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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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[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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[4 Oct 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Homeless Provision for Newbury – Update!

We have received the following information from West Berkshire Homeless regarding plans to improve facilities for winter 2018: 
(a) Two Saints has employed a second outreach worker for the winter period.  WBH is working with them in finding both work and accommodation.
(b) Two Saints will have a twenty-bed (possibly up to thirty) facility from 7.30pm to 9.30am each day from November through to March.  Breakfast may also be provided.  They are also going to work with Loose Ends and Eight Bells in particular, to provide day time facilities during the same period but will need extra volunteers to assist in providing refreshments and socialising with the clients.
(c) In addition, WBH has been asked to provide an overflow …

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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 | ]
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.