Greek Group

The next meeting is Thursday 25 May at 9.45 am in the Parish Hall. We continue our exploration of the Book of Daniel.

This Sunday – Ascension

There will be our usual said Mass at 8 am and Solemn Sung Mass at 9.30 am then evensong with benediction at 4.00 pm. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass has hymns with a choir and a sermon. This week being Ascension we celebrate the conclusion of Our Lord’s earthly ministry.

Gregorian Chant Group

Our group meets next on on Wednesday 31 May at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall.

The recording of the Regina Caeli we listened to last week (and sang along to) is by the Schola Gregoriana Mediolanensis, an amateur group of men and women in Milan who are dedicated to singing plainchant.  You can hear them on youtube.
Our listening focus remains the 11th century sequence ‘Victimae Paschali Laudes,’ with a brief summary of the other sequences still in the repertory, including the ‘Stabat Mater,’ the ‘Dies Irae’ and ‘Veni Sancte Spiritus,’ also known as ‘The Golden Sequence.’
We’ll finish as usual with the Compline antiphon ‘Salva Nos’ and may have time to take a look at how it will eventually accompany the ‘Nunc Dimittis.’

Monthly Requiem

Friday 2 June 2017 is our next monthly requiem at 5.15 pm. We pray for all those whose year’s mind falls in the current month and any other names people wish to be especially remembered.

Benedictine Oblates

Our next mass and meeting is at St George’s at 10 am on 3 June.

Fellowship Group

Our group meets next on 6 June at 1 pm. Our speaker will be Mark Brindal, who will talk about “Aspects of Daily Life in Jerusalem”. We will conclude with afternoon tea as usual. Do come and bring your friends.

Parish Council

Parish Council meets next on Sunday 11 June at 11 am.
St Benedict’s Day
We will keep this the Saturday before on Saturday the 8 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.Throughout the year St George’s offers hospitality to a group of oblates – lay people associated with a religious order – for whom the Rule of St Benedict provides a guide for daily living in ordinary life.

Each year we invite members of religious orders, together with oblates and associates, to join us for a Mass in honour of St Benedict. The Mass this year will be held on Saturday 8 July beginning at 12 noon. This will be followed by a shared lunch in the Parish Hall.We extend a warm invitation to parishioners and anyone else who might be interested to come along and join us for this occasion. All are most welcome.

Catholic Renewal Sunday

This commemorates the start of the Catholic Revival in the Anglican church in the 19 Century. We celebrate this on 16 July this year, the Sunday after 14 July, when John Keble gave his famous Assize sermon in 1833. Guest preacher Deacon Richard Burr.

Education Association

This meets next Sunday 6 August at 11 am.

Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham

This meets next on Saturday 15 August at 9 am for mass followed by a shared breakfast.