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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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

Here at St George’s we’ve had a very busy 2017 so far already. The Food Bank is making a huge difference to peoples’ lives through not only food parcels, but advice on housing, benefits and for two families, schooling too. The bible study groups, consistently well supported, have spent this year looking at John’s and Mark’s gospels as well as Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. It is very encouraging to hear parents (and…

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Message from St George’s Church

Message from St George’s Church

Nearly half way through another year and summer is upon us, but just cast your mind back, if you will, to Easter. Easter time is linked with all the new life springing up and blossoming at this time of year, but that of course is because we live in the northern hemisphere; down under, now autumn is in full swing and Easter coincided with dying back and getting ready for the winter rest. For us…

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Littleport Brass and Rock Vox Choir Christmas Concert

Littleport Brass and Rock Vox Choir Christmas Concert

On Sunday 11th December at 7pm in St George’s church, Littleport Brass and Rock Vox Choir held a Christmas concert, the first of what will hopefully become an annual event. It was a lovely festive event attended by over 120 people of all ages. Littleport Brass had a varied programme playing both traditional and modern pieces. Rock Vox played both traditional and modern music and Rock Vox gave a superb performance and had some lovely…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

By the time you read this 2017 will be well under way, but please just think back to New Year’s Day. When I was a child I always found New Year’s Day really flat; it was all over then and everything was back to normal. Of course when I was a child I reasoned like a child and now I’ve grown up, hopefully things are different. In the ancient world including the world of the…

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St George’s Church

St George’s Church

Be prepared to be audited! Here at St George’s we have begun discussing how our parish church might be updated internally to make the church building more appropriate for today. This process is a bit complicated, but quite manageable and the result will hopefully be a building fit for the next 100 years (St George’s was last reordered in the 1860s so no, nothing of the interior is what we might call original). In case…

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A Message from St George’s Church

A Message from St George’s Church

Just a few years ago, the Church of England undertook what it called The Weddings Project. The project’s aims were to raise the church profile on weddings generally, but also to double the number of church weddings in two parishes nationally. Those two parishes were not chosen at random; they were the parish with the least number of church weddings per head of population and the parish with the most church weddings per head of…

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A Message from St George’s Church

A Message from St George’s Church

Following on from my message in the last Littleport Life, I’m pleased to report that a great time was had by all at our two open weekends. Teddies & the Tower went very well with all teddies descending in either a ‘plane or a hot air balloon. And our very first Pet Service was huge fun with the dogs, the cat, the guinea pig, the tortoise and the bull… yes, a bull called Shaun who…

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