free and able to help we would be really grateful.

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[3 Jul 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
West Berks Foodbank – Can you spare some time?

West Berks Foodbank provides a vital service in offering emergency food parcels for individuals and families who find themselves in need.  Its a brilliant concept and relies on community initiative to run it and volunteers to donate the goods.
West Berks Foodbank hugely appreciate the support they receive from St George’s in terms of food donations, volunteers, and prayers.  There are vacancies for more responsible roles, particularly a Foodbank Centres Manager (for approx 12 hours per week) and more Lead Volunteers for our Newbury Foodbank Centre (managing this for one afternoon per fortnight). If you have some time to offer and would like more details of these roles, then please email Sarah Bennett at info@westberks.foodbank.org.uk
 

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[7 Jun 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Sharing the Journey – a notice from St Francis De Sales Church

Responding to the refugee crisis…

Pope Francis has asked Christians around the world to show solidarity for refugees by sharing their journey.
CAFOD is asking us to join them in walking 24.900. miles, the distance around the world.

St Francis De Sales’ Justice and Peace Group is organising a walk on Greenham Common.  The walk will be on Sunday June 17th. 11.45.am.   The route will be 3-5 miles long with several stops for prayers and reflections. It will start and finish at the Control Tower where Toilets and a cafe are available.

All welcome.

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[21 May 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]

If you didn’t see a blue sheet, please cast your eye over the all important notices for the week…
Tiddlers and Toddlers need you.  Could you help with setting up equipment and toys between 13.00 and 13.30 and putting them away from 14.30 to 15.00, on Mondays in Term Time? Caroline and Helena would be grateful for any help.  .
St George’s Men’s Group Meeting on Monday, 21st May at ‘The Bowler’s Arms,’ 20.00 for 20.30.  John Huckle will give a talk on his volunteer work with West Berkshire Homeless entitled, ‘At Home with the Homeless.’  All gentlemen of the congregation and their friends are most welcome to attend this meeting.
BusyKids are having a cake sale on Thursday, 24th …