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[30 Oct 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
George Goes Green Project Complete!

Last week St George’s marked the end of an era with a service to celebrate the completion of the Renewable Energy Project, ‘George Goes Green’.
Eight years after its launch, and a new floor, a new ceiling and a new (green) heating system later, the final works to the piazza and north door access are now complete.  Fellow Wash Commoner and Mayor of Newbury, Cllr David Fenn attended the service which celebrated the renewal of the church buildings and ushered in a new chapter in the life of St George’s, as a warm and welcoming, carbon neutral community venue at the heart of Wash Common life.  

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[22 Jun 2016 | 3 Comments | ]
Why not consider hiring St George’s?

Is your community group looking for a meeting venue?  Then why not consider hiring St George’s?
St George’s has a carbon neutral heating system, future-proofed for generations to come.  We also have a beautiful new meeting room in the north transept.   The church is a light, bright, warm and welcoming space which lends itself to a host of community events.
If you are looking for a venue for your community group, look no further than St George’s!

The church seats up to 300 and is ideal for concerts, rehearsals, seminars, exhibitions or as a meeting venue.  The glazed transept room can accommodate up to 30 and is perfect for smaller groups and meetings.
We would love to see …

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[25 Jan 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]
What’s Happening Outside?

Seen the drilling kit outside the church?
Heard the noise and wondered what’s going on?
We’re on the final phase of our Renewable Energy Project and when this last bit of work is done we’ll be carbon neutral!!
Have a look at our ‘George Goes Green’ blog and follow what’s happening.

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[28 Aug 2014 | Leave a Comment | ]
Building Work Nears Completion!

You can keep up to date and follow the building work via our George Goes Green Blog!
Back from holiday to find the floor tiles are down! The nave has been grouted and the circular design around the chancel step is being cut with the aid of a ginormous DIY compass. With a significant part of the floor tiled you can really start to get a feel for how it’s going to look once its finished.
I’m reliably informed the underfloor heating works, handy given the recent departure of the heatwave. And what I thought was called the control panel, is actually the ‘Manifold’, but whatever its called, its all working, prompting a certain new churchwarden to …

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[20 Jan 2014 | Leave a Comment | ]
Burns Supper – Nearly Sold Out!

A Burns Supper will be held on Saturday, 8 February in St George’s Hall. The night will include a traditional Scottish meal, a Scottish piper, a malt whisky tasting, Scottish songs from St George’s choir, and some Highland reels. Tickets are £17.00 and can be obtained from Janet and Glenn Wycherley. Please contact them either by email at glenn.wycherley@sky.com or by telephone on 01635 580115.

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[30 May 2013 | Leave a Comment | ]
PCC’s Final Phase Decisions

PCC Minutes of Monday 25th November 2013
The minutes below give a good summary of the process and decisions that the PCC made.
39.                  Chancel Floor Levels
Paul first reminded the PCC about the goals of the project: to provide a warm, welcoming church which was a gift to the community and lived up to our vision.  Its aim was to provide a resource which would be used more; and which allowed us the opportunity to be good stewards of God’s creation.
There were three options for the level of the chancel floor:

One step up throughout;
No step up throughout; and
No step up in the western half, and one step up in the eastern half.

The option of raising the chancel by …

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[5 Dec 2012 | Leave a Comment | ]
Renewable Energy Project (REP) Update!

The Final Phase was launched on St George’s Day, with a fundraising appeal to the congregation. External fundraising has been well underway for some time, and the Project Management Group are busy working through the details of the scheme.
Look out for fundraising updates via the pew sheet and in the Wash Commoner.

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[1 Oct 2012 | Leave a Comment | ]
REP Final Phase – We’ve Come To A Decision!

In line with the close to unanimous consensus of opinion across the Church community St George’s PCC voted unanimously for the third heating option of Ground Source Heat Pump with under floor heating for our REP Final Phase. The Project Management Group and our Funding Manager now have the mandate to progress with technical work and the sourcing of external funding. The journey towards a warm, welcoming, carbon neutral church continues… Thank you.

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[17 Sep 2012 | Leave a Comment | ]
Phase Two Work Begins Soon!

I’m delighted to announce that it is all systems go for Phase Two and work will begin on Monday 1st October 2012.
The work will take 6 – 8 weeks and during that time all access to the church will be via the annex door on the south side of the church and much of the north car park will be fenced off.
During late October / early November there will be scaffolding in the church within the two transept areas. This is purely a safety precaution for the builders working in the transept roof void; we will still have full access and use of the transepts.
Just a reminder that there are four elements to Phase Two:
–        Insulation …

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[7 Jul 2012 | Leave a Comment | ]
Summer Serenade

Enjoy a relaxing summer afternoon concert, with Pimms and strawberries adding a seasonal flavour during the interval.
The ‘Serenade’ team will once again include violinist Helen Page, organ and keyboard maestro Clive Grant, and the Harmony choir. We are delighted to welcome cellist Claire Haines, who will be joining Helen in Morricone’s ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’, and Schumann’s ‘Traumerei’ among other pieces in what promises to be a captivating instrumental programme.
Harmony’s input will as ever be a varied one, ranging from glorious Tudor church music to Cole Porter classics, while St George’s resident poet, Margaret Ford, will be adding a little humour to the proceedings.

All this and Pimms and strawberries too!
Ticket price held at last year’s £8
Family tickets also available.
All profits …