Notices 11 March

Holy Week Leaflet
These are available at the back of Church.

Receiving the chalice
We would like to reaffirm good practice for receiving/giving communion.
This Sunday, whether you are standing or kneeling, the communion ministers are looking for clear hand movements from people to indicate how they would like to receive the communion cup (the chalice).

Some folk will only put one hand out to the base of the chalice to help guide the communion minister. Whilst others will put out both hands, one to the base and the other to the cup part to take the chalice from the communion minister. Clear and definite hand signals are required. They generate mutual confidence and trust. Take care letting go and holding the chalice so that we have no spills

It is perfectly acceptable for those who wish to dip the bread into the wine to continue to do. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a public thank you, on your behalf, to all our communion ministers for their help in administering the sacrament.
Fr Edmund

Lay Foundation Governor
The PCC are looking for a candidate so they can make a recommendation to the Chester Diocesan Board of Education to appoint a 2nd lay foundation governor from St George’s to serve on the board for Altrincham C of E Primary School.
They need to be
1. Regular at St George’s
2. Committed to the education and personal development of children
3. Committed to support the Church Foundation of the school
4. Willing to give time to the school in attendance at meetings, visiting and attending training
5. Good interpersonal skills
6. Ability to work as a team and in a confidential manner
7. Confident as to when to know to ask challenging questions and hold professionals to account, and when to defend and support.

If you would like to express an interest please email or have a word with
Fr Edmund or Kevin Davis, church warden, who is the other foundation governor from St George’s and also vice chairman.

Tuesday Morning Eucharist at 11.30 am
I’m thinking about holding a Tuesday morning Eucharist for people who would like to attend a weekday morning service but would prefer to come later than 10.00am! They can then go down town for a coffee or lunch.
It might also be ideal for those going to pick up children from school / playgroup or who find Sunday mornings are too busy transporting children, or that they are visiting families and friends who live away. If you are interested please have a word with Fr Edmund. We only need 2 or 3 people to get it started.

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 Medway 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

Snow Policy
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.

Mothers’ Union
The Mothers’ Union annual Lady Day lunch will take place on Thursday 19th April at 12 noon, at the Aspire Restaurant in Trafford College.
The cost is £12.50 for 3 courses, or £14.00 with tea or coffee.
Names, monies and any dietary needs please to Isabel, Freda or Frances.

Holy Week Services
Monday 26 March 7.15 pm Stations of the Cross
8.00 pm Eucharist with short address.
Tuesday 27 March 7.15 pm Stations of the Cross
8.00 pm Eucharist with short address.
Wednesday 28 March 7.15 pm Stations of the Cross
8.00 pm Eucharist with short address.
Maundy Thursday 8.00 pm Sung Eucharist with washing of
29 March feet followed by all night vigil
Good Friday 12 noon – 3 pm Three Hours Devotion
30 March

Maundy Thursday Vigil
The list for the Maundy Thursday Vigil is at the back of the Church. Please enter your names into the time slots in which you will be able to be in Church to keep the Vigil. Come, “Watch and pray” with Jesus.

Maundy Thursday Footwashing
Six volunteers needed during the 8pm Eucharist service for this. Please sign list at the back of Church.

Easter Communion – a Reminder!
It is expected that every person who is confirmed should make their communion on Easter Day. If you are away on holiday drop into a local Church or come here the Sunday after Easter.

Easter Day 1 April
8.00 am Eucharist (said)
9.30 pm Parish Eucharist



Minor Revision of Church Electoral Roll:
The Church Electoral Roll is the list of the registered members of the congregation. Only those on the list are entitled to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM), at which PCC Members are elected. The number of people on the Electoral Roll is reported at the APCM, and passed on to the Diocese as a measure of the strength of the congregation.

There is to be a minor revision of this Electoral Roll, to bring it up-to-date before the APCM at the end of April. Please see the formal notice on the notice-board in the porch. The Roll will be closed from 12 March to
4 April 2018 to make changes: adding new names, removing the names of those who have left the area or passed away during the year, and making corrections or amendments.

We would like to encourage all of those who attend here regularly, who count St. George’s as “their” church, to sign up, if you have not already done so. Those living outside the parish the Parish must have attended “habitually” for a period of six months before signing up. For people living inside the parish, there is no such attendance requirement.
For applications forms and any further information, or to check whether you are on the roll, please contact Robert Moscrop
(Churchwarden & Electoral Roll Officer).

Tuesdays 3.30pm during term time for 4-7 year olds, we meet in church
afterwards in the parish centre, a chance for children and parents to meet together on a weekday

Who’s Who Photo Board
The Photo Board is up in the Church Porch. More photos are needed.

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 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.
Thank you.

Altrincham C of E School Spring Ball
Friday 11 May 2018, 7pm until late at Radisson Blu, Manchester Airport.
Tickets £38pp includes: Welcome Drinks, 3 course meal, DJ and live music, Auction and Raffle. Dress to Impress. Contact CLAREBURGESS4@ICLOUD.COM

A New Way of Looking at Lent

“Fast from hurting words … and say kind words.
Fast from sadness … be filled with gratitude.
Fast from anger … and be filled with patience.
Fast from pessimism … and be filled with hope.
Fast from complaints … and contemplate simplicity.
Fast from bitterness … and fill your heart with joy.
Fast from selfishness … and be compassionate to others.
Fast from grudges … and be reconciled.”

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.
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.

Cross Stitch Picture
We have a lovely framed cross stitch picture dedicated to the memory of Sheila Prestwich who died 27/4/1997. It was stitched by CB. SC. SD. BF. HH. WL. CR. CS. JS. AT. AT. and JW. If you are one of the people who stitched it or can shed any light on who they might be please speak to
Fr Edmund. The picture is on display in the office window.

The Giving Machine giving St George’s free cash donations Remember! When you are buying any items online, make sure that you generate a free cash donation with every purchase via There are over 600 of the most popular stores taking part in the scheme making it so easy for you to make difference without it costing you a penny more than the normal purchase price of your item.

Dates for your Diary 2018

29th April 2018 – St George’s Day Afternoon Tea – 2pm – 4pm in the Parish Centre
Tea and cake will be served to celebrate St Georges Day 2018.
Tickets will be £4.00 per person which includes the afternoon tea.

24th June 2018 – Quiz Evening – 4.30pm – 7pm in the Parish Centre
Fun for all the family, enter a team in the Quiz to win a prize for your team and be crowned St George’s quiz team of the year. Tickets will be £2.00 per person, which includes cheese and biscuits. Bring your own drink but tea and coffee will be served.

16th September 2018 – Welcome back Coffee and Cake
Tea, Coffee and cake will be served courtesy of the Mothers Union, and it is free for everyone!

6th October 2018 – Harvest Supper and Beetle Drive – in the Parish Centre
The usual Harvest Supper and Beetle drive will be held on this date, further details to follow/

8th December 2018 – Children’s Christmas Party – in the Parish Centre
Full details to follow

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.

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 be regular.

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