Children and Families Worker Vacancy

St George’s Church is seeking to appoint a Children’s and Families Worker from September 2024. This is an exciting role to communicate and build relationships with families and their children, both within the church and in the wider community.

Full details of the role and how to apply are available by clicking here.

Café communion at St George’s

Starting on Thursday, 11th April, there will be a short communion service at St George’s Church, Wash Common at 12 noon each Thursday, followed by the opportunity to bring and share a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided. The service will take place in the café area in church and all are welcome.

Choir Director Vacancy

St George’s Church is seeking a 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.

The Monday Meet – talk and wine tasting by All Angels Vineyard

Monday, 18 March 2024, The Monday Meet at The Bowler’s Arms (7.30pm for 8pm start) will feature Mark Darley from All Angels Vineyard coming to talk about the vineyard and lead a wine tasting session. The cost of the evening will £5, payable in cash on the door, to cover the cost of the wines. Please let Craig Brown know if you plan to attend. And in case you were wondering about the location of All Angels Vineyard – it’s right next door to St Michael and All Angels Church, the newest addition to the South Newbury Benefice! Full details about the event and the wines that we’ll be tasting can be found on the following link:

Let there be light!

St George’s Church is undergoing a major refit of the lighting system. Moving from halogen lights that were increasingly failing, to environmentally-friendly LED lights that will last longer, and return the church to brightness. The church building is closed for two weeks while the work is done, but all mid-week activities will continue in the meeting room on the south side of the building, including the Welcome Café which will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am – 12.30pm. Services on Sunday will take place in St George’s Hall and we will return to the church for Palm Sunday on 24th March. Grateful thanks to all those who have so generously donated to allow this vital work to be done.

The church emptied to allow the work to be done.

Night prayer during Lent

There will be evening services held across the South Newbury benefice this Lent, all beginning at 7.30pm and starting on Tuesday 27th February at St George’s, Wash Common. The following Tuesday 5th March will be at St John’s, Newbury and then St Michael’s, Enborne on 12th March. These services offer an opportunity to come together in this season of Lent for quiet, reflective worship using the ancient and beautiful structure of Compline (Night Prayer).

Lent lunches at St George’s

Come along for a bowl of homemade soup and bread. Followed by an informal eucharist for those who wish to stay. All welcome – no need to book.

Donations are invited to support the work of Christian Aid.

Choral workshop at St George’s Church

On Saturday 2nd March there will be a workshop at St George’s Church titled ‘How to get the most out of your singing voice’ with renowned tenor Jeff Stewart. The day runs from 10am to 5pm (latest) and the cost is £25/head (£15 for under 18s). For more details contact St George’s Church Office on 01635 41249 or by email at

Benefice Quiet Day

The South Newbury benefice is holding a Quiet Day on Saturday 3rd February in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Convent, Wantage, led by Bishop Andrew Proud. For full details or to book a place, see the posters below or contact the church office at or 01635 41249.

Formal notification of the addition of St Michael’s, Enborne to the South Newbury Benefice

“A Notice giving the objects of proposed pastoral reorganisation affecting this parish
has or will be displayed near the main door and on the Church of England website. The
Notice includes the last date by which representations regarding the proposed
reorganisation may be made to the Church Commissioners.”

A copy of this notice can be seen by clicking here.