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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 | ]
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 | Leave a Comment | ]
Sermon from 19 November – Rev’d Rita Ball

19/11/2017   Matthew 25.14 – 30
What is your favourite parable? Perhaps the lost sheep or the good Samaritan or the farmer sowing the seed? Many parables are vivid stories with helpful teaching and happy endings where the “Christ character” is a rescuer, a saviour.
But the later parables are much darker, where the “Christ character” is one who provides a banquet, or a master who goes away.  Robert Farrer Capon an American theologian, calls these “parables of judgement” – that is “judgement” not only or even chiefly in a legal context, but judgement which is about bringing justice and about discernment and leadership; a reminder that the first rulers of the nation of Israel were Judges.
Whenever the Lord …

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[26 Apr 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Sermon from St George’s Day – Very Revd Robert Grimley

I am delighted to be with you for this Patronal Festival, and I bring you greetings from Christ Church, your cathedral, the cathedral of this diocese.
For my text, some words of the risen Christ from the Gospel reading that we have just heard:
‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you. (John 20.21)
Today is the day traditionally known as Low Sunday, and it might seem rather hard luck to be celebrating your Patronal Festival on such a day. But in fact the name Low Sunday is a bit misleading. It might be low in the sense that it represents a bit of a come-down from the razzmatazz of Easter Day, with …

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[14 Feb 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Choose Life – Sermon, 12th February

 
Deut.30.15-20
I would like to focus this morning on the passage from Deuteronomy. The passage is part of the final address by Moses to the people before they enter the Promised Land. It is part of a manifesto for a nation and not just individuals. It asks of the people a deep and significant question – ‘What kind of society do you want to live in? What is your vision, your purpose, your core values, for without these you are lost; there will be nothing wholesome and good that will hold you together and contribute to the flourishing of a nation.’
I accept you may see differently, but I maintain I see no intention by God to enforce …

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[6 Feb 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Simeon’s Affirmation – Sermon for Candlemass

Malachi
Hebrews
Luke 2. 22-40
 
Introduction
I can think of events that very few people would have predicted. Even going back 30 years to the great storm of 1987 when Michael Fish famously put at rest the thoughts of a lady who suggested a hurricane was heading towards the UK. She was essentially right all along. Few predicted the victory of the Conservatives in the last election, or the Brexit vote, and especially the election of Donald Trump. Sometimes, the generally accepted view is way off beam.
I can personally remember when in 1966 I suggested that England had a good chance of winning the World Cup. I was laughed at, and an arrogant fellow schoolboy bet me £5 it wouldn’t …

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[6 Feb 2017 | Leave a Comment | ]
Salt & Light – Sermon from Sunday 5th February

Matthew 5.13-16
Our gospel this morning is about Jesus calling us into discipleship. The two metaphors he uses, salt and light, both describe and prescribe who we are and what we should do for, and in the world. The salt needs to engage with something else before it can do its work. The light is of no use if kept hidden. The message is one very much about engagement with, and in the world.
Last week we heard how Simeon was affirmed, here we hear how we are affirmed. To be called salt and light highlights the value and trust Jesus placed on his disciples and us to extend and participate in the mission of God.
Salt reminds us …

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[4 Jul 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]
Keeping you up-to-date…

The weekly notice sheet and service sheets (blue and white sheets) are available on the website.
The text from the blue and white sheets can be found under the ‘Church Life’ menu, so if you are away, or forget to pick up a sheet, you can catch up on the notices and readings for the week.
Reminders of changes during the summer holidays:

The ‘Stay & Play’ format for Wednesday Eucharists resumes in September, with a more traditional form during August.
Contemplative Prayer will not be on during August.
There will be no Fair Trade stall during August.

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[22 Mar 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]
Stay & Play Service and Cafe

Every Wednesday morning from 9am in the Large Meeting Room, with a (short) service in the Toddler Area from 9.30-10am.
Tea & (fresh!) coffee is served from 9am.
A weekly service which runs all year, including school holidays, beginning at 9am with tea, (fresh) coffee and refreshments for the children.  There is a short communion service at 9.30 which is geared towards parents with small children.  Fruit is provided for little ones, and musical instruments for the children to bash and crash during the singing.  More refreshments follow after the service
You and your children are very welcome at St George’s Church

 

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[6 Mar 2016 | Leave a Comment | ]
Holy Week & Easter Services

Services at St George’s & St John’s

Palm Sunday, 20 March

6pm
Choral Evensong

Monday, 21 March

12:00
Eucharist

8pm
Taizé Eucharist

Tuesday, 22 March

8pm
Stations of the Cross and Eucharist

Wednesday, 23 March

9:30am
Eucharist

8pm
Youth-led Eucharist

Maundy Thursday, 24 March

2pm
Eucharist

7pm
Institution of the Lord’s Supper

8pm
Institution of the Lord’s Supper

9:30pm
Watch to Midnight

Good Friday, 25 March

10am
Easter Garden Service, followed by Hot Cross Buns

12-2pm
Good Friday Liturgy with readings, hymns and anthems

2:30pm
The Good Friday Liturgy

Easter Eve, 26 March

7pm
Easter Vigil

Easter Day, 27 March

6am
First Mass of Easter

8am
Holy Communion

8:30am
Book of Common Prayer Communion

10am
All Age Easter Service

10:30am
Parish Communion