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You are welcome to attend our services.
 The Church is open to visitors. Sunday services at 8am and 10am. Also Wednesday 10am.
Morning and Evening Prayer is usually said Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

24th November 2023
Sunday Bulletin and Reading Sheet for Sunday 26th November

The Bulletin and Reading Sheet for Sunday 26th November 2023 are now available to download, read and print out HERE.

Christmas Bazaar – Saturday 2nd December from 9.30am - 1.30pm

Only one week to go now until the Christmas Bazaar. Please come along to support this event and help raise much needed money to keep your Church running. Please take some raffle tickets from the table as you come into church and sell to your family and friends.

URGENT APPEAL - We are seriously low in volunteers for Sidespeople and Meet & Greet. Please consider whether you can put yourself forward for one of these roles so that parishioners and visitors to St George’s get a warm welcome.  Newish members of St George’s are particularly welcome to volunteer.  Please speak to David or Sara Pask 07886 114710.  Thank you.

St George’s Friendship Group – Will be holding their Christmas Coffee Morning on Monday 11th December at 10am. Everyone is welcome. The Mayor of Havant will be in attendance and there will be stalls, singing, refreshments and a raffle, with a special appearance from Santa. Tickets are £3 on the door for adults, children are free. Contact Linda on 07834 457284 or email honeydaycareservices@gmail.com for more info.

Invitation to attend Choral Evensong at Portsmouth Cathedral - Our parish is on the Diocesan Prayer Cycle on Tuesday 28th November if anyone from St George's would like to attend this service (starts at 5.45pm).

Best wishes
Parish Administrator

7th November 2023
Fr Colin

Dear All,

I speak regularly with Fr Colin and in our most recent conversation he agreed that I provide this following update.

He has been signed off by his doctor for a further period, currently until the end of January 2024. He is receiving treatment as appropriate.

Fr Colin also asked me to let you know that he is very grateful for your continued messages of support and for your prayers.

Kind regards
Chris Gadd

26th October 2023
Jennefer Higginbottom

We have received the sad news that Jennefer Higginbottom, who was for many years a member of St George's congregation, has passed away at Easterlea Care Home.

2nd July 2023
Fr Colin

Dear All

For those that were not with us at our 10AM service this morning.

Fr Colin is taking some extended compassionate leave for personal family reasons for the next few weeks.

If you need to speak to anyone on Parish matters or have any issues whatsoever, would you please in the first instance contact me (c.gadd@stgeorges.church or call me 07943 633734) or, in the alternative on the days that she works, Rev Liz.

Please resist the temptation to call or email Fr Colin.

Kind regards

13th April 2023
Carbon Footprint Calculator

As part of the Eco Church award which we are working towards, St George’s is inviting you to use a Carbon footprint calculator to see what your impact is on the environment and to give suggestions to reduce it. These are a few we’ve found, you may like to use a different one. Do let us know how you get on! We don’t need to know the results, but we’d be delighted to hear from those who have engaged with this.

Many thanks in advance
The Eco Church Group.

 This one is free, secure and gives results without the need to give your email address. Quite detailed info needed though.


A nice, quick, easy calculator but it needs an email address to get the results and you effectively sign up for newsletters but can unsubscribe at any point.


Secure, comprehensive, asks you for an email address if you want to but you get a summarised report anyway. Offers good ways to reduce your carbon footprint which are personalised to your answers. This is the best in our opinion!



Service sheet for Ordinary time: CLICK HERE
Reading Sheet for Sunday 26th November: CLICK HERE
Sunday Bulletin for Sunday 26th 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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