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You are welcome to attend our services.
 The Church is open to visitors.
Morning and Evening Prayer is said most days and you are welcome to attend.

25th November 2022
Bulletin and Reading Sheet for Sunday 27th November

The Bulletin and Reading Sheet for Sunday 27th November are now available to download, read and print out on the website HERE.

 A huge thank you to everyone who helped at the Charity Shop over the last two weeks, particularly Patricia Byrne who did so much of the organisation. The shop needs to be cleared on Monday 28th November at 9am, volunteers with cars and trailers are needed please. They will need to book slots at the local tip.

Just one more week to go now until the Christmas Bazaar. Please can you provide a cake (or two!) for the cake stall. Bring them on the day or the evening before – thank you. Setting up for the bazaar will be from 5pm to 7pm on Friday 2nd Dec. Please set up your stall then as there will not be a great deal of time on the Saturday as the bazaar opens at 9.30am.

And lastly, don't forget the Advent Carol Service is this Sunday at 6pm  - please do come along.

Best wishes,
Alex
Parish Administrator

 

28th October 2022
Anna Chaplaincy

Are you looking for a new way of serving God? Bishop Jonathan is encouraging every parish to have an Anna Chaplain.

The ministry of the Anna Chaplain is to serve and care for older people in our wider community. There is a particular focus on visiting people in care homes and their own homes. It is for people of all faiths and none.

To find out more follow this link: portsmouth.anglican.org/anna-chaplaincy

You may also speak with Rev Liz or Father Colin for more information.

Best wishes,
Alex
Parish Administrator


22nd October 2022
George’s Men - Try Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting session - 26th November

Hello all –

For those that came, I hope you enjoyed the curry on Thursday.

Now to our next adventure.

Nick Byrne has very kindly organised a “come and try air rifle and pistol shooting” session on Saturday 26th November starting at 12.30pm for about 3 – 3 and a half hours.

You will have the chance to try a wide range of air rifles, followed by having a go at air pistol shooting (this is a hugely enjoyable and fun form of target shooting!).

We’ll have a bit of an informal fun competition towards the end of the day, with “The St. Georges’ Marksman Trophy” (and bragging rights) up for grabs for the highest score.

The Club is located at Wallops Woods (roughly halfway between Hambledon and Droxford). The cost works out at £15 a head and this includes the loan and use of rifles, pistols, pellets/ammunition, air fills, insurance cover, etc.

Could you kindly let me know if you would like to come to what is likely to be a great afternoon.

Kind regards
Chris Gadd


4 August 2022
Clarification re Health and Safety

Further to the last email, the requirement to be accompanied relates to members of the church engaging in church activities in their roles (eg choir, maintenance, flowers, cleaning etc etc)

It does NOT relate to members of the public nor to members of our church going in effectively as members of the public (eg for worship or going in to pray or to light a candle).

Sorry for any confusion.

Fr Colin


4 August 2022
Health and Safety Announcement

Following a number of incidents over the last few months, and in line with guidance from our insurers, the Wardens and I have reached a strict policy for anyone engaging in any activity at St George’s.

Unless you have express permission from myself or one of the Wardens (which must be sought on each occasion), nobody is permitted to engage in any activity within the church alone. You must always be accompanied by at least one other person.

We are introducing this policy only to keep you as safe as we can.

It applies with immediate effect to everyone unless you are advised otherwise.

Fr Colin






DOWNLOAD THE SERVICE SHEET, THE READING SHEET AND THE SUNDAY BULLETIN:

Service sheet for Advent: CLICK HERE | Service Sheet for Advent Carol Serice: CLICK HERE
Reading Sheet for Sunday 27th November: CLICK HERE
Sunday Bulletin for Sunday 27th November: CLICK HERE


Scams and Tricksters - We have been warned by the Diocese that Churches and their congregations are being targeted by fraudsters, so please be alert. The latest scam is an email, purportedly from the Vicar or some other trusted Church Official, asking the recipient to contribute to a secret and discreet gift collection for a church member by purchasing Amazon Vouchers, and sending the voucher codes in reply.

Any church fundraising activity will have appeared in the Sunday Bulletin, you can view both current and past copies on the church website HERE.

There are people who have lost huge sums of money by being scammed by someone purporting to be the Police, or from a Bank, saying perhaps that an account has been compromised and persuading the withdrawal of cash or transfer of funds to another account. Never withdraw cash or transfer money on instructions of any ‘Officials’ or your Bank. They will be fraudsters who are persuasive and creating a sense of urgency. Remember you have done nothing to cause an account to be comprised, so it is the Bank’s problem not yours! So stop, allow time for some calm thought, and before doing anything contact us for advice.

There have been scam emails going around purportedly from NHS about COVID vaccinations and vaccination status. You will never be asked to pay for a vaccine or to establish your vaccination status. The NHS will never ask for Bank or Card details, PIN numbers or passwords, or for documents to prove your identity.

Never expose bank or credit card details in response to an email or on the telephone to anyone who has called you, and be suspicious if they suggest you call back - you can still get caught out. Under no circumstances ever give your PIN number to anyone else - even to your bank. Never open an email attachment from an unexpected, suspicious or unknown source.

If in any doubt forward emails, or describe and detail any other approaches (e.g., by telephone/text) to: webmaster@stgeorges.church  and we will advise if it is a scam. Do this before doing anything else!

Join the St George’s Church Waterlooville Mailing List - HERE

St George’s YouTube Channel - HERE

‘At Home Resources’ page: all you need, in one place  - HERE

Download & Print the Mission Action Plan: Growing a Healthy Church - HERE

View the latest APCM report - HERE

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