Friends of St George’s
The Friends of St George’s was established in 2008 to maintain and renovate the fabric of the Church and to expand and strengthen its role in the community.
Projects So Far Undertaken
Since its establishment in 2008 the Friends has raised money towards two major projects
- Restoration of St. George’s West Window: The Friends contributed over £10,000 towards the total cost of £57,000.
- Installation of new lighting in St George’s and cleaning of the interior: The Friends contributed £27,000 of the £177,000 needed to complete the work.
Calendar of Events
We have an extensive programme of events planned and details can be found here.
During May 11th to June 1st the Friends will be taking part in the local community activities of the Jesmond Festival.
On Saturday 8th June, 7pm at St George’s Church, we will have our Summer Concert, featuring the Newcastle Concert Band and youth choirs. The poster can be viewed here.
The Committee is drawn from a mix of members of the congregation of St.George’s and from the surrounding community and meets 6 times a year to plan & organise the programme and to discuss projects. Our current Patron is the Rt Revd Nicholas Chamberlain, Bishop of Grantham.
The present Committee members, elected at the AGM are:
Chair: Revd Canon Brian Hurst
Treasurer: Joan Trinder
Secretary: Barbara Peacock
Mike de la Hunt
How to Join
Membership is open to anyone on payment of an annual subscription of £10 pp pa and membership forms can be downloaded here or can be obtained from the Parish Office or from the table at the back of church.
Benefits include invitations to all Friends events,free/reduced price admission to events.
Membership offers the chance to be actively involved in plans for the future of St.George’s Church, its
buildings and its role in the community.
Details of Merchandise
The following items are available to view & buy from the back of church:
- St George’s tea towels
- Guide Book
- Book on the Clog Calendar
- Christmas cards (from September)
- holding crosses
- shopping lists/to do pads
Our safeguarding policy can be viewed here. If you would like to offer help, ask questions or ask for tickets for events then please contact the Parish Office on 0191 281 1659 or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.