Booking

Both the church and the adjoining Magdalene Room (the church hall, which opens into the Quiet Garden, are available for hire as venues for occasions, performances and parties. The church is also used for private services such as baptisms, weddings and funerals as well as other private services that renew vows and affirm your identity in Christ.

Baptism

Baby Baptism

Baptism

One of the most natural responses to the birth of a child is a desire to celebrate and say thank you to God. Every child is a miracle and it’s only natural for parents want to bring their children to church to ask for God’s blessing. Baptism and Christening are different names for the same event.

Here at Saint George’s we want to welcome you to bring your child to celebrate their life and pray for their future and we offer parents a choice of either Baptism or a Thanksgiving Service.

At a Baptism service parents and godparents make promises and commitments to bring the child up as a Christian. They promise to do their best to live good lives and be positive role models. These promises are made on the child’s behalf.

At a ‘Thanksgiving for the Gift of a Child’ the child is blessed and the parents and children are prayed for. It’s a simple and beautiful way to welcome your baby into the world and into your family without making promises you might not feel ready to make.

Adult Baptism

If you want to find out more about either of these special services and how to book one, please come along any Sunday to one of our services which are held at 10am. Introduce yourselves to one of the stewards and they will give you an application form and explain how you can attend a Preparation Session. These take place at either Saint George’s or Claines churches at 9.30 on a Saturday morning. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your child into God’s church.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptized. If you were baptized at a christening when you were a child, your parents and godparents made these promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may be ready to affirm these promises for yourself and commit your life to following Jesus Christ. At a confirmation service, you make these promises for yourself. Your friends and family as well as the local Christian community will be there to promise to support and pray for you. 

The local bishop will lay their hands on your head and ask God’s Holy Spirit to give you the strength and commitment to live God’s way for the rest of your life. The C/E offer a fact and FAQ sheet about confirmation here.

Marriage

Marriage

We are delighted you are thinking of getting married! We are also delighted that you want a wedding at St George’s. We will do our best to make your wedding a personal, memorable, and meaningful occasion.

Saint George’s Church, set as it is in Saint George’s Square, one of the most spectacular Georgian settings in Worcestershire and with its Arts and Crafts interior by the renowned architect Sir Aston Webb, makes an exquisite setting for those life changing, all-important vows and an exceptional venue for you and your families to celebrate your wedding day and the adjoining Magdalene Room makes a perfect venue for the reception afterwards.

Billy Connolly said that ‘Marriage is a wonderful invention, but then again so is a bicycle repair kit’! We believe that marriage is far more than just a wonderful invention; it is the best way to live life together. We look forward to helping you make the best start to your married life by asking for God’s blessing on your special day and to support you through the celebrations and challenges of married life.

Please see our FAQ’s page and for further information about a Church of England wedding may be found at www.yourchurchwedding.org or www.prepareformarriage.org.uk

We look forward to celebrating your special day with your families and friends at Saint George’s Church.

Funerals

St George’s is a Parish Church and we are there for everyone at all the main events of life and death. A Church of England Funeral is available to everyone. We give you support before, during and after the service and for as long you feel it is needed. Whether you or your loved one has been a member of this or any church, and whatever your faith or your doubts, you can turn to us and we will be there for you. Please click here for more information.

Vocation

Vocation means what you are called by God to be and do. For some, this is a specific calling to ministry. For others, it could mean serving God through faithful discipleship in everyday life. Everyone has a vocation – all Christians are called to be the presence of Jesus in the community and in their everyday lives.

Sometimes God calls people to a wide range of ministries within the church: youth and children’s ministers, evangelists, missionaries, Licensed Lay Ministry, pioneers, and community workers are generally lay ministers, though some may be ordained. There are also some lay roles which vary with diocese. Check out this page on the Worcester Diocese website and feel free to contact Rev Jo to discuss your future vocation.

Performances

Performances

The Church is also used for performances and concerts. In the past, orchestral and choir performances have been recorded in the nave.

Parties

It’s great that you are looking at St George’s for a party because the facilities are so versatile. You can use both the Nave and the Magdalene Room. There’s easy access to the toilets and everything is on one level. Ceilidhs, banquets, themed parties can all happen here. Of course, you might want a service as well – it can all happen under one roof!

The Magdalene Room

The Magdalene Room, with newly installed (for Jan 2020) stainless steel kitchen, is the perfect place to cater for your event.

The hall (at around 14m x 8m) comfortably accommodates 100 people, with toilets and plenty of stackable seating and folding trestle tables available making it a very adaptable space. From the hall, double doors open to a secluded grassy garden area – perfect for summer!

We have a wide variety of regular groups and community activities that take place so please do check out our website and Facebook page for more information. Regular bookings include: pilates, yoga, mother and baby, art class, Worcester Young Voices, ball room and line dancing, Worcester Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsals, children’s ballet.

For all bookings please contact Barbara Rolison through the booking office by email on stgbookingsec@gmail.com or phone 01905 29873 which has an answerphone. Email is likely to be faster.

Charity name: PCC Saint George with Saint Mary Magdalene, Barbourne, Worcester

Charity number: 1128943