St George’s Church

St George’s Church

He’s grown, that baby… in a supermarket shortly after Christmas, I heard two shoppers and a member of staff calling out to one another asking if they had each had good Christmases. The consensus was that yes, they each had, but it was over so quick; all that preparation for just one day they said. For just one day; to coin a well-known phrase, Jesus is for life not just for Christmas – well known…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

A common misconception is that Christianity is all a bit polite, a bit genteel; like tea and buns with the vicar. But No! Christianity consistently challenges us with questions about life, the universe and everything at every turn. As I write, we are moving from harvest time through Advent, to winter and Christmas and throughout it all, there is nothing restrained about the Christian message. The bible readings we use at harvest are drawn from…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

Church is a movement, not an exhibit… Let me elaborate. There’s a tale from South America about a family and their prize possession, a wonderful old car. They spend so much time polishing the paintwork, dusting the upholstery, generally checking it over; they really love their car. They spend time sat in the car too, telling stories of journeys with all the hazards you might meet, and also, all the exciting things you might get…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

So, the Bible… On Desert Island Discs, the Bible is one of the books available to the castaway and in the film ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ a survivor wants to keep hold of a Bible; not because he believes it, but because the Bible is somehow special. Many people think the Bible is special, including many who don’t necessarily embrace its message. Here at St George’s we take studying the Bible very seriously. Carol Swain…

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St Georges Church

St Georges Church

Some of you have already met Sharon Byrne who has been working with us at St George’s since September 2017 in a role called a Pioneer Partner. I am delighted to be able to say that Sharon has “partnered” the work of the church so effectively, it was with great pleasure that we felt her role should develop into a new one with the title “Children’s & Families Missioner”. This is a three year post…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

We have family in Australia and in a recent skype call, our son said “the weather is warming up now” because of course, in the southern part of the globe they are preparing for summer. The world keeps turning with its cycles of light and dark, warmth and cold, growth and rest and after our very hot summer, autumn is well under way and soon winter will be upon us; the damp and darkness, the…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

Now here’s a question: What do a teddy bear tombola, jewellery, different types of gin and quilting have in common? Answer; St George’s Arts and Crafts Fair of course! By the time you read this, we may be looking forward to the Fair or it may have happened (September 22nd), but whichever it is, thank you for all your support. The Arts and Crafts Fair is deliberately timed to coincide with Harvest Festival time. That’s…

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St George’s Church Summer 2018

One of the big questions about “church” is where does church happen? In the building, in the street? Or is it in both? To find the answer to this and similar questions, the best place to look is scripture and when we look there, we find that Jesus did in fact go to both the temple (church) and out in the streets. Jesus spent a lot of time talking to religious leaders and he did…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

“We know the price of everything and the value of nothing”… I was reminded of that phrase by an article in a recent edition of Classic Car Weekly about a 1939 Mercedes Benz 770K Grosser Offener Tourenwagen (which I’m guessing means big car) which is to be auctioned in America. The model is reckoned as one of the motor industry’s greatest automotive achievements in design, engineering and construction. No estimate is given as to how…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

It all started with pop tarts… they popped up on our television screens and popped out of our toasters. And since then, we’ve got pop-up shops, pop-up restaurants and now at Littleport & East Cambs Academy we have Pop-Up Church! We’re very grateful to Principal Mr Gaskins and his team for allowing us use of a classroom on Friday lunchtimes to meet with pupils and chat about all things, churchy or otherwise. Called Pop- Up…

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