St. George's is a small, friendly, welcoming village church. We are broadly Open Evangelical in tradition but we hold lightly to any specific label. We have a range of modern and traditional services, a lively community programme for all ages, homegroups for study, and good connections with our school, our link church in Strood, and our Mission Partners in the UK and overseas.
Our Sunday Services can be viewed here and our Into Film Club Black and White Movies 'Stop Thief' and 'Decorators' can be viewed here
All of our services can be found on our sunday services page as well as on our facebook page. Our service from sunday can be found here as well as on our facebook page.
St George's is launching 'The 10 Challenge' in light of the cancellation of the Weald 10km run -
click here for more information.
Opening the Church
We are now allowed to open our churches for private prayer, but still not for public worship. Following guidance from the Diocese we have completed the relevant needs assessment and the church will be open from 9am-4pm on Thursdays and Sundays, starting with Sunday 21st June. Please do watch the video posted at the side of this page where Revd. Mandy explains what it is going to be like inside the church and what needs to happen in order to keep all of us safe and well. In summary:
- The main door will be open from 9am-4pm on Thursdays and Sundays
- When you enter the church you will be asked to sanitise your hands and then complete the sign-in sheet with your name, date and phone number – in order to do this you need to take your own pen with you so please remember to do this. You will then be asked to take a card which you will leave in the pew where you have been sitting so that we know where people have been and we can ensure that it is cleaned properly, and that no-one else sits there before it has been cleaned. So please do not sit where you see a card.
- Pews have been taped off and you are asked to only use the areas that are not taped. We have also had to remove the cushions from the pews where people can sit so you will be sitting directly on the wooden pew and there are no kneelers available – this is important to enable us to clean properly – please do not touch or move any cushions or kneelers, and maintain the 2 metre distance rules as per the Government COVID-19 guidelines if anyone else is in the church at the same time as you.
- All children must be supervised and should not be in the church on their own, or allowed to go into areas, including pews, that have been taped off.
- Please do not touch or use any books, including the Bible on the lectern – if you want to read a bible you need to take your own.
- The chancel, church rooms, vestry, and toilets are all out of bounds so there will be no kitchen or toilet facilities.
- Finally, the church is open for private prayer only, so please do not arrange to meet anyone there.
You are welcome to go into the church during these times for private prayer, but we also recognise that many people are shielding, or may not want to risk visiting the church, and that is OK as well.
We are working with the Weald Community Shop to provide ongoing support to those in need in the village through Weald Cares.
St George's Safeguarding Policy can be found here and our Privacy Notice here
St George's also holds the relevant Church Copyright Licences.