St. George’s During Lockdown
The church is now open again for private prayer, weekday mornings 9.30-12.30. Safety guidelines can be found here and are clearly displayed on the way into church. However, the hall and office remain closed. We are resuming Sunday worship with a 9.30am service on 12th July. Please click here for further details and safety information. We are continuing our online Sunday Services here for the foreseeable future.
The Lance may be read online here and is being sent out to postal subscribers.
You can also keep up to date through our Facebook page: St George’s Church, Jesmond
The bellringers of St.George’s will be marking the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on Saturday 15 August by ringing for 15 minutes at 11.02 following the two minutes’ silence at 11.00 am.
Children North East
CNE has continued to work with children and families in need throughout COVID-19. Some of these families are in desperate need of food and the CNE cupboard is bare. St. George’s will be collecting non-perishables for them throughout August, at all services and via a donation box in the Vicarage garden. Anything you could give would be most welcome, but cereals, coffee, tea, tinned vegetables, pasta sauces, pasta and rice are especially useful. Click here for a fuller list of what is needed.
In response to the news that Children North East are desperately short of DARE Bears, here are 27 teddies ready to be collected on Tuesday 8th July – a big thank you to our lockdown knitters 😊. Baby cardigans and hats are also in very short supply. Any pattern will do but some patterns are available on the downloads page of the website.
Supporting our NHS
Lockdown activity at St. George’s: some of the first batch of 34 items of scrubs for local GPs made by Sue, Jackie and Jenny. If you’d like to help, please contact Sue Vernon: S.j.Vernon@ncl.ac.uk
Christian and Muslim Prayer event 2020
The annual Christian and Muslim Women’s Meeting to Pray for Peace at St.Mary’s Shrine cannot take place this year, but the organisers have made the readings and prayers for the service available for anyone to access at a time and place with which they feel comfortable. If you have never read Surah 19 of the Qu’ran, you will find it interesting and surprising. Click here to view the order of service.
Hymn for the Day
Deprived of its annual conference, The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland (HSGBI) is going to put on its website https://hymnsocietygbi.org.uk every day in July, a Hymn for the day. This will comprise the chosen hymn’s full text accompanied by a reflection on it. Plus, in some cases, a link to see the hymn and reflection read by the contributor, and a YouTube connection the hymn being sung.
Kay Griffiths writes: I don’t know on which day Fight the good fight will appear, but I’ve seen the commentary, and can divulge that the church referred to part-way through is St George’s!
Staying in touch with each other
Zoom coffee mornings at 10am every Friday during the lockdown. If you haven’t already had the email with the details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you the link. It’s very easy! The numbers are growing each week and it’s so good to see some of the faces we have missed.
Linsley and Mike de la Hunt sharing excess plants with friends and neighbours, who donated £230 to St. George’s.
(At St George’s unless otherwise specified)
Sunday: Holy Communion, 8.00am (St George’s, St Oswald’s Altar); Parish Communion, 9.30am; Holy Communion, 11.30am
Monday: Morning Prayer, 8.45am
Tuesday: Morning Prayer, 8.45am; Holy Communion, 9.30am (both at St Hilda’s)
Wednesday: Morning Prayer, 8.45am
Thursday: Morning Prayer, 8.45am; Holy Communion incl. prayer for refugees, 9.30am (St George’s, Lady Chapel)
Friday: Holy Communion 8.00am (St George’s, Lady Chapel); Morning Prayer, 8.45am
What’s on this week
Book Group: all meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
Coming events are dependent on how official advice re. coronavirus changes. Please continue to check this page for updates.
For Your Diary
- see calendar below for other future events
Regular weekly events:
All regular weekly events are cancelled until further notice.
Mondays, 2-4.00pm every week except bank holidays:
Little Saints for babies and toddlers and their parents/carers in the hall. There is no charge and all are welcome.
Beavers (6-8 years). In the church hall.
Tuesday Group meets each week for gardening, grounds and general DIY maintenance. New volunteers always welcome. (coffee break at 10.30 am)
Prayers for the Sick & other concerns, 3 High Laws, NE3 1RQ.
St.George’s Lunch Club in the Winskell Room in the church hall. Seating from 11.45 am; lunch served at 12.15 pm. £5 for a 2-course meal + juice and tea/coffee. 2 vacancies for diners; help always welcome with serving or cooking
Please contact the office (0191 281 1659) if you are interested in either.
New Cubs (8-12 years), in the church hall.
Friday Cafe with coffee/tea and delicious cakes. Visitors living with dementia are especially welcome.
Singing Group meets in the Middleton Room of the hall. All welcome—no skill required. Again, those living with dementia are especially welcome.
Choir Practice in church (Choir has now finished for the summer and will resume on Friday 6th September)
Bell Practice in the Tower
For further details of any of these events, please contact the office (0191 281 1659) on weekdays, 9.30 am-12.30 pm.