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[19 Mar 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – April

1
 Easter Day
 Resurrection of our Lord  Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! our triumphant holy day, Alleluia! who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!
 Monkswood Close

2
 Monday of Easter Week
 Butare (Rwanda) The Rt Revd Nathan Gasatura
 Our life of love and service

3
 Tuesday of Easter Week
 Butere (Kenya) The Rt Revd Timothy Wambunya
 Those recently baptised

4
 Wednesday of Easter Week
 Buye (Burundi) The Rt Revd Sixbert Macumi
 Our Prime Minister, Theresa May

5
 Thursday of Easter Week
 Byumba (Rwanda) The Rt Revd Emmanuel Ngendahayo
 Our healing ministry

6
 Friday of Easter Week
 Calabar(Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Tunde Adeleye
 Those fleeing from war and persecution

7
 Saturday of Easter Week
 Calcutta (North India) The Rt Revd Ashoke Biswas
 Our Church Wardens, Simon Pook, Rita Gardner and their families

8
 The Second Sunday …

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[20 Feb 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – March

1
 David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601
 Belize (West Indies) The Rt Revd Philip Wright
  Our Chaplains in hospitals, education and prisons

2
 Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672
 Bendigo (Victoria, Australia) The Rt Revd Andrew William Curnow
 Women’s World Day of Prayer

3

 Benin (Bendel, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Peter Imasuen
 The Church for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Newbury

4
 The Third Sunday of Lent
 Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo and the Most Revd Zacharie Masimango Katanda Archbishop of the Congo & Bishop of Kindu
 Meldrum Close, Norton Close

5

 Bethlehem (III Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Sean Rowe
 Our Vicar, The Revd Becky Bevan and Phillip

6

 Bhopal (North India) The Rt Revd Robert Ali
 Our Parliament

7
 Perpetua, Felicity and their Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 203
 Bida (Abuja, …

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[22 Jan 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – February

1
 Brigid, Abbess of Kildare
 Argyll & The Isles (Scotland) The Rt Revd Kevin Pearson
 Our Local Food Bank and the Trussell Trust

2
 The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
 Arizona (VIII Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Kirk Smith                                                 Arkansas (VII Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Larry Benfield
 The light to lighten the nations

3
 Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary in Denmark and Sweden, 865
 Armidale (New South Wales, Australia) The Rt Revd Richard Lewers
 Christian Aid

4
 The Second Sunday Before Lent (Proper 1)
 The Anglican Church of Burundi and The Most Revd Martin Nyaboho Archbishop of Burundi & Bishop of Makamba
 The Gabriels

5

 Arochukwu/Ohafia (Aba, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Johnson Onuoha
 Our Vicar, The Revd Becky Bevan and family

6

 Aru (Congo) The Rt Revd Georges Titre Ande
 Our PCC

7

 Asaba (Bendel, …

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[20 Dec 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – January

1
 The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus
 Aba (Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Most Revd Ugochukwu Ezuoke                                           Aba Ngwa North (Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Nathan Kanu
 Our aspirations for 2018

2
 Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishops, Teachers, 379 and 389
 Abakaliki (Enugu, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Monday Nkwoagu
 Those living alone

3

 Aberdeen & Orkney (Scotland) The Revd Canon Anne Dyer
 The media and responsible reporting

4

 Accra (Ghana, West Africa) The Revd Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto
 Our volunteers

5

 Adelaide (South Australia) The Rt Revd Geoffrey Martyn Smith                                             Assistant Bishop of Adelaide & National Aboriginal Bishop (South Australia) The Rt Revd Christopher McLeod         Bishop for Mission and Evangelism (Australia) The Rt Revd Tim Harris
 Syria and Syrians living in the UK

6
 The Epiphany
 O God, who revealed your …

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[11 Dec 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Love and Light at Christingle

For any who missed Christingle this year, or any who want to spot themselves in the photos, here are a few snaps from our Christingle service held last Sunday, 10th December.
Christingle is a wonderful way to prepare for Christmas and at St George’s over 100 people gathered to light Christingle candles, to sing carols and to pray for the world… and to eat the sweets off the sticks 😉  Each year Christingle services are held around all around the UK, and together they raise much needed funds for the work of the Children’s Society, a charity that works to make sure that no child is alone at Christmas.  Thank you for your support.
 

 

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[21 Nov 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Sermon from 19 November – Rev’d Rita Ball

19/11/2017   Matthew 25.14 – 30
What is your favourite parable? Perhaps the lost sheep or the good Samaritan or the farmer sowing the seed? Many parables are vivid stories with helpful teaching and happy endings where the “Christ character” is a rescuer, a saviour.
But the later parables are much darker, where the “Christ character” is one who provides a banquet, or a master who goes away.  Robert Farrer Capon an American theologian, calls these “parables of judgement” – that is “judgement” not only or even chiefly in a legal context, but judgement which is about bringing justice and about discernment and leadership; a reminder that the first rulers of the nation of Israel were Judges.
Whenever the Lord …

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[20 Nov 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – December 2017

1
 Charles de Foucauld, Hermit in the Sahara
 Wau (Bahr El Ghazal, Sudan) The Rt Revd Moses Deng Bol
 The homeless

2

 Wellington (Aotearoa NZ & Polynesia) The Rt Revd Justin Duckworth
 Our Advent preparations for Christmas

3
 The First Sunday of Advent
 West Buganda (Uganda) The Revd Henry Katumba-Tamale
 The Grange, Grange Gardens

4
 John of Damascus, Monk, Teacher, c. 749
 The Most Revd Ng Moon Hing, Archbishop of SE Asia & Bishop of West Malaysia   Assistant Bishop of West Malaysia (SE Asia) The Rt Revd Charles Samuel & The Rt Revd Jayson Selvaraj
 Our Vicar, Becky Bevan and family

5

 Leeds (York) The Rt Revd Nicholas Baines & The Rt Revd Toby Howarth            Area Bishop of Huddersfield, The Rt Revd Jonathan Gibbs Area Bishop of Richmond, The Rt Revd …

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[7 Nov 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Advent Course 2017 – “Called to be Christ-like”

Bishop Steven has invited all congregations in the Diocese to take part in an Advent course focused on the Beatitudes. At St George’s we intend to run 3 weekly sessions, starting on the 27th November.
Groups will run at the following times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings at 8pm
Wednesday mornings at 10.30, also Thursday mornings at St John’s
Option—Tuesday am or Sunday afternoon. Tbc
For further information or to purchase the booklet prepared by the Diocese(£2), please speak to Kathy Winrow or contact the church office.  Please note that is it not essential to purchase the course booklet!

Bishop Steven says of the course: “I’m hoping churches will use this specially written resource to help them study and understand the Beatitudes. For me the Beatitudes have 8 beautiful qualities, but …

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[22 Oct 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]

1
 All Saints’ Day
 Tokyo (Japan) The Rt Revd Andrew Yoshimichi Ohata
The Salvation Army and West Berkshire Homeless

2
 All Souls’ Day Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
 Toliara (Indian Ocean) The Rt Revd Todd McGregor
 Those we have loved and lost awhile

3
 Richard Hooker, Priest, Anglican Apologist, Teacher, 1600
 Torit (Loryko, Sudan) The Rt Revd Bernard Oringa Balmoi                                     Torit, Kapoeta Area, The Rt Revd Isaac Deu Chon          Torit, Magwi Area, The Rt Revd Martin Abuni
 The Anglican Communion

4

 Toronto (Ontario, Canada) The Most Revd Colin Robert Johnson                                   Suffragan Bishop elect of Toronto, Trent Durham, The Rt Revd Vacant                    Toronto, Credit Valley, The Rt Revd Maurice Philip Poole                                     Toronto, York, Scarborough, The Rt Revd Patrick Tin-Sik Yu            Toronto, York, Simcoe, The Rt Revd Peter Fenty
 Those recently …

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[24 Sep 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]

1
 The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 21)
 Southern Philippines, The Rt Revd Danilo Labacanacruz Bustamante
 Lewis Walk, Phoenix Walk

2

 Southern Virginia (III Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Herman Hollerith
 Those suffering the effects of hurricane and earthquake

3
 George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, Ecumenist, Peacemaker, 1958
 Southwark (Canterbury) The Rt Revd Christopher Chessum                              Southwark, Croydon, The Rt Revd Johnathan Clark        Southwark, Kingston, The Rt Revd Richard Cheetham   Southwark, Woolwich, Vacant
 Our ecumenical relationships

4
 Francis of Assisi, Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226
 Southwell & Nottingham (York) The Rt Revd Paul Gavin Williams              Southwell & Nottingham, Sherwood, The Rt Revd Anthony Porter
 Bishop Andrew Proud, The Revd Becky Bevan and our Benefice

5

 Southwest Florida (IV Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Dabney Smith
 Our Vision Groups

6
 William Tyndale, Translator …