This Sunday, 24 June, is the Feast of the Birth of St John the Baptist. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 has a procession and mass, hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. There is Evensong at 4 pm, this is just a simple said service from the Book of Common Prayer, with its wonderful 16th C English.
Gregorian Chant Group
We meet next on Wednesday, 27 June. We will then next meet on 1 August.
Our new psalm is the lovely Psalm of Ascents 121 (120): ‘I lift up my eyes to the hills,’ which we will sing to the special psalm tone ‘Tonus Irregularis.’
The hymn is the office hymn for Trinity Sunday and beyond: ‘Nocte surgentes,’ which is found in the New English Hymnal 149 tune i.
The Marian antiphon for the season is once again Salve Regina, but before we start singing that again we’ll have a look at the Ave Maria, for centuries one of the most popular prayers of Catholics and other denominations. Here is a link.
The group meets next at 9.45 on Thursday, 28 June in the Parish Hall. We continue on chapter 1 of the Epistle of Barnabas in Greek. After this meeting we will be in recess until 2 August.
Next Sunday, 1 July, is Pentecost 6. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. There is Evensong at 4 pm, this is just a simple said service from the Book of Common Prayer, with its wonderful 16th C English.
The St George’s Fellowship Group will next meet on Tuesday 3 July at 1 pm. Our speakers will be Pauline and Allen Pearson, who will tell us about their travels in Burma (Myanmar). You are all welcome to come to this presentation and then share afternoon tea with us.
Every month, usually on the first Friday, we remember at a special requiem all those whose year’s mind falls in that month, the recently departed, and any others for whom prayers are requested. The next monthly requiem is Friday 6 July. Please let Fr Scott know if you wish any names to be added to the list.
Parish Council meets next on Sunday 8 July, 2018 at 11 am.
St Benedict’s Day
We will keep this the Saturday near the feast of St Benedict on 11 July.
St Benedict is considered by many to be the founding father of religious orders in the Western Church. The Rule that he wrote for his community of monks in the 5th century is still relevant in today’s world for monastics and lay people alike. Each year we invite members of religious orders, together with oblates and associates, to join us for a Mass in honour of St Benedict. This is followed by a shared lunch in the Parish Hall. In 2017 we had Archdeacon Michael Whiting preach for us and the renewal of oblation vows. In 2018 the Archbishop will be our guest preacher.
The Benedictine Oblates meet next at St George’s then on 25 August, 15 September, 6 October and 17 November.
Catholic Renewal Sunday
We celebrate each year the beginning of the Catholic Renewal in the Anglican church, dated from a sermon of John Keble on 14 July, 1833. This year our guest preacher will be Fr Warwick Winsall-Hall. The main mass for this Sunday, 15 July, will be at 10.30, not 9.30, followed by a shared lunch.
Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham
This meets next on Saturday 4 August at 9 am for mass followed by a shared breakfast.
This meets next on Sunday 5 August, 2018 at 11 am.
The 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 falls on Sunday 11 November this year. Our mass at 9.30 that day will have a special preacher, Fr Joe Johns, a former marine and military chaplain. There will be prayers at the War Shrine att 11 am.