Advent begins this Sunday, November 27th. Our preacher at 11am Choral Eucharist will be the Rev’d Roger Thompson of the Church Mission Society Ireland. He is responsible for co-ordinating partnership links between sponsoring parishes in Ireland and those individuals who are working overseas on mission placements. Fr Thompson will tell us about the overall work of CMSI and something of the assistance to the Church in Zambia.
Our annual Advent Carol service will take place as usual at 5pm. The music of Advent, from the distant, anterior sound of ‘I look from afar’ to the reworking of ‘Veni Emmanuel’ by Philip Lawson, this Sunday afternoon will set the tone for a devotional advent season. The candlelit procession, the ‘O’ antiphons, readings and advent carols will prepare the way for Christmas. All are welcome.
On Thursday 8th December at 7:30pm the launch of Professor Brian Walker’s new book ‘A History of St. George’s’ will take place in the Parish Hall. He has been working hard on this over recent years and it promises to be an interesting and informative read. He 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. Please do come along, enjoy the refreshments and buy a copy or two.
On this the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Saint George’s Singers will be paying tribute to all those lost during the Great War. Using letters, newsreel footage and music, the short recital will reflect on the sacrifices made during the conflict.
The event will include works by Fauré, Elgar, Sullivan and Parry as well as a special performance of Memorial Ground by David Lang. The choir will be conducted by Marion Doherty Hayden with Gareth Lewis on organ.
During the singing of Memorial Ground, choir members will identify with some of the fallen.
Remembering Them takes place this Saturday, November 5th at 7.30pm in St George’s. Admission is £10 payable at the door (no tickets required).
All Souls Day will be commemorated this year on Wednesday, November 2nd. The Eucharist will be celebrated at 10.30 that morning and at 8pm there is a Sung Eucharist with a Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. The preacher will be the Rev’d Dr Richard Clutterbuck, Principal of Edgehill Theological College in Belfast. This is an opportunity to remember our loved ones when the names of the deceased are read during the service. If you wish to have a loved one’s name included, a list will be available in the Narthex from mid-October. Only NEW names should be added.
St. George’s Mission 2016 Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th September
‘Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and for ever’ – Hebrews 13 v8
Click here for the full list of events in the Mission Booklet
As part of our Bicentenary celebrations we will be holding a mission from Saturday 10th September – Sunday 18th September.
The Mission will be led by a team from the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield, Yorkshire. The team will be led by Fr John Gribben CR, and five students from the community will assist him.
The week of events will have the theme ‘Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever’. It will comprise of morning sessions from Monday 12th – Saturday 17th September at 10.30am (11am on Wednesday 14th) and evening services Sunday 11th – Friday 16th at 7.30pm. Put the dates in your diary now and we will publish further details soon.