Recent services at St George’s Church

During October and November, St George’s has marked remembering with two services, A Memorial Service on All Saints’ Day where people gathered to remember those we love but no longer see. Following the new lockdown regulations, a outdoor Act of Remembrance was held on Remembrance Sunday. We give grateful thanks to Arthur for playing the Last Post so beautifully.

APCM – St John’s Church

Our Annual Meeting is to be held on 19th November 2020 at 7.00pm.
With new lockdown measures this will be held on Zoom.
Details will be given before the meeting.

Documents for the APCM

Below you will find links to documents that have been prepared for the Annual Meetings on Thursday 19th November 2020.

These documents are also on view in church but due to covid-19 restrictions, entering the building to see them may not be possible.

Agenda for APCM 2020

Annual Report 2019

– additional report (also now in main report) School Link Report

Examined & Approved Accounts for 2019 for St John the Evangelist Church

Revised Electoral Roll 2020

Minutes of the 2019 APCM and APM

(15 days before the Annual Meeting)

(13 days before the Annual Meeting)

Memorial Service at St John’s 4pm

If you are joining the 4pm service at St John’s Church, then the Service Sheet can be downloaded here.

Listening on the Way – Day of Pilgrimage and Prayer

The day has now passed – but the happy memories linger!
All the resources from our day can be accessed from here.

St George’s Church APCM

7.30pm on Tuesday, 20 October in St George’s Church and on Zoom.

Please click on the links to access documentation relating to St George’s APCM:

The Canticle of the Sun. St Francis

The Canticle of the Sun, also known as Laudes Creaturarum (Praise of the Creatures) and Canticle of the Creatures, is a religious song composed by Saint Francis of Assisi.

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Revd Julie’s ordination as a Priest

We are all so pleased to see our curate, Revd Julie Howell, be ordained as Priest this weekend.

As you will understand, both the Ordination and her first presiding at the Eucharist are both subject to covid restrictions.
But that doesnt stop us joining her virtually!

The Ordination
Saturday 19th September 2020
2.00pm, Reading Minster

Liturgy Here
Video Link Here

Presiding at Eucharist
Benefice Eucharist 11am
St George’s Church, Newbury

Video Link Here
Liturgy here

Foodbank donations

Thank you to all who continue to support our local Foodbank. The need is still growing, as is the response from our community. So far in lockdown, the St George’s collection point has provided 614kg of food donations, which provides 1280 meals.

During August, the collection point will be open on Tuesday to Saturday, from 9.30am – 2.30pm.

This is just one week’s donations ready to be delivered to the Foodbank.

Thank you!

Conversations along the way… By the lakeside with Jesus

Beginning from 13 July for 3 weeks, we are offering the opportunity to join a small group  of 3 – 6 people to share three bible stories and accompanying paintings (all encounters with Jesus at Lake Galilee) to reflect on where we find ourselves as individuals and the church at this time. There are no right answers to be found, and the material is designed simply to be a jumping off point for conversations to be had. The hope is that we can simply enjoy the opportunity for a relaxed conversation with fellow pilgrims.

Please let us know asap if you would like to join a group. Contact Kathy Winrow – or 01635 45380.

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Opening our Churches after Lockdown

As the spread of Covid 19 is subsiding and Government lockdown rules are easing, we have been able to slowly open the doors of our two churches.
Neither church is able to ‘go back to normal’. There are many necessary restrictions still in place, so as to prevent any further spread of the virus.

But we are able to do some things which will enable us to gather in our buildings as a worshipping community.

Click here to find out more.

Image. Open Door, Jan Tinneman, UNsplash.