St George's Church and the Community

SOME OF THE THINGS WE DO WITHIN OUR CHURCH AND THE COMMUNITY

YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO JOIN IN WITH US AT ANY OF

THE FOLLOWING MEETINGS AND SERVICES AND WILL BE MADE MOST WELCOME!

 

www.trypraying.org

 

 

Trypraying is for those who don’t do church

It’s the work of a traffic planner, a shop manager, a writer, a designer, an entrepreneur, a civil engineer and others.

The reflex – the desire to reach out to God – is basic to many, many people. Trypraying is a resource for people like that: no church connection or interest, but open to find out about God.  The trypraying booklet is a 7-day prayer guide and is now being used by many to pass on to friends and family with a few words of encouragement – ‘Why don’t you try praying for a week and see what happens in your life?’

www.trypraying.org

 

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

There are two Bible Study Groups within our church.

Pathfinders Bible Study Group

This group meets fortnightly on Mondays at 38 Copthorne Park.  It is led by members of the group, who explore the Bible together and think more deeply about their faith. 

Commencing at 10.00am with coffee and a chat the group then looks at the day’s Bible study topic from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Please see the calendar for dates of meetings.

Wayfarers Bible Study Group

The Wayfarers Bible study group meet every fortnight on Wednesdays in the lounge at the back of St George’s church. It is an informal group who enjoy exploring the Bible together.  Dates are shown on the Calendar page.

Starting at 10.00am with coffee and a chat the group then discusses the day’s Bible study topic from 10.30am to 11.30am.

There is no set course so there is no need sign up.  Please come and join us whenever you can.

This link will take you to Carole's notes on Growing in Prayer - Wednesday 24 July

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FAITH @ WORK

This is a monthly group for busy working people who are trying to balance work, life and faith.

We usually meet on the second Wednesday each month at 7.30pm at The Vicarage, St George's Street, please see dates on the calendar page.

 

FOR FAMILIES AT ST GEORGE'S

 

LITTLE DRAGONS

Little Dragons is our friendly toddler group that meet every Tuesday morning from 10.00am until 11.30am during school term time.  There are toys, crafts and songs for little ones and tea and coffee for grown-ups.

£1 per family.  All are very welcome including - parents, grandparents or carers.

 

 
 

 

COMMUNITY

PUTTING OUR FAITH INTO ACTION

As a church we support a number of local, national and international community projects and charities. 

Locally:

The Shrewsbury Ark is a drop in centre run by the Shrewsbury Christian Centre Association.  Volunteers and support from the churches in the town, offer help and practical support to those who are homeless in the area.  We have a collecting box at the back of the church for dried goods such as teabags, coffee, sugar, biscuits and quick food.  During the winter items such as warm hats, scarves and gloves are also useful. Read more here.    

At harvest time our special food collection is shared between The Ark, Shrewsbury Food Bank and the Convent, who feed many homeless in the town.

 

The Food Bank is run by Barnabas Community Church in Coleham and is supported by many churches across the town. We have a collecting box at the back of the church for dry and tinned groceries and your food donations are divided between The Ark and the Food Bank. You can read more about the work of the Food Bank supporting those who find themselves in crisis here.

 

NATIONALLY

The 'Praise Bee' Project:  

As part of St George's care for the environment we are part of a new initiative. 'Praise Bee' is a new charity set up in conjunction with the Church of England and other denominations for the express purpose of multiplying the mason bee across the UK.  St George's Church is taking part in this research programme with bee nesting boxes adjoining the church. The mason bee is a solitary bee.  It flies at lower temperatures than the Honey and Bumble Bee and is able to pollinate much more quickly than these bees. It does not cause damage to masonry or mortar, they don't sting or swarm and are not prey to the Varroa mite which is causing such damage to honey bees.

         

 
 

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