Christmas Communion- please make arrangements to receive Communion over
the Christmas period.
Canon Law B15 states- It is the duty of all who have been confirmed to receive the Holy Communion regularly, and especially at the festivals of Christmas, Easter and Whitsun or Pentecost
St George’s Diaries
St George’s diaries are now available at the back of Church. Please take one. A small donation to St George’s Church would be appreciated.
Who’s Who Photo Board
The photo board in the church porch has been relocated to be more visible. It is badly in need of updating, the children have all grown and others become a little older. David Benson will have his camera with him in the Children’s Corner after the 9.30am to take photos of people for the board or please will you let Lynda in the office or Fr Edmund have an up-to-date photo of you, either individuals, couples or families, (these can be e-mailed to the office on email@example.com. Please print your names on the back.
It would also be good if those who attend the 8.00 am service would let us have photos.
The Christmas Stall raised £105 and the raffle raised £57 which will go to Mothers’ Union charities. Thanks to all who supported them.
We are required to have 22 stewards at this service. Please see the notice at the back of Church if you can help in this way.
If there is heavy snow we would appreciate help on a Saturday morning about 10am to clear the pathways round the church for the Sunday services.
St George’s Link
St George’s Link is now available in Church to be delivered as soon as possible. We urgently need volunteers to deliver in the following roads:
1 Sandiway Road, Sandiway Place
2 Manchester Road: George & Dragon – Gladstone Road,
Wheatsheaf to Devonshire Road
3 Crediton Close, Chudleigh Close, Moorwood Close, Yeoford Drive
Holcombe Close and Honiton Way
4 Manchester Road: Barber Shop – Navigation Hotel
Bike shop – Plant Hire
5 Chevron close, Newton Road, Ryder Avenue
6 Half of Merway Crescent including Swale Drive and Stour Close
7 Hazel Road
8 Welman Way
9 Brunswick Road 1-60
10 Brunswick Road 61-128
11 Shearing site and Moss Lane
Please have a look as see if you can help this time.
Children’s Christmas party
Please note that if you have bought tickets for the children’s Christmas Party the children must be accompanied at the party, they cannot be left without an adult to supervise them.
Decorating the Church for the Carol Service and Christmas!
Tuesday 12 December at 7.30 pm. All welcome to come and decorate the Church with greenery for the Carol Service and prepare decorations for Christmas. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine. Any further details ask Liz Betts or Janice Ripley.
Children’s Christmas Party 2017
This year’s Children’s Christmas party will be on TODAY, THIS SUNDAY from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm in the Parish Hall. There will be fun and games for all children of all ages and a visit from Father Christmas. Tickets are available from Helen Stant, Robert Moscrop or Janice Ripley. £1.00 per child. Please note that for safeguarding purposes Parents are requested to stay at the party to assist with supervision of the children, it is not permitted to drop off children and leave them at the party.
Dates for Diary December 2017
Today 8.00 am Eucharist (said)
9.30 am Parish Eucharist with Junior Church
3.30–5.30 pm Children’s Christmas party
Please see separate notice.
Sunday 17 Advent 3 8.00 am Eucharist (said)
9.30 am Parish Eucharist with Junior Church
4.00 pm Carols for all
Sunday 24 Christmas Eve 9.30 am Eucharist (said)
10.15 am Decorating the Church
4.00 pm Christingle
11.30 am Midnight Mass
Monday 25 Christmas Day 11.00 am Family Eucharist
Tuesday 26 St Stephen 10.00 am Eucharist (said)
Wednesday 27 St John 10.00 am Eucharist (said)
Thursday 28 Holy Innocents 12.30 pm Wedding
7.30 pm Eucharist
Sunday 31 New Year’s Eve 8.00 am Eucharist (said)
9.30 am Parish Eucharist
ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR DEATH
Christingle Service 2017
Important New Fire Safety Information and requirements
In November, St George’s Church had an independent fire safety assessment carried out. As a consequence we need to implement further safety measures for you and all those attending this very popular service:-
1. All buggies and prams will need to be located in the Parish
Centre to maximise space, so parents are requested to drop them
off prior to the service (buggies and prams will not be
permitted in the church building). We need to keep all aisles
and exits clear at all times.
2. We are limited to having 660 people in church (children and
adults) and once this has been reached there can be no further
admissions. The church wardens will be managing the admission
3. We are recruiting 25 Fire wardens/ ushers to manage the
safety of people. Please volunteer and sign the list at the
back of the church. Briefings will take place before on
Christmas Eve at 12 noon and 3.00pm.
4. People will be guided to their seats.
5. Knowing where all the Fire Exits are, advising that people
should leave by the nearest nearest Fire Exit.
6. Parents with children should take extra care and
responsibility for their children during the service ensuring
loose clothing is secured, long hair is tied up, and when their
children are holding lit candles
7. If you have any mobility issues, please speak to a Church
Warden so that they are able to ensure that you are located near
the nearest available Fire Exit.
8. The meeting points after Fire evacuation are in St George’s
Square or in the Parish Centre car park.
TEA & TALES Tuesdays 3.30pm during term time for 4-7 year olds, we meet in Church.
REFRESHMENTS afterwards in the parish centre,
Trafford South Foodbank
The regular donations made by members of the congregation at
St George’s are very much appreciated by the Foodbank. Along with the staple food contributions, donations of toiletries, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shower gel, shampoo, toilet rolls etc and nappies, particularly size 5, would also be very welcome. Thank you.
Guided Holiday Retreat on Lake Como
The Anglican Church of the Ascension, Cadenabbia, is holding a guided retreat from 7th-12th October 2018 on the theme of ‘Peaks, shallows and deeps, lakeside reflections on Christian Discipleship today’. Revd Lyn Philips a retired Anglican priest from Cardiff will lead the retreat which will be combined with sightseeing and an option for yoga sessions. This church has served visitors, residents and those who have holiday properties on the Lake for over 100 years. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful Anglican churches in Italy. For further information please email Jeannie Willan on firstname.lastname@example.org, speak to Elizabeth Haddock in church or pick up a leaflet from the back of the church
ON WEDNESDAY AT 10.00 AM EUCHARIST
Parking is very limited at the Parish Centre as priority is given to businesses and Play Group. There is one disabled parking slot.
Please park in front of the Church or in one of the side roads.
DO NOT PARK in designated spaces or by the bollards.
ON SUNDAYS AT 9.30 AM EUCHARIST
We do have more spaces available at the Parish Centre on Sunday, but we have more people coming to Church. If you do not have a mobility problem or equipment please use the school car park.
DON’T LEAVE IT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!
Please don’t miss Sunday worship. Our main family Eucharist is at 9.30am and there are also Eucharists at 8am on Sundays and 9.30 on Saturdays. There are lots of reasons why it’s good to
Please let Fr Edmund know of people going into hospital, residential accommodation or who are housebound.
Revd Edmund Betts: Tel 928 1279
Parish Office: Tel 941 4037, open Tues-Thurs from 9am-1pm
For reservations in the Parish Centre: Tel 928 0530