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[5 Jun 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Memorial Service – Sunday 11th June at 4pm

You are warmly invited to attend our annual Memorial Service at St George’s.  Its an opportunity to honour those loved ones no longer with us, to remember them and to share stories.
During the short service the names of the departed will be read out and there will be an opportunity to place a flower and light a candle in their memory.  The service will be followed by refreshments.
Please do feel very welcome to join us for this very special service.   If you would like to add a name to the list to read out, please contact Fr Terry or the church office.

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[1 Jun 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Sermon – Prayer and Mission

John 17.1-11
Imagine, if you like the first time you go out or go away overnight leaving your children on their own. Or, perhaps the time when your young teenager goes away to University. Perhaps you would be thinking about all those things you do naturally to keep them safe which they will now have to do on their own. There will be a level of anxiety; a sense of not being able to be there should there be a problem. A worry about the scrapes they may get themselves in to. You may just offer a little prayer to God for their protection.
On this first Sunday of Thy Kingdom Come the passage from John is very …

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[21 May 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – June

 Justin, Martyr at Rome, c. 165
 North Carolina (IV Episcopal Church) Vacant Assistant Bishop of North Carolina, The Rt Revd William Gregg
 Our Archbishop, Justin Welby


 North Central Philippines, The Rt Revd Joel Atiwag Pachao
 The Revd Becky Bevan and Phillip

 The Martyrs of Uganda
 North Dakota (VI Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Michael Smith
 The outpouring of the Holy Spirit

 Day of Pentecost
 North East India (North India) The Rt Revd Michael Herenz
 Bunkers Hill

 Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Bishop, Apostle of Germany, Martyr, 754
 North Eastern Caribbean & Aruba (West Indies) The Rt Revd Leroy Brooks
 Our Associate Priest, Terry Winrow and Kathy

 Ini Kopuria, Founder of the Melanesian Brotherhood
 North Karamoja (Uganda) The Rt Revd James Nasak
 Our Benefice


 Cochin (South India) The Rt Revd Baker Ninan Fenn
 Those standing …

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[23 Apr 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – May

 Philip and James, apostles
 Nasik (North India) The Rt Revd Pradip Kamble
 The interview panel for our next incumbent

 Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher, 373
 Natal (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Dino Gabriel        Natal, South Episcopal Area, The Rt Revd Tsietse Edward Seleoane                                  Natal, South Episcopal Area, The Rt Revd Hummingfield Ndwandwe
 Christians of the Coptic Orthodox Church


 Nassau & The Bahamas (West Indies) The Rt Revd Laish Boyd
 Those preparing for examinations

 English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era
 Namibia (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Natanael Nakwatumba                     Suffragan Bishop of Namibia, The Rt Revd Petrus Halukiluah
 Our National Health Service


 National Indigenous Bishop (Ontario, Canada) The Rt Revd Mark Lawrence MacDonald
 Peace, tolerance and a sense of proportion


 Navajoland Area Mission (VII Episcopal Church) The Rt …

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[18 Apr 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Easter Day Sermon – Lord Carey

Easter Day 2017
St.George’s Wash Common
I am holding in my hand a stone from my garden. Stones come in different sizes and weights. A small stone like this can do terrible things. A stone like this was probably used by David to kill Goliath. Multiply them by 100’s and they can murder a person in a ritual killing as a person is stoned to death. But when bigger, stones can create houses, they can be used as mill stones to nourish whole families with food. When even bigger they can be used against graves to stop intruders robbing the graves of dead people.
When Mary came to the tomb, the stone was removed. The stone was gone and …

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[13 Apr 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Sermons from Holy Week – Tuesday 11th April “Healing and Curiosity”

Some Greeks come to see Jesus. In many respects, the Church today, both worldwide and local, should be the modern equivalent of Phillip and Andrew.
Although part of the legacy of Christendom, and to be fair many other things as well, is that in the eyes of society, the church is seen more as part of the problem rather than the solution, there is nevertheless, still a thirst amongst society for a deeper understanding of what life is all about. There is a search for meaning.
As we become more confident in proclaiming our faith in the community there will be neighbours, or people we meet in the street, or who may come through the door, all with …

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[11 Apr 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Sermons for Holy Week – Monday 10th April ‘Reconciliation’

It is not for nothing that the story of Cain and Abel is so close to the beginning of the Bible. Since the entry of humankind into the history of this tiny globe we have been fighting one another. War is the default position of us all. Divided communities, divided families, divided nations and a divided world. “Be reconciled to God’ urges Paul in 2 Corinthians and it will not surprise you to know that even Christians are known to go to fight – only we call it by other names like, being out of communion, division, excommunication, division and separation.
The irony is that reconciliation is the heart of the Christian faith. The cross is all …

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[20 Mar 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – April

Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, Teacher, 1872
 Missouri (V Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Wayne Smith                                               West Missouri (VII Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Martin Field
Our servers, sacristans and verger

The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passiontide begins)
 Mityana (Uganda) The Rt Revd Stephen Kazlimba
 Monkswood Close


 Mombassa (Kenya) The Rt Revd Julius Katio Kalu
Our Associate Priest, Terry Winrow and Kathy


 Monmouth (Wales) The Rt Revd Richard Pain
 Those experiencing drought and famine


 Montana (VI The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Charles Franklin Brookhard
 Our craft workshop afternoon


 Montreal (Canada) The Rt Revd Mary Irwin-Gibson
 The homeless


 Moosonee (Ontario, Canada) The Rt Revd Thomas Corston
 Jerusalem and the Middle East


 Moray; Ross & Caithness (Scotland) The Rt Revd Mark Strange
Our choir, choir leader and organist, Clive Grant

 Palm Sunday
Jerusalem (Jerusalem & Middle …

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[13 Mar 2017 | One Comment | ]
My Spiritual Journey – By Tom Linley

This is the text of Tom’s talk on the subject of his spiritual journey, which he gave at the 8am and 9.30am services on Sunday 12th March. 
I’ve been asked to talk about my spiritual journey – my journey to God.
So, let me start at the beginning.
I was an only child and my childhood was clouded by the events of World War 2.  As a result we often moved house and I managed to attend eight schools in seven years.
My father had had a difficult life, hardly spoke, so I knew little about him.
My mother was an extrovert and talked a lot, so I knew her quite well.
She went to church on Sundays and each day read …

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[9 Mar 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Sermon for Lent – Temptations

Matthew 4.1-11
The temptation stories set the scene for the forthcoming ministry of Jesus of establishing his Kingdom on earth. What kind of Kingdom will it be that establishes the rule of God and yet because it is motivated by love for humankind, equally respects and honours the integrity of his creation?
There is much we can learn about our faith from examining these challenges to the chosen way of love.
All the temptations are variations on a theme of power.
The first appeals to the miraculous; the setting aside of the laws of nature and experience, with an open display of God’s omnipotence, the all-powerful.
‘Change these stones into bread’
We would love it wouldn’t we, that when life is not …