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Bishop’s Certificate Course

Bishop’s Certificate Course 2019/2010

Would you like to know more about the Bible and the Christian faith? Was the last course you did Confirmation Class? Then the Bishop’s Certificate Course might be for you! It covers the Old Testament, the life and teaching of Jesus, Baptism, Prayer, the Eucharist, the Holy Spirit, Discipleship and a whole lot more. It is a weekly course spread out over 1 year (30 weeks in all) and only costs £30 for the whole course (with financial support if needed). No academic qualifications are required – just enthusiasm and commitment. The 2 most local courses this year start in October, at St Augustine’s Droitwich Mondays 7.30pm, and Barbourne Tuesdays 10.30am. If anyone wants to know more please contact the Parish Office 01905 759702.

Cafe Church 10am Sunday 18th August ‘One small step’

This Sunday we worship Cafe style in the Magdalene Room to the right of the church. The gathering starts at 10am, with the worship band leading the worship, breakfast, fresh coffee, activities, and a child friendly space for babies and toddlers. This month the theme is stepping out in faith. We will look back to the Moon Landing 50 years ago ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’, and reflect on what happens when we decide to step out in faith. The service usually lasts just over an hour and is relaxed and informal.

Celtic Communion 6.30pm Sunday 15th September

Throughout history there have been groups of Christians who have discovered the beauty of a life lived on God’s terms. The Celtic Christians of the early middle ages was one such group.

They understood from Scripture and from their own life experience that God was not someone we bend to our wants and desires, but rather someone who was beyond our control. Something we would need to pursue rather than subdue. In this Celtic Communion service we will explore why the Celtic tradition chose to represent the Holy Spirit as a bird, not the peaceful and serene dove landing on Jesus at his baptism. For their symbol of the Holy Spirit, the Celtic church people chose the Wild Goose (An Geadh-Glas).

Kingdom Arts Festival 6th-8th June

There are a variety of workshops and events throughout the Festival

KINGDOM ARTS FESTIVAL

Workshops in the Magdalene Room

Live music in the Church

Children’s activities in the Church

The festival is part of the Thy Kingdom Come global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. Who are the 5 people you know who most need to know life in all ts fullness? Pray for them every day May 30th – June 9th 2019

Together we can light up the world

https://www.thykingdomcome.global

Cafe Church 10am 16th June

Cafe Church is relaxed, informal, interactive and good fun. Everyone is welcome to come along, especially suitable for families, although lots of people come who are on their own and older people too. The Cafe is in the Magdalene Room (the hall to the right hand side of the church building). With worship led by the band, prayer activities, tea and toast, fresh coffee, fruit, Cafe Church is engaging and uplifting.

Every Sunday at 10am

If you are looking for somewhere to explore the Christian faith, somewhere to make new friends, somewhere to feel like you belong,  you will receive a warm welcome at St George’s Church.

There might be a folk band, a jazz pianist, guitars or a traditional organ leading the worship.  Who knows! There might be children dancing and waving streamers (and adults for that matter!) Apart from 3rd Sundays  at 10am when it’s Cafe Church, there will almost certainly be Holy Communion as this is at the heart of who we are. At the heart of us is Jesus. Jesus is at the centre of everything we do and so we worship in the round with Jesus in our midst (and quite often a few toddlers too!)

On 3rd Sundays at 6.30pm we also have a Celtic Holy Communion with folk music, pottery chalice, real bread and a reflection rather than a sermon.

Christian Mindfulness Sunday 14th July 5-6pm

Come and discover the peace and tranquility of Christian Mindfulness in the beautiful surroundings of Saint George’s Lady Chapel. No experience necessary. Dr Barbara Mitra leads us through a series of mindful meditations with a focus on love and kindly awareness and words of hope and compassion from the Bible.

Service of First Holy Communion

What a joy and privilege it was to be part of this lovely service yesterday, when these five beautiful children took their first communion. How blessed we are at St George’s to witness the start of their Christian pilgrimage. I pray all of us at St George’s will encourage them and their families as we all learn together what it means to be Kingdom People.

Since 1997 the Church of England has allowed churches to admit children to Communion before Confirmation, Saint George’s Church adopted this option some years ago. and we now have a number of children from the age of 6 who, after a period of about 6 weeks preparation with the clergy, receive the sacraments.  13619853_732985130174008_3768344479391448686_n(1)

Ukulele Concert this Saturday 16th July 7.30pm in church

THE FRIENDS OF SAINT GEORGE’S will welcome the Worcester Ukulele Club to explain the origins of the Ukulele and give a concert including several styles of music at 7.30 pm on Saturday 16th July in Saint George’s Church, Barbourne, Worcester. Tickets are available ukeon the door £8.00 to include interval refreshments. Proceeds shared between the Friends of Saint George’s and the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.