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St George’s News - Waterlooville’s Parish Magazine

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Easter 2017 issue

News from the pews

Pub Quiz

14 teams of 6 battled it out to be the best at St. George's quiz night in February.  Each team was asked to come up with a 5 letter name from the world of films, and these included Dumbo, the Jedi, Shrek and the Force. 

8 rounds of questions were asked of these teams by Lynda and Fr. Mike, ranging from the Seaside, Christmas, Music but the favourite round of all involved tastebuds.  Each team was given 10 glasses of powdery ingredients and they had to identify each one. 

At halftime, Dawn Hyett and the social committee provided a fantastic ploughmans supper of crusty bread and innumerable cheeses.  During the interval, the teams were hard at work, deciphering cryptic clues to London Underground stations.  This quiz had been provided by Sara Pask - there was a tie-break, as three teams got full marks.  Iain Renfrew secured the prize for the Alamo by guessing the number of tube stations on the well known map.

The last round was quick fire, in which each letter of the alphabet was used, and at the end of the quiz, there were very few points between the top teams.  Team Oscar came top, with the Alamo and Frodo not far  behind.  Team Oscar consisted of Sue Hodgens, Liz Brewer, Patricia and Nick Byrne and two other friends.  They were presented with 6 bottles of wine. 

A Candlemass raffle took place, organised by Jane Rice-Oxley, in which all the prizes were wrapped in Christmas paper, so no one knew what they were winning.  £200 was raised from the raffle, together with a further £350 from the quiz, for Church funds.

Christians together in Waterlooville

A service for Unity Week was held in St George’s on Sunday 22nd January. Forty plus people representing town centre Churches gathered together to pray for Reconciliation and Peace.

We had been asked to bring boxes - of any size and shape and these were piled high in the aisle - like an untidy giant Jenga, illustrating the divisions which separate us, the later knocking down of this wall to show how divisions can be broken down.

After the service refreshments were served, with a chance to meet Fr Jeremy the new Priest at the Catholic Church and to chat with members of other congregations.


The end of the Christmas season was marked by an evening service on Sunday 29th January.

There were readings, hymns and choral music for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemass.

To finish we all “blew out” the lights on our Christmas tree.

Murder Mystery Evening

There was a murder in St George’s Hall on Saturday evening 4th March. A “Who-dun-it” set at an Elvis Presley Convention - with dinner thrown in.

We “grilled” the seven suspects and decided on the culprit - all between a three course meal of Nachos and dips, Sloppy Joe and Apple Pie and cream.

In a torrid tale of love, revenge and betrayal, Tony Rice-Oxley played Wally Mulligan, the victim - but before we could mourn his loss, he popped up again as DCI Sherbet Holmes.

The murderer was played by Helen Wilkes, and no I didn’t managed to work it out - so it was a good thing I wasn’t in charge of the case.

It was a most enjoyable evening, great fun and something really different. It also raised £453 for church funds.

Board showing the final results of the quiz


Len’s Birthday

On 22nd February Len Palmer celebrated his 90th birthday. The cake reflected on his love of gardening.