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If you are thinking of coming to a church service and want to know more about us, please click here

St George’s Church Hall


George’s Men

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Church Hall george's men Tweenies mothers' union sunday school St Mary's Axim

The name tells the story - George's Men is open to all the gentlemen who regularly worship at St. George's Church. There is no membership and no subscriptions, with each event being open to all men and paying for itself.

You can download the provisional 2017 programme here. The programme includes a Cribbage Night and Christmas Skittles Match, and a cricket evening with barbecue at Glendene, and a visit to a local brewery. It is not unknown for a pub to feature occasionally as a venue …..

On several occasions through the year the gentlemen undertake small maintenance tasks around the Church for which the PCC is very grateful. All George’s Men events are publicised in the weekly Bulletin and all gentlemen of St. George's are welcome to come.




Tweenies

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Mothers’ Union

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Starting 140 years ago as a small parish group at Old Alresford, Hants, this organisation blossomed in 1855 following a church meeting held in Portsmouth at which, Mary Sumner, its founder, was asked, without prior notice, to address those present. Such was her conviction regarding care and concern for family life that the following day Mothers’ Union was declared a Diocesan organisation within the Anglican Church. It spread very rapidly throughout the world and today has a membership of 4 million within 83 countries.

Membership is open to all who are concerned with encouraging, strengthening and supporting marriage and family life. This includes men, women, married or single, clergy and MP’s.

Our work is project based such as making and supplying emergency toilet bags for QA hospital. We support the local Women’s Refuges with clothing, toiletries, bedding etc. Hand knitted teddy bears are supplied to the Emergency Services, tiny gowns are made for Stillborn babies at QA and jackets, hats and bootees knitted for the Neo-natal unit.

Overseas our trained workers provide literacy and numeracy training, health and HIV/AIDS advice and help initiate small fund raising projects which assist mothers to provide for their children’s education.

Here at St George’s we are a small and ageing group who would welcome a younger group of members meeting informally of an evening. No time for meetings? Diocesan Membership is available for which information is supplied regularly and your subscription helps to maintain the work at home and worldwide.

If you are interested please contact Margaret Symonds m.symonds@st georges.church or 02392 252338

 



Sunday School

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The Tweenies are an informal group of Ladies who meet regularly for fun events. There is no membership or subscription, each event being open to all ladies and paying for itself.

Recent events include Sing-a-long to Les Miserables, cake decorating, a ramble, jewellery exhibition, speakers on family tree history, about life in Zimbabwe, and much more.

Numbers fluctuate and this keeps the group alive. Everyone takes a turn at leading The Tweenies, and this shares the load extremely well.



The enthusiasm of the children and eagerness to try is warming to the heart. They join in wholeheartedly with whatever activity is being offered. To this end, last year we have completed a variety of exciting projects, including a Nativity Play at Christmas. The programme is varied and will hopefully evoke interest and encouragement in both Church and faith matters. Last, but certainly not least, the children, with their varying ages, get on extremely well together.


St Mary’s Axim, Ghana

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St George’s has established a link with the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Axim, Ghana.

There is an article about St Mary’s Axim here. (Opens in new window).

Hall Bookings


St George’s is able to offer its hall for hire either for a one off event or for weekly use by commercial organisations, community organisations, charities and private individuals. The hall is licenced by Havant Borough Council for the playing and performing of music. However, if a hirer is proposing to sell alcohol , include it in a ticket price or give it away for a donation a Temporary Event Notice licence must be obtained from Havant Borough Council and a copy provided with the booking application.


Hire rates for 2017 are


All enquiries and bookings are to be made to Mrs Sheilah Hall on 02392 250869. Please telephone to check availability before completing the booking form.


You can download and complete the booking form:

Booking form for one-off events HERE  - payment required with return of the form.

Booking form for long term regular booking HERE


Bouncy Castles, Inflatables and Trampolines are not permitted in the hall.


Hall Facilities

The hall building consists of a large main hall, stage, committee room, toilets (including disabled) and a modern, well equipped kitchen.

The hall can accommodate up to 100 seated either in rows or at tables. To one end is a curtained stage with access from the front and sides. To one side of the hall are two large serving hatches giving access from the kitchen.

The kitchen is equipped with



DAY

TIME

ORGANISATION

CONTACT DETAILS





Monday

10am to noon on 2nd Monday of the month

Bereavement Group

Linda Smith 07834457284


4pm to 8.30pm during school term

Victoria School of Dancing

www.victoriaschoolofdancing.co.uk

Tuesday

10am to 11.30am

St George’s Parent and Toddlers

Claire Rockett 07854595631


1.30pm to 4pm

Waterlooville OAP’s



6.30pm to 8.30pm

Waterlooville Shotokan Karate Club

Craig Ford 07850979100

waterlooville@rengokaikarate.co.uk

Wednesday

10.30am to Noon

Tea and coffee available to the public



6.30pm to 8.30pm during school term

TS Active

www.maritimetrainingcorps.org.uk

Thursday

9am to 11.30am

St George’s Market



7.30pm to 9.30pm on 2nd Thursday of the month

The National Trust Portsmouth & District Centre

Linda Wainwright 02392 241297

l.wainwright@stgeorges.church


2pm to 5pm on 3rd Thursday of the month

Mother’s Union

Margaret Symonds

02392 252338


7pm to 9pm on 3rd Thursday of the month

Order of the Eastern Star



6pm to 10pm on 4th Thursday of the month

Waterlooville Events Team Pop-Up Cinema

Waterlooville Events Team

Friday

10am to Noon

Tea and coffee available to the public


Saturday




Sunday

9.45 to Noon

Sunday school followed by tea and coffee after church service.

Lynn Winter 02392 252196

Current Organisations using the Hall: