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St George’s Church, Waterlooville: News and Announcements


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December 2019-  Dr Colin Lawlor, interview on Flash FM Radio - HERE

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

This page is intended as your primary source of information in these difficult times. Return here daily to keep informed.
The Church is closed to the public until further notice.
Services are being live-streamed. All public gatherings and social events are cancelled until further notice.

 ‘at home’ resources are on the menu to the left - here you will find all you need in one place, including links to live streaming video and past recordings of St George’s Sunday and Wednesday morning services, Readings and Service Sheets, and links for services by Bishop Christopher from Portsmouth Cathedral, and other recommended resources.

28th May 2020
Sunday Bulletin and Readings Sheet for Sunday 31 May (Pentecost)

I hope this finds you all well. This is a copy of the email sent out to everyone today.

This is the first of our ‘new-look’ weekly announcements. We are using this new piece of software principally because our emails attaching the bulletin and reading sheet kept getting caught by junk or spam filters. As Fr Colin said last Sunday, when you have a moment (particularly if you have a ‘gmail’ account) have a look in your junk mail and you may find you have three months of bulletins sat there! Also, check the Promotions Tab - your gmail messages may go there.

If you are not on the mailing list, subscribe HERE

We will use this messaging format to give a brief overview of some key messages from the weekly bulletin. But the full bulletin with the prayer lists, service details and so on, plus the reading sheet, will be posted onto our website from now on. You can find them both (usually from about Thursday afternoon) at the following webpage (it’s the same place you can find the streamed services if you are not using YouTube) : www.stgeorgesnews.org/resources

In the bulletin this week, aside from the information about services and the like, is a special request for articles from the editors of the Parish magazine. Given the lack of church activities, they are short of material. If you have something you would like to write about, have taken up a hobby during the lockdown, or have something else you wish to share, you can find details of where to send your article in the bulletin.

On Tuesday evening this week we had the second of our online ‘ZOOM’ quizzes. They really are a fun way of enjoying Christian fellowship during this difficult time. If you have not joined us yet (or even if you have) the next quiz is on Tuesday evening 2nd June at 8PM. Do please let Shirley Vann know if you’d like to take part by emailing her – s.vann@stgeorges.church

Our extended pastoral team continue to provide magnificent support to so many in our congregation. If you know of anyone you suspect may be feeling lonely or would like some help, or you yourself would like someone to talk to, please email Anne Morgan (a.morgan@stgeorges.church) or call her on 02392 358766.

Finally I end with some sad news and that is that after struggling with illness for some time, Ray Kent died earlier this week just two months after the death of his wife. Please keep their daughter in your prayers this week. Please also pray for Lynn Winter whose mother’s funeral will be on the same day as Ray next Thursday (June 4th).

We very much hope that you are enjoying our streamed services on Wednesdays and Sundays. Our next is of course this coming Sunday (Pentecost) at 10AM, streamed live from the Lady Chapel. Do join us if you can.

God bless,


27th May 2020
Plants for Sale

Christine Culley is selling Plants to raise money for the church. Address: 109 Roundway, Waterlooville. So far £160 has been raised.

Some yellow flag Irises are still available and a red water lily if any one has a pond, plus a few other plants left. If any one wants any of these plants, (ring my bell).

All monies go to church funds.

Best wishes to everyone


14th May 2020

Dear Friends

Unfortunately, the events that the Social Committee had organised for this year have been postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing lockdown. When we are able to meet up again, we will resume to arrange some events that we can all enjoy.

We have organised an online quiz. The first one was on 19 May. Another quiz will be taking placed on Tuesday 26th May at 8pm, which you are invited to participate in. This will be on Zoom and it would be helpful if you have downloaded the Zoom software first.


Could you please email me by 5pm on Tuesday so that I can inform Chris who to invite to the meeting - s.vann@stgeorges.church

Chris Gadd will send out a to link join the meeting. Please have paper and pencils or pens to write down your answers.

We have all appreciated the services that Fr Colin and Fr Ray have given on line through Zoom and on You Tube and we would like the church to be able to continue its mission. The church has suffered from loss of income from the open plate collections taken at services and also loss of hiring out the church hall to outside organisations. We have also not been able to raise money from our social activities which also helped the church.

We do not wish to place undue pressure on those that are struggling financially at this time but if you feel able to make a donation to the Church please follow the links on the St Georges website:-


There is a choice to gift aid or not and the option to pay using your credit/debit card or your Pay Pal account. This money goes directly into the church’s bank account.

If you would like to be involved, to write or host a quiz evening or have any feedback, please get in touch. If anyone has any good ideas that we can during this time to encourage social interaction through social media or otherwise please let me know then we can discuss the possibility of this.

Kind regards
Shirley Vann
Social Committee Chairperson


23rd April 2020

A message from Sara Pask. We are facing a very lean year for our usual fundraising activities so I would like to remind people about Easyfundraising. Raise funds every time you shop on-line. To find out more click HERE.

3rd April 2020
St George’s News, Easter 2020 Issue

The latest issue of the Church Magazine has now been published. As we are unable to access the Church Photocopier, printed copies will be available at some future date; meanwhile the Magazine can be downloaded, viewed on your computer, and printed out at home. For the magazine, go to the St George’s News home page HERE

19 March 2020
Waterlooville Music Festival has been postponed to June 2021

For more information, go to the Waterlooville Music Festival website HERE

Recordings of recent services from St George’s Church - HERE

Welcome to the web site for St George’s Church and its Parish magazine, St George’s News.

This is the world’s longest running Parish Magazine on the Internet - we were the first parish magazine on the web, our On-Line edition started in February 1996. You will find many interesting articles here on a wide variety of subjects. If you want a copy of the printed version, you can subscribe here.

St George’s Church welcomes visitors. During the week, the Church is open from 9.30am until 3pm. (mornings only during school holidays).

Usually there is a mid-week Eucharist at 10am on Wednesdays. Sunday services are 8am and 10am. Sunday School and Sunday School Baby & Toddler Group, 9.45am in the hall during term times. However all services are cancelled at the moment.

SAFEGUARDING. To contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer email
St George’s Church Waterlooville adopts and follows the House of Bishop’s ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy. For more detailed information click HERE

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

Thy Kingdom Come -  Link HERE

Tuesday 2nd June  at 8pm - see below for more information
To join the ‘virtual’ quiz on ZOOM please email Shirley Vann before 5pm on 26 May
so that you can be emailed the link to join the quiz.  s.vann@stgeorges.church

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