Services

Sunday Services


8.00am Eucharist – a quiet service of 30 minutes

9.30am The Parish Eucharist – a service with music lasting 1 hour

Junior Church – for children aged 3-11 years meets at 9.20am in the Parish Centre and they rejoin their parents at time of communion in the Morning Service.

Sunday Creche – Younger children (up to 3 years) are cared for in our crèche in the Parish Centre.

Normally the first Sunday in the month is usually a Family Eucharist, which the uniformed organisations attend. There is no Junior Church on these occasions. Young people are encouraged to read the lessons and help with the intercessions at these services. Please see calendar.

Sunday Morning Coffee – after the Parish Eucharist we meet for coffee, biscuits and friendship.

6.30pm Evening Worship is on the second Sunday in the month. It will alternately be Evening Prayer (from Common Worship) Evensong (from 1662 Book of Common Prayer). There will also be occasional services of Adoration and Healing, service for the recently bereaved and Carol services at Advent and Christmas. Please see calendar.


Weekday Services

Morning Prayer Evening Prayer (said)

Monday 9.00 am 5.00 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am 5.00 pm
Wednesday 9.30 am 5.00 pm
Thursday 9.00 am 5.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am 5.00 pm

Eucharist is on Wednesday at 10:00 am, Thursday 7:30 pm and Saturday 9:30 am.


General Services

Holy Communion is gladly taken to the sick and house bound – please let the clergy also know those who value a visit at home or in hospital.

Confirmation – preparation for young people and adults takes place each year. Contact Father Edmund for details.

The Ministry of Healing – including laying on of hands and anointing is always available.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession and absolution) is administered by appointment. Personal confidential interviews can be arranged at any time.

Funerals & Memorials


Funerals and Memorial Services
A funeral is used to mark the end of a person’s life here on earth. Family and friends come together to express grief, give thanks for the life lived and commend the person into God’s keeping. These can be a small, quiet ceremony or a large occasion in a packed church.

A funeral director needs to be contacted to make all the arrangements. Please contact Fr Edmund and he can visit you and family at home.

Sometimes families have a private funeral and a later on a more public memorial service.

Weddings


Marriages We would be pleased to take your wedding. For it to take place at St George’s you have to fulfill one of the criteria listed below under the guidelines set out by the Church of England. Under these guidelines a couple may be married here if either of you can show one of the seven connections with the parish.

That one of you:

  • was baptised in the parish or
  • was prepared for confirmation in the parish or
  • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
  • has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months and is on the electoral roll* or

That one of your parents, at any time after you were born:

  • has lived in the parish for a period of at least 6 months or
  • has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least 6 months and been on the electoral roll* or

That one of your parents or grandparents:

  • was married in the parish
  • The electoral roll is our membership list, made up of those who worship here regularly. People can join the electoral roll once they have attended St George’s regularly for six months, and if they intend to continue doing so.

Service of Blessing after a civil marriage and Renewal of Marriage vows please contact the Vicar

Baptism


Holy Baptism is administered on the second and third Sundays of each month either in the main Sunday Service at 9.30 am or at 12.30pm. Arrangements should be made with Father Edmund.