The Parish Church of St George the Martyr, Waterlooville

Macmillan Coffee Morning

We had our usual Macmillan Coffee Morning this year on Friday 25th September. There was a cake stall, Bring and Buy table and a bookstall. A total of 291 was raised.

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival service was on Sunday 4th October. We had been asked to bring tins, packets etc. of mainly non-perishable food, plus items of cleaning materials for the Waterlooville Food Bank and these were handed in to be placed on the altar steps.

There was a sermon about Monte the Mouse - with sound effects from the congregation and the children were busy with their percussion instruments again during the “Harvest Samba”.

After the service there were games and quizzes and a “Bring and Share” Harvest lunch in the hall.

We finished back in church at 2.30pm with Evensong.

Christmas & New Year 2015/6

News from the Pews

Church Shop

For two weeks (from 10th to 24th October) St George’s took over empty premises in Waterlooville Precinct, opposite Costa Coffee. For many months we had been accumulating un-needed items in lofts, spare bedrooms and garages and these were delivered throughout the fortnight to provide fresh stock.

A large number of helpers led by Jane Rice-Oxley worked in shifts to “man” our shop.

We had clothes, household, toys and games, books, CD’s and DVD’s, electrical and furniture departments. In fact we could sell you everything and anything you might need - and we did!

It was a very successful fund raising “Retail Experience” which raised 4,500 for St George’s Church.

Evening of Entertainment

An Evening of Entertainment was held in St George’s Church Hall on Saturday 7th November. With a magician and cartoonist making their way around the tables, quizzes about famous people, dogs and music, plus a large raffle, this was a most enjoyable evening.

There was a supper of jacket potatoes with various fillings and salad, then gateaux and hot drinks were served.

Approximately 90 people came and a total of 550 was raised to be shared between the Rowans Hospice and St George’s Church funds.

Janet Johnson