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[7 Jun 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Sharing the Journey – a notice from St Francis De Sales Church

Responding to the refugee crisis…

Pope Francis has asked Christians around the world to show solidarity for refugees by sharing their journey.
CAFOD is asking us to join them in walking 24.900. miles, the distance around the world.

St Francis De Sales’ Justice and Peace Group is organising a walk on Greenham Common.  The walk will be on Sunday June 17th. 11.45.am.   The route will be 3-5 miles long with several stops for prayers and reflections. It will start and finish at the Control Tower where Toilets and a cafe are available.

All welcome.

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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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[7 Jun 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Summer Serenade! Sunday 24th June at 3.30pm

Strings, strawberries and song at St George’s church. 
Back by popular demand, this will be the eighth of these popular  summer afternoon concerts, with Pimms and strawberries served  during the interval.  The Harmony  choir, violinist Helen Page, together with guest artistes present a programme of well-loved music, both light and classical, with a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ finale. 
Where else could you find Pimms, strawberries and entertainment for only £8?
The perfect Sunday afternoon!
Further information and advance booking call 01635 45978 or pay at door.

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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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[15 May 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Christian Aid Week – 13th-19th May

Please be on the lookout for the familiar red envelope through your door.  
Every year volunteers diligently go door to door collecting donations for Christian Aid.  If you would like to join this merry band of collectors, please speak to Louise Funnell.
And if you receive an envelope, please do give generously.  Christian Aid has been working tirelessly for over 70 years to help people of any faith or none in some of the world’s poorest communities.  If you happen to be out when your collector returns, donations can be left at the church office.
“We tackle the root causes of poverty so that women, men and children the world over are strengthened against future knocks. And if disasters …

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[25 Jan 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Act of Remembrance for the 1943 Newbury Bombing – 11 February at St John’s

All are welcome to attend a service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Newbury on Sunday 11th February, 3pm at St John’s.
The service will be followed by a short act of remembrance at St John’s memorial gardens, opposite the church.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Photograph by Allan Mercado.
 

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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.