Thursday 24th December Christmas Eve 4:30pm Virtual Crib Service 11:30pm Midnight Communion in Church - pre-bookable, see below Friday 25th December Christmas Day 10:00am Holy Communion in Church - pre-bookable, see below
Important: for the Midnight Communion on the 24th, and the 10am Christmas Day service For these two services, we are asking people to pre-book, so that we can ensure that there is enough space for social distancing. If you intend to go to either/both please email the wardens: Tony Solway: firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Cort: email@example.com Thank-you, and we hope you enjoy these services!
Food Hampers for Local Families
St. George's is arranging to donate food hampers to the families of local school children who are on free school meals, so may struggle to have enough food over the holiday. We are planning 50 hampers. If you would like to donate towards the cost of the hampers, please contact the church treasurer, Cathy Hemsley, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus. Daily Hope, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. What to expect? The hymn & reflection will last around 20 minutes. When you dial the number you will be asked to press star if you’d like to hear the full message by the Archbishop. Or press 1 to hear the hymn for the day - this includes a hymn, a reflection on the hymn, then hear the song again & short prayer. There will be a different hymn each day.
PRAYER CHAIN: The Prayer Chain is being restarted. if you were a prayee or would like to be a prayee please speak to Gilly. Prayer request cards will be at the back of the church/ will be distributed in our parish . If you would like to be prayed for please text or phone and leave a message on : 07393034515 giving as much or as little detail as you are comfortable with. All information will be treated as confidential and will be deleted, along with the caller’s number, within 24 hours.