Some pictures of our Parish Lunch today to raise funds for our mission partners Keith and Lynne Scott who are working with CMS in Zambia. Great food and friendship and money raised for a partnership that is very much treasured by us at St George’s.
On Sunday morning, April 30th we marked the 40th anniversary of the ordination of Rev. William Odling Smee. We made a small presentation to William and to his wife Anne.
We have been very blessed with his ministry to us at St Georges with preaching, pastoral care and of course his baking. On this occasion though we did let someone else bake the cake.
We held our Easter General Vestry meeting on Sunday, April 2nd. At the meeting Rev. Brian Stewart delivered his address and we made a presentation to Prof. Brian Walker to thank him for the excellent work he did in producing our Parish History. The history was produced as part of our Bicentennary celebrations and copies are for sale via the church office
The end of treble rehearsal today, with four of the recently valedicted choristers along to help to mentor the new probationers. There are 19 choristers and about as many probationers. Come and hear them on December 17th at 7:30pm at the carol concert. The new boys will sing on their own, they already make a great sound, and then will also sing Foote’s arrangement of Silent Night, including a verse in German. We look forward to seeing you there.
The launch of Professor Brian Walker’s new book ‘A History of St George’s’ took place yesterday evening in St George’s Parish Church, Belfast. Professor Walker has been working hard on this over recent years and has brought the keen eye and scholarship of a professional historian to the task – and uncovered many gems and forgotten aspects of St George’s history. The book is sumptuously illustrated with many colour plates and will make not only an excellent read but also a wonderful Christmas present for family and friends.