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

 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


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

 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

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

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


 Delaware (III, Episcopal Church) Vacant
Those recently baptised


 Delhi (North India) Vacant
Those living with Ebola

 Thomas …

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

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

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


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

 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


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

 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

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The Second Sunday …

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

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

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


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

 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


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


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

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

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

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

 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

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

 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


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


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


 Asaba (Bendel, …

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

 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

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


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


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


 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

 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

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


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

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

 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


 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 …