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[3 Dec 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Christmas Craft Afternoon – 5th December

Get into the Christmas spirit with an afternoon of Christmas Crafts!
On Wednesday 5th December 2.30-4.30pm at St George’s Church in the Large Meeting Room
come and join in wWorkshops include glass painting, tea-light holders and making pine cone kissingballs
Seasonal treats will be served with tea and coffee throughout the afternoon.

If you don’t want to do the crafts, why don’t you come along for a cake and a chat?
Contact Cathie Read via pastoral@st-george-newbury.org to book a place!

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[3 Dec 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Wash Common’s Candelit Christmas Concert – Sunday 9 December

Its that time of year again!
St George’s Church hosts Wash Common’s Candlelit Christmas Concert – a fabulous evening of seasonal music for the whole community! 
At 7pm on Sunday 9th December and featuring violinist Helen Page, soloist Katie Minien, Harmony Choir, St George’s Choir, festive readings by members of the community and carols by candlelight.
Mulled wine and mince pies will be served at the interval.
It promises to be a wonderful and festive evening, do come and along and invite your friends and neighbours.
Tickets £5 (under 16s free) are available from the church office with proceeds donated to the West Berks Winter Homeless Project.  Contact the church office for tickets by email:  office@st-george-newbury.org or phone: 01635 41249

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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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[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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[11 Dec 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Community Christmas Notices…

Would you consider helping out at any of the following initiatives going on in Newbury this Christmas?
West Berkshire Homeless.  From 1st December until 28th February 2018 the Salvation Army Hall will be open to the homeless, and will provide 13 beds.  150 volunteers are needed in three shifts, and they are looking for donations to help employ a paid leader.  The shifts are morning from 06.00 – 08.00; evening from 19.30 – 22.15; night from 22.00 – 06.15.  Drivers are also needed.  For more details, or to sign up to volunteer, please see notice on the table at the back of the Church.
CTNA Christmas shop at The Kennet Centre – ‘Wrapped with love’ – Open Monday, …

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[11 Dec 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Nine Lessons & Carols, 17 December at 6pm

Come and join us for our annual service of 9 Lessons and Carols next Sunday, 7 December at 6pm.   Mince pies will be served after in the hall.

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[21 Nov 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
Wash Common’s Community Carol Concert at St George’s – book your ticket now!

Now in its fifth year, and always a fantastically festive evening of music and mulled wine – St George’s Church hosts Wash  Common’s Candlelit  Christmas  Concert for 2017 – 7pm on Sunday 10th December! 
Featuring violinist Helen Page, Soloist Katie Minien, Harmony Choir, St George’s Choir.
With readings by members of the community and Christmas carols for the audience.
Mulled wine and mince pies will be served at the interval.
Tickets are £5 (under 16s free) and available from the church office.
Proceeds from this event will go to the West Berks Winter Homeless Project.

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[10 Nov 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Christmas Craft Afternoon – Wednesday 5th December

Back by popular demand!  An afternoon of Christmas crafts! 

Come and join us – make some tree decorations and learn how the art of napkin folding for the Christmas table.  Craft activities will be followed by a Christmas tea.
Wednesday 5th December 2017 in the Large Meeting Room at St. George’s Church at 2.30pm.
Please contact: pastoral@st-george-newbury.org for more information or to book a place.

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[24 Dec 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]
Christmas Sermon

Readings: Isaiah 52.7-10, Hebrews.1.1-4, John 1.1-14
Well we’re nearly there! Only …minutes to go now to Christmas. Are you ready for Christmas? Have you got all the preparations done? Any jobs left to do when you get home? Maybe there’s still a Christmas stocking to creep into a bedroom with?
We are on the cusp of an epic moment. The Advent season of preparing, waiting, yearning, thirsting, hoping, is very nearly over. We’re here because it’s just not good enough to wake up tomorrow morning and dozily realise that, realise what??? I’ll answer that in a minute.
This moment is rather like a stumbling through the darkness of night down onto a beach. Sitting there in the gloom before …