Pray Your Part: General Election 2024

The General Election will be a moment for the nation to ask important questions about the future.

Pray Your Part is an invitation from the bishops of the Church of England to encourage prayer and participation in the life of our nation and communities, both as voters and as citizens.

This 21-day journey of prayer and reflection (from Friday, 14 June until Election Day on 4 July) is designed for use in the run-up to the UK General Election. Each day explores a different theme, with a short Bible reading, reflection and prayer for a different aspect of our common life.

Click on the link here to sign up for daily access, also available on our website here.

St George’s Holiday Club 2024

St George’s annual Holiday Club is running again! This year we are following the brave men and women who learnt new ideas which changed the world. They were true ‘Trailblazers’ telling the stories about the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. We will imagine we are forging new trails through the high peaks and deep valleys of the mountainous wilderness based in our named log cabins and learning stories, dancing, and singing at Basecamp.

The ever-popular G.O.A.Ts will be on hand to help as well as entertain us with dramatic tales of daring and ridiculousness! Call in at the Bear’s Lair for snacks and drinks before chancing your life on the Racing Rapids.

Go on… put your best foot forward and chance it! Be a Trailblazer!

Registration essential via trailblazers@st-george-newbury.org.uk or through the Church Office on 01634 41249.

Summer Serenade 2024 – 23rd June

A relaxing  afternoon concert of well-loved music , with Pimms and strawberries at the interval, and  a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ finale. With performances from Harmony Choir, Helen Page, Oliver Williams and welcoming Kew Choir this year. Tickets are £10 available from St George’s Church Office or on the door (cash only).

Hello from our new Curate

We are delighted to be welcoming Leanne, a new part-time curate who will be joining the team in the South Newbury benefice on 30th June, based initially at St John’s Church. Leanne introduces herself:

My name is Leanne and I am privileged to be your new Curate.  I live in Thatcham with my horticulturalist husband Graham, and my daughter Isabel. Our son lives nearby with his family including our grandson, Luca who you may see toddling around on occasion.  Currently, I work in a primary school as a Pastoral Support Assistant, where I work with many children and their families across all walks of life. I’ll be sad to leave but I will be staying on as a Governor so get to keep my school family as well as welcoming you all as my Church family.  I have a particular interest in the beauty of silence so listening out for God’s voice can be explored at a deeper level. I love working with people considered ‘on the edges’ so they can discover how wonderful God can be in the rollercoaster that is life.  I also have a keen interest in well being, providing  safe places for people to talk.  My family and I are looking forward to meeting you all, working alongside you all, and becoming a part of such a wonderful benefice. 

The Great Snowflake Make!

Join us as we knit, crochet and make 1000s of Snowflakes, Stars and Snowballs to decorate the outside of St John’s Church this December… further details here

Forest Church at St Michael’s Enborne

The next Forest Church at St Michael’s, Enborne to mark Midsummer will take place on Sunday 23rd June at 6pm.

All are welcome.

Wessex & Hardy evening at St Michael’s, Enborne

Wednesday, 29th May at 7.30pm in the tranquil setting of St Michael’s Church, Enborne. Newbury Dramatic Society will perform a new play written by Ann Davidson. See poster below for more details.

St George’s Choir Director Vacancy

St George’s Church continues to seek a new Choir Director. This exciting part-time role would suit an experienced choir director or someone wishing to develop their experience. Full details of the role and how to apply are available by clicking here.

TS Eliot evening at St Michael’s Enborne

TS Eliot’s Four Quartets will be performed by renowned story-teller, Ashley Ramsden, on Saturday 11th May at 7.30pm in the beautiful setting of St Michael’s Church, Enborne. Tickets £10 will be available on the door.

Good news for the South Newbury benefice

The Pastoral Scheme to transfer the parish of St Michael and All Angels Enborne into this benefice was made by the Church Commissioners on 29th April 2024 and came into effect on 1st May. The official name of the new benefice is The Benefice of South Newbury Saint George, Saint John and Saint Michael. This will celebrated with a joint service and party on Sunday 29th September (the Feast of St Michael and All Angels) – be sure to put the date in your diary.