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[7 Jun 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Thought for the month, ‘Prayer, the transforming friendship’

The story is told of eleven-year-old Robert who hadn’t done his homework and wasn’t at all prepared for his written test in geography. He struggled through the exam, doing a lot more guessing than he should have. That evening he began to worry. What if too many of the answers had been wrong? What if he failed the test? That night, as he said his prayers, he suddenly blurted out a nervous postscript: ‘And please God, make Paris the capital of Sweden.’
Sometimes our prayers can be rather like this – we want results from God; we want God to sort things out for us and for others, and so although we know it is ridiculous to …

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[24 May 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – June

 Justin, Martyr at Rome, c.165
 Dallas (VII, Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd George Sumner  Suffragan Bishop of Dallas, The Rt Revd Paul Lambert
Those who receive communion at home or in hospital


 Damaturu (Jos, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Abiodun Ogunyemi
Our Communications Committee

 The First Sunday after Trinity (Proper 4)
 The Anglican Church of Melanesia, The Most Revd George Takell Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and Bishop of Central Melanesia
 Bunkers Hill

 Petroc, Abbot of Padstow, 6th Century
 Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) The Rt Revd Valentino Mokiwa
Our Vicar, The Revd Becky Bevan and family

 Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Bishop, Apostle of Germany, Martyr 754
 Davao (Phillipines) The Rt Revd Jonathan Labasan Casimina
Our PCC sub-committees


 Delaware (III, Episcopal Church) Vacant
Those recently baptised


 Delhi (North India) Vacant
Those living with Ebola

 Thomas …

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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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[25 Apr 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Thy Kingdom Come – a week of prayer from 10th-20th May

Thy Kingdom Come is on all week at St George’s.  Do come into the church and have a look at the many and varied displays and aids to prayer.   
Throughout the weeks these prayer stations will be up and the church open to any and all who would like to come and look around and share in the event.  The stations are to help us to think and to pray; light a candle for a loved one, walk the labyrinth or taste some different types of bread and a grape from the vine.  There are opportunities to contemplate change in our world or to post a question on the graffiti wall.  Children are very, very welcome and …

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[22 Apr 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – May

 Philip and James, Apostles
Chandigarh (North India) The Rt Revd Younas Massey
Our Diocese and Diocesan Synod

 Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, Teacher
Central Pennsylvania (III, Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Audrey Scanlan
Our provision for children and young people


Chelmsford (Canterbury)   The Rt Revd Stephen Geoffrey Cottrell                                    Barking – The Rt Revd Peter Hill                                            Bradwell – Vacant                   Colchester – The Rt Revd Anthony Brett Morris
Our safeguarding policies

 English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era
Chester (York) The Rt Revd Peter Robert Forster           Birkenhead – The Rt Revd Keith Sinclair                   Stockport – The Rt Revd Libby Lane
Eastern Ukraine


Chhattisgarh (North India) The Rt Revd Purna Sagar Nag
Falklands School

 The Sixth Sunday of Easter
The Anglican Church of Kenya and The Most Revd Jackson Ole Sapit Primate …

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[19 Mar 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – April

 Easter Day
 Resurrection of our Lord  Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! our triumphant holy day, Alleluia! who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!
 Monkswood Close

 Monday of Easter Week
 Butare (Rwanda) The Rt Revd Nathan Gasatura
 Our life of love and service

 Tuesday of Easter Week
 Butere (Kenya) The Rt Revd Timothy Wambunya
 Those recently baptised

 Wednesday of Easter Week
 Buye (Burundi) The Rt Revd Sixbert Macumi
 Our Prime Minister, Theresa May

 Thursday of Easter Week
 Byumba (Rwanda) The Rt Revd Emmanuel Ngendahayo
 Our healing ministry

 Friday of Easter Week
 Calabar(Niger Delta, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Tunde Adeleye
 Those fleeing from war and persecution

 Saturday of Easter Week
 Calcutta (North India) The Rt Revd Ashoke Biswas
 Our Church Wardens, Simon Pook, Rita Gardner and their families

 The Second Sunday …

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[20 Feb 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – March

 David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601
 Belize (West Indies) The Rt Revd Philip Wright
  Our Chaplains in hospitals, education and prisons

 Chad, Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672
 Bendigo (Victoria, Australia) The Rt Revd Andrew William Curnow
 Women’s World Day of Prayer


 Benin (Bendel, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Peter Imasuen
 The Church for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Newbury

 The Third Sunday of Lent
 Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo and the Most Revd Zacharie Masimango Katanda Archbishop of the Congo & Bishop of Kindu
 Meldrum Close, Norton Close


 Bethlehem (III Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Sean Rowe
 Our Vicar, The Revd Becky Bevan and Phillip


 Bhopal (North India) The Rt Revd Robert Ali
 Our Parliament

 Perpetua, Felicity and their Companions, Martyrs at Carthage, 203
 Bida (Abuja, …

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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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[25 Jan 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
“Let Your Light Shine!” – Lent Groups

Our Lent Groups this year are using the national Church of England lent course ‘Let Your Light Shine’.
#LiveLent – Let Your Light Shine, takes you on a six week discipleship journey through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness.
If you would like to join a lent group, its not too late, please contact Kathy Winrow via nurture@st-george-newbury.org.uk
Daily prayer guides are available from Kathy Winrow for £2 each.  These can be used alongside a lent group or independent of them.

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[22 Jan 2018 | Leave a Comment | ]
Prayer Intentions – February

 Brigid, Abbess of Kildare
 Argyll & The Isles (Scotland) The Rt Revd Kevin Pearson
 Our Local Food Bank and the Trussell Trust

 The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
 Arizona (VIII Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Kirk Smith                                                 Arkansas (VII Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Larry Benfield
 The light to lighten the nations

 Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary in Denmark and Sweden, 865
 Armidale (New South Wales, Australia) The Rt Revd Richard Lewers
 Christian Aid

 The Second Sunday Before Lent (Proper 1)
 The Anglican Church of Burundi and The Most Revd Martin Nyaboho Archbishop of Burundi & Bishop of Makamba
 The Gabriels


 Arochukwu/Ohafia (Aba, Nigeria) The Rt Revd Johnson Onuoha
 Our Vicar, The Revd Becky Bevan and family


 Aru (Congo) The Rt Revd Georges Titre Ande
 Our PCC


 Asaba (Bendel, …