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St George’s Church Hall

George’s Men

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George’s Men is an informal Club, membership of which is open to all gentlemen who worship at St George’s. The fvarious activities, which are organised by the members themselves, fall into two categories.

The first category normally consists of an evening meeting and during 2018 we enjoyed an indoor cricket evening, beer tasting, summer walk followed by an evening meal at a local hostelry, a meet the new Vicar evening and the traditional Christmas skittles evening at Walderton. New activities this year were an introduction to trout fishing organised by Fr Charles and afternoon cricket with the Tweenies at Glendene.

The second category can best be described as St George’s version of Dads Army when members who are available congregate at church in order not only to enoy the company of each other but to carry out a variety of practical tasks in which way a considerable saving of church funds is achieved.

St George’s Ladies

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Mothers’ Union

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Starting 140 years ago as a small parish group at Old Alresford, Hants, this organisation blossomed in 1855 following a church meeting held in Portsmouth at which, Mary Sumner, its founder, was asked, without prior notice, to address those present. Such was her conviction regarding care and concern for family life that the following day Mothers’ Union was declared a Diocesan organisation within the Anglican Church. It spread very rapidly throughout the world and today has a membership of 4 million within 83 countries.

Membership is open to all who are concerned with encouraging, strengthening and supporting marriage and family life. This includes men, women, married or single, clergy and MP’s.

Our work is project based such as making and supplying emergency toilet bags for QA hospital. We support the local Women’s Refuges with clothing, toiletries, bedding etc. Hand knitted teddy bears are supplied to the Emergency Services, tiny gowns are made for Stillborn babies at QA and jackets, hats and bootees knitted for the Neo-natal unit.

Overseas our trained workers provide literacy and numeracy training, health and HIV/AIDS advice and help initiate small fund raising projects which assist mothers to provide for their children’s education.

St George’s Mothers Union closed at the end of 2019, and its members now attend the Mothers’ Union at Christ Church, Portsdown. This is an active and friendly group.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Margaret Symonds m.symonds@st georges.church or 02392 252338


Sunday School

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Formerly know as “The Tweenies”, this is an informal group of Ladies who meet regularly for fun events. There is no membership or subscription, each event being open to all ladies and paying for itself. It is very flexible, just come as and when you can.

Recent events include Christmas Games and Beetle Drive, post-Christmas Dinner at “Barnards”, Lent Reflection, Film Night, Summer Stroll around Rowlands Castle, Games evening BBQ and swimming at Glendene, ‘Back to School’ lessons in art, drawing, cookery, music and many other options, a talk by Jennefer on “Call the Midwife”, Poppy Project,  a visit to the Bombay Sapphire Gin Factory, and much more.

Numbers fluctuate and this keeps the group alive. Everyone takes a turn at leading St George’s Ladies, and this shares the load extremely well.

The enthusiasm of the children and eagerness to try is warming to the heart. They join in wholeheartedly with whatever activity is being offered. To this end, last year we have completed a variety of exciting projects, including a Nativity Play at Christmas. The programme is varied and will hopefully evoke interest and encouragement in both Church and faith matters. Last, but certainly not least, the children, with their varying ages, get on extremely well together.

St Mary’s Axim, Ghana

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St George’s has established a link with the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Axim, Ghana.

There is an article about St Mary’s Axim here. (Opens in new window).

Hall Bookings

St George’s is able to offer its hall for hire either for a one off event or for weekly use by commercial organisations, community organisations, charities and private individuals. The hall is licenced by Havant Borough Council for the playing and performing of music. However, if a hirer is proposing to sell alcohol , include it in a ticket price or give it away for a donation a Temporary Event Notice licence must be obtained from Havant Borough Council and a copy provided with the booking application.

Hire rates for 2020 are

All enquiries and bookings are to be made to Mrs Fiona Ross on 07840903228. Please telephone to check availability before completing the booking form.

You can download and complete the booking form:

Booking form for one-off events HERE  - payment required with return of the form.

Booking form for long term regular booking HERE

Bouncy Castles, Inflatables and Trampolines are not permitted in the hall.

Hall Facilities

The hall building consists of a large main hall, stage, committee room, toilets (including disabled) and a modern, well equipped kitchen.

The hall can accommodate up to 100 seated either in rows or at tables. To one end is a curtained stage with access from the front and sides. To one side of the hall are two large serving hatches giving access from the kitchen.

The kitchen is equipped with

Hall availability

The hall currently has availability for long term bookings on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon and on a Monday evening.






10am to noon on 2nd Monday of the month

Bereavement Group

Linda Smith 07834457284


10am to 11.30am

St George’s Parent and Toddlers

Nessa Roberts 07784526167

1.30pm to 4pm

Waterlooville OAP’s

6.30pm to 8.30pm

Waterlooville Shotokan Karate Club

Craig Ford 07850979100



10.30am to Noon

Tea and coffee available to the public

6.30pm to 8.30pm during school term

TS Active



9am to 11.30am

St George’s Market

7.30pm to 9.30pm on 2nd Thursday of the month

The National Trust Portsmouth & District Centre

Linda Wainwright 02392 241297


2pm to 5pm on 3rd Thursday of the month

Mother’s Union

Margaret Symonds

02392 252338

7pm to 9pm on 3rd Thursday of the month

Order of the Eastern Star

6pm to 10pm on 4th Thursday of the month

Waterlooville Events Team Pop-Up Cinema

Waterlooville Events Team


8am to 2pm

Slimming World



9.45 to Noon

Sunday school followed by tea and coffee after church service.

Lynn Winter 02392 252196

Current Organisations using the Hall: