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[22 Jul 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – August

1

 Evo (Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Innocent Ordu
Those on holiday

2

 Etche (Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Precious Nwala  Etsako (Bendel, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Jacob Bada
Those considering baptism and/or confirmation

3

 Exeter (Canterbury)  The Rt Revd Robert Atwell               Exeter, Crediton – Vacancy        Exeter, Plymouth – The Rt Revd Nick McKinnel
The Middle East

4
 Jean-Baptiste Vianney, Cure d’Ars, Spiritual Guide, 1859
 Ezo (Minye, South Sudan) The Rt Revd John Kereboro Zawo
Our confessors and spiritual guides

5
 The Tenth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 13)
 The Scottish Episcopal Church and The Most Revd Mark Strange Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church & Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness
 Spencer Road

6
 The Transfiguration of Our Lord
 Faisalabad (Pakistan) The Rt Revd John Samuel
Peace and understanding between …

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[24 Jun 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – July

1
 The Fifth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 8)
 The Church of North India (United) The Most Revd Dr Prem Chand Singh Moderator of CNI & Bishop of Jabalpur
 Normay Rise

2

 East Kerala (South India) The Rt Revd Kayalakkakathu George Daniel
The Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman

3
 Thomas the Apostle
 East Ruwenzori (Uganda) The Revd Canon George Turyasingura                       Karamoja (Uganda) The Rt Revd Joseph Abura
Those recently ordained

4

 East Tennessee (IV, Episcopal Church)                                      The Rt Revd George D. Young
Our Mothers’ Union Branch

5

 Eastern Himalayas ( North India) Vacant
Our preparations for Holiday Club

6
 Thomas More, Scholar, and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Reformation Martyrs, 1535
 Eastern Michigan (V, The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Todd Ousley
The ongoing refugee crisis

7

 Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador (Canada)                 The Rt Revd Geoffrey Peddle
The European …

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[24 May 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – June

1
 Justin, Martyr at Rome, c.165
 Dallas (VII, Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd George Sumner  Suffragan Bishop of Dallas, The Rt Revd Paul Lambert
Those who receive communion at home or in hospital

2

 Damaturu (Jos, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Abiodun Ogunyemi
Our Communications Committee

3
 The First Sunday after Trinity (Proper 4)
 The Anglican Church of Melanesia, The Most Revd George Takell Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Bishop of Central Melanesia
 Bunkers Hill

4
 Petroc, Abbot of Padstow, 6th Century
 Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) The Rt Revd Valentino Mokiwa
Our Vicar, The Revd Becky Bevan and family

5
 Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Bishop, Apostle of Germany, Martyr 754
 Davao (Phillipines) The Rt Revd Jonathan Labasan Casimina
Our PCC sub-committees

6

 Delaware (III, Episcopal Church) Vacant
Those recently baptised

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 Delhi (North India) Vacant
Those living with Ebola

8
 Thomas …

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[22 Apr 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – May

1
 Philip and James, Apostles
Chandigarh (North India) The Rt Revd Younas Massey
Our Diocese and Diocesan Synod

2
 Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher
Central Pennsylvania (III, Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Audrey Scanlan
Our provision for children and young people

3

Chelmsford (Canterbury)   The Rt Revd Stephen Geoffrey Cottrell                                    Barking – The Rt Revd Peter Hill                                            Bradwell – Vacant                   Colchester – The Rt Revd Anthony Brett Morris
Our safeguarding policies

4
 English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era
Chester (York) The Rt Revd Peter Robert Forster           Birkenhead – The Rt Revd Keith Sinclair                   Stockport – The Rt Revd Libby Lane
Eastern Ukraine

5

Chhattisgarh (North India) The Rt Revd Purna Sagar Nag
Falklands School

6
 The Sixth Sunday of Easter
The Anglican Church of Kenya and The Most Revd Jackson Ole Sapit Primate …

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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

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 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

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 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 …