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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 …

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[22 Oct 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]

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

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

 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


 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 | ]

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


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

 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

 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


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

 William Tyndale, Translator …

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[19 Sep 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Harvest Festival – Sunday 1st October

Do join us for Harvest Festival!  
Services are at:
8am   Holy Communion
9.30am   All Age Harvest Service
Harvest gifts can be brought to the 9.30 service – gifts will be donated to  the West Berks Food Bank.
You Are Very Welcome!

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[21 Aug 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]

 Giles of Provence, Hermit, c. 710
 Salisbury (Canterbury) The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam  Salisbury, Ramsbury, The Rt Revd Edward Condry      Salisbury, Sherborne, The Rt Revd Karen Gorham
 Christians under threat

 The Martyrs of Papua New Guinea, 1901 and 1942
 Sambalpur (North India) The Rt Revd Pinuel Dip
 Those recently baptised

 The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity (Proper 17)
 San Diego (VIII Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd James Mathes   San Joaquin (VIII Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Chester Talton  San Joaquin (VIII Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd David Rice
 Kennedy Close

 Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester (Oxon), Apostle of Wessex, 650
 Santiago (Philippines) The Rt Revd Alexander A Wandag
 Our Associate Priest, Terry Winrow and Kathy


 San Paulo (Brazil) The Rt Revd Flavio Augusto Borges Iraia
 The new academic year

 Allen Gardiner, …

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[23 Jul 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – August


 Port Elizabeth (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Nceba Nopece
 Our Bishop of Reading, Andrew Proud


 Popondota (Papua New Guinea) The Rt Revd Lindsley Ihove                       Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) The Rt Revd Denny Bray Guka
 Our summer holiday provision for adults


 Port Sudan (Northern, Sudan) The Rt Revd Abdu Elnur Kodi
 Those living with a neurological condition

 John-Baptiste Vianney, Cure d’Ars, Spiritual Guide, 1859
 Portsmouth (Canterbury) The Rt Revd Christopher Foster
 The Yemen

 Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642
 Pretoria (Southern Africa) The Rt Revd Johannes Seoka
 Our sacristans

 The Transfiguration of our Lord
 Puerto Rico (XI Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Wilfrido Ramos Orench
 Spencer Road

 John Mason Neale, Priest,  Hymn Writer, 1866
 Pune (North India) The Rt Revd Andrew Rathod
 Our Associate Priest, Terry Winrow and Kathy

 Dominic, Priest, Founder of …

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[21 Jun 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – July


 Ogoni (Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Solomon Gberegbara
 Those to be ordained

 The Third Sunday after Trinity (Proper 8)
 Ogori-Magongo (Lokoja, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Festus Davies                    Ohaji/Egbema (Owerri, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku
 Normay Rise

 Thomas the Apostle
 Ohio (V Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Mark Hollingsworth
 Our Associate Priest, Terry Winrow and Kathy


 Oji River (Enugu, Nigeria) The Most Revd Amos Amankechinelo Madu        Okene (Lokoja, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Emmanuel Bayo Ajulo
 Those who have died suddenly and those who grieve their loss


 Oke-Ogun (Ibadan, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Solomon Amusan
 Our Deanery Synod

 Thomas More, Scholar, and John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, Reformation Martyrs, 1535
 Oke-Osun (Ibadan, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Abraham Akinlalu
 Those who are homeless and insecure


 Okigwe (Owerri, Nigeria) The Rt …

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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.