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[22 Nov 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Confirmation Service Pictures

St George’s was packed to the rafters on the 4th November as we welcomed confirmation candidates from both our own congregation and other local churches plus the Bishop of Reading, the Rt Revd Andrew Proud.   If you missed the service, or would like to relive the joy and warmth of the occasion, here are a couple of photos below.  
Grace and peace to all who were confirmed that day.  

PS:  Revds Becky and Terry are always delighted to hear from anyone wishing to be baptized or confirmed!  You can contact them at vicar@st-george-newbury.org.uk

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[20 Nov 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Christingle Service – Sunday 2nd December

Get into the Christmas spirit with Christingle. 

Christingle marks the beginning of Advent and our journey towards Christmas.  Its a short service, during which we light the Christingle candles and sing of Away in a Manger by candlelight.   Its the perfect way to begin the Christmas period – for children as well as adults!   
“I really know its Christmas when I go to Christingle” 
4pm on Sunday 2nd December at St George’s Church.
 

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[6 Nov 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Dates and times of Christmas services…. #FollowTheStar!

Christmas is almost upon us.  Do put the dates of the Christmas Services at St George’s in your diary and know that you are very welcome at your parish church. 
Nine Lessons and Carols 16th December at 18.00
Christmas Service Mothers’ Union and Retirement Fellowship 18th December at 14.30
Crib Service 24th December at 16.00
Midnight Communion 24th December at 23.15
Christmas Day Holy Communion 25th December at 08.00
Christmas Day All-Age Communion 25th December at 10.00
Christmas is inevitably busy, but in the midst of the shopping, wrapping and cooking, we are all invited to stop awhile, lift our gaze from the frenetic preparations and to look out, for a star – a star which shines brighter than any fairy-lit Santa.  We …

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[9 Oct 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Stay & Play Every Wednesday Morning

Did you know that every Wednesday morning we have a service at St George’s particularly aimed at parents with their babies and small children? 
All through the year we serve fresh coffee, tea, squash and biscuits (sometimes cake!) from 9am in the meeting room.  There are toys for children and its a chance for parents to have a chat and a catch up over a coffee.
At 9.30 we hold a very informal service in the kids corner of the church, where there are more toys as well as baby mats and colouring things for the children, musical instruments to play during the songs, and fruit for children during communion.  Its very low key, and very friendly.  Just …

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[10 Sep 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Tiddlers and Toddlers – Can you help?

We are very much in need of some help at St George’s Hall at 1pm on Mondays to put out tables, chairs and toys for Tiddlers and Toddlers.  Tiddlers and Toddlers meets weekly during term time for the benefit of young children and their families – we rely on volunteers.  Help is needed to bring the toys from the outside shed into the Hall but we will only have 30 minutes to set up and are short of helpers.  If anyone is free and able to help we would be really grateful.

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[7 Jun 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Oceans Rock – Holiday Club 2018!

Holiday Club is back for another year of fun and games at St George’s!
Running from 10am-12noon from 23rd-27th July, hosts Flip and Flop and their sea-worthy assistants will be leading an exciting deep sea adventure for all who wish to join them on Oceans Rock.  On a magical voyage, through music, drama, dance, games and crafts, you’ll set the whales singing, the sharks stomping and the dolphins dancing.
If your child(ren) wish to join Oceans Rock, please contact oceansrock@st-george-newbury.org.uk
Please note that children need to be age 5 (reception year) – 11 (yr 6) to attend holiday club.
 

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[21 May 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Holiday Club – Keep your eyes peeled…

…for sign-up forms for for Holiday Club 2018.   Blue Planet meets St George’s with an ocean themed week of fun and games in the first week of the school summer holidays.
If you would like to volunteer to help, please see Kathy Winrow, and if you would like your child to attend do watch this space – forms will be available soon.

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[21 May 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Thy Kingdom Come – Photos from a wonderful week at St George’s

Last week was a busy week in the life of St George’s.  The church was filled with interactive prayer stations to celebrate the international week of prayer ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.  We had (amongst other things) a labyrinth, a sheepfold, a vine and a bread buffet complete with giant pretzel! 
The church was full of people too, it was open all day, every day, with visitors from other churches in the area coming to see what was going on, plus groups from Falkland School and parents and grandparents stopping by after school and preschool.  Lots of people came to visit who would not normally cross the threshold.
Each day at 2.30 the north transept was transformed into a …

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[14 Mar 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Easter Art Display – by Falkland School children

If you are passing by the church do pop in and have a look at the display of Easter artwork up in the annexe. Falkland School was asked to design St George’s Easter Card, and the runner up was chosen for the cover of this month’s edition of the Wash Commoner.  The winners and other highly commended entries are up on display over the Easter period at St George’s.  
Rev’d Becky, who had the difficult job of selecting the winner, said that it was a challenge to pick one as all the entries were so good; ‘Its not about which picture is best but which design is right for the Easter card. Harvey’s picture of Jesus …

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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.