This Sunday: Pentecost 12

This Sunday, 25 August we keep the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass starts with the rite of asperges, the sprinkling of holy water to cleanse us. It has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. There will be said Evensong with no hymns from the Book of Common Prayer at 4 pm this Sunday.

Gregorian Chant Group

Our chant group has resumed on Wednesdays in the Parish Hall. We meet next on 21 Thursday 28 August at 7.30 pm.

We are preparing for the Michaelmas Compline Service on Wednesday 25 September at 7.30 pm in the church. Details are on the webpage.

Next Sunday: Dedication Sunday

Next Sunday, 1 September we celebrate the dedication and consecration of our church in 1903. . The 8 am mass has no hymns and a sermon while the 9.30 mass starts with a procession. It has hymns with a choir and a sermon, and there is morning tea afterwards. There will be said Evensong with no hymns from the Book of Common Prayer at 4 pm this Sunday.

Fellowship Group

The next meeting of the St George’s Fellowship Group will be held on Tuesday 3 September at 1 pm. Our speaker will be Janine Whiting who will talk about “The Sea of Galilee, then and now.” We will conclude with shared afternoon tea. You are all welcome to attend.

Monthly Requiem

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. Our next monthly requiem is on Friday 6 September at 5.15 pm.

Parish Council

Parish Council meets next on Sunday 8 September, 2019 at 11 am.

The Lodge Service

Once a month we hold an Anglican service in the local nursing home, The Lodge, at Wayville. Our next service there is Wednesday 18 September at 11.15 am.

Chant Group Compline

The Chant Group will be singing a compline service on Wednesday, 25 September, at 7.30 pm.

Pets To be buried

On the Saturday after St Francis’ Day, the patron saint of animals, we off to parishioners and members of the community our grounds for burial of the ahses of pets. If you have any ashes of pets you wish buried, please see Fr Scott or arrange a time after 1 pm on Saturday, 5 October.

Celebration of the Canonisation of John Henry Newman

St George’s will join Holy Cross Roman Catholic Parish for a joint singing of the litany of the saints on Sunday 13 October to celebrate the canonisation of John Henry Newman, an Anglican priest who converted and became a Roman Catholic cardinal. He was a famous theologian in both traditions, and the author of the famous hymn, Lead, Kindly Light.

Education Association

This meets next on Sunday 20 October, 2019 at 11 am.

Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham

Every month, usually on the first Saturday, we have a special mass in devotion to Our Lady. Our parish has a special devotion ot Our Lady of Walsingham, the famous pilgrimage site in England, and has a wonderful statue of Mary in her role there. The Cell meets next on Saturday 9 November at 9 am for mass followed by a shared breakfast.

Christ the King

This feast day will be on Sunday, 24 November. The guest preacher will be Fr Matthew Anstey.